Applying the Social Dimension to the Lockheed Martin Mission

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Lockheed Martin’s Unity program has delivered the social media building blocks that have begun to transform the way our employees collaborate and share knowledge in our global work environment. Fueled by the economic challenges that lie ahead, our business has placed an emphasis on social media adoption by finding innovative ways to integrate a social dimension into our existing process and tools while reducing total cost of ownership. In this session, we will share the details behind our new methodology and explain our roadmap to assist the IT community in rapidly developing mission-specific applications that leverage our social media investment.

Steve Wylie


Steve Wylie is a regular blogger and General Manager of the Enterprise 2.0 Conference which is produced by Techweb. Steve formerly co-chaired Techweb’s annual Interop conferences in Las Vegas and New York. Prior to running conferences, Steve managed Interop’s renowned InteropNet, including a multi-vendor test lab geared to evaluate, improve and showcase early implementations of open-standard IT infrastructure technologies. Steve is based in San Francisco, California.

Shawn Dahlen

Lockheed Martin

Shawn Dahlen graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelors and masters degree in computer engineering. During his time at school, he was a research assistant for the Living Schoolbook focused on collaboration within the education space. Additionally, he was a seasonal employee at the MITRE Corporation working within the emerging web technologies organization.

He joined Lockheed Martin within the Transformation Program of the IS&S CIO organization in 2003. During the next few years, he led technical efforts to deliver a program management dashboard and the re-architecture of the IS&S Portal following a services model to integrate with back-office systems. In early 2005, he promoted blog and wiki technology as advantageous to business collaboration and received funding for a pilot effort branded LMExpressions. With initial interest, he helped shape a capital project providing a comprehensive strategy for delivering social software to the business with a focus on knowledge sharing across organizational boundaries. This project, Unity, became IS&GS’ effort to provide Web 2.0 in the context of mission success. He was responsible for defining the initial architecture and product strategy and was the program manager responsible for phase 2 product execution and delivery.

Christopher Keohane

Lockheed Martin

Christopher Keohane is the product owner for the Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services Unity program. Unity is a social media based knowledge sharing and collaboration platform currently being deployed throughout the Lockheed Martin enterprise. Christopher has over 12 years of experience in IT and has held lead roles in information architecture, business process analysis and graphic design. Christopher holds an EcBA degree from Ursinus College and has an MBA with a specialization in computer information systems from Saint Joseph\’s University.

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Steve Wylie
04/03/2009 7:57am PDT


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Janetti Chon
03/26/2009 3:46am PDT

hey steve, i’m really looking forward to your session.

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