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Saturday, July 23 • 9:30am - 10:30am
“Wake Up! It Ain’t About Tech!”

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This panel will address the all too overlooked, yet invaluable skill of technology business development and the importance of building powerful, and effective relationships. Technology often offers us quick and efficient solutions to our business needs, however the central need to any new business owner/entrepreneur is a vendor relationship that is built on trust. That can only be engineered by “person to person.” This panel seeks to debate the most effective means by which these relationships can be established, maintained, and ultimately make them a factor in your business' successes.

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Brian Burkhart

It’s said that every person is given a special gift; a unique skill that very few others have.  There is no doubt about it, Brian’s gift is the ability to engage people, bond with an audience and create presentations that move others to act.  As long as anyone can remember, Brian hasn’t met a microphone he didn’t like. Brian has founded and currently operates two separate, but associated communications... Read More →
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Andy Crestodina

Andy is the Strategic Director at Orbit Media Studios, where he brings vision and web marketing expertise to the Chicago business community, aligning client’s goals with the most effective web marketing techniques.  Ideas are tempered by 11 years of experience on a huge range of business models and interactive projects.  Andy is continually consulting with clients on what is possible, how to do it and if it’s a good idea. In... Read More →
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Chris Mickens

Chris Mickens is the Creative Director and Senior Web Developer at Educo Web Design, a Chicago-based, full service creative agency specializing in Web design and development.  Chris utilizes her skills in graphic design and web application development to create unique and functional Web sites, while constantly seeking to increase her knowledge of technology and Web-based solutions to provide Educo’s clients with the most... Read More →
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Ted Novak

As the Founding Partner of Clique Studios, Ted helps introduce innovative solutions into the market. As managing director, Ted helps clients build better businesses by enhancing the way they present themselves to the world, and how to use technology and design to simplify the process of growing their business through online channels. Ted has a passion for making an impact in the lives of others and bringing excitement to the way people... Read More →
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Jon Schickedanz

Jon Schickedanz has been a business development professional for the technology and creative tech industries for over 10 years. Currently he is the Director of Business Development for Imaginary Landscape, LLC, a Chicago based Custom Web Development firm.  In his previous career Jon spent 15 years as a Music Director for theaters in the US and Europe. He has since gained his composure. Jon is also the founding member of the Creative Tech... Read More →

Saturday July 23, 2011 9:30am - 10:30am
Merchandise Mart, Conference Room A

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