Over the summer, Google+, a new social network, was launched to much
fanfare. While some have touted it as a Facebook-killer, others
wonder whether we need (and have time for) yet another social site.
Today, Google+ can provide SEO benefits, in-depth conversations and
high-quality content sharing. In the near future, it may be useful for
CRM, analytics, blogging, key intranet functions and more. But it may
fade out as earlier Google social software has done. In this session,
we’ll look at the features that distinguish Google+, particularly for
businesses. We’ll also discuss reasons to be cautious in adopting it.
Adria Richards is an organic technology consultant who helps companies maximize productivity and revenue by teaching them how to streamline their
workflow using technology.
An industry veteran, Adria’s passion for cutting-edge technologies has led
her to partner with some of the largest companies in the business. Since
launching her consulting firm in 2006, Adria has been recognized as a
trusted voice in her field and has been called on by several media outlets
such as The Rachel Maddow Show, NPR, Computerworld, The Associate Press,
Inc.com, Black Enterprise and The Pioneer Press.
Adria’s mission — to make technology accessible — has kept her in demand as
a speaker at blogging and technology conferences across the country. She has
spoken at SXSW, Blogworld, BlogHer, Blogalicous, and Wordcamps.
In 2007 Adria began creating technology curriculum and delivering training
to students taking an 8 week certificaiton course for the Comptia A+ exam,
and in, 2009 she launched Freshworkshops to offer training to busy
professionals on web technologies and cloud apps.
Adria prides herself on helping others embrace their inner geek, and has
helped thousands through technology trainings as well as her popular YouTube
Through her consulting firm, public speaking appearances, social media
networks, and tech blog, But You’re A Girl, Adria continues to inspire
others to not only embrace technology, but also use it to improve their