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How is Social Media Influencing Your IT Agenda -- Panel Discussion

Created: 22 Apr 2011
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Vision Las Vegas 2011: Tuesday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m.
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Tue, 03 May, 2011 - 5:30 - 6:30 PDT

Social media is ever-present—used at work and for work. How do you, as an IT professional, manage the challenges of social media and ensure corporate information is protected and stored? Join this discussion on how to navigate your organization through this emerging issue.

Vision Session: SI B04.

Alan Shimel, managing partner of the CISO Group: Alan Shimel serves as managing partner and chief execuvite officer of the CISO group, providing consulting and analysis, and helping organizations deal with compliance issues. Shimel is an often-cited personality in the security community and is a sought-after speaker at industry and government conferences and events. His commentary about the state of security is followed closely by many industry insiders via his blog and podcast, "Ashimmy, After All These Years" His legal background, long experience in the field, and New York street smarts combine to form a unique personality.

Prior to The CISO Group, Alan was the Chief Strategy Officer at StillSecure. Prior to co-founding StillSecure, Alan worked at Cachier, a manufacturer of network acceleration appliances, Interliant, Dell Computer,  Verisign, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco and EMC.

Alan is a graduate of St. Johns University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics, and holds a JD degree from NY Law School

Mike Williams, VP of Sales & Business Development,Socialware: Mike Willams is VP of Sales and Business Development for social media compliance company Socialware, helping organizations create best practices and policies for their social networking efforts. Socialware’s solutions help organizations to bridge the gap between the enterprise and social networks to transform the way that companies and their employees engage, connect and communicate with clients, partners and one another.

Over the past 14 years, Mike has served in a variety of sales, product marketing, and business development roles at leading technology companies such as Motorola, Trilogy, and Memento. Prior to entering the private sector, Mike worked at the FBI, US Embassy in Athens, and The White House.

Mike holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Finance from Murray State University.

Steve Barone, President & Chief Executive Officer, Creative Breakthroughs, Inc.: Steve Barone is the founder of Creative Breakthroughs, Inc. (CBI), one of the largest IT compliance and risk management firms in the nation. Steve is recognized for both his technical competencies and business acumen, and is routinely called upon to speak at tech industry and vendor events across the country as a recognized as an expert in matters relating to network security and risk management.

CBI has secured its position in the VAR 500 list of the biggest and best IT solution providers in North America and anticipates placement on Channel Insider’s list of The Fast Growth 100. Today, CBI is a Symantec Consulting Partner, Symantec Platinum Partner, and is one of the Symantec Corporation’s sixteen National Partners.

Steve attended Wayne State University and the University of California Los Angeles.

Yunsun Wee, Social Media Strategist, Symantec Corp.: Over the past 12 years Yunsun Wee has been overseeing global programs supporting and extending the company’s reputation as a security thought leader and innovator, which catapulted the Symantec and Symantec Security Response brands as the preeminent security thought leader.  As Symantec’s Social Media Strategist, Yunsun sets the policies, processes and training for the company’s social media presence. 

Prior to Symantec, Yunsun worked on various technology accounts at Ketchum Public Relations.  She was also part-time lecturer at California State University, Long Beach where she taught a public relations writing course for external audiences.  Yunsun is currently a member of SocialMedia.org. 

Yunsun received her bachelors’ of arts degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing from California State University, Long Beach.