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Web 2.0 Roundtable: Recap and Closing Thoughts

Yesterday ExecutiveBiz hosted the Web 2.0 Breakfast Roundtable at the Tower Club in Vienna, VA. Limited to 18 attendees, the event provided an opportunity for candid discussion about how to apply new technologies like social networking, user-generated content, and collaboration to business, the public sector, and our personal digital lives. …

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Inc. 5000 List

Many of the fastest growing private companies in the Discrict of Columbia provide online advertising, marketing and IT support according to the recently published INC 5000 List. The yearly catalog of fast growing private companies operating within the digital communications space includes Washington D.C-based Mindshare Interactive Campaigns, TIG global, and …

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Can you say Farfegherndon?

Daily Dulles Toll Road commuters would likely not welcome the addition of more cars to the Dulles Corridor route, but how about more car companies? As reported in the Washington Post today, Volkswagen of America was set to announce the company was moving its corporate headquarters to Herndon in an …

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Facebook, the new Linked-In?

Facebook, the new Linked-In? I am not the only one that’s noticed my Facebook invitations are increasing and my Linked-In invitations are falling. Having well over 500 connections on Linked-In, I feel connected but stabilized in my number of connections. Facebook, on the other hand is building up steam. Facebook, …

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Datatel shows new kids how it’s done

Fellow ExecutiveBiz blogger Karen Mortensen did a wonderful job analyzing the August 30th Washington Post story that chronicled the wave of regional education technology companies changing the way teachers, students and parents work and interact. As I looked beyond the Blackboard’s and Defywire’s in perusing the full list of 20+ …

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Are DC Entrepreneurs Disruptive?

Last week Business 2.0 unveiled its picks for the country’s next disruptors – 10 start-ups poised to change the game when it comes to their respective markets and industries. Unsurprisingly zero DC-area companies made the list. I say unsurprisingly not because there aren’t highly-promising start-ups in the region poised to …

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Microsoft COO Kevin Turner to Speak

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner to Speak Kevin Turner     Continuing a long string of appearances from top leaders, ExecutiveBiz and the Potomac Officers Club announced today that Kevin Turner, Microsoft COO, agreed to speak at a rare East Coast appearance on September 21st at 9 am. Kevin will speak about …

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Web 2.0 in the Public Sector

Special to the Executive Biz Blog: Aneesh Chopra, Sec. of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia Last month, Governor Kaine took the cabinet to the Eastern Shore where we met local shopkeepers selling their wares to a growing number of tourists. During our welcome reception, a local merchant shared with …

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Corporate Executive Board Acquires IT Toolbox

The Washington D.C.-based Corporate Executive Board recently acquired the online technology community, IT Toolbox, for $59 million. What could possible make a digital hangout so valuable to an organization serving the world’s top executives? Let’s head over to IT Toolbox to find out. While training to be an IT consultant …

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President Vicente Fox to speak

It is a rare honor, to have a former head of state like President Vicente Fox as an upcoming speaker at the Potomac Officers Club on October 11th. Fox served as President of Mexico from 2000 to 2006 in a historically significant election. Fox’s unlikely defeat of the dominant IRP (Institutional Revolutionary …

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Ted Leonsis to Keynote Web 2.0 Conference

Ted Leonsis, Washington Capitals owner and Vice Chairman of America Online, Inc has agreed to be the keynote speaker at New New Internet’s Web 2.0 for Business Conference this November. Ted doesn’t just give lip service to social media tools like blogging. He lives and breathes Web 2.0. His blog, …

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