Marco Ripanti is an active player in the field of social media. In 2006 he founded his company ekaabo. His company developed, designed and operated several online communities till it focused on social sharing. By then he developed his social sharing ad-network spreadly and strongly believes in data as new oil. Marco is an e-business economist and a correspondent for economics in English and Italian. Marco has an in-depth knowledge of international social media development trends and is highly competent in international networking on different communicational levels.