Mike is the Managing Director of kbs+ | Spies & Assassins, where he leads the creative technology team and drives technical thought leadership throughout the agency. At Spies, Mike is often found playing with platforms, applications, experiences and advertising, building web, desktop, and mobile experiences for such industry leaders as BMW, PUMA, HomeGoods, Simmons, and Harman.
At kbs+, Mike has helped to build and launch the digital lifestyle application The Goods for HomeGoods, a reimagined web presence for Simmons bedding, the A|X #DressedFor social application for Armani Exchange, and the BMW i Window to the Near Future real-time video installation.
Prior to joining Spies & Assassins, Mike co-founded the social technology boutique Socialbomb, serving as its CTO four years, and building applications and platforms for clients like Red Bull, HBO, and the BBC. After winning a variety of industry accolades, including a Clio, a Webby, and both a Facebook Studio award and a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer nod, Socialbomb was acquired by Refinery29 in 2013.
Mike holds a Masters of Interactive Telecommunications from NYU ITP, where he is also an adjunct professor, and is the co-author of the book Introduction to Tornado, published by O’Reilly Media. He has presented at events like O’Reilly ETech, OSCon, and Solid, the Conflux Festival, CreateTech, and his work has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, National Public Radio, Gothamist, Gizmodo, and MAKE Magazine.
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