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Intel pushes the boundaries of innovation so our work can make people’s lives more exciting, fulfilling, and manageable. Intel is driven to create bold advancements in technology that enable positive change and a better, more interesting world.

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Adaptive Planning

The worldwide leader in on-demand financial planning and reporting solutions that increase efficiencies and drive agile decision-making in dynamic, forward-looking companies. Adaptive Planning makes it easy to move beyond spreadsheets and automate budgeting, forecasting, and reporting, without the cost and complexity associated with traditional business intelligence and BPM software. With free software, free trials, and both on-demand and on-premise deployment options, Adaptive Planning provides the fastest and easiest approach to streamlining and elevating your financial management.

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Paladin-fs is a leading analyst firm and consultant on core service contracts for community financial institutions.

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Alterian empowers organizations to create relevant, effective and engaging experiences with their audience that help build value and reinforce commitment to their brand, through the use of the Alterian Integrated Marketing Platform. Alterian drives the transformation of marketing and communications, making it practical and cost-effective for companies to orchestrate multichannel engagement with the individual. Alterian’s unprecedented integration of analytics, content and execution through industry leading tools, such as the Dynamic Messenger email platform and the award winning Content Management solutions, enables companies to build integrated communication strategies which create a true picture of the individual. Alterian works with marketing services partners, system integrators and agencies who recognize the need to plan and deliver coordinated customer engagement services in partnership with their clients.

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Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness

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BLUEROADS Corporation

BLUEROADS Corporation delivers proven enterprise Partner Opportunity Management solutions that help organizations with complex, multi-dimensional channels market and sell more effectively. Customers like Avaya, Polycom and Juniper depend on BLUEROADS’ unique closed-loop system which empowers individual partner representatives to actively participate in sales and marketing processes. BLUEROADS strengthens the bond between vendors and their partners, achieving the mutually beneficial goals of increased conversion rates, revenue and market share.

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A leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant’s single-minded passion is to dedicate our global technology and innovation know-how, our industry expertise and worldwide resources to working together with clients to make their businesses stronger. With more than 50 global delivery centers and approximately 63,700 employees as of March 31, 2009, we combine a unique onsite/offshore delivery model infused by a distinct culture of customer satisfaction. A member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and S&P 500 Index, Cognizant is a Forbes Global 2000 company and a member of the Fortune 1000 and is ranked among the top information technology companies in BusinessWeek’s Hot Growth and Top 50 Performers listings.

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Cognos business intelligence and financial performance management software is used by more than 23,000 leading companies and organizations around the world. IBM Cognos software and services can help you deliver your information on demand.

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Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored.

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Openet is the most innovative provider of Subscriber Optimization Software (SOS) to tier one communications and media service providers. To succeed, today’s operators must know their subscribers, deploy innovative business models and control the allocation of network resources. Openet’s offerings are engineered to attract subscribers and provide an optimal experience, minimize the cost to serve them and maximize revenue—making the most of every subscriber. With customers across the globe, Openet is meeting the needs of operators worldwide such as Vodafone, Orange, AT&T and Verizon.

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CSC is a leading global information technology services company. CSC’s mission is to provide customers in industry and government with solutions crafted to meet their specific challenges and enable them to profit from the advanced use of technology. With approximately 87,000 employees, CSC provides innovative solutions for customers around the world by applying leading technologies and CSC’s own advanced capabilities. These include systems design and integration; IT and business process outsourcing; applications software development; Web and application hosting; and management consulting.

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“Deloitte” is the brand under which 165,000 dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services to selected clients. These firms are members of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (“DTT”), a Swiss Verein. Each member firm provides services in a particular geographic area and is subject to the laws and professional regulations of the particular country or countries in which it operates. DTT helps coordinate the activities of the member firms but does not itself provide services to clients. DTT and the member firms are separate and distinct legal entities, which cannot obligate the other entities. DTT and each DTT member firm are only liable for their own acts or omissions, not those of any other entity. Each DTT member firm is structured differently in accordance with national laws, regulations, customary practice and other factors, and may secure the provision of professional services in their territories through subsidiaries, affiliates, and/or other entities.

