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Josh Wexler

Originate
Director
Greater New York City Area
Josh Wexler is an expert on early stage software innovation and prototyping process. He is currently a director of solutions at Originate, a digital product development firm. Previously, his company, Occom, was acquired by Originate. Occom was a firm offering ideation and product management as a service. Occom provided a way for clients to visualize and test, with actual users, any new software application before any code has been written. Through the process, non-technical people who are typically left out of the design of the application can have a meaningful voice in what the application is going to do.Josh has teaches prototyping at Harvard, New York University and The Gateway School for children with learning disabilities. He is the co-organizer of NY Intrapreneur: Innovation in the Enterprise.Prior to Occom. Josh worked for iRise and co-founded iRise Labs, a division of iRise focused on facilitating early stage software application innovation. Josh worked for Deloitte Consulting as an expert on social media and Enterprise 2.0. He has advised many clients on Enterprise 2.0 issues, including a global consulting firm, a number of financial service firms, government agencies and a small insurance company. He helped define global consulting firm's alumni social media strategy, which included using LinkedIn to keep alumni connected with the firm. He helped a large government agency build an Enterprise 2.0 strategy to increase knowledge sharing and expertise finding across the agency. Josh left Deloitte to work on a start-up Connectable, an online application helped people to build authentic relationships and improve conversations with their networks in order to help them find and get a job that works.Josh earned his B.A. in Psychology and Brain Sciences from Dartmouth College.