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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tapping the Social Grid - Free Webinar

I'm going to be doing a free webinar with Mark Sylvester of IntroNetworks that's about Crowdsourcing in the Small and Social Brain. Hat tip to Virginia Yonkers for calling it the Social Grid. I'm still not sold on the term - but the concept is very important. This should be a very interesting discussion.

Tapping the Social Grid

Date: Friday, February 27th
Time: 9 - 10 am PACIFIC, Noon - 1 pm EASTERN

Register Here

Over the past 20 years, knowledge work has been transformed by the explosion of information sources and information flow. This has caused fairly radical changes in core work tools and methods. But the bigger and more profound change is the radically increased accessibility of experts and expertise around the world.

A social grid has formed that provides concept workers new work methods. It allows a worker to get help on particular concept work tasks by crowdsourcing in the small - tapping into the social grid for assistance. The challenge is that the social grid is new and changes all the time. The methods and norms for tapping into the social grid are often not well understood by concept workers.

In this talk, Dr. Tony Karrer will look at the places where the social grid is so important for concept workers. He will show an over the shoulder view of a modern knowledge worker tapping into the social grid. Tony will then discuss the implications and possible actions for individuals and organizations because of the social grid.

About Tony Karrer

Dr. Tony Karrer is CEO/CTO of TechEmpower, a software, web and eLearning development firm based in Los Angeles, and is considered one of the top technologists in eLearning. He has twenty years' experience as a CTO. Dr. Karrer taught Computer Science for eleven years. He has been the acting CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. His work in social media, e-Learning and Performance Support has won awards and has led him into engagements at many Fortune 500 companies including Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Canada, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Fidelity Investments, Symbol Technologies and SHL Systemhouse. Dr. Karrer was valedictorian at Loyola Marymount University, attended the University of Southern California as a Tau Beta Pi fellow, one of the top 30 engineers in the nation, and received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. He founded Work Literacy, created eLearning Learning; and is known for his blog eLearning Technology. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events.

This should be an exciting conversation - don't miss it.

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