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Dun & Bradstreet (D&B;)

D&B is the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, enabling companies to Decide with Confidence© for over 165 years. D&B’s global commercial database contains more than 115 million business records. The database is enhanced by D&B’s proprietary DUNSRight© Quality Process, which provides customers with quality business information. This quality information is the foundation of D&B global solutions that customers rely on to make critical business decisions.

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The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organization. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organizations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 66 offices in 38 countries.

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e2Open is the leading provider of multi-enterprise value chain solutions delivered on demand as a working business process in a pay-as-you-go model. E2open delivers end-to-end visibility, collaboration and responsiveness over global value networks with faster time-to-value, lower total cost of ownership, a continuous value roadmap, and easier integration between internal enterprise applications and trading partners, including suppliers, customers, distributors and logistics providers. Over 45,000 companies worldwide currently use E2open.

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GMC Software Technology

GMC helps businesses implement high impact, personalized communications programs that increase customer satisfaction and loyalty, drive new customer acquisition, improve productivity and cut costs. Our award-winning PrintNet software is an easy to implement, end-to-end solution that provides full data integration and processing, design and composition, collaboration and approval, distributed output management and process automation for highly targeted print and electronic communications. GMC offers exceptionally reliable technologies and services based on worldwide ISO 9001:2000 certification and CMMI development methodology. We serve thousands of users worldwide and many of our customers are producing in excess of 100 million personalized documents per month – including direct mail, statements, bills, policies, catalogs, correspondence and transpromo materials.

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GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.)

GMI provides the right information from the right people at the right time, empowering researchers and marketers worldwide to generate the most authentic insights possible for enhanced decision-making. Founded in 1999 with global headquarters in Bellevue, Wash., GMI has operations on four continents.

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Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes is a $6.3 billion global technology leader whose products, services and solutions deliver value within the mailstream and beyond. Founded in 1920, our company’s 35,000 employees deliver technology, service and innovation to more than two million customers worldwide.

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SGI is a global leader in large-scale clustered computing, high-performance storage, HPC and data center enablement and services. SGI is dedicated to solving the IT industry’s most demanding business and technology challenges.

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Headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices and operations centers in London, Boise, Washington, D.C., and the New York metro area, MarkMonitor is the global leader in enterprise brand protection. More than half the Fortune 100 depend on MarkMonitor to help safeguard their brands online.

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The worldwide leader of marketing intelligence software and services that enable the creation and deployment of targeted, trackable cross-media campaigns. More than 500 companies and 3,000 users worldwide depend on MindFireInc to manage thousands of cross-media marketing campaigns. MindFireInc’s flagship product, LookWho’sClicking®, automates the creation and management of highly-effective direct marketing campaigns utilizing Landing Pages, Personalized URLs, response-tracking, and more. With offices in California, New York, and Asia-Pacific, MindFireInc is a privately held company led by a seasoned management team with proven industry success. MindFireInc is proud to be named by Inc. 500 as the 6th fastest growing software company in the United States.

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Powerlinx helps SMEs grow by introducing them to the right partners. It learns your strategic objectives and pairs you with businesses whose goals complement yours, all in an efficient, affordable, and secure way. Whether you seek new suppliers, distributors, or M&A opportunities, or you’re looking to diversify your products or expand geographically, Powerlinx can find the partner for your company. Learn more about how Powerlinx can help your business grow at Powerlinx.com.

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Host Analytics

Host Analytics is the leader in cloud-based financial applications for planningclose managementreporting, and analytics.

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Dimension Data

Dimension Data’s passion is to find ways to use ICT to make our clients’ businesses work better.  We turn your ambitions into achievements.

