Sree is the first Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the latest step in what he calls "a three-decade, one-way love affair with one of the world's greatest museums." At the Met, he leads a 70-person team on topics he loves: digital, web, social, mobile, video, apps, data, geolocation, email and more. He joined the Met after spending 20 years at Columbia University as a member of the faculty of the Columbia Journalism School and a year as the university's first Chief Digital Officer.
He is founder of such social media learning opportunities as Social Media One-Night Stand and Social Media Weekend #smwknd
From 2009-2011, he was part of the founding team at DNAinfo.com, developing the initial concept and business plan (funded by the founder of Ameritrade), a hyperlocal site named one of the six hottest news startups of 2010 by BusinessInsider.
In 2015, he joined CBS Radio's new PlayIt podcasting network with the immodestly titled "@Sree Show: Talking tech, culture, entrepreneurship": http://bit.ly/sreeshow
He is co-founder of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association, SAJA.org.
Lists of influence are not that useful, but you can get a sense of of him from some that he's been on: AdAge's 25 media people to follow on Twitter; Poynter's 35 most influential people in social media and Newsweek's 40 most influential South Asians in the US. He was also on Quill Magazine's list of 20 journalists to follow on Twitter, but he was much more excited that three of his students were also listed, making that four out of 20!