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WITI Boston Regional Network
Web 2.0 - Sponsored by: SUN Microsystems

Thursday, March 8, 2007
5:30 p.m.

Discover how you can use WEB 2.0 tools to craft your personal online profile, increase business, learn how marketing works in the new world of WEB 2.0 and improve your understanding of the fundamentals.

About Our Speaker(s)

Mary Smaragdis
Acting Executive Director at Sun Foundation, Global Community Development
Distinguished Marketing Director, Brand Experience at Sun Microsystems

During her 10-year tenure at Sun, Mary has played principal roles in Brand Experience, eMarketing,Lifecycle and Audience Marketing, Web, PR, Executive Communications, and other functions. Prior to Sun, Mary managed PR at Insignia Solutions.

Mary has a background in journalism, having spent five years at USA Today.
Her blog (http://blogs.sun.com/mary/) has been featured in Fortune, Financial Times Germany, CMO and in other media and publications.

Vanessa DiMauro
A pioneer in business-to-business community building, Vanessa has been a virtual community builder for more than fifteen years. Working for forward-thinking organizations such as Cambridge Technology Partners and TERC, Vanessa has helped shape the role virtual communities play on the Web.

Vanessa's firm is a strategic consulting company that helps organizations create business focused communities and social networks. She has lead numerous communities such as Cambridge Technology Partners’ Cambridge Information Network (CIN) and was Executive Director of Communities at Computerworld, an IDG company. Vanessa DiMauro has taught Executive Education at UCLA – Anderson School, University of Miami, and University of Chicago on the topic of Web Centric Application Development.

Kirsten Dixson is an authority on building credible online identities for career and business success. She is a founding partner of Brandego and the Reach Branding Club (a virtual personal branding program), and co-author of Career Distinction: Stand Out by Building Your Brand (Wiley 2007). She is a contributor for TheLadders.com and is frequently quoted in articles about career-related technology.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at:

    Sun Microsystems
    One Network Drive
    Burlington, Massachusetts 01803

5:30 p.m. - Registration & hors d'oeuvres
6:30 p.m. - Introductions & news
6:45 p.m. - Program
7:45 p.m. - Q & A
8:00 p.m. - Adjournment


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

Sun Microsystems, Inc. is pleased to welcome WITI-Boston to its Burlington campus on March 8th as part of our month long celebration of International Women's Day and National Women's History Month.

A singular vision - “The Network Is The Computer” (TM) - guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets. Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the web at http://sun.com.

Locally, Sun is located on a 140 acre site in Burlington, Massachusetts that serves as its East Coast campus.

To learn more about Sun in Boston, go to: http://www.sun.com/corp_emp/boston/campus.html

For more information on Internatioal Women's Day: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/
For more information on National Women's History Month: http://www.nwhp.org.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jo-An Thomas, Regional VP WITI New England ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.