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Chris Pirillo
Chris Pirillo has been working in the electronic publishing industry since 1996. He launched his original technology publishing company, LockerGnome, from a home office in Iowa - where he also penned his first book on email publishing. Later, he expanded into radio with the weekly "Chris Pirillo Show," wherein he assisted callers solve their technology problems. The combination of Chris's fame as an early blogger and commanding presence on the airwaves lead to him becoming host of Tech TV's "Call for Help".  Never losing sight of the role community plays in online marketing, Chris leveraged his personal brand to expand LockerGnome into a profitable blog network. Today, as a leading YouTube personality and tech analyst, Chris drives the publishing industry forward by providing platform tools to other bloggers, sharing online monetization strategies with celebrities, and helping start-ups find investment and technology partners to grow their business.