Laurie Bacopoulos/Cobblestone Consulting, Inc.
Laurie Bacopoulos is President and Founder of Cobblestone Consulting, Inc.
One of Atlantaâ€™s most highly respected technology consultancies, Cobblestone Consulting just celebrated 11 years of Business Excellence in 2011. A business and technology solution provider built on a solid foundation of integrity, long term relationships and innovative solutions, Â they understand that the business landscape is not flat, nor does it flow in one direction. Cobblestone Consulting believes IT solutions should be reliable, grow with your business, foster productivity and make working easier. This means achieving real business results that yield a strategic advantage from IT and transforming your organization.
Ms. Bacopoulos brings 2 decades of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and has proven expertise building technology solutions to real business needs. Her portfolio of technology-centric consulting experience and solutions includes implementing enterprise-wide Intranets and Portfolio Management systems that transform organizations toward new processes and improved information and decision making systems to support â€œSmart Business.â€ In June 2010, Cobblestone Consulting launched their first product; â€œSmart Business in a BoxÂ©â€, a SaaS solution that offers robust Intranet solutions that emphasizes operational efficiencies and project management.
Laurie is very actively involved in volunteerism with a mantra of â€œgiving backâ€. She currently serves as President of the Association for Strategic Planners for the Atlanta Chapter, the only not-for-profit professional association dedicated to advancing thought and practice in strategy development and deployment for business, non-profit and government organizations. Additionally, she is very active with Georgia Womenâ€™s Business in their Mentor ProtÃ©gÃ© Program.
Laurie is very passionate about and an avid competitor on the endurance horse racing circuit. In 2007, she joined the AERC (American Endurance Ride Conference) to compete in the Southeast with her horse Dublin.
Nancy See/Atlanta Board of Realtors
Nancy See is President-Elect of the Atlanta Board of RealtorsÂ®. She became licensed as a REALTORÂ® in 1984. She has been a Managing Broker since 1994 and currently is employed by Atlanta Fine Homes Sothebyâ€™s International Realty, where she manages their Buckhead and in-town offices.
Dr. Sally Jamara/Traversa Consulting
Dr. Sally Jamara is an organizational psychologist with over 25 years experience working with companies to help align business strategies, culture and enhance business results. She is the founder and practice leader on executive development and innovation forÂ Traversa Consulting. She helps individuals and companies be successful. She is known for providing tools and practical methodologies to support change and development. She is a known thought leader and is often asked to speak and consult with organizations in all different industries.
Innovation is critical to any successful business. It is important to be aware of your individual strengthscapabilities, and approach to innovation. As a business leader, you need to fully understand how yourorganizationâ€™s culture impacts the type of innovation your employees are being rewarded to deliver.Your culture leverages your innovation capability. Aligning the innovation style you need to becompetitive with your culture and business strategy ensures a clear direction and path forward.
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