January is always a big deal in the world of ConnectTech. This year will be even bigger! Join our guest emcee Gerry Dick from Inside Indiana Business as he facilitates a panel discussion with heavy hitters in the Indy tech scene. We’re talking about tech trends for 2016! Meet us at Eleven Fifty Academy for engaging content and exceptional networking. Plan to grab a bite to eat and sample the latest craft beers from Redemption Alewerks.
Rainmakers ConnectTech is a unique tech-focused networking event created for business development professionals who work in technology and want to build strategic relationships. ConnectTech engages top industry talent to provide a short educational talk in a social atmosphere. Expect a hip vibe and a room full of hospitality and collaboration.
This is a recurring networking event held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Meet Our Emcee and Panelists for ConnectTech TechForward
GERRY DICK, our emcee, is a journalist and former news anchor at WRTV, Indianapolis. He is the creator and host of Inside INdiana Business, a company which distributes its statewide content through television, radio, Internet, e-mail and interactive properties. TWITTER: @GerryDick #rmindy
JOHN WECHSLER is founder of Launch Fishers, a launch pad for high-potential enterprises in Fishers, Indiana. Bringing together Launch Fishers, The City of Fishers and The Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, John founded Launch Indiana, a program to build entrepreneurial capacity throughout the state through mentorship, workshops and digital content for Indiana’s Innovation Driven Entrepreneurs. TWITTER: @wechsler #rmindy
DOUGLAS KARR is the founder of the Marketing Technology Blog. His agency, DK New Media, assists marketing and technology companies build authority and – ultimately – business online. He’s a single father and Navy vet. You can find him debating politics on Facebook or teaching his dog, Gambino, new tricks. Oh, and he’s a recent new lover of top shelf bourbons. TWITTER: @douglaskarr #rmindy
RYAN SPENCE is the Director of Enterprise Mobility Management for MOBI and supports fortune 100 clients around the world. He is an expert in the strategic implementation, design and deployment of mobility platforms and has won awards for his work with clients, for their combined vision of what can be accomplished in the field of mobility. He speaks regularly to public and corporate audiences on the topics of mobile strategies, security, design and navigating and has recently begun a series of publications on mobility management for Lynda.com a LinkedIn training company. TWITTER: @RapidSpence @MOBIwm #rmindy
OZAN SELCUK is the president of Leaf Software Solutions, a Carmel-based consulting and development firm focused on developing large scale, innovative custom enterprise solutions that enable companies to address complex business challenges. Ozan has been with Leaf almost 20 years. Ozan is also active in fostering innovation both within Leaf and also in local entrepreneurial community. Previously, Ozan worked as a consultant specializing in large-scale computing in the automotive and pharmaceutical industries. He holds his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a graduate degree in high-performance computing. He is a native of Akron, Ohio, and grew up in Turkey before relocating to Indiana approximately 25 years ago.