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The Promises and Risks of Social Networking in the Information Industry, Oct. 31

I’m happy to be participating at a Software and Information Industry Association lunch /webcast on October 31 in midtown New York, on “The Promises and Risks of Social Networking in the Information Industry”.

The event is on “how your enterprise can profit from social networking: in promotion and marketing, in the development of new products and content creation, and even by making communities one of the services your business offers as an ancillary to content products.”

The other panelists are:

Leslie Forde, VP of Strategic Alliances, Communispace;

Kim Kobza, President and CEO, Neighborhood America;

Scott Parry, General Manager, Reuters Advicepoint

Karen Christensen, CEO, Berkshire Publishing Group will moderate.

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Some of the questions that will be addressed include:

How can we make our communities persistent and sustainable?

What increases the value of a community to its participants?

What social media are appropriate for my business?

Does it really make sense to use existing free social networking communities like Facebook and Second Life?

Can we develop our own unique social networking systems with open source technologies?

The event costs $50 for non-SIIA members. Alternatively, the event will be available via webcast. Register here.

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