Dell Executives Announced as Friday Keynote at Social SouthBy admin on July 31st, 2009
Social South™ is proud to announce two exciting speakers for Friday’s keynote address: Richard Binhammer, Strategic Corporate Communications, Social Media and Corporate Reputation Management at Dell and Lionel Menchaca, a 15-year Dell veteran and chief blogger at
Richard has over 20 years experience positioning diverse business sectors, senior corporate executives, government officials and community leaders with key constituent groups, including extensive media relations and campaign/issues management experience.
His background includes working to position CEOs, presidents, government officials including, Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney and cabinet ministers running for election, the Canadian Consul General in New York and Geraldine Ferraro. His proactive Media Relations Skills developed over 10 years researching, planning and implementing regional, national, and international media strategies for major non-profit organizations, corporations and governments. (Photo Credit www.briansolis.com)
Lionel Menchaca is a 15-year Dell veteran and chief blogger at Direct2Dell, Dell’s main corporate blog. Since launching the blog in July 2006, Lionel helped expand it into Chinese, Spanish Norwegian and Japanese and continues to work to further extend Dell’s global presence. Before launching Dell’s blog, Lionel was one of the main architects behind Dell’s blog monitoring process begun in April 2006.
He works with a team within the company to coordinate activities and content across all of Dell’s social media initiatives including the Dell Community Forum and IdeaStorm. These initiatives have one thing in common: to open direct lines of communication between Dell employees and their customers to improve the products and services Dell offers.
Lionel also serves as a technologist to help Dell define new software to monitor and engage in conversations in the blogosphere, and to facilitate collaboration among the Dell teams that respond to customer feedback. He’s also been one of the principal leads in Dell’s efforts to build communities using Web 2.0 tools like Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Delicious and more to augment Dell sites like the recently-launched DigitalNomads.com.
An avid fan of computer hardware, gadgets and Web 2.0 technology, his early career included a stint at quality assurance and tech support for game developer Origin Systems and hardware and advanced operating systems technical support at Dell.
Lionel earned a degree in archaeological studies from University of Texas. He lives in Round Rock, Texas, with his wife, Aileen, and two children, Louis and Mia.Filed Under Uncategorized - Follow: RSS 2.0 - Reply - Trackback