Insight on Business

April 2013

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UPFRONT connections ByMargaret LeBrun THINC! to inspire innovation ���Bursts��� of insight featured at Insight���s 2nd annual Technology & Human Innovation Networking Conference May 14 at UW-Fox Valley THINC! speakers include Michael Diamond of Mitek Systems (1), Joan Malcheski of the Green Bay Packers (2), Bruce Albrecht of Miller Electric/ITW North America (3) and John Toussaint, ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value (4). 1 2 3 4 B rilliant ideas are bubbling in the New North. Thought leaders in technology, health care, manufacturing and marketing are in our midst ��� and an event is in the works to shine the spotlight on innovative ideas in a format that provokes, inspires and energizes people to advance the regional economy. Insight Publications will present the second annual Technology & Human Innovation Networking Conference from 3 to 6 p.m. May 14 at the UWFox Communication Arts Center. 18 | Insight ��� A p r i l 2 013 THINC! is designed to light a spark for disruptive ideas and encourage entrepreneurs to embrace a culture for those who dare to take risks. Featuring three brief, fast-paced ���burst��� sessions designed to convey a single important idea in a dynamic, memorable way, the event itself aims to set an example in innovation, taking advantage of the theatrical attributes of the state-of-the-art stage, sound and lights of the UW-Fox Valley Theater. In addition to the ���bursts,��� Michael Diamond, vice president of Mitek Systems, San Diego, will present a keynote, ���A Tale of Two Valleys: Silicon & Fox River.��� Diamond works on the cutting edge of mobile technology and has traveled the world exploring ways to help banks and people transmit money in safe, efficient ��� futuristic ��� ways. He will share provocative ideas on how you can combine the best innovations from both worlds to change your company for the better. Bursts will be delivered by these innovation thought leaders: �� John Toussaint, CEO, ThedaCare Center for HealthCare Value �� Joan Malcheski, director of Green Bay Packers Media Group �� Bruce Albrecht, vice president of Technology at Miller Electric/ITW North America At the conference close, Insight Publications will announce the creation of a new Insight Innovator Award. Applications will be available later this year and winners are expected to be announced at the 2014 conference. THINC! will conclude with a networking reception in the theater hall and art gallery. Those who replied to a survey w w w. i n s i g h t o n b u s i n e s s . c o m

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