Upcoming Communitech Tech Leadership Conference a Who's Who of Presenters and Attendees

WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Communitech's annual Tech Leadership Conference March 2, 2011 is the place to be for anyone in high-tech -- to hear keynote speakers author Geoffrey Moore and futurist Watts Wacker, share views with journalist and author Scott Berkun, and gain insights from a high-tech power panel moderated by former Global national news anchor Kevin Newman. More than 500 people are expected to attend the largest such one-day event in Southwestern Ontario.

"It's an action-packed day that will focus on the new fundamentals of business in an era where the power of the crowd shapes everything from marketing practices to purchase consideration, and leading-edge innovation continues to drive rapid change," said Iain Klugman, president and CEO of Communitech.

The Tech Leadership Conference will feature a 'BIG Conversation' between Canadian industry leaders -- MKS CEO Philip Deck, Sr. VP OSI John Ruffolo, and CTO OpenText Eugene Roman with Geoffrey Moore and moderated by Kevin Newman -- addressing the major shifts occurring in the tech industry. Startup companies will also pull back the curtain on latest innovations moving from stealth mode to commercialization in the annual Tech Expo staged at the conference.

Geoffrey Moore is best known as the author of the ground-breaking book "Crossing the Chasm" and is a managing director at TCG Advisors and a venture partner at MDV. Tech leadership attendees will hear from Moore how disruptive innovation can have a positive impact on their business plans. Lecturer, best-selling author, political commentator and social critic Watts Wacker will bring a futurist's perspective to the Tech Leadership Conference, focusing on navigating the sea of change in business.

Scott Berkun -- author of three best-selling books, contributor to publications such as Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian, and a blogger for Harvard Business and BusinessWeek -- will investigate the myths of innovation.

Breakout sessions at the Tech Leadership Conference include the following topics and leaders:

  • Myths of Innovation: Scott Berkun
  • Developing Your Digital Roadmap: Dan Christian, DanoDigital
  • Recruiting Trends: Sharon Rudy, SpencerStuart
  • Under Construction: The Sales and Marketing Organization of the Future: John Neeson, Sirius Decisions
  • Life After Exit Leadership Panel: Steve Woods, Google; Yvan Couture, Primal; Ron Neumann, Dejero Labs; moderated by Greg Barratt, Communitech.

Full information and registration details are available at: www.techleadership.ca/2011

About Communitech

Communitech www.communitech.ca is the hub for the commercialization of innovation in Waterloo Region, creating economic prosperity by removing barriers to the creation and growth of tech companies.

SOURCE Communitech Ltd.

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