MiniTrends 2014 Speakers

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Minitrends 2014 Conference: Insight, Innovation & Strategy

Mintirends Keynote Speaker: David Pearce Snyder, Futurist and Contributing Editor, The FuturistMorning Keynote Speaker: David Pearce SnyderConsulting Futurist; The Snyder Family Enterprise, Contributing Editor, The Futurist – A world-renowned Futurist, David has built an impressive track record with a wide range of clientele and a multi-million item data base of trends and projections over more then 30 years of forecasting.

 

MiniTrends 2014 Conference Keynote - Brett Hurt, Bazaarvoice FounderAfternoon Keynote Speaker: Brett Hurt, Founder & Vice Chairman of the Board, Bazaarvoice; Owner, Hurt Family Investments – Brett founded Bazaarvoice and served as CEO and President for 7½ years, leading the company’s growth to 2,000 clients worldwide and through to  its successful IPO. Brett invests in early-stage companies with Hurt Family Investments.

 

MiniTrends 2014 Speaker - Jani Byrne, Dr. Jani Byrne, Director, Marketing – Global Mid-Market, MSP, Enterprise, IBMJani Byrne, Ph.D. Director of Marketing, Cloud at IBM - Jani is a visionary who marries deep technological innovations and insights with a profound understanding of human and market psychology.

 

 

MiniTrends 2014 Keynote -- Dr. John Vanston, TFIKeynote & Conference Chair: Dr. John H. Vanston, Chairman, Technology Futures, Inc. - John’s MiniTrends concept, designed to increase creativity, innovation, and success, is summarized in his award-winning book MINITRENDS: How Innovators & Entrepreneurs Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends.

 

MiniTrends 2014 Conference Speaker: Joyce GioiaFeatured Speaker: Joyce GioiaPresident/CEO, The Herman Group; CEO, Employer of Choice, Inc. and Road Warrior of the Year, USA TODAY: Joyce has helped thousands of clients envision and create their preferred futures. She is the author of five business books and the popular weekly e-mail newsletter The Herman Trend Alert.

 

Conference Director: Carrie VanstonVP, Communications, Technology Futures, Inc.- Carrie has many years of experience in public relations, marketing, and sales at TFI and in the entertainment industry. She is co-author of MINITRENDS: How Entrepreneurs & Innovators Discover & Profit From Business & Technology Trends

 

Expert Panelists

MiniTrends 2014 Speaker -- Raj AsavaRaj Asava, CEO, Asava Consulting, Inc. - Raj is a  thought leader and strategy practitioner who guides clients in the public and private sectors in their organization’s strategy. Born and raised in India with over 30 years of work experience in the United States, Raj has worked at many leading organizations.

MIniTrends 2013 Conference Speaker - Jeffrey Fry, Principal, Help Find CareJeffrey FryPrincipal, Well Beynod Care; Chief Executive, Profit Prophet; Director/CMO, ManeGain; Executive Director, Firefly Funds; Executive Director, SHINE Night; President, SEDA RICO, LLC – Jeffrey has launched an in-home healthcare service that empowers healthcare service professionals while better connecting in-home healthcare needs. As Profit Prophet, Jeffrey helps other companies thrive.

MiniTrends 2013 Conference Advisory Board - Steve Pearson, Lead Strategist, Founder, Visionex Solutions, LLCSteve Pearson, Lead Strategist, Founder, The Pearson Strategy Group Steve’s passion is accelerating innovation and R&D by identifying emerging, adjacent and disruptive technologies for companies ranging from Fortune 500s to small startups.

 

MiniTrends 2014 Speaker -- Dr. Lawrence VanstonDr. Lawrence Vanston, President, Technology Futures, Inc. - Larry is an expert on the future of telecommunications and its significance to organizations and people. Since 1985, he has authored ongoing reports commissioned by the TTFG, presently comprised of AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon, and Windstream, and directs TFI’s popular TFI Asset Valuation Conference, now in its 9th year.

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2014 MiniTrends Planning Board:

MiniTrends 2012 Conference Chair - Dr. John H. Vanston, Chairman, Technology Futures, Inc.Dr. John H. Vanston
Conference Chair, MiniTrends 2013; Chairman, Technology Futures, Inc.


Carrie Vanston Conference Director, MiniTrends 2013; 
Media and Marketing Director,
Technology Futures, Inc.


Vickie Flaugher
Digital Strategist, Speaker, and Author

MiniTrends 2014 Speaker, Raj Asava, CEO,  Asava Consulting, Inc.Raj Asava
CEO, Asava Consulting, Inc.


MIniTrends 2013 Conference Speaker - Jeffrey Fry, Principal, Help Find CareJeffrey Fry Principal, Well Beyond Care; Chief Executive,
Profit Prophet; Director/CMO, ManeGain


MiniTrends 2013 Speaker - Steve Pearson, Lead Strategist, Founder, Visionex Solutions, LLCSteve Pearson
Lead Strategist, Founder, The Pearson Strategy Group

 

Helen Mary V. Marek
VP Operations/Creative Director, Technology Futures, Inc.

 

MiniTrends 2014 Videographer -- Jon Williams, Table Rock ProductionsJon Williams
Filmmaker, Table Rock Productions, Inc.

 

2014 Social Media:

MiniTrends Committee, Liz Pedraza, Social Media Management - Strategy + Content Creation + ReportingLiz Pedraza  Social Media Management – Strategy + Content Creation
+ Reporting, Wedka Solutions

 

2014 Advisory Board:

MiniTrends 2014 Conference Speaker - Suzyn Barrientos, Leadership & Sales Consultant and Coach, Solara PerformanceSuzyn Barrientos
Leadership & Sales Consultant and Coach, Solara Performance

 

MiniTrends 2014 Advisory Board -- Alejandro Buritica, National InstrumentsAlejandro Buritica  Systems Engineer and Customer Solutions
Developer – LION, National Instruments

MiniTrends 2014 Advisory Committee - Jani Byrne,  Dr. Jani Byrne, Director, Marketing – Global Mid-Market, MSP, Enterprise, IBM Dr. Jani Byrne
Director, Marketing – Global Mid-Market, MSP, Enterprise, IBM

MiniTrends 2012 Conference Speaker - Wayne Caswell, Founder, Sr. Editor, Modern Health Talk, LLC

Wayne Caswell  Founder & Senior Editor, Modern Health Talk, LLC;
Startup, Intelligent Sleep

Minitrends Expert Panelist Joy Miller, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, City of Austin Small Business Development ProgramJoy Miller, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator,
City of Austin Small Business Development Program

Minitrends Advisory Committee - Terry Newman, Assistant Dean for Financial Affairs at UT Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences

Terry Newman   Assistant Dean for Financial Affairs at UT Austin,
Jackson School of Geosciences

MiniTrends Advisor Board - Lani Rosales, COO, AgBeatLani Rosales
Chief Operating Officer, AGBeat.com

Minitrends Advisory Committee - Tanisha Walters, Vice President, Wealth Management Banking, Bank of America, N.A.Tanisha C. Walter
Vice President, Wealth Management Banking, Bank of America, N.A.

 

MiniTrends Conference Advisory Board Member - Amanda Winters, Catalist for FunAmanda Winters
LCSW/ Counselor; Founder, Catalyst for Fun

MiniTrends 2014 Advisory Board Member -- Kai WongKai Wong
Conferences Chair at IEEE Central Texas

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