NICCO MELE -- consultant to the Fortune 1000 and entrepreneur -- is one of America's leading forecasters of business, politics, and culture in our fast-moving digital age. Since Esquire named him one of America's "Best and Brightest", Nicco has been a sought-after innovator, media commentator, and speaker. His firm, Echo & Co. (formerly EchoDitto), is a leading Internet strategy consulting company working with a long list of non-profit institutions and Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Diageo, and Medco. Nicco serves on a number of boards including the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard; he is co-founder of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Nicco is also on the faculty at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. For more, visit www.NiccoMele.com.