"Be fearless and unapologetic in the fierce pursuit of your goals and be just as passionate about helping people." -- Charlie Oliver
Charlie’s years of experience in the trenches of old media include working in advertising in New York at such media goliaths as BBDO Worldwide and Condé Nast, to producing sitcoms and dramas at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks and Oscar-award winning indie production companies, to event management at the Sundance Film Festival.
After spending several years in corporate law in document review at global firms (White & Case, Clifford Chance and Wachtel Lipton, to name a few), Charlie segued seamlessly into tech and new media as a web video producer where she co-created and co-produced experimental video projects such as an 8-hour live webathon for the 2008 presidential election and numerous web video series. Soon thereafter, Charlie launched ArtofTalk.tv (a site that brought the vast world of tv, web and radio talk shows online to Users in bite-size video snippets of debates and interviews in social media).
Served Fresh Media™ (a New York-based company that provides digital media strategy, product development, and branding across platforms including social media, mobile, and live-events) was a natural next step in her creative and media evolution. At Served Fresh Media, Charlie and her team provide digital strategy, senior management advisory, team building and training, strategic partnerships, and product development for startups and brands. Clients Served Fresh Media has worked with include IBM, New York Press Club, Digital Media Wire, Digital Flash, and It’s About Time, among others.
In the Fall of 2016, Charlie launched Tech2025 to educate entrepreneurs and consumers on the next wave of disruptive, emerging technologies that are expected to drastically change our world in the next decade (AI, machine learning, driverless vehicles, IoT, blockchain, VR, etc.), through live-events and interactive workshops with industry experts. The mission of Tech2025 is to help entrepreneurs and the general public to understand and embrace emerging technologies.
Blog Posts by Charlie
- Robot Automation: the Denial of the East, the Panic of the West, and the Question No One Wants to Answer
- Introducing the General Public to Chatbots and Conversational Interfaces
- Facebook’s VR Roadshow Misses the Mark
- From Holograms to HoloLens: Finding Unique Ways to Engage and Educate People on Emerging Technology
- I Was Asked the Robot Question!
- Do We Need Artificial Intelligence Prophets?
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Upcoming Speaking Appearances
Catch Charlie at the following upcoming event's speaking on emerging technology, community building, and digital media marketing. To inquire about inviting Charlie to speak at your next event, email rebeca[at]tech2025.com (Media Coordinator).
Conference on World Affairs (April 9-13, Boulder, CO)
Each April, a hundred fascinating luminaries from the widest range of backgrounds gather in Boulder for what The New York Times calls "a week-long extravaganza of discussion and debate" on more than 200 sessions over five days. Roger Ebert, who participated in the Conference on World Affairs (CWA) for four decades, always referred to the CWA as "the Conference on Everything Conceivable." This year 111 speakers will bring different perspectives to bear on the most important issues of our time -- 37 speakers will attend from outside the US (representing 25 countries), with a near a 50/50 balance of men and women.
Charlie will be speaking on the following topics:
- Alexa, Who Is Tracking Me? Privacy Today
- Modern Marketing: Who's Listening?
- The Power Behind #MeToo
- I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss
- Bombastic Brazen Blockchain
- Siri and the Catfish: Technology and Modern Love
Learn more about the event and register HERE.
Women on the Block: Diversity Blockchain Conference (May 13, 2018)
Women on the Block was created by blockchain enthusiasts to promote diversity and inclusion in technology with all proceeds to be donated to support women in technology. The event will feature women thought leaders in the blockchain community. The event will take place at the start of Blockchain Week NYC and will feature women thought leaders in the blockchain community. The concept of having all women speakers was designed to highlight and recognize the contributions and innovations of women across the blockchain industry globally. Charlie will be speaking on building blockchain communities. Learn more and register HERE.
Architecting Data+Science Communities: Fireside Chat hosted by Machine Learning Society (April 5, 2018)
Hosted by The Machine Learning Society, Charlie will be speaking on how to build dynamic and diverse communities in Machine Learning and Data Science. Learn more and register HERE.
Sree's Social Media Weekend: How Local Social Media Can Leverage Big-Brand Strategies (Friday, June 1)
Hosted by Sree Sreenivasa, former Chief Digital Officer of New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Columbia University, Social Media Weekend features thought leaders in social media and digital marketing for a weekend-long cross-disciplinary discussion on innovations in (and the future of) social media. Learn more and register HERE.