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WITI South Florida Regional Network
Social Media How To's

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Would you like to jump on the social media bandwagon before it's too late? Join WITI South Florida and our panel of social media experts and power users in a fun-filled engagement to discuss basics and best practices. Create your own individual brand and jump in on the action while it's Hot! Let's put LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and QR Codes to work for you! Let's join the Social Media Revolution.

About Our Speaker(s)

Noelle Jakusz is Sr Manager for VMWare's vFabric, Cloud Application Platform, Solutions Architect for Web 2.0 and Power User of Social Media Networks. She was rated Top 10 Presenter at JBoss World 2010, one of the world's premier open source technology events to showcase the latest and greatest in cloud computing platforms and system management technologies. She has also mastered the art of personal branding for professional growth in an ever-changing world of technology. She considers herself a raving fan of loving kindness and mind-stretching technology. http://about.me/noellejakusz

Terra Spero is the co-founder and CEO of RealTime Marketing Group, a boutique digital media agency that focuses on leveraging social media to amplify businesses’ current marketing and increase revenue. Spero is backed by a team of social media strategists and developers who collectively manage a social reach of 15 Million users on a monthly basis. realtimemg.com

Briana Bragg is the Founder and CEO of Business Bragger, a social media marketing firm based in South Florida. Her passion is teaching people how to communicate through digital platforms and helping business owners grow their business.

She started Business Bragger, before social media became a trend. She enjoys speaking, traveling and connecting with others.

Ms.Bragg sits on the board of "A Prom to Remember" & "Six Degrees". She also serves as the President of her networking group, BNI Soaring Eagles. businessbragger.com


Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at:

    5259 Coconut Creek Parkway
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33063

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm Registration and Networking
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm Presentation
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Networking


Lesley Frohman
After having had a varied career in the arts, Lesley Frohman entered the world of IT Staffing about 16 years ago. She has been fortunate to be able to work with many top firms here in S FL as well as assisted in the careers of some of S FL's top IT professionals.

She joined SherlockTech in 2001 where she has been working in Client Development, Account Management, Technical Recruiting and Career Coaching. SherlockTech is a premier IT staffing firm in S FL known for their community involvement thru the support of several IT User Groups.

Lesley has been the liaison between the recruiting team, client development, and corporate operations as well as mentoring many candidates. She has placed all levels of IT professionals with some of S FL's largest and well respected employers as well as helped many people with career acceleration.

She is a member of the Miami User Group, on the WITI South Florida Leadership Team, MDGLCC, and a participant in the PMI and SFTA among other groups as well as a recent recipient of the Business Leader Woman Extraordinaire award.

A Native New Yorker, she received a BS in Sociology from Stony Brook University.

Bianca Diosdado
Ms. Diosdado currently serves as the Director of IT Recruitment & Staffing at Octagon Technology Staffing in Plantation, FL. She has worked for the firm since 2010 and is responsible for all facets of the division. In this capacity, she handles business development as well as managing a high power team of recruitment professionals. In the time she has been in the IT recruiting arena, she has earned a reputation as one of South Florida’s leading providers of direct hire, contract staffing and contract-to-hire recruiting. Ms. Diosdado and her team have provided exemplary service to the firm’s clients, which reads like a “who’s who” of the companies that candidates want to work for. Prior to joining Octagon Technology Staffing, she worked as an Investment Broker for a leading provider of investment real estate brokerage services. Ms. Diosdado currently serves on the Leadership Board of the local chapter of WITI S Florida (Women In Technology International) and is an active member of the SFTA (South Florida Technology Alliance). Her interests include all facets of technology, networking, mobile gaming and social media.
Twitter: @IT_Recruiter_FL

Beverly Provost
As a Financial Advisor with Evershore Financial Group, Beverly Provost brings quality care into her line of work, where she helps people make the informed financial decisions in order to help reach their life goals. She focuses her practice on helping individuals and small businesses prepare for their futures with financial planning and implementation of retirement solutions, education funding, investments, and insurance.

Before becoming a financial advisor, Beverly spent over 18 years in the IT industry. Her Information Technology experience includes Management Consulting with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Director of Software Development for Daleen Technologies, and Executive Vice President of IT for Gambro Healthcare.

Beverly has a Bachelor's in Finance from Florida State University and has completed the Certified Financial Planning Certificate Program at FAU. Beverly is a candidate for CFP Board's certification, has completed education requirements and passed the Board exam. She is licensed in Florida and Georgia and has obtained her series 7 and 66 registrations, which position her to offer her clients a wide array of financial solutions that can be customized to their unique financial needs.

On top of a full time career, Beverly serves as the Technology Chair for the Coral Springs Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA), a member of the Financial Planning Association, both Coral Springs and Broward County Chambers of Commerce, serves on the Leadership Team of Women in Technology International (WITI) and is a charter member of Club 211 Broward. She also finds time to be an active member of the PTA and the Band Parents' group at Forest Glenn Middle School and serves on the PTA board for James Hunt Elementary School. Beverly has a wonderful husband, Marc, and two children, Melissa (11) and Bryan (7).


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

About Our Sponsor(s)

The Octagon Family of Companies provides professional recruitment and staffing services that are delivered at the highest levels in the industry. The firm operates under three distinct brand names: Technology Staffing, Professional Recruiting and Executive Search. The firm offers expert, consultative, start-to-finish recruitment solutions for companies ranging in size from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 100 organizations. Octagon Technology Staffing is a specialized information technology recruitment and staffing firm that handles direct hire, contract/temporary and contract/temporary-to-hire placements across a variety of IT disciplines. www.OctagonTechnologyStaffing.com

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Bianca Diosdado ([email protected]).

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