Importance of Communities: Influencing Change by Working Together

*Presenter:  *Karen Huffman,* *IS&T Manager, Applications & Collaboration
Team, National Geographic Society

*Date and Time*: Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 6:00-8:00

*Location:* 1150 18th Street NW

*Description*: Karen will discuss who current life as a Google Apps
administrator and the influence National Geographic along with other
companies like Seagate, Fairchild Semiconductor, Berkeley Lab, and Jaguar
Land Rover are influencing change, contributing to the knowledge of
businesses now using Google Apps for messaging and collaboration, and more.
She’ll be sharing how the communication, networking, and leadership skills
she’s learned through her professional life in SLA has helped her have a
voice in the Google communities. She’ll also share the site they launched
for Google Apps administrators and developers during the Google Customer
Connect 2012 Conference in Monterrey, California, called “20/20 Hind*Site*:
Best Practices for Google Sites.”

Speaker Bio:

Karen is Manager of Technology Solutions in the Information Systems &
Technology of National Geographic Society. She works as part of the
Applications & Collaboration team and supports the enterprise’s business
needs with hosted applications such as Google Apps for Business as well as
develops customized solutions and training for targeted groups within the
organization. For more information, see LinkedIn

*6:00 - 6:30 PM – Sign In, Light Refreshments, Networking*

*6:30 - 7:45 PM – Program and Q&A*

*7:45 – 8:00 PM – **Feel free to stay for post-program networking.*

Thanks to LexisNexis for providing the venue for this event.

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Christopher M. Vestal
DC/SLA 2011-2012 Communications Secretary
Phone: (540) 227-0718
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