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
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,
Full information and registration details are available at: www.techleadership.ca/2011
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.
For further information:
Shelley Grandy, Sr. PR Advisor, Communitech, firstname.lastname@example.org