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Karen E. Semonson

Karen E. Semonson

Strategic Program/Project Management Consultant for Smart Solutions, Inc.

Alliant Energy

Madison, Wisconsin Area, us

A creative, conceptual strategist who can see the big picture, create a vision, generate commitment from executive sponsors and employees, and execute to achieve expected results. A change architect seasoned in delivering transformation initiatives focused on people, process, information, and technology. A progressive, partic...


Alliant Energy

Strategic Program/Project Management Consultant for Smart Solutions, Inc.

Acted as program manager for a new renewal energy Biogas project in Business Development.
Facilitated feasibility study and business planning with internal business development team, outside financial consulting and engineering firms. Achieved board approval to move to next phase construction.

Acting as program manager for the IT Strategy of Mobile Experience.
Developing program to drive strategic direction, execute project ideas, and handle ongoing operational processes.

Acting as a strategic project manager with Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) team on three Oracle Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Suite 12c implementations for data integrations for Financials (PeopleSoft Financial Management 9.2 ), Employee (PeopleSoft HCM 9.2), and 27 B2B trading partners (PeopleSoft SRM & SCM 9.2).

Acting as a strategic project manager with Data Warehouse Business Intelligence (DWBI) team to upgrade Cognos, Informatica, Erwin Data Modeling and Tidal.

Vivit Worldwide - the independent HP Software user group

Board Member, Officer, International Board of Directors

Vivit Worldwide, the independent HP Software group
Elected International Board Member, June 2008 to June 2021 (four terms).
Elected President, June 2009 to June 2011 (two terms), June 2013 to June 2015 (two terms).
Elected Treasurer, June 2012 to June 2013 (one term)
Elected Secretary, June 2016 to June 2017 (one term)

Acting as International board member and officer for industry community, with 8 staff and 120 global volunteers in 147 countries. Developed strategies and transformed user group into marketing brand community through marketing analytics and relationship management. Refreshed brand image and moved community to new web 2.0 platform for social media strategy. Oversaw marketing campaigns and trade show conferences that grew organization to 40,000 members, 82 Local Chapters and 21 Special Interest Groups. Expanded global relationships with HP Software and leaders in the Americas, EMEA and APJ.

Members are thought leaders in Cloud & Automation, Application Lifecycle Management (Quality Assurance, Performance), Business Service Management, and Service & Portfolio Management. Membership comprised of 50% IT Decision Makers and 50% Practitioners.