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Josh Knauer
Works at Rhiza Labs
Attended Carnegie Mellon University
Lives in Pittsburgh, PA
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Just created the Rhiza corporate+ page
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Ok, that didn't work. I was trying to share a blog post I just made that visualizes the location of the VA Earthquake and nearby nuclear reactors.
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Music Beta, remember it? It's the online music locker service that Google unveiled at I/O in May. But the keyword in the title very much remains "Beta" — as in, not in any way ready for prime time. Ok...
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And I had always thought this: http://ow.ly/5FiUm
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I wrote this article to capture some of my thoughts about my experience on a White House working group.

http://rhiza.com/2011/07/28/pcast-report/
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  • Rhiza Labs
    CEO, 1991 - present
  • Rhiza Labs
    Co-Founder & CEO, present
  • Green Marketplace
    Founder & CEO, 1996 - 2002
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New Jersey
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Information Ecologist, Entrepreneur, CEO of Rhiza
Introduction

Josh is the President & CEO of Rhiza Labs, a Pittsburgh-based company that provides web based tools that help non-data geeks manage, explore, visualize and share data from many sources.  Rhiza Labs has a broad spectrum of clients, from Fortune 100 companies to non-profit foundations and government agencies.  It's most visible public project to date is the FluTracker, a website that uses controlled crowd sourcing to help track the spread of the H1N1 Swine Flu around the planet.

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Josh has been a social entrepreneur for the past 20 years, creating and leading successful organizations in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. His ability to spot emerging trends in technology and how they can be used for the betterment of society and the environment have caused him to be considered a leading expert in the field. In Spring of 2010, Josh was appointed by the Obama Administration to a working group of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He’s been featured in TimeFortuneNewsweek and Wired magazines, and was even named a New Media Hero by the Utne Reader.

Prior to Rhiza Labs, Josh led MAYA Design’s Information Commons project. Before that, he founded and served as Executive Director of the EnviroLink Network, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping organizations adopt emerging technologies. Josh also founded and served as CEO of Green Marketplace, a clearing-house for socially and environmentally responsible products, services and information, which he sold to Gaiam in 2002.

Involvement in the community is very important to Josh. He enjoys speaking with students about being an entrepreneur and has mentored many up-and-coming entrepreneurs who are creating socially and environmentally responsible businesses. Beyond supporting many community organizations with time and donations, he currently serves on the following Boards of Directors:

Josh has, in the past, served on the following Boards:

Josh lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife, children and dogs. When not starting up a new business, he can be found in his garden tending organic and heirloom vegetables or out hiking in the woods.

You can follow Josh on Twitter and Facebook.

Education
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Environmental Ethics & Policy, 1991 - 1995
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