We will position you to respond to today’s challenges, with targeted, pertinent services and IT solutions.  We ensure your business is supported by a robust networking platform and help you optimize the performance and availability of the unified communications and collaboration tools that run on it – including desktop andcontact center technologies. We can also assist to put in place a next generation data center, support your move to cloud computing, and ensure that all elements of your infrastructure are secure.

These capabilities are underpinned by a full lifecycle of IT services encompassing consultingprofessional,support, managedprocurement and supply chain and IT outsourcing services. The result is a stable yet agile technology estate – one that sets you up to embrace business change with confidence.

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Founded in 1999, Brightidea launched the first ever online innovation platform in 2005– designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of any organization’s innovation process. With Brightidea software, hundreds of companies and organizations globally are connecting to an invisible innovation grid. Open, mobile, instant, futuristic, adaptive, evolving, agile, and decidedly human, the innovation grid may hold the potential to solve our world’s greatest challenges because it’s the product of the most fundamental social human capital- ideas. Today, Brightidea’s product offerings include WebStorm, Switchboard, and Pipeline – a complete product suite that covers the entire idea lifecycle from initial collection through execution.

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UNICEF Innovation Center

UNICEF Innovation Center is an interdisciplinary team of individuals around the world tasked with identifying, prototyping, and scaling technologies and practices that strengthen UNICEF’s work. The teams build and scale innovations that improve children’s lives around the world. To do this, they have established 15 innovation labs around the world. Those teams work across three main areas. First, providing support to hundreds of global UNICEF innovation projects that may need new partners, technologies, or connections. Second, in the development of and experimentation with new operational models, such as the UNICEF Fellows program. And third, looking at the 3-5 year future horizon for UNICEF – things that are coming but not yet ready: 3D printing, the future of transportation and identity, digital currency, and other future possibilities.

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Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahi‚Äčndra is a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering solutions. They are a USD 3.5 billion company with 98,000+ professionals across 51 countries. They provide services to 674 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Their innovative platforms and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value to all our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is also amongst the Fab 50 companies in Asia as per the Forbes 2014 List. They are part of the USD 16.5 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology, financial services, and vacation ownership. 

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Foxit is a leading software provider of fast, affordable and secure PDF solutions. Businesses and consumers increase productivity by using Foxit’s cost effective products to securely work with PDF documents and forms. Foxit is the #1 pre-installed PDF software, shipped on one-third of all new Windows PCs, including those from HP®, Acer, and ASUS®. Foxit’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) help developers reduce costs and improve time to market by easily integrating industry leading PDF technology into application workflows. This technology shares the same underlying technology that powers Google’s open-source PDFium project. Winner of numerous awards, Foxit has over 325 million users and has sold to over 100,000 customers located in more than 200 countries. Since Foxit products are ISO 32000-1/PDF 1.7 standard compliant, they are compatible with your existing PDF documents and forms.

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Tagetik understands the complex challenges that face the Office of Finance and translates that knowledge into intuitive, enterprise-scale performance management software solutions that drive business results. With Tagetik, companies get the simplicity of the Cloud and the power to unify financial and operational planning; shorten the consolidation and close process; immediately analyze results, model and compare full financial statement impact of business scenarios; adjust strategic plans; seamlessly update rolling forecasts; produce formatted and auditable financial statements and management reports; collaborate on business reviews, and automate disclosure and board reporting. Tagetik has built-in financial intelligence so that CFOs, finance managers, and operations executives can orchestrate multiple or all processes in one software solution. More than 750 customers across 35 countries count on Tagetik to improve efficiency, reduce risk, save money and deliver results. 

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Navis provides operational technologies that unlock greater performance and efficiency for their customers, the world’s leading terminal operators. The Navis N4 terminal operating system optimizes operations, improving efficiency, productivity and visibility for terminal operators. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services that enable marine terminal operators worldwide to maximize performance with reduced risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment or process operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization.

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Through secure cloud-based technology, XVELA brings together shared information, integrated tools and partner collaboration to drