Collaborators and Advisors
Laura Galloway is the founder and principal of Galloway Media Group, a media strategy firm founded in 2004 with offices in New York City, Stockholm and San Francisco.
Laura draws on more than 20 years' experience as a journalist and media professional to help clients achieve greater public impact for their ideas. Galloway Media Group clients include: emerging technologies, design and innovation focused efforts, major corporate philanthropic initiatives and experts from academia, science and design.
Starting in 2006, Laura was also head of media relations for the TED Conferences for over five years. She was responsible for all media relations for the nonprofit for multiple conferences in the US, UK, Africa and India, as well as the launches of TEDTalks, the Open Translation Program and the launch and media management of TEDx and content partnerships with CNN and ABC News.
Laura began her career at the Los Angeles Times. There she reported and wrote for the Metro, National and View sections of the paper. She was part of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize winning team for staff coverage of the Los Angeles riots. After the Times, she was the founding editor of Ticketmaster Online and has held multiple executive positions in business development and media strategy for emerging Internet startups and early stage companies.
Laura is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and is on the boards of Project H Humanitarian Design, Dog Truck and Women 2.0. She lives in New York City.
Henrik handles media strategy and European based business development for Galloway Media Group. Henrik founded Ahead MultiMedia AB i Stockholm, Sweden in 1988. It became Sweden's leading professional multimedia production house, growing to 40 employees by 1995 when it was acquired by Bonnier Publishing Group.
Henrik has held multiple executive positions in new media, and is the former managing Director of World Television Sweden, a corporate video production agency. Henrik is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Betsy Burroughs is a contributing strategist at Galloway Media Group.
Prior to her work with GMG and FocusCatalyst, Betsy founded her own advertising agency and marketing consultancy. Her clients have included Google, Dwell Magazine, Linguastat, Business 2.0 Magazine, Online Community Report, Ziff-Davis Magazine Networks, CNET Networks, TechRepublic, EDN, Design News, Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, IDG Executive Forums, The Millennium Project and The Tech Museum of Innovation
She has held vice president roles at a number of companies including InfoWorld Magazine, Satmetrix and coworking pioneer, Gate 3 WorkClub.
She has served on the board of the Waldzell Meeting, A Global Dialogue for Inspiration, held in Lower Austria. She serves on the Advisory Boards for Linguastat, Inc. a revolutionary semantic Web company; The Luncheon Society; and Hatch Network. She is also on the San Francisco Board of Playworks.
She is a member of the World Future Society and a member of the Silicon Valley Node of the Millennium Project—a United Nations-affiliated think tank that produces the annual international State of the Future Report.
Betsy Burroughs is a graduate of the University of California at Davis with a BA in English. Betsy lives in San Francisco.
Paul's professional background includes more than 25 years in journalism, writing, communications, marketing and strategic business consulting.
Throughout his career as a journalist, Paul worked as a staff or freelance writer for numerous general interest magazines. Paul also covered the information technology revolution, writing extensively on the growth and development of personal computing, the emergence of the Internet and the effect of new technology on American business and culture. Paul also wrote frequently about health, medicine and entertainment.
Paul has also worked as a writer for the entertainment industry, writing screenplays for CBS Television and 20th Century Fox. Other creative writing experience includes contribution to National Public Radio.
From 2003 to 2008, Paul was a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, where he also wrote a biweekly column on technology and culture for the newspaper's business section. He covered the entertainment industry as a staff writer for Variety/Daily Variety, where he specialized in new digital technologies and new media.
Paul holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. in English/Creative Writing from the University of Southern Mississippi, Center for Writers. Paul is based in Los Angeles.