Business Development and Planning

As a leader in the New York City GIS and Information Technology communities, I have created business development and outreach programs with the goal toward connecting other technology leaders and practitioners across industry and government. My non-profit management experience includes negotiating partnership agreements, sponsorships and MOUs. I have produced events at the United Nations, New York Public Library, Bloomberg, PwC, Columbia University, NYU, etc. and lead several professional association committees and Meetup groups.

Business Development Programs

Connecting GIS: As a board member of GISMO, a NYC-based geographic information systems association, I am developing programs to connect geospatial communities to one another, to Federal Government agencies and to the public. Notable achievements include events introducing geospatial startup and other IT CEOs to U.S. Department of Defense officials including Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and his senior staff, as well as innovation officers at Naval Post Graduate School, National Defense University and US Army CENTCOMM and NORTHCOMM operations.

I participated in planning several public events introducing geospatial leaders and academics with partners including the New York Public Library, the Queens Museum, Brooklyn SBDC and the Fund for the City of New York. I am also developing COGITO, an association of GIS leaders from GISMO, New York State GIS Association, URISA, NYC Geo Meetup, ESRI, BetaNYC and directors of academic geography programs at Hunter and Lehman Colleges.

Connecting Women: I am a founding member of Columbia College Women and developed a mentoring program through the Columbia College Alumni Association connecting undergraduates to alumnae in fields of interest. I served as a delegate to the United Nations program on Women and Technology as a guest of World Pulse, a women’s citizen journalism platform. I continue to speak on and advise programs in developing mentoring and gender diversity initiatives and STEM training for women and girls. I am currently an advisor to Women in Open Source, a participant in the Open Camps program at the United Nations.

Connecting the Underserved: The technology and information divide continues to put certain groups at a disadvantage. Providing tools and training to underserved markets has been a professional and charitable goal of mine for many years. I am an advisor to Technology Transfer Days, which connects small businesses and U.S. Veteran entrepreneurs to training, innovation experts and incubators, ranging from local to Federal resources and opportunities. I participate in Wikipedia editathons focusing on under represented groups including indigenous populations, women, African, Latino and Caribbean Americans and the LGBTQ community. I represented Wikimedia at the Information Architecture Institute’s program, Architecting the Information of Georgia House Bill 757 held in May 2016 at the Center for Human and Civil Rights in Atlanta, GA. I have also volunteered as a technical director for the NY Hemophilia Chapter’s annual Walk-a-Thon. Key user groups we are considering for Decision Fish financial tools will include immigrants, single women and other underserved markets.

Connecting the Creative Community: I am a member of several professional associations and meetups that connect and train designers and creative professionals. I am an documentarian and co-chair of the NYC American Theatre Archive Project, providing preservation tools and guidance to small theater groups in New York. I served many years as the operations manager for the Information Architecture Institute, developing programs for designers working in digital space.

Business Development and Outreach Events

Advisory Committee and Panel Moderator, Collaborative Learning Panel, Technology Transfer Days. (April 24-27, 2016). Brooklyn Navy Yard and Hotel Red Lion, Brooklyn, NY and Microsoft, New York, NY.

Wikimedia Foundation Representative, IA Wikipedia Editathon. (March 26, 2017). Information Architecture Summit 2017, Vancouver Hyatt, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Wikimedia Foundation Representative, Diversity and Inclusion in Wikipedia. (March 25, 2017). Information Architecture Summit, 2017, Vancouver Hyatt, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Curation Committee, “Map Mosaic: From Queens to the World.” (October 29-30, 2016). GISMO. Queens Museum, Queens, NY.

Planning Committee, 2016 Geospatial Summit. (October 20-21, 2016). New York State GIS Association. New York University, New York, NY.

Host Committee, Women in Design Tech Leadership. (September 7, 2016). Cooper. New York, NY.

Advisor, Women in Open Source. (July 16, 2016). Open Camps. United Nations, New York, NY.

Producer, Unite for Humanity Hackathon. (July 9-17, 2016). Open Camps. United Nations, New York, NY.

