Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone to Deliver Keynote at GS1 Connect Conference
‘Open, Informed and Engaged: A Changing Communications Landscape,’ connects social networking and information standards

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (Feb. 27, 2012) – Twitter co-founder Biz Stone (@biz) will deliver a keynote atGS1 Connect, an annual conference for users of GS1 information standards, on June 6 in Las Vegas. The event will be held in the convention center of the Aria Resort & Casino.

Stone’s topic will be “Open, Informed and Engaged: A Changing Communications Landscape.”

“GS1 members use GS1 standards in billions of transactions daily, but they need to understand the implications of social media for sharing data,” said Bob Carpenter, president and CEO of GS1 US. “They lead their companies’ efforts at meeting increasing consumer expectations for access to product information, in addition to collaborating with trading partners. We’re sure Biz Stone will have illuminating and provocative insights to help us deal with this profound change.”

Stone has been named an Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc. Magazine, one of the Most Influential People in The World by TIME magazine, and one of Vanity Fair's Top Ten Most Influential People of the Information Age. He is best known for developing collaborative web systems freely accessed by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, most notably Twitter, which launched in 2006.

Earlier Stone worked for Google, helping to develop its Blogger service. In June of 2011, with his longtime collaborators Evan Williams and Jason Goldman, Stone co-founded The Obvious Corporation to focus on building systems that help people work together to improve the world.

More than 1,200 professionals representing all points of the supply chain are expected to attend the conference, which runs June 4 through 7 at the Aria. Sessions offering education and thought leadership help attendees understand explore how GS1 Standards can help their companies leverage the power of information. Updates will be posted to Twitter: @GS1Connect.

About GS1 US
GS1 US, a member of GS1, is an information standards organization that brings industry communities together to solve supply-chain problems through the adoption and implementation of GS1 standards. More than 200,000 businesses in 25 industries rely on GS1 US for trading-partner collaboration and for maximizing the cost effectiveness, speed, visibility, security and sustainability of their business processes. They achieve these benefits through solutions based on GS1 global unique numbering and identification systems, bar codes, Electronic Product Code-based RFID, data synchronization, and electronic information exchange. GS1 US also manages the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®). 

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