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CSIA Presents: Using Collaborative Technology Tools in your Business Strategy
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When: August 26, 2010
7:30am -10:00am
Where: Denver Place
999 18th Street
South Tower, 2nd Floor
Denver, CO  80202
Contact: Aimee Charlton

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Using Collaborative Technology Tools in your Business Strategy
(Please note the new date and location of this program)

In today’s workforce, those who utilize collaborative technologies to reshape how they perform daily tasks are discovering significant productivity gains. These are the people that fuel growth and innovation within their organization and they’re the type of employees you hope to have behind your business.

So, what kind of technology are they using to make their workflow more efficient? And how will it ultimately affect your business strategy in the coming years?

Join us as we focus on collaborative technologies.  There are thousands of web-based platforms to manage applications, projects, share information and company knowledge, and grow social interaction. New collaboration tools are continually introduced to help companies and their technology managers better pool their resources and accomplish their objectives. Many of these tools, however, are dependent on who is actually doing the collaborating and how interactive work is performed within that department. Meetings? Travel? Redundant email communication? What are others doing to reduce wasted efforts and inefficiencies? The productivity of collaboration is dependent upon both the quality and quantity of interactions.

Providers of such tools like Google docs, SharePoint, web & audio conferencing platforms, and even email services should offer programs that are flexible and facilitate experimentation for the client to make it work most efficiently within their organization – technology that improves the quality and output of its employees. 

We’ve got a line-up of some of the best in their class to share what’s working for their companies and how they are identifying and supplying the ever-expanding demand for collaborative tools. Productivity affects the bottom line. Working in sync impacts productivity. Collaboration is good business strategy.


Dan Cunningham, CTO, ReadyTalk
Dan Cunningham is the CTO and a co-founder of ReadyTalk, a leading provider of  web and audio meeting services. His responsibilities include the overall technology strategy of the company as well as the management of ReadyTalk's engineering resources.  Dan's passions lie in the building of technology to solve complex problems in creative and easy to use ways.  Over the last 10 years Dan has been involved in the emerging open source movement, specifically utilizing the strengths of the Linux operating system to power reliable, efficient and cost effective computing solutions.  Dan's other interests include VOIP/SIP networking, cross platform application development, presence technology,  home automation, mass storage technologies and collaboration systems.  Dan has a B.S. in finance and a MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. ReadyTalk was recognized on several lists in 2007 and 2008, including; Best Company to Work for in Colorado, ranked 3rd on Deloitte’s 2007 Technology Fast 50 in Colorado, Colorado Biz Magazine’s Top Company Finalist, and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Rocky Mountain Region.

Brian Kellner, VP of Products, NewsGator
Brian is responsible for all things product at NewsGator. He has deep experience and a proven track record in product management, product development, and engineering leadership roles for over a dozen years. NewsGator is his sixth pre-public venture – he has an affinity for companies with smart, hard-working people. Brian holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.S. in Management from Colorado Tech.

Ron Wolfe, Accordent Technologies
Ron is a veteran sales and marketing professional with an in-depth understanding of the conferencing and collaboration markets.  With sales, sales management, and product management experience in audio, video and web conferencing technologies, Ron is now managing a 7 state region for Accordent technologies - a company that sells enterprise software for video webcasting and content management solutions.  Ron has expertise in selling to global 2000 companies, healthcare, telecom, higher education and government entities - for both solutions that reside behind the firewall, and in software-as-a-service models.  Including over 3 years working in Europe, Ron's experience in the collaboration industry provides him with a unique view of the burgeoning Unified Communications marketplace.  A Denver native and music enthusiast, Ron enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling and enjoying the outdoors.

7:30 – 8:00 Registration/Breakfast and Networking
8:00 – 8:05 Welcome
8:05 – 8:45 Presentation
8:45 – 9:30 Panel Discussion
9:30 – 10:00 Q & A

Ticket Information:
CSIA members $15; Premium members receive two complimentary tickets
Non-members $55

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