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Convinced social business should be a bigger part of your company’s plans but frustrated that you can’t get the horse out of the barn? No idea how to keep your organization in compliance with local & federal statutes governing advertising, consumer advice, & customer comms? In a highly regulated industry & exhausted trying to convince management there are business & technical solutions that can enable social business for your enterprise? Feeling like you’ve been rode hard and put out wet everytime you deal with your lawyers, compliance officers, risk managers, technologists, or information security teams?
In this session you'll hear from those who've ridden in the saddle of some of the most highly regulated companies out there and successfully BROKEN the wild horses of the SEC, FTC, FINRA, FDA, and other internal & external regulatory orgs. We’ll share best practices on organizational design, governance structures, business processes, HR policies, technology providers, and other dimensions of social media controls you’ll need to keep the law men at bay. Learn how to convert social business’s most common inhibitors into your biggest advocates.
And discover how doctors, lawyers, financial advisors, pharmaceutical & consumer product companies, & others are harnessing social media despite regulatory concerns. Come for the carrots, stay for the comedy, & at the end of it all-ride on!
While many businesses and corporations have started to adopt social media as part of their marketing, communications, and other business practices, regulated industries - such as pharmaceuticals, financial services, and the automotive industry - often face challenges and restrictions that other industries do not need to consider, such as federal regulations and industry guidelines.
This panel brings together an esteemed group of social media pioneers within regulated industries, who have not only transformed their organization's approach to social media, but also successfully planned and executed numerous social media programs, while adhering to their respective industry regulations and limitations. The session will cover:
After being witness to a multitude of massive corporate accounting scandals, the world has been forced to re-evaluate almost every area of how business is conducted. A new day is dawning in the world of information, and the people are demanding more visibility into the everyday operations of companies and governments. In order to pacify the public outcry for increased knowledge, regulatory controls such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Base III have been enacted. In addition, regulatory agencies like the SEC are rapidly embracing new approaches to providing the public with information and data through the use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). The SEC and other governing bodies have recognized that the democratization of corporate and government data, through the use of XBRL, will guarantee a higher level of transparency and usability. Now like never before, transparency is allowing for a shift of power from corporations to the people. Because information is easily available for anyone to download for free, analysis and comparisons between the big guys can be done on a large assortment of public data.
This information revolution will no longer allow companies to operate in secrecy and will provide people with the data they need to avoid future bailouts and economic turmoil.
Social media has seen rapid growth, but healthcare, a highly regulated and sometimes conservative industry, started as a somewhat reluctant player. Challenged with the need to comply with HIPAA guidelines as well as FDA marketing policies--even before the agency had addressed social media--healthcare organizations and their audiences were left to figure it out as they went along.
Led by some smart innovators, social health emerged in 2010 as a force to be reckoned with. Still, there have been missteps as well as successes, and many questions remain. Chief among them is the ethics of social media in healthcare, and how transparency may or may not be the ultimate cure-all. Two social health advocates--a leading social health consultant and an executive from one of the nation's premier hospitals--will lead an interactive discussion to explore the multifaceted challenge of social-powered ethics in healthcare.
Some of the topics they'll tackle include the birth of the fPatient, the over/under on disclosure, the friendly ghostwriter, and turning regulatory and legal into champions. Attendees will help shape the conversation and walk away with actionable strategies to apply to their social media efforts.
With Google TV and other over-the-top (OTT) services hitting the market, service providers (cable and satellite) and many broadcasters are expressing concern over cord-cutting and other issues at the intersection of television and the Internet. This session will look at the legal and business issues surrounding OTT services, including the protection of the broadcasters' content and advertising, as well as the issues surrounding ivi TV, the Seattle-based company that is being sued by a group of broadcasters who are seeking to stop it from retransmitting their over-the-air content. How should the courts and policy-makers act or not act to ensure the right balance between content protection and innovation at the intersection of television and the Internet?
11th–15th March 2011