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The Business of Belonging - EP. 27

This episode of Conversations with Tech Experts features David Spinks, VP of Community at Bevy and co-founder of CMX. He joins Experts Exchange CEO Randy Redberg and Director of Bus. Dev. Thomas Bernal to discuss his book "The Business of Belonging" which breaks down the intersection of business and community.  Randy and Thomas start the conversation by telling David how impacted they were by his book - then the group goes on to discuss why it's so important for companies to be building communities around their product.  They also discuss the impact of community on the individual - and how it be critical for enriching and advancing careers.

About the Expert

David Spinks
David is the Founder of CMX (, the world's largest and most passionate network for community professionals. Thousands of community professionals come to CMX for support and education in community strategy. The community industry's largest event, CMX Summit, brings together thousands of attendees each year, and 50+ local CMX Connect chapters gather regularly around the world.

In 2019, CMX was acquired by Bevy ( where David serves as the VP of Community. Bevy is a leading provider of community software, powering live community events and experiences for companies like Slack, Twitch, Salesforce, Atlassian, and Duolingo.

David is a 3x startup founder, an experienced community leader, and has personally advised and trained hundreds of organizations in community strategy over the past decade.

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