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SXSW : Shashi Bellamkonda & Kami Huyse

I would have loved to have spent more time with Kami Huyse . I owe her because when she was in the DC area a few months ago , she had come with Geoff Livingston to Network Solutions and generally chatted about Social Media and had helped reinforce what I had been saying. That visit helped me tremendously in moving to that position. At a conference there is only so much time so I hope to see her when she visits DC next and spend more time.


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