Ahead of the Curve

  • 21 Oct 2009
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • GVSU Eberhard Center
  • 126


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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 

Ahead of the Curve

How Successful West Michigan Companies Use Technology to Market, Sell, and Grow.

Location: GVSU Eberhard Center
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Networking Time: 5:30 pm
Panel Discussion: 6:15 pm

In the current economy, local businesses continue to thrive. Join us for a discussion on how local companies are using technology to continue to grow their business.

Our panelists include:

David Dorner started his career working at Smiths Aerospace as an embedded software and digital design engineer for seven years. David then founded DornerWorks in the year 2000 as an engineering consulting company, specializing in the design of embedded software and digital electronics. David’s entrepreneurial spirit and skills have been recognized by the Grand Rapids Business Journal with the ‘40 Under Forty Business Leaders’ Award in 2007 and as the inaugural recipient of the Calvin College MBA Horizon Award, which recognizes outstanding alumni business professionals.

James VanderMey has served as VP of Technical Operations for OST since the very beginning. Jim is a technology visionary who sets the long and short-term direction for OST. He specializes in seeing the “big picture” of technology, the computer industry, and the business objectives supported by IT. As OST has gained an international reputation, Jim has taught and spoken at conferences in Europe, Japan, and throughout the US.  

Paul La Vigne began his career working for media firms and has held technical positions in media production and executive positions in sales, marketing and administration. La Vigne’s passion is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit. Enriched by vast experience in marketing, administration, and IT, this spirit has led to the success of Digital Services, Inc. and its three divisions; DVS, a digital media duplication & asset management firm, Pelco Solutions, a mobile & web design and development firm, and DVS Creative, a production and postproduction firm.

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