Business, Security and Legal Aspects of Social Media to be Discussed by Experts at AITP Long Island Chapter Meeting

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Workshop leaders and panelists will assess the risks and benefits of the new wave of social media tools, from the perspective of the information technology (IT) professional

The Long Island Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) today announced the speakers and agenda its meeting titled “Social Media Networking and Marketing” to be held on Tuesday, March 23, from 11 am to 2 pm, in Melville, NY.

The meeting will feature a pre-luncheon workshop titled "Pros and Cons of the Social Media Tools for Small and Large Businesses," lead by Andrew Hazen, Founder & CEO, Prime Visibility, and David Pinkowitz, Founder, DCP Marketing Services. The pre-session begins at 11:00 am.

The luncheon panel runs from noon until 2 pm, and includes these speakers:

  • Bill Taub, VP, Global IT Security, CA, presenting "Security Implications of Social Media Networks"
  • Vincent Raguseo, VP, Ecommerce Marketing and Merchandising, 1-800-Flowers, presenting "E-Commerce utilizing Social Media Networks"
  • Prof. Jonathan I. Ezor, Asst. Prof. of Law and Technology, Touro Law College, presenting "Legal Implications of Social Media Networks"
  • Brian E. Boyd, Sr., CEO, TrakVu, LLC, presenting "SMB Development utilizing Social Media Networks"

“Along with every new wave of technology comes a new set of risks and benefits to be assessed and managed by information technology (IT) professionals,” said Jeff Callahan, co-chair, AITP Program Committee. “The goal of this AITP Long Island Chapter meeting is to go beyond the end-user basics of the social media tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Twitter, and delve into the deeper legal, security and technical issues faced by the staff of IT departments.”

“In our ongoing effort to meet the educational needs of our members, we are pleased to bring together this group of social media and technology experts,” said Barbara Viola, president, AITP Long Island Chapter, and Eastern District Director of the national AITP organization. “IT professionals are the first line of defense, and simultaneously, the best resource for maximizing the value of social media in an organization.”

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, from 11 AM to 2 PM, at the Hilton Long Island/Huntington, 598 Broad Hollow Road (Route 110), Melville, NY. For AITP members that are currently unemployed, a special pre-registration price of $25 is available – to qualify, call 631-630-4640. For online pre-registration, visit:

About the AITP Long Island Chapter
Founded in 1954, the mission of the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is to provide members with professional development, education, and exposure to technology trends and leadership in the Long Island business community. The chapter provides opportunities for networking with experienced peers in industry, academia, and government, and offers a scholarship program for students. The Long Island Chapter of the AITP was named the 2007 national “Association Outstanding Chapter,” and is the association of choice for Long Island’s information technology leaders. Follow us on Twitter: Learn more at


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