Eric Swenson

Long Island and New York City area
Website: www.swensonia.com
Contact

Professional Experience

Multidisciplinary Product Management Leader | Writer | Editor | Researcher (specializing in OSINT) | Creative Director | Motion Graphics Designer | Sound Designer | Multimedia producer In addition to extensive experience with multiple forms of business writing, I have experience writing features for trade magazines; and an extensive background creating agitprop; manifestos; pedantic poetry; situational & experiential happenings. Currently, founder and principal consultant at Swensonia Consulting in New York. Swensonia helps companies build and strengthen new product development and product management practices with a core focus on the integration of OSINT (open source intelligence) data gathering and competitive intelligence to monitor and inform business decisions, strategy and tactics. Our market includes a range of information service providers, startups, investigative journalists, inventors and NGOs supporting dissidents. Services include bespoke research & analysis, fractional product leaders

Expertise

Producer (new media)
30 Years
Web Designer
25 Years
Researcher
30 Years

Specialty

Arts & Humanities
30 Years
Entrepreneurship
30 Years
Technology
30 Years

Industries


Online/new media
30 Years
Publishing (non-book) - all
8 Years
Academia - all
2 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Hearst New Media (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Elsevier (10+)

Other Work History

• Media theory/media ecology • Public speaking • Data-driven agile product management • Remote management of diverse international and offshore teams • Development and commercialization of digital product platforms • Competitive intelligence and OSINT analysis • Non-profit leadership • Product turn-arounds • Talent management • Product marketing • Business partnerships / M&A • Data analytics and visualization

Technical Skills

Python (novice); Javascript (novice); HTML 5; CSS; Linux (misc flavors), literate reading XML; JSON etc.

Foreign Language Skills

Spanish (novice)

Unions

Freelancers Union :-)

Computer Skills

OSs: Mac; Windows and misc. Linux; Adobe Photoshop; AfterEffects; Excel intermediate; MS Office (full suite); Udacity; Logic; DevonThink Pro; multiple development environments;

Equipment

Overt and covert recording equipment; RF sniffers; various digital video and still equipment; Macintosh and Windows hardware

References

Upon request

Awards

• American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE), Best Multidisciplinary Platform in e-Publishing for SciVerse Hub, 2012 • Pace University, Citation for Excellence in Teaching, 1999 • I.D. Magazine, Interactive Media Review – Silver Award for BLAM! 3 design, 1998 • Videonale 8, Berlin Videofest, Berlin, Germany – 1st prize in CD-ROM category for BLAM! 3, 1998

Associations

• American Library Association (ALA) • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) • Force11.org • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) • Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) • Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)