Press Release

Socialcast to Present NASA/JPL Knowledge Management Pilot Program at KMWorld & Intranets 2008

By SpaceRef Editor
September 23, 2008
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Socialcast, a leading provider of on-demand corporate social networks and micro-blogging tools, will present at KMWorld & Intranets 2008 on innovative solutions and knowledge management practices for the enterprise. Led by Tim Young, CEO of Socialcast, the session will offer an overview of knowledge management initiatives in the Web 2.0 sphere. Young will also highlight lessons learned from the implementation of Socialcast’s Web-based social media platform for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a pilot program recently launched as a social networking solution, officially funded and piloted by NASA’s chief information officer.

Title: ‘NASAsphere: a case study in knowledge management inside NASA/JPL’

When: Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 3:00-3:45pm PT

Location: KMWorld, McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA

Presenters: Tim Young, CEO, Socialcast; Celeste Merryman, knowledge management leader at computer sciences corporation, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory During the conference, Young will discuss knowledge management needs and how implementing Socialcast addresses demands for a solution that enables better communication across a dispersed and aging workforce. Young will also share specific corporate environments that can best benefit from deploying internal social networks and collaboration tools. He’ll also share tips for best practices in enterprise social media.

“An organization’s desire to harness collective intelligence, utilize the premiere talent of its employees and facilitate communication among staff based around the world make it a perfect entity to adopt Socialcast,” said Young. “We look forward to delivering a case study on how social media can enable these key benefits and strengthen an enterprise overall.”

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About Socialcast

As a proven, successful leader in the corporate knowledge management arena, Socialcast helps shape and organize enterprise communication by deploying private online communities for businesses of all sizes. Socialcast’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) software combines micro-blogging with knowledge management and social networking functionality to solve the problems of knowledge silos, generation gaps in the workplace and collaboration across geographic boundaries. Privately-held, Socialcast is based in Irvine, CA and can be found online at

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