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    Social Media Panel Discussion


    Save The Date! July 19th – NYC HDI Local Chapter Meeting – “Social Media Panel Discussion“

    Date/Time: Tuesday, July 19th, 2011, 8:30am-10:30am

    Topic: “Social Media Panel Discussion”

    Panelist: Eric Hamilton, Author of “Social Media Branding in the Age of Obama”

    Panelist: Patrick Bolger, Chief Evangelist, Hornbill

    Panelist: Paul Flaharty, Regional VP, Robert Half Technology & The Creative Group

    Location: Robert Half International, 245 Park Ave, 25th Floor, Manhattan, NY 10167

    RSVP: Email to Michael Wilson


    “Tweets and “likes” are becoming more beneficial to business, a June 20th Robert Half Technology report suggests. More than half (51 percent) of CIOs surveyed said they permit employees to use social media sites like Twitter and Facebook on the job as long as it’s for business purposes, a figure that has increased over the past few years. But while firms may be more open to the business applications of social media, more than one out of three (31 percent) organizations still prohibit it completely at the office…based on telephone interviews with more than 1,400 CIOs from companies across the U.S. with 100 or more employees.” Source
    NYC HDI has assembled a distinguished panel to discuss the following
    · What is the value proposition of social networking in the work place?

    · Is there a formula for successfully implementing social networking tools?

    · What potential benefits can social networking tools provide?

    · Are these tools being rolled out in a manner similar to previous IT projects?

    · What are some of the most common mistakes that organizations make implementing social networking tools?

    About our Panelists
    Eric Hamilton is an internet, web, search marketing and social media veteran with over 20 years of technology work experience. Currently, Eric is the Founder/CEO of AdSmoke which is an online digital ad network for user generated content.

    Eric is also the owner of Web Developers of New York, a Manhattan based web design and consulting firm. Eric is the author of “Social Media Branding in the Age of Obama”, a social media guide which gives social media strategies for small businesses and personal development. Eric is the Founder of the Web Academy which is a nonprofit organization which offers free web design classes. Eric is the author of technology books on WordPress and Google Android App Inventor.



    Patrick Bolger assumed the role of Chief Marketing Officer at Hornbill in 2008. In 2010, Patrick was appointed Chief Evangelist. Patrick is dedicated to the communication of industry best practices, working closely with customers, industry associations and IT luminaries to identify trends and educate organizations on the opportunity associated with service excellence. Patrick is an active contributor to a number of strategic groups and partnerships that influence the service management industry, including the Service Desk Institute (SDI), Help Desk Institute (HDI), IT Service Management Forum (itSMF), Service Futures Group and Federation Against Software Theft (FAST).


    Paul Flaharty is the Regional Vice President of Robert Half Technology, a leading specialized staffing firm providing information technology (IT) professionals on a project and full-time basis. In this role, he manages operations for more than 30 recruiting professionals in the Greater New York City area. The firm places IT professionals for initiatives ranging from web development and multiplatform systems integration to network security and technical support. Prior to this role, he was hired to start-up Robert Half’s Technology Consulting Services team on Wall Street. Paul has an extensive background in IT staff augmentation. He began his IT staffing career in 2003 and since joining Robert Half in 2005, has received 5 promotions in the last 6 years. Paul is a frequently quoted expert on social media trends in the IT field, and was featured on Fox News’ social media in the corporate environment special. He received a bachelor’s of arts degree in government and history from Cornell University.


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