Tom Wicky
... is the son of hotelier Tom Wicky
... not to be confused with Wikipedia or hiphop's WickyWicky
... is an American/Swiss expatriate that now hangs his hat in Miami
... spent eight years working in Europe in local search and social media with stints in London, Amsterdam and Vienna.

Career
... is recently back from a year in Australia on a digital consulting contract with Telstra's Sensis division
... is a local search and social media expert formerly VP Online at European Directories where he helped define the digital strategy to help save them from extinction
... occasionally speaks at industry conferences on local search and online yellow pages
... while in Europe learned German well enough to deliver this presentation in German
... can also be found here, here and here if you're into that sort of thing
... was a PR man in a former life and helped navigate public companies through the vagaries of the FDA approval process
... in 1995 placed the first story ever on national TV (CBS Evening News) from a pitch coming over email/via the Internet
... helped bring revolutionary prostate and heart treatments to market with massive trade press and mainstream press coverage.

Fun
... is a photographer who captured more imagery of Vienna than necessary and blogged about it at ZoomVienna.com as well as on Flickr
... has a blog National Geographic considers a top resource on Vienna and the United Nations bought images for its brochures
... still ranks first page above the fold on Google for several Vienna photo queries
... is one of the first 100 members worldwide in the photoblogs.org Hall of Fame
... self-published a book - a photo essay capturing a photo a day for one year in Vienna
...was asked by a reader to shoot her wedding and landed five more wedding gigs from that which led to this.

Life
... is the godfather of two beautiful twin girls
... has an Irish Terrier so cool he's got his own Facebook page
... thinks this cartoon by Tex Avery is the funniest spot of all time
... once made a 24-hour train journey from Waterford, Ireland to St. Andrews, Scotland without a tee time or golf clubs and shot 83 soaking wet.
... nearly lost it when Brett Boone took Tim Wakefield deep in '03 and nearly lost it again a year later when the Sox went on to sweep St. Louis for their first World Series title since 1918
... wishes he could play shortstop or hit a golf ball for a living
... could have given The Jerkey Boys a run for their money back in the day
... hacked LodeRunner and Castle Wolfenstein as a kid under the moniker The Thief.

Live
... I've drunk Lemoncello with beautiful Italian women on the cliffs in Cinqueterra, trekked in the Himilayas in Nepal, done Centre Court at Wimbledon with the strawberries
... I've skied the Alps in St. Moritz and received the star treatment, snapped photos of the Sistine Chapel ceiling and Statue of David and lived to blog about it
... I've grabbed a killer self-portrait on the Great Wall alone at 6am, dined on almejas in the Picos de Europa, and ran a lap in the Coliseum in Athens
... I've swum in the heavenly blue waters of the Blue Grado on Capri, snorkeled in the Great Barrier Reef, and crashed for a week on a remote island in the Maldives
... but I have not yet been to Boise, Idaho.

Thanks
... once single-handedly using only Notepad and a can of Diet Coke, wrote a webpage at 30,000ft that would make Hugh Gallagher and Derek Powazek proud (thanks).

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