Tony Bacos's Profile

Home

Oregon, United States

Homepage

http://itunes.apple.com/app/show-hands/id336442597?mt=8

Bio

Tony Bacos is the founder and President of Show of Hands, a leading consumer polling platform available on iOS and Android devices, as well as over the web at www.showofhands.mobi. It has been downloaded over 300,000 times and tallied 75 million votes from American consumer. In addition to creating deep consumer engagement, Show of Hands has been a crucial research tool used by Presidential campaigns, the U.S. Congress, and global consumer packaged goods corporations and media companies. Prior to the 2009 launch of Show of Hands, Tony had a 15 year career in technology, both as an entrepreneur and as a corporate executive in companies like Nike and Symantec. Tony holds an MBA from MIT, and an MS in Computer Science and BA in Liberal Studies from Azusa Pacific University. He lives in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife Debbie and his two teenage sons, Caleb and Joshua. Company Information http://w.showofhands.mobi/ Twitter: @show_of_hands Apple App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/show-hands/id336442597?mt=8 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.soh.soh Kindle Fire: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006RAM352/ref=cm_sw_su_dp CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Show of Hands user base took part in an unprecedented real-time interactive polling exercise last night during the Vice Presidential debate between Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice PresidentJoe Biden. Show of Hands is rated a 5-star Mobile App and is gaining serious momentum in the iPhone, Kindle Fire and Android mobile communities. Over 300,000 people have downloaded the app for their smart phone or tablet, and have contributed to 45 million votes overall across a wide range of topics. The app is free and anonymous, which both broadens participation and people's comfort in sharing sensitive opinions. "We first tested real-time event polling during the 2011 Super Bowl. I thought it would be fun to get people's immediate reaction on the commercials. During the game we collected 100,000 votes, and by the end of the game we had a ranking of the fan favorite commercials – two days before the media," said Tony Bacos, Show of Hands founder and MIT graduate. "We did it again during the first 2012 presidential debate, and received 1 million website hits and over 140,000 votes." The first presidential debate also yielded some valuable data. Show of Hands users are currently being polled weekly on their preference for President, and on how certain they were in their decision. "87 percent of voters said they were '100% certain' of who they were voting for before the debate between Obama and Romney began," Bacos stated. "5% of those users subsequently switched their vote after the debate. This demonstrates that the race is more fluid than people expected, and the 'Tony Bacos is the founder and President of Show of Hands, a leading consumer polling platform available on iOS and Android devices, as well as over the web at www.showofhands.mobi. It has been downloaded over 300,000 times and tallied 75 million votes from American consumer. In addition to creating deep consumer engagement, Show of Hands has been a crucial research tool used by Presidential campaigns, the U.S. Congress, and global consumer packaged goods corporations and media companies. Prior to the 2009 launch of Show of Hands, Tony had a 15 year career in technology, both as an entrepreneur and as a corporate executive in companies like Nike and Symantec. Tony holds an MBA from MIT, and an MS in Computer Science and BA in Liberal Studies from Azusa Pacific University. He lives in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife Debbie and his two teenage sons, Caleb and Joshua. Company Information http://w.showofhands.mobi/ Twitter: @show_of_hands Apple App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/show-hands/id336442597?mt=8 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.soh.soh Kindle Fire: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006RAM352/ref=cm_sw_su_dp Additional information for MIT AITI Colombia Students CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Show of Hands user base took part in an unprecedented real-time interactive polling exercise last night during the Vice Presidential debate between Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice PresidentJoe Biden. Show of Hands is rated a 5-star Mobile App and is gaining serious momentum in the iPhone, Kindle Fire and Android mobile communities. Over 300,000 people have downloaded the app for their smart phone or tablet, and have contributed to 45 million votes overall across a wide range of topics. The app is free and anonymous, which both broadens participation and people's comfort in sharing sensitive opinions. "We first tested real-time event polling during the 2011 Super Bowl. I thought it would be fun to get people's immediate reaction on the commercials. During the game we collected 100,000 votes, and by the end of the game we had a ranking of the fan favorite commercials – two days before the media," said Tony Bacos, Show of Hands founder and MIT graduate. "We did it again during the first 2012 presidential debate, and received 1 million website hits and over 140,000 votes." The first presidential debate also yielded some valuable data. Show of Hands users are currently being polled weekly on their preference for President, and on how certain they were in their decision. "87 percent of voters said they were '100% certain' of who they were voting for before the debate between Obama and Romney began," Bacos stated. "5% of those users subsequently switched their vote after the debate. This demonstrates that the race is more fluid than people expected, and the 'undecided' pool might still be bigger than people think." Nearly the same amount of users participated in Thursday's Vice Presidential debate as did in the Presidential debate. Thewww.showofhands.mobi site again saw one million age views and received around 135,000 answers to the questions polled. "People watched their TV with their phone or tablet in hand, and had a blast participating in a deeper way than just watching," Bacos said. "TV is becoming more than a spectator sport." undecided' pool might still be bigger than people think." Nearly the same amount of users participated in Thursday's Vice Presidential debate as did in the Presidential debate. Thewww.showofhands.mobi site again saw one million age views and received around 135,000 answers to the questions polled. "People watched their TV with their phone or tablet in hand, and had a blast participating in a deeper way than just watching," Bacos said. "TV is becoming more than a spectator sport."

Guest Lecturer

Colombia Summer 2013