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 HindSite: 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 profile.

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.


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