September 19 monthly mtg: Today and Tomorrow: Anything Goes! "Open Mic" Night with a Fortune 100 Tech Comm Executive, Lori Fisher
Monday, 03 September 2012

At this session, speaker Lori Fisher will describe 3 realities of the Tech Comm work world today and 3 trends for the future, as the basis for an "open mic" discussion with the chapter. This is your chance to spend some time with a local executive of a large, world-wide Technical Communications organization, covering topics at your request ranging from current and future job roles in Tech Comm to the impacts of the global economy to the role of social media in our business. Got a scenario at work you want to talk through? Bring it up! Wondering how to make your next career move? Let's talk about how to achieve your goals!

About the speaker:

Lori Fisher is Director of Information Management User Technology at IBM's Silicon Valley Laboratory, leading a multi-disciplinary organization with worldwide responsibility for user experience, information development, globalization, and accessibility for the information management product portfolio in IBM's Software Group. She is a leader in the corporate-wide Information Development Advisory Council and co-chair of the IBM-wide User Experience Executive Council. She developed and taught two of the core courses in a certificate program in Advanced Technical Communication at University of California Extension for almost two decades. She has served on the STC Nominating Committee, chaired the STC Quality SIG, held multiple elected positions on the local Silicon Valley STC chapter Administrative Council, and judged in various STC competitions. She served a 2-year term as Secretary of STC on the international STC Board of Directors. She is a Fellow of STC in the Silicon Valley Chapter.

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