Lillian Goleniewski is founder and president of the LIDO Organization, Inc., the leading provider of education, information, and advisory services in the area of telecommunications technologies, services, and networks. The LIDO Organization, established in 1984, is internationally recognized for providing expert educational programs and building telecommunications knowledge. Since its inception, LIDO has focused on the development and delivery of high-quality education and effective knowledge transfer. Recognizing that learning is life-long, LIDO's educational programs are Web-powered via LIDO Telecom WebCentral (www.telecomwebcentral.com), a globally recognized telecom knowledge portal that offers more than 6,000 resources to help enforce and build telecom knowledge.
Ms. Goleniewski lectures extensively on various telecommunications technology and management topics throughout the world. She is the author and creator of LIDO Telecommunications Essentials, offered in both seminar and e-learning formats. LIDO Telecommunications Essentials seminars have been conducted on an international basis since 1984 and are currently offered in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand, North America, and South America. More than 20,000 people worldwide have attended LIDO's Telecommunications Essentials seminar series.
Ms. Goleniewski has been active in the design, development, and program participation of several major industry conferences since 1991. She is an Industry Advisory Board member of the Key3Media Comdex Forums & Conferences, IDG's ComNet Washington DC, and EJ Krause Expocomm conferences worldwide.
Ms. Goleniewski's diverse industry participation includes serving as a judge for the Global Information Infrastructure Awards from 1995 to 1999, as well as serving as a member of the Michigan Information Network (MIN) technical committee. Ms. Goleniewski has served as an instructor with the San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning, and she has acted as a mentor for the GirlGeeks.com community. She is a member of and contributor to the Advanced Networked Cities and Regions Association (ANCARA), as well as a member of the Technology Empowerment Network (www.techempower.net), a global initiative of the Technology Pioneers.
Prior to forming the LIDO Organization, Ms. Goleniewski held the position of Telecommunications Operations Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the research and development arm of the U.S. utility industry. Before joining EPRI, Ms. Goleniewski was vice president of operations of a San Francisco-based telecommunications consulting firm.
Ms. Goleniewski graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and has completed numerous postgraduate studies in information technologies, as well as in psychology. Ms. Goleniewski was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Award to conduct research in the area of human perception and information processing.
Ms. Goleniewski is fluent in Polish and has conversational skills in both Russian and French.