Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:50 am
Gladwell to be keynote speaker at PDS Tech Conference
To stay ahead, business leaders and IT experts are invited to attend the PDS 2011 Technology Conference Sept. 14-15 at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee.
The educational event is complimentary to qualified registrants ranging from CEOs and CIOs to IT directors and engineers from a wide variety of industries. The conference will feature nationally renowned speakers as well as more than 45 general and industry-specific strategy sessions, designed to inspire and educate attendees in areas such as: private cloud computing, user experience and leadership.
The conference is presented by Oconomowoc-based Paragon Development Systems Inc.
"It’s a good time to be in the field of IT as we’re at an inflection point of great change within the industry," said Craig Schiefelbein, CEO of PDS. "As a leader within your organization, it’s imperative to understand all the monumental shifts in IT which can allow significant returns and improved efficiencies, if leveraged correctly."
The theme of this year’s conference will be, “It’s Good to Be You,” and the content will focus on the advantages of working in IT during this time of transformation and how to leverage them for your career and your company.
Malcolm Gladwell, New York Times bestselling author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers,” will be the keynote speaker. A staff writer for the New Yorker magazine, Gladwell is well known for his penetrating social insights. Other prominent speakers at the conference will include:
- Dave Logan – Author of “Tribal Leadership” and “The Three Laws of Performance.”
- Michelle Bailey – Research vice president for IDC’s Enterprise Platforms and Datacenter Trends.
- Phil McKinney – CTO/VP, Hewlitt Packard.
- Eric Dishman – Architecture group director of health innovation at Intel.
- Kurt Roemer – Chief security strategist, Citrix Systems.
- Peter Han – Author of “Nobodies to Somebodies” who now works at Microsoft.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.PDSpc.com/techconf.
Australian company acquires Milwaukee recipe search engine
Food advertising network Gourmet Ads of Australia today announced it has acquired RecipeBridge, a Milwaukee-based recipe search engine, for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition will give Gourmet Ads content consumers access to RecipeBridges and more than 1.7 million dishes from more than 350 recipe sites.
RecipeBridge (www.recipebridge.com), founded by Milwaukee-based GroupHigh, is a contextual search engine that lets cooks search by food type, recipe name, ingredients, keywords and even by special diet.
A simple search of chicken, for example, will bring up more than 131,000 chicken recipes, which can then be refined in order to locate the perfect dish.
“Our goal is to build the largest recipe search engine, combining recipe sites, blogs, food brands and supermarkets into one destination,” said Benjamin Christie, founder and managing director of Gourmet Ads.
RecipeBridge will provide home cooks the ability to find the perfect recipe quickly and easily, no matter where on the Internet it is located, he said.
Gourmet Ads will begin investing in RecipeBridge immediately, both from a content aggregation perspective as well as developing new consumer-focused features for the site. Online recipe publishers can add their sites to the search engine via a simple submission page. BizTimes wrote about RecipeBridge back in 2009. Read the Innovation story on RecipeBridge here. http://www.biztimes.com/news/2009/7/10/innovations-recipe-bridge-helps-with-dinner
Newsmaker Luncheons to feature Darling and Pasch
The Milwaukee Press Club invites the public to attend upcoming Newsmaker Luncheons featuring state Senate candidates Sandy Pasch and Alberta Darling.
Pasch, a Democrat from Whitefish Bay, is challenging Darling, an incumbent Republican from River Hills, in the Aug. 9 recall election.
Polls indicate the race is in a statistical dead heat. The outcome of the race could determine the political balance of power in the Senate.
Pasch will be the featured Newsmaker at a luncheon on Monday, Aug. 1, from 11:45 to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub in downtown Milwaukee at 137 E. Wells St.
Darling will be the featured Newsmaker at a luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., also at the Newsroom Pub.
Media panels featuring local journalists will ask questions of the candidates at the luncheons. Questions from members of the audience also will be accepted near the conclusion of each luncheon. The events will be moderated by BizTimes executive editor Steve Jagler, a past president of the Milwaukee Press Club.
The Press Club had attempted to present a debate between the two candidates at one setting. Pasch accepted the debate proposal. Darling declined. Thus, the candidates will be presented as Newsmakers on consecutive days.
The Milwaukee Press Club’s Newsmaker Luncheon Series is sponsored by Journal Communications and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Milwaukee Press Club presents the Newsmaker Luncheons to shed light on issues of the day. The public is invited to attend the luncheons. The cost to attend is $15 for MPC members, $20 for non-members, $10 for students. Lunch is included. Seating will be limited. Pre-registration and advance payment is required and may be done online at http://www.milwaukeepressclub.org. Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 176, North Prairie, WI 53153-0176. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Please contact Joette Richards at the Milwaukee Press Club at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions; or to pay by credit card, call 262-894-2224.