Press Release: Constellation Research Adds Futurist Venessa Miemis To The Team

New York, New York, United States – October 12th, 2011
11:31 am (GMT - 5:00) Eastern Time
Constellation Research Inc, a next generation research analyst and advisory firm helping clients achieve business value from emerging and disruptive technologies, announced today that Venessa Miemis joined as a Senior Analyst and Resident Futurist in September.  Venessa will serve as Constellation's first resident Futurist.  Her coverage will focus on the digital identity space researching core topics such as The Future of Trust, The Future of Money, and Reputation and Ethics on the Social Web.

Miemis brings a wealth of experiences as a social technologies researcher and artist, exploring the edges of communication, co-creation, and commerce in a network society.  Venessa brings structure and understanding to how social technologies and networked culture are transforming business, commerce, and collaboration.  She often synthesizes insights and analysis into video-based communications along with insightful blogs and reports.  One of her well known projects is The Future Of Money project, which provided a visionary point of view for the banking industry and was presented to over 200 global heads of banks at the SIBOS Conference in October 2010.
Venessa blogs at Forbes in addition to her own widely-followed blog, Emergent by Design.  Her cutting edge points of view have been featured in leading media outlets such as CNN, Fast Company and The Huffington Post.  Miemis' current projects include work on the Future of Facebook, social currency, open collaboration, and p2p finance.  She currently serves as the Chief Community Officer for Contact, an innovation festival about peer-to-peer technology and networked culture.  Venessa is also a board member of the Acceleration Studies Foundation and serves in an advisory role for a number of tech startups and social change initiatives.
Venessa graduated from Miami University with a BA in Psychology.  She has a Master’s in Media Studies from the New School with a concentration in online engagement, collaboration, and trust-building.
"We're moving towards a business landscape that's becoming more human - where trust, reputation, and the context of relationships really matter. Technology is leaping forward, and we're finding more robust ways to understand our desires and motivations, to make decisions, and to create value. I look forward to working with companies to navigate and define this next wave that comes after "social." - Venessa Miemis
Venessa's coverage area will include:

  • Digital identity
  • Identity from a consumer perspective touching on public sector, healthcare, and banking/finance/commerce
  • Virtual goods
  • Virtual currencies
  • Vendor relationship management and personal data stores
  • Social media marketing, branding/communications, and community building.

"Legacy analyst firms continue to fail their clients because they have chosen not to invest in talent and push the envelope.  We value Venessa's cutting edge points of view and track record in tackling new research topics.  Her work on the Future of Money represents the future of research ", noted R "Ray" Wang, Principal Analyst and CEO.
Please join us in welcoming Venessa to the Constellation Research Family and the Business Analytics team!  Venessa joins Adrian Bowles and Barry Wilderman in expanding Constellation's presence in the New York metro area!
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: venessa (at) ConstellationRG (dot) com.
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