Today’s post comes from Joanna Belbey, Social Media and Compliance Specialist at Actiance.
It’s the heat of the summer and you are being besieged by requests to vote for presentations at South by Southwest, a digital conference held this year from March 8-12 in Austin, Texas. Why are we so passionate about SXSW? Everyone’s experience is unique. For me, my first impulse is to map out a plan of carefully selected educational programs to explore obscure topics and bone up on industry trends. Then after a day or two, I get overwhelmed and just want to hang around the Blogger Lounge at the Convention Center. Or maybe have brunch at the spooky Driskill Hotel. Or walk around outside (if it isn’t pouring!), to watch folks play Foursquare and try to pick up as many t-shirts as possible. Plus indulge in BBQ, iced tea, and that great white bread you can’t find in New York City. And then there are the parties. As I’m pretty much an early bird, I drop by one or two, and then head back to Hotel Austin for room service and watch the tweets unfold.
For me, random conversations are the essence of SXSW. I’ve met the most amazing people: interns just getting started in their careers (in the hallway of the Convention Center), a thought leader I follow on Twitter (sitting next to me at an event), a journalist from The New York Times (in a taxi at 5:30am on the way to the airport), to world renown filmmakers (Starbucks). It really doesn’t matter what you do, or where you go, if you look up from your smart phone and smile, you will meet passionate, fascinating people from all walks of life. You’ll learn something new and start relationships that deepen over time. I think of it as summer camp for adults.
So, help us out. Please review each of the five submissions below, and if you like what you see, click through to vote “Thumbs Up”. Thank you in advance. Hope to see you there!
Joanna Belbey (Actiance)
Social Media Security & Compliance
Security and compliance are at the center of the conversation regarding using social media for regulated industries such as financial services, energy and healthcare. This workshop will break down security and compliance issues including: an overview of the regulatory and eDiscovery landscape (SEC, FINRA, IIROC, HIPAA, PCI, FSA, FRCP, FERC, NERC); the dangers of data leakage (personal information, intellectual property, credit card/SSN, client records); incoming threats (malware, spyware, viruses, trojans, inappropriate content); user behavior (employee productivity, bandwidth explosion, every employee being a face of the business) and 9 Steps you take to mitigate the risks of using social media. @actiance @belbey
Joanna Belbey (Actiance), Greg Gunn (HootSuite) and James Graham (CMP.LY)
How Financial Firms Can Move from Spam to Social
The attraction of social media is that it is the most informal and instantaneous of modern communications. Ironically, the standard operating procedure for most financial services firms is to pre-approve every post before it goes out, despite the fact that FINRA makes allowances for much greater flexibility based upon post review in many cases. We will host a discussion of where and how post review can be employed as an effective compliance tool to enable FinServ companies to use social media as it was intended. @actiance @belbey @gunnr @hootsuite @JamesGraham @CMPLY
Sarah Carter (Actiance)
Social: Leveraging the swords of a thousand men..
Those organizations that enable social media will be in the top 20% of their industry when it comes to revenue growth. Enabling individuals to use their own authentic voice yet, ensure that corporate branding and governance guidelines are met is imperative to the success of the enablement of social within any organization.The growth of the personal brand, the engagement of the individual in matters that concern the organization will see the true growth and benefit of social media. @actiance @sarahactiance
Victor Gaxiola (Actiance)
The Legal Issues of Social Media
This workshop is designed to help you understand some of the key legal issues arising from social media and what it means to you and your organization. Includes an overview of the key legal issues arising from social media such as privacy, content ownership, intellectual property infringement and unauthorized activities; legal statutes for operators and users of social networking sites; industry-specific legislation and regulatory bodies; recent court cases and best practices. @actiance @victorgaxiola
And our Financial Services Rockstar:
Joyce Sullivan (SocMediaFin)
Career Reinvention: Social Media and New Work
Thousands of jobs have been eliminated or outsourced to other cities and countries. Second wave / industrial revolution era industries have been shrinking and disappearing. Years of preparation, higher education degrees and work experience doesn’t count much anymore for ensuring career success. What’s a ‘second waver’ to do? My story is about career reinvention and my decision to leave my traditional corporate job to start my own company. ‘Second wavers’ who are reinventing their careers and themselves are shaping the future now. My session will take participants through the steps I created and followed to leave my corporate VP job, start my own firm, and how they too can reinvent themselves and own their career destiny. @joycemsullivan @socmediafin