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Transformation of Government and Private Sector Through Social Enterprise and Collaboration

4/16/2013 11:30 PM - 1:30 PM

As a continuation one of our most popular meetings, TAG Government Technology and TAG Social are teaming up to dive even deeper into Collaboration through Social Enterprise. Facebook is just the beginning.

At an April 16th luncheon, we will again gather a panel of top experts in Social Collaboration and Community Management to discuss how it works for both private and public sectors, no matter the size of the organization. This meeting is for all leaders, who want more productivity, higher employee satisfaction and engagement

We will discuss HOW a Community empowers everyone on a team to:

Enable "expert discovery" within an organization from all departments, critical to newer people with new roles

Increase productivity

Why and when should all organization leaders participate in social efforts internally and externally

Reduce duplicate work caused by teams not communicating well

Feel empowered and an actual "part" of the organization

Enable crowdsourcing for idea-storming (internally and externally)

Break through red tape and remove those pesky "silos"

Increase personnel morale


Nikhil Deshpande, Digital Strategy Director, GeorgiaGov Interactive

Nikhil Deshpande is the Digital Strategy Director for GeorgiaGov Interactive. He is responsible for the web presence, content strategy, social media presence, and the content management system for the State of Georgia’s web portal, and multiple websites for elected officials and agencies.

He is an adjunct professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD Atlanta) where he teaches Interactive Design and Digital Advertising. Give him a tweet at @nikofthehill.


Monty Hamilton, CEO, Rural Sourcing

Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI) provides a competitive onshore alternative to the traditional answers of IT outsourcing. Mr. Hamilton is the CEO responsible for leading the strategic direction and the growth of RSI to launch 15 new high-tech hubs with 200 colleagues in each center across the US. In addition to being a member of the International Association for Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Regional Board of Advisers for North America, he is a sought after speaker on the outsourcing topic having recently been featured on CNBC, NPR radio and at various industry conferences. In addition, recent articles depicting RSI’s innovative outsourcing model have appeared in Business Week, CNN Money magazine, CFO magazine, and CIO magazine.

Hamilton began his IT career in 1988 with Accenture. In 1995 he joined four other colleagues to build their own consulting firm – Clarkston Consulting. He was instrumental in growing Clarkston into a global strategic and systems integration firm with offices across the US and Europe. After Clarkston’s acquisition of RSI he became the CEO in 2009.

Mr. Hamilton holds an M.B.A. from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and a B.B.A. in business from Millsaps College.


Dea Holman, Senior Program Manager, INPO (The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations)

Dea Holman is a Senior Program Manager at INPO. She has over 20 years in corporate training for companies like ExecuTrain, Axa Equitable and Hewlett Packard. Currently she teaches leadership and instructor certification programs and is involved in implementing a Community of Practice for the nuclear industry.


Patrick Jones, Community Strategist and Co-Founder, WAVU Digital

Patrick Jones is the co-founder of WAVU Digital and is an award-winning indie film producer and new media executive. For more than 12 years he has successfully delivered strategies that have resulted in significant audience engagement and participation – both online and offline — for a wide breadth of consumer markets and diverse companies, including Coca-Cola, Coleman, Krispy Kreme, VW, General Mills, Hilton Hotels, Turner Entertainment, Hallmark Entertainment & AtomFilms (MTV Networks).

Previously Patrick has worked for Rosetta, a Publicis Groupe owned interactive marketing agency; Siebel Systems eBusiness and Multi-Channel Services strategy consulting division; Diamond Technology Partners; and PricewaterhouseCoopers where he provided business advisory services to emerging growth and middle market companies across multiple industries: telecommunications, entertainment and media, financial services, government services and consumer products.

Patrick started his professional career in Georgia in 1988 in the field of politics, including a year as the state GOP Deputy Political Director. Over the last 20 years, he has worked on numerous national and local political campaigns, and has been a panelist at President George W. Bush’s National Economic Summit in 2002, and Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue’s Racial Reconciliation Panel in 2003. Patrick was also a member of Governor Sonny Perdue’s Commission for a New Georgia Task Force and an appointed Commissioner to the Georgia State Film, Video & Music Commission. He also previously worked as the Director of Programs for the widow of Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King, at the MLK, Jr. Federal Holiday Commission. Patrick is a graduate scholar of the prestigious Coverdell Leadership Institute founded by former Georgia U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell.

Patrick is an investor and Board Member for Kaleidacare Management Solutions and sits on the boards for the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute, for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, for the EDGE Connection, and for the Miami University College of Arts and Sciences. Patrick received his M.B.A. from Duke University and his B.A. in Economics and minor in Political Science from Miami University.


Jennifer Slaughter, Telligent

Jennifer Slaughter has over 18 years of experience as a leader, consultant, and business development executive. With a deep understanding of business and technology, and a passion for social business, she currently works with large organizations to help them create engaging on domain social experiences internally for their employees, and externally for B2B, B2C, and a variety of other scenarios in the private and public sector.

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