Laura Fitton

Once upon a time dubbed a "Queen" of Twitter, Twitter's own mom-at-home to tech CEO Cinderella Story Laura “@Pistachio” Fitton is CEO/Founder of and co-author of Twitter for Dummies.

Laura founded (@oneforty)---creators of SocialBase and the web’s most extensive directory of social media tools---in 2009 when she recognized that software built on Twitter’s API was going to change the world. Now a thriving B2B Social Business community and SAAS management platform, oneforty eliminates the chaos and uncertainty around doing social business right.

Laura is credited with convincing Guy Kawasaki and thousands of tech execs that Twitter would have real business value. She founded the first Twitter for Business consultancy, Pistachio Consulting, in 2008 and has been speaking professionally about the business use of Twitter since 2007.

She is a warm and engaging keynoter, has lectured at HBS and MIT-Sloan, and has been quoted in dozens of national publications including BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal. She also raised $25,000 for Charity: Water in December 2008 in the first ever "donate by tweeting" charity campaign, @Wellwishes. Laura lives in the Boston area with her two daughters and two dogs.

Laura believes that everyone can benefit - dramatically - from realtime technologies like Twitter because of their power to overcome isolation.

"The people you meet on Twitter remove the obstacles that hold us back in our everyday lives."