Int'l SIG: 20 Stress Points in International Expansion



  • Come hear a highly experienced international consultant examine the key challenges in launching a technology business internationally.


    Mark Zawacki (bio), Managing Partner - Milestone Group
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    Presentation Overview

    20 Stress Points in International Expansion

    For technology companies launching operations in international markets, there are predictable 'stress points' along the way. Based on the presenters extensive experiences launching technology businesses internationally, this presentation examines the key challenges - from the planning phase through to a mature international presence - as seen from the perspective of investors, headquarters management team, international management team, international employees, distributors and partners. and offers some suggestions for avoiding those common pitfalls.


    About the Presenter


    Mark Zawacki, Managing Partner at Milestone Group

    Mark Zawacki is Managing Partner of Milestone Group, a business acceleration firm serving technology companies expanding in North America, Europe and Asia. Milestone Group delivers operations expertise to help its clients improve and outsource sales, business development and business expansion. Mark has been integral in the international expansion of more than 20 technology companies including Symantec, CSC, Vignette, PlaceWare, AvantGo, Artesia, and Intraspect.


    Event Logistics


    Silicon Valley World Internet Center
    700 Welch Road, Suite 250
    Stanford Barn (2nd floor)
    Palo Alto, CA


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments
    7:00-7:15pm announcements and introductions
    7:15-8:30pm program
    8:30-9:00pm networking/one-on-one discussions


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No charge for SVCWireless members for the month of April
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    No registration required

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