The 2009 Digital Hub Non-Conference

August 26, 2009

September 24-25, 2009
After phenomenal success in 2008, Cincinnati’s Digital Hub Non-Conference is back with a vengeance! The Second Annual event promises “bigger & better” in promoting our region as the Digital Hub it is – the Hub of “All Things Digital” in advertising, design, marketing, communications and public relations. In 2009, instead of a single group calling the shots, the event is being driven by numerous local professional groups, all with interest in the same Big Idea.

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Who owns it? How do you protect it?

May 15, 2009

Here is a link to a great presentation from Thursday, May 14 by the attorneys of Graydon Head – Stacy Cole, Kara Czanik, Katherine Lasher and Eric Okerson on Emerging issues in the digital world.

Covers Who owns what in the workplace, data breaches, cybersquatting, Copyrights and more.

Link to presentation >


Social Networks Can Be a Social Disease for Your Business

April 21, 2009

Believe it or not, people can be stupid and lazy. Even your employees. You don’t want to be a jerk about it, but the potential for compromise of your company’s data and interests is great enough that you have a good case for blocking and/or monitoring use of social networking sites

Goofing off is as old as work itself, but the more interesting problem with social networking is the potential for confidential data loss. Rapid-fire and almost competitive communications with outsiders drives many users of social networking services to spill more data than they should. Nobody’s going to accidentally divulge 50 credit card numbers, the classic example of the sort of data looked for by DLP (Data Loss Prevention) products. But they do say stupid things.

Everyone feels they can tell the world what’s going on these days. Not everyone is a lawyer or has even the common sense to know when they’re violating a confidence. Take the example of the jurors who used Twitter and Facebook, in at least one case on their cell phone, to post messages about cases on which they were sitting. “I just gave away TWELVE MILLION DOLLARS of somebody else’s money” tweeted one such dope. Another posted status messages about the corruption trial of former Pennsylvania state Senator Vincent Fumo on Twitter and their Facebook page: “Stay tuned for a big announcement on Monday everyone!”

In another case, a New York City police officer wrote about his mood on his MySpace page. This called his judgement into question in a trial the next day in which he testified, and the defendant won. Did the defendant win because Officer Ettienne called his own mood the day before “Devious”? It didn’t help.

As an employer you need to be concerned that some of what they’re discussing is confidential company material, perhaps private data of third parties, and we may be at the stage where you need to do something to stop it. If you don’t, you may find yourself being accused in the legal system some day of failing to take reasonable measures to protect data. How would you react if one of your people tweeted “Really close to closing the big deal!”? That alone could compromise negotiations.

How do you allow for legitimate use of social networking services while blocking improper use of them?

If you’re going to allow them, then monitor their use so that you know how much they are being used. Just because you know that employees are using these systems is not a direct reason to cut them off; it’s just when they’re using them too much.

You also need to have clear and stern policies about employees revealing company information outside of proper channels.

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Join The Women’s Circuit and Graydon Head to discuss this topic >


Get plugged into Social Networking

April 20, 2009

Please join us at The METS Center for a complimentary breakfast and lively overview and discussion on social networking.

Keynote provided by Kendra Ramirez, Dave Hatter MC/ moderator and Debba Haupert, Suzanne LaChapelle, Michelle Lentz and Rod Martin on panel. Your interaction is encouraged: laptops provided for hands-on experience, live polling and Q&A … and, of course, BlackBerries and iPhones welcome!

Please visit http://events.linkedin.com/Get-Plugged-Into-Social-Networking/pub/57154 to RSVP, or contact Carrie: carrie.moore@themetscenter.com


5.14.09 [The Women’s Circuit] Who owns it anyway

April 7, 2009

Protecting Intellectual Property and Electronic Assets

If you work for a company and you build up your Twitter Followers or Facebook friends from the hours of 8am-5pm (or whatever your daily work hours are)…who owns those connections made during those hours?
Are you a small-business owner developing a product that you wish to protect from your competitors? Need to determine if your idea for a company or product name is already taken?

Are you sure you own your creative assets – logo, website, etc. – have the rights been assigned?

If employees are providing content for your blog, or have their own business blog that they update on company time . . . who owns the content?

Your business and your creative assets could be at risk.

Join The Women’s Circuit for our monthly meeting, hosted by the law firm Graydon Head as we discuss protecting intellectual property and electronic assets.
Panel to include attorneys: Eric Okerson, Stacy Cole and Jack Greiner.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

@ Graydon Head – 511 Walnut Street, Cincinnati Ohio 45202
6:00 – 7:30pm

Feel free to bring a friend. Refreshments provided. There is no charge, but we do ask that you RSVP (RSVP@TheWomensCircuit.com)


The Women’s Circuit monthly meeting – social networking

April 1, 2009

Leveraging Social Networking with Jackie Reau and Kendra Ramirez
Thursday, April 2nd
11:30 -1pm
HQ in Blue Ash
4555 Lake Forest Drive
Suite 590
Cincinnati, OH 45242

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3.5.09 Power Networking event

February 27, 2009

Spring is around the corner and it’s time to turn a new leaf. Time to renew past relationships and begin to cultivate new ones. Find new life in those networking events that you may have sworn off during the cold winter months. Do you have a game plan , are you making productive connections, do you know the treasure you are hunting for ?

Join us as Beth Bullock, Community Director of Legacy Connections, shares some ideas for making connections that last and lead us to the treasure we all are in search of… new business and lasting relationships that grow and prosper.

Thursday, March 5th
6-8pm
Hosted @ Neal’s Remodeling Showroom
7770 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
refreshment provided

Feel free to bring a friend and don’t forget your business cards.
Please RSVP to RSVP@TheWomensCircuit.com