Dwayne Spradlin

CEO of Buzz Points

Dwayne Spradlin

Mr. Spradlin is the CEO Buzz Points Inc, an Austin TX based leader in delivering points and loyalty programs to local communities across the country. Previously, of the Health Data Consortium (HDC), a nonprofit public private partnership based in Washington DC, founded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Institute of Medicine, and the US Department of Health and Human Services. HDC is dedicated to improving the availability and use of health data to improve US health and health care.

Previous roles include CEO of the Health Data Consortium (HDC), a nonprofit public private partnership based in Washington DC ; CEO of InnoCentive, Inc., the internet crowdsourcing pioneer connecting corporations, government, and foundations to a global network of innovators; President of Hoovers, a leader in online business information; President of StarCite, the online enterprise platform for corporate meetings spend management; SVP of Corporate Development at VerticalNet which operate 58 online B2B marketplaces; and Director in the Emerging Technologies Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (now IBM Global Services), servicing global 2000 companies in a variety of industries. Mr. Spradlin’ s experience includes Senior Leadership, Corporate Strategy, Technology, Operations, Financing, and Board and Investor Relations, with a particular focus in digital business models, including “open”, social, collaborative, cloud, SaaS and software.

Mr. Spradlin has been featured on CNBC, ABC, NPR, and BBC; and quoted in the Economist, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, and many other journals and periodicals. He coauthored The Open Innovation Marketplace, published by FT Press in 2011. His article Are You Solving the Right Problem? was published in the September 2012 issue of Harvard Business Review. He has spoken at conferences on five continents on topics ranging from collaborative innovation to the future of work.

Mr. Spradlin currently serves on a number of boards as a director or advisor, including InnoCentive, Cortera, Health Data Consortium, and the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation.