• Patrick O'Keefe is the Community Lead for CNN+. O'Keefe oversees community strategy for interactive products within CNN+ and heads the Community and Interaction team, which sits within the larger Product org. This team guides the development of community and interactive products and manages the people-related aspects of them.

    He is an experienced strategist and designer of online community products, who has been managing online communities for 20+ years. O'Keefe wrote 2008's Managing Online Forums and has authored policies and strategy used by global brands and government agencies.

    O'Keefe has spoken at the Newhouse School at Syracuse, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern, Australian National University, and the University of Melbourne. He is a mentor for NEW INC at the New Museum of Contemporary Art.