Sharon Crost is a Social Media and Online Strategist, helping businesses develop integrated go-to-market results, most recently with Hitachi in the Internet of Things (IoT). Ms. Crost has over 15 years experience leading digital marketing strategy in high-tech, bio, and non-profit organizations. Her results were awarded with the Information Technology Services Marketing Association's Gold Award for excellence in social media marketing and she was selected as a US Top 25 B2B Digital Marketer in 2012 and 2013.
Ms. Crost is passionate about smart and sustainable business models, with a particular interest in sustainable agriculture. She has owned a small organic farm since 1994 and has incubated and innovated micro businesses including organic community supported agriculture, permaculture, biogas research, and farmer's market sales. Ms. Crost holds an MBA from University of Colorado and spends several weeks each year teaching international MBA and MIB students for the Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France, London, and Singapore. She is currently based out of California.