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Sarah Kate Fishback, director of operations at the Institute for Sustainable Development, delivered the TechExpo 2011 keynote address. Read more about Sarah Kate Fishback.
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Nearly 500 people are scheduled to attend TechExpo 2011 on Thursday, Jan. 6. The Washington Duke Conference Center registration table opens at 8 a.m., so pick up your name badge, grab some continental breakfast, and choose from among the 30 presentations and discussions going on throughout the day, including our keynote, introduced by Tracy Futhey and Rafael Rodriguez. If you’re not registered, you can still attend.
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Registration for TechExpo 2011 has closed.
If you see something on the schedule that interests you, please feel free to participate, but understand that we will not be able to arrange for your lunch at this late date. (You can get something to eat at one of the restaurants on the property or, if you bring your own, you’ll be able to attend the keynote address and eat with colleagues.) Please check in at the registration table when you arrive, so that we have a record of your attendance, and so we can send you a link to the program evaluation.
Sarah Kate Fishback, director of operations at the Institute for Sustainable Development, will deliver the keynote address at TechExpo 2011.
The Institute for Sustainable Development is a nonprofit formed by Duke University, UNC and local chambers of commerce to help small and medium-sized employers build sustainable practices into their operations. At the institute, Fishback works to develop and administer programs that leverage web-based technologies and local assets to encourage sustainability in the local business community.
Fishback joined the institute in 2009 after graduating from the Fuqua School of Business, where she concentrated in social entrepreneurship. While at Fuqua, Fishback was a founding team member of PlotWatt, a high-tech residential home energy efficiency startup presently in beta testing.
Previously, Fishback served as online operations strategist at Google, working on the AdWords, Google Video, and YouTube teams. In that role, Fishback gathered user feedback, built customer service systems, provided technical support and collaborated with engineers with the objective of creating a seamless, magical user experience.
Fishback remains actively involved in entrepreneurship through the women’s entrepreneurship initiative at Duke, and she also serves on the advisory board of If Not You, Who?, a web-based early childhood education startup. She holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College.
Think about how it would benefit your IT colleagues across Duke, and Duke as a whole, to know about the technologies you use today, and those you hope to use tomorrow, to perform your magic—connecting people in new ways, helping them to collaborate and giving them easy access to vast stores of information. Please complete the Call for Proposals form by Monday, Nov. 22, and become part of the program!
Again this year, Duke’s IT professionals will come together to learn about the technologies we use to enhance instruction, improve our efficiency and make our work easier. Last year, more than 500 people attended. Don’t be left out! Register by Dec. 16 >
Thus spake science fiction writer and futurist Arthur C. Clarke.
So, if what we do is akin to magic, and if TechExpo is about sharing and learning, it seems appropriate to adopt the theme of “Breaking the Magician’s Code: IT Secrets Revealed” for our fourth annual conference.
TechExpo 2011 will bring Duke’s IT professionals together to learn about the technologies we are using today, and the ones we hope to use tomorrow, to perform our magic—connecting people in new ways, helping them to collaborate and giving them easy access to vast stores of information. We’re building the program now, so think about the magic you do every day and how it would benefit your IT colleagues across Duke, and Duke as a whole, if your secrets were revealed.
Duke’s fourth TechExpo will take place at the Washington Duke Inn on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. TechExpo 2011 promises to bring Duke’s IT professionals together to learn about the technologies we use to enhance instruction, improve our efficiency and make our work easier. Last year, more than 500 people attended. Mark your calendars now to make sure you’ll be able to participate.