Edward Vielmetti is a networker and a pedestrian who lives in Ann Arbor. He has been involved in the commercial development of the Internet for twenty years, helping build infrastructure for securities trading, electronic mail, payment processing, network security, community, and search. In 2006 he was recognized by BBC News as one of the pioneering users of the World Wide Web.
Ed was also a founder and former VP of Services at Socialtext, Inc, a leader in enterprise wikis. He founded the Cisco Alumni Association for former employees of Cisco Systems, and started the first commercial Internet service provider in Michigan (MSEN, Inc.) in 1991.
Ed hosts a weekly Thursday lunch table --A2B3-- which reaches a broad spectrum of the local technology community and promotes coworking over bi bim bop at Eastern Accents. He also maintains a couple of different blogs: Vacuum and SuperPatron.
He is the father of two boys, 7 and 3, and a native of the Upper Peninsula.
Describing himself, Ed wrote this: "I have talent for identifying a need, forming a group to meet it, finding leaders and giving them the tools they need to organize online and offline."
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