Technology Leadership & Evangelism in the Participation Age



  • GNoTECon

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    Come join us on December 4th for an exceptional program dedicated to the role of the Evangelist, who evangelists are and how they got to be there. Sdforum and GNoTE (Global Network of Technology Evangelists, ( invite you to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to learn more about this new and increasingly important profession in technology, network with evangelists, and understand what the critical factors for success are in a changing environment.

    Guy Kawasaki first coined the title “Technology Evangelist” while working for Apple Computer in the late 1980s. An evangelist’s role is to cultivate mindshare and spread the word about the company’s products and brand. In part thanks to Guy’s efforts, the Apple platform has grown and flourished to become one of the biggest brands in recent history.

    Come listen as Guy Kawasaki shares his insights about the Art of Evangelism, together with a host of highly successful evangelists as well as leaders in the tech industry.

    In recent years, companies such as Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Yahoo! and many more have employed evangelism to help grow their outreach and technically market their products. Global Network of Technology Evangelists (GNoTE)’s goal is to “evangelize evangelism”, and SDForum is pleased to partner on this launch event for the association.

    We look forward to seeing you and networking together at this first-ever “Everything about Evangelism”.


    Event Chairs

    Anand Iyer, Microsoft
    Kiran Patel, RingCube Technologies, Inc.
    Dan Theurer, Yahoo!



    11:30 am - 12:45 pm Registration and Networking Lunch

    12:45 pm – 1:00 pm Welcome Address

    1:00 pm -1:45 pm Opening Keynote:
    Art of Evangelism Guy Kawasaki, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

    1:45 pm - 2:15 pm Global Technology Outreach in the Participation Age
    Matt Thompson, Sr. Director of Technology Outreach Group, SUN Microsystems

    2:15 pm - 3:30 pm The Evangelist In You
    Jeff Barr, Sr. Web Services Evangelist Amazon
    Mark Finnern, Director SAP Community Network, SAP
    Frederic Lucas, President, Growth Resources
    Jeremy Toeman, Technology Influencer, Live Digitally

    Jean Fuller, Fuller Coaching

    3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Evangelizing Evangelism to Evangelists
    Romi Mahajan Group Marketing Manager, IT Professional Audience Marketing, Microsoft

    4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Evangelism Success Stories
    Buzz Bruggeman, CEO, Activewords, Inc.
    Anil Dash, Vice President of Professional Products, Six Apart, Ltd.
    Jeff Sandquist, Microsoft Evangelist, Channel 9 and 10
    Jeremy Zawodny, Technology Evangelist Yahoo!

    Rafe Needleman, Editor CNET

    5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Reception Hosted by Microsoft

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    Event Logistics


    Network Meeting Center
    5201 Great America Parkway
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    Phone: 408-562-6111

    Full Event Program Price* - (includes Networking session, lunch and conference)
    $40 SDForum Members
    $70 Non-members

    *at the door add $10 to member and non-member prices

    Just Event Price* - (not to include Networking Session and Lunch; only conference - arrival at 12:30)
    $25 SDForum Members & Students
    $45 Non-members
    email: [email protected]

    *at the door add $10 to member and non-member prices

    Pre-registration is now unavailable.
    Please register at the door.