Web User Group Meeting Cancelled For May 2022

Linden Lab have announced today’s Web User Group meeting has been officially been cancelled. Many were expecting to hear more about what’s new at the lab and maybe hear something about Premium Plus. I’m guessing the Premium Plus announcement has been delayed from this cancelled meeting.

The reason for cancellation for this month is not known at this time.

I suppose the good news is that the next scheduled Web User Group meeting will be on 1st June 2022 at the normal time.

Happy May!

Today’s Web User Group meeting has been canceled. We will be back next month on June 1st. Remember to keep an eye on our wiki page and the Second Life public calendar for all updates about user group meetings’ dates, timings, and topics.

See you next month!

Hopefully we will hear something more about Premium Plus before the end of May or sometime in early June 2022.

Linden Lab Adds Key Leadership Roles To Support Rapid Growth

On Monday 2nd May 2022 Linden Lab announced two new leadership roles including Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This news came from PR Newswire and not through the official Linden Lab news press page which is rather surprising.

Steven Feuling (CMO) has worked for many of the world’s best known brands including Microsoft, Bloomberg LLC, The Walt Disney Company, 20th Century Fox, E*Trade and General Motors along with many successful start-ups. Steven has held senior roles with clients, media partners and agencies. Most recently as President of MDC Partners’ Assembly and he offers a unique perspective to support Second Life and Tilia. Steven will manage the communications and marketing side.

Linden Research remains one of the most innovative companies in technology, and it’s exciting to join the team that will lead the next stage of its development,” said Feuling. “Whether helping to support the renewed interest in metaverses for Second Life or building awareness of Tilia and virtual economies, I’m thrilled to apply my broad marketing expertise to assist in Linden’s growth.

Peter Capraro (CISO) has spent almost half of his career on the financial services cybersecurity side. He held security roles at Bank of America for ten years, was the deputy CISO at fintech start-up and was involved in Akoya, spin-off from Fidelity investments. Peter will be the strategic leader to protect information assets and ensure security for the lab.

As the metaverse is transforming into the next iteration of the internet, security will play a major role as the industry as a whole is being created in real-time,” said Capraro. “It’s an exciting time to be part of the Linden Research team and ensure security for the company and our users.

Brad Oberwager who is the current Executive Chairman of Linden Research, Inc has said this about the new leadership roles…

Steven and Peter are filling critical roles for Linden Lab, as the virtual world landscape takes front stage again,” said Brad Oberwager, Executive Chairman of Linden Research, Inc. “Each of their respective expertise at both successful startups and world-renowned companies will have a tremendous impact on our leadership teams for both Second Life and Tilia.

I’m sure Steven and Peter will do a great job at the lab helping to support rapid growth for Second Life for many years to come. I wish them the best of luck with their new roles at the lab.