Industry Influencer Michael Krigsman to Explore Concept of Social Campus as Part of Upcoming Enterasys Higher Education Twitter Chat

Krigsman to lead online discussion of CIO implementation of technology to enable social engagement

Jun 26, 2012, 08:00 ET from Enterasys Networks

ANDOVER, Mass., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, today announced its "Social Campus" higher education interactive Twitter chat as part of its series entitled "Enterasys Explores." The third of this series "#etshighed" will be conducted on June 28th and will feature Michael Krigsman, CEO of Asuret, Inc., a consulting company dedicated to reducing technology implementation failures. Joining Krigsman will be Vala Afshar, Chief Customer Officer, Enterasys. Michael and Vala will lead a discussion on how CIOs are successfully implementing technology to enable social engagement, and how to navigate the complex relationship between IT and Social Campus initiatives.

A twitter chat is a pre-arranged chat that happens on Twitter through the use of predefined hashtags to link those tweets together in a virtual conversation. In the second of its Enterasys Explores series of Twitter chats, Michael and Vala will focus on CIOs and social interactions, particularly how CIOs at higher education institutions can enable a Social Campus.

WHAT: "The Social Campus" with participants:

  • Michael Krigsman, CEO of Asuret, Inc., @mkrigsman: Michael is CEO of Asuret, Inc., a consulting company dedicated to reducing technology implementation failures. Asuret's suite of software tools improves the success rate of enterprise software deployments by quantifying and measuring governance issues that cause most project failures. Michael led the research effort underlying Asuret's model of collective intelligence and its practical application to reducing IT failures in consulting environments. He is a recognized authority on the causes and prevention of IT failures and is frequently quoted in the press on IT project and related CIO issues. He is considered an enterprise software industry influencer and provides advice to technology buyers, vendors, and services firms.  He is also the author of the often-cited blog IT Project Failures on
  • Vala Afshar, Chief Customer Officer, Enterasys Networks, @ValaAfshar: Vala is responsible for Enterasys Networks' worldwide services operations and technical support functions including contact center operations, field engineering, support engineering and infrastructure technologies. Enterasys' strong technical service and support capabilities are recognized globally by customers, partners and industry analysts as a true company differentiator.

Who & How: IT managers, network managers, CIOs, users and anyone with questions that relate to the topic are invited to contribute, follow along, or submit questions to be answered simply by assigning the hashtag #etshighed into the tweet. Participants can find details about Enterasys' Twitter chat series here

WHEN:  2 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 28th.

About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communicationsand business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit or


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