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DAT/EM to Present at Tech Forward Alaska Luncheon (December 6)


Tech Forward Alaska Luncheon
Mark Your Calendars & Register Today
Early Bird Registration Discount for Tables Ends on Friday, November 10th
Dear Members and Friends of the World Trade Center:
Alaska is home to a small, but growing, tech community. There are a cadre of entrepreneurs who are creating cutting edge technologies here in the 49th state and gaining recognition and customers in the Lower 48 and around the world. The potential opportunities for this sector to flourish here are very real, but not always discussed enough in conversations about growing and diversifying the state's economy. 
We've launched the Tech Forward Alaska Luncheon to highlight Alaska's tech sector and to shine a spotlight on the entrepreneurs who are helping to put Alaska on the map for innovative technologies and successful e-commerce business endeavors.
This year's luncheon features a keynote presentation by Ragu Bhargava, a former Alaskan and UAA graduate (BBA Accounting '89) who turned his ideas into a global enterprise headquartered today in the heart of Silicon Valley. 
In addition to Bhargava's presentation, the luncheon will also feature presentations by four successful Alaskan tech entrepreneurs in the areas of software development, e-commerce, high tech manufacturing, and tech finance. 
Don't miss this once-a-year event focused on technology and innovation in Alaska! Reserve your seat today! Also, take advantage of the "early-bird" savings when you buy a table and invite your colleagues and customers.
I look forward to seeing you on December 6th!
With best regards,
Greg Wolf
Executive Director
Keynote Presenter:

Ragu Bhargava, CEO and Co-founder, Global Upside

"The Last Frontier: Warming up to Innovation and Disruption"
The idea of Alaska being the next Silicon Valley is no longer just aspirational - the rapid rise of entrepreneurship is bringing the frigid North closer than ever to being the haven for innovation. Hear Ragu Bhargava, CEO of Global Upside, talk about his entrepreneurial journey that started in Alaska and what does it take to catalyze growth and entrepreneurship.

About Global Upside: Global Upside, Inc. provides finance, accounting, and human resource (HR) services. It also offers recruiting, staffing, and onsite outsourcing services. The company's accounting services include accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, international consolidation, payroll, expense reports, month-end close, revenue recognition, technical accounting, and financial and management reporting; and HR services include Global HR, compensation/ benefits, employee development, HR strategy, and HR operation. It serves public companies, including Fortune 100 multinationals; private companies; and startups through representatives in the United States and internationally. The company is headquartered in Los Altos, California with an additional office in Boston. For more information visit www.globalupside.com
In addition to the keynote speaker, there will be presentations by four successful Alaskan tech companies, including:

Jeff Yates, General Manager, DAT/EM Systems
DAT/EM Systems International develops products to efficiently extract and edit 3D terrain and object features from stereo imagery, point clouds and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) data. DAT/EM serves over 500 clients by building and maintaining quality systems, staying alert to industry trends and advances, and always leading by example with value, technology and service. For more information, please visit DAT/EM's website at www.datem.com
Tech Forward Alaska Luncheon

December 6, 2017
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel
Noon - 2:00 pm (doors open at 11:45 am)
Members - $50     Non-Members - $55
Table of 8 Seats - $500
Early Bird Discount for Tables $400 (expires 11/10)
Here's why your company should have a table:
Premium Placement - sponsored tables will be placed in the best positions to view the head table and screens. 
Guaranteed Seating - regardless of what time you and your guests arrive at the luncheon, you will sit together at the same table. 
Corporate Recognition - your company or organization name will be visible from a sign on your table. 
Support Of The Mission - your table sponsorship helps your local WTC to carry out its mission to build a stronger international trade economy in Alaska.
We look forward to seeing you at the luncheon!
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