Event Planner, Geodata Startup/NGA Luncheon. (July 6, 2016). GISMO/U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Fund for the City of New York, New York, NY, USA.

Wikimedia Foundation Representative, Game Night. (May 7, 2016). Information Architecture Summit 2016, Omni Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA.

Wikimedia Foundation Representative, Architecting the Information of Georgia House Bill 757. (May 7, 2016). Information Architecture Institute. Center for Human and Civil Rights, Atlanta, GA.

Advisor, Technology Transfer Days. (September 29-October 2, 2016). Brooklyn Small Business Development Council, Brooklyn, NY.

Lecturer, Program Manager, Chapter Leader Workshop. (September 22-26, 2015). AppSecUSA, OWASP. Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA.

Event Planner, Geodata Startup/NGA Breakfast. (November 19, 2014). GISMO/U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Booz Allen Hamilton, New York, NY, USA.

Event Planner, Geodata Startup Showcase. (November 18, 2014). New York Public Library, New York, NY.

Co-Producer, World IA Day Conference. (February 15, 2014). Information Architecture Institute, New York Open Center, New York University, New York, NY.

Planning Committee, Harnessing the Spatial Data Revolution. (October 25, 2013). GISMO. New York Public Library, New York, NY.

Co-Producer, World IA Day Conference. (February 9, 2013). Information Architecture Institute. Bloomberg, New York, NY.

Information Architecture Institute Sponsor Representative, Information Architecture Summit 2013. (April 5-7, 2013). ASIS&T. Hyatt Regency, Baltimore, MD.

Information Architecture Institute Sponsor Representative, Information Architecture Summit 2012. (March 22-25, 2012). ASIS&T. Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA.

Planning Committee, World IA Day Conference. (February 11, 2012). University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Information Architecture Institute Sponsor Representative, WebVisions New York. (January 18-20, 2012). Hudson Hotel, New York, NY.

Planning Committee, NYC GeoSymposium 2001-2011-2021. (November 16, 2011). Government Technology Forum. Marriott Hotel, Brooklyn, NY.

Information Architecture Institute Sponsor Representative, Information Architecture Summit, 2011. (March 30th-April 3, 2011). ASIS&T. Hyatt Regency, Denver, CO.

Planning Committee, IDEA Conference. (September 30-October 2, 2010.) Information Architecture Institute. Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, PA.

Information Architecture Institute Sponsor Representative, Information Architecture Summit. (April 9-11, 2010). ASIS&T. Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, AZ.

Hosting Committee, Richard Saul Wurman’s 75th Birthday Celebration. (April 10, 2016). Information Architecture Institute. Phoenix, AZ.

Planning Committee, CCW Intelligent Style Alumnae Fashion Show. (September 13, 2009). Columbia College Women. New York, NY.

Information Architecture Institute Sponsor Representative, Information Architecture Summit 2009.(March 18-22, 2009). ASIS&T. Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN.

Planning Committee, IDEA Conference. (October 7-8, 2008).Information Architecture Institute. Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL.

Information Architecture Institute Sponsor Representative. Information Architecture Summit 2008.(April 10-14, 2008). ASIS&T. Hyatt Regency, Miami, FL.

Planning Committee, IDEA Conference. (October 4-5, 2007). Information Architecture Institute. The New School, New York, NY.

Information Architecture Institute Sponsor Representative, Information Architecture Summit. (March 22-26, 2007). ASIS&T. Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV.

Co-Chair, Columbia College Women Mentoring Program. (Fall 2002-2009). Columbia College Women. Columbia University, New York, NY.

Facilitator, MYCITI.ORG Youth Program Launch. (2004). Municipal Art Society. Bushwick Academy of Urban Planning, Brooklyn, NY.

Speaker Coordinator/Assistant to Chair, Streaming Media East. (2002). Javits Center, New York, NY.

International Webmaster Association Sponsor Representative, Internet World. (2002). Javits Center, New York, NY.

Webgrrls International Sponsor Representative, TechX. (2002). New York, NY.

Webgrrls International Sponsor Representative, Internet World. (2000). Javits Center.