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Mr. John J. Higgins, III

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Chief Evangelist at Cisco

San Francisco Bay AreaInformation Technology and Services
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  • Founding Board Member @ Factur Corporation
  • Chief Evangelist @ Cisco

Summary

Geek wrangler, developer evangelist, outreach, advocacy and occasional rabble rouser. Currently Chief Evangelist at Tropo (now part of Cisco), heading up marketing, pr, developer outreach and advocacy, community development and developer relations.

Founder of Geeks Without Bounds, an accelerator for humanitarian tech projects, organizer of Random Hacks of Kindness, International Space Apps Challenge and #Everyonehacks. Advisor/Mentor for Startup World, AngelHack, RHoK, Code for America, SpaceApps, National Day of Civic Coding, TADHacks, Geekli.st.

Co-Founder of Factur Makerspace in Orlando.

Dueler of pianos, professional entertainer and public speaker.

Previously co-founder of Voxeo, COO, and VP of Community Development. Instrumental in the raising of $40 million in venture funding in 2001 and building out developer community. Prior to that co-founder and President of unified messaging startup IRdg, which was acquired by MediaGate (eventually Elron) in 1997.

Producer of the idie feature film "The Karaoke King" (2007).

Can occasionally be found dueling pianos at Howl at the Moon and similar unsavory establishments.

Specialties: Technology, marketing, community development, start-ups, entertainment, strategy.
StrengthsFinder: Strategic Maximizer
Myers-Briggs: INTP

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