Austin, Texas, United States
Kat Mandelstein recently returned from secondment to the PwC UK Digital Consulting team to the PwC US Experience Center Consulting team. Prior to that she was the Director of Social Business in the Austin office of Ant's Eye View which was acquired by PwC Advisory on September 21, 2012. Kat oversaw worldwide marketing programs, web and events as the Director for IBM Collaboration Solutions in IBM Software and for Social Business for all of IBM. Kat has been a regular contributor to the Austinot and to BtoB Magazine’s BtoBlog. She also serves on the International Board of Directors for Social Media Club (http://www.socialmediaclub.org) and is past president of the local Austin Chapter.
In the spring of 2011, Kat served on the IBM Executive Corporate Service Corps in Rio de Jainero. Prior to Social Business, Kat led the IBM Rational marketing team focused on the business value of effective software delivery.
Kat has been a pioneer in launching successful web and social media marketing efforts, as well as developing dedicated web communities dating back to the time that she led http://www.ibm.com/developerWorks and http://www.ibm.com/alphaWorks in addition to marketing programs to developers for IBM. Her past history includes leading various marketing, digital, channel and business development teams in IBM.
Before joining IBM, Kat managed one of the earliest successful retail Web sites, http://www.jcpenney.com. Kat holds a B.S. in Advertising with Minor in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and a Global Leadership MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and pomeranian, Luna.