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Clara Shih

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Benjamin Wachenje

Title: Co-founder and CEO, Hearsay Social

Born: January 11, 1982, Hong Kong

Education: BS and MSc, computer science, Stanford University; MSc, social science of the Internet, University of Oxford

Early Marker: At just 15 years old, Shih programmed at the Fermi National Accelerator.

Big Idea: Experience as a product developer at salesforce.com made her believe that social media would be transformational for businesses, thus founded Hearsay Social to help Fortune 500 companies manage their marketing efforts using social media.

Wave of the Future: Enterprise social media

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