Dan Schmidt is a senior product manager for CBS Interactive. He managed the design, implementation, and adoption of a new proprietary content management system that streamlined the editorial publishing processes for CNET and CBSNews.com. In addition to developing the CMS, Dan drives product development for CNET News and the CNET.com home page. Notably, he launched the CNET River, an experience that treats reporters' Twitter updates as primary content alongside other CNET posts. Dan also manages R&D in the realms of the semantic web, content aggregation, and social media where he experiments with new ways to personalize news consumption based on users' portable identities. Recently, he has taken a leading role in developing CNET's social web strategy.
Dan graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in Philosophy. Generally, he loves charting new territory in spaces where complex information and humans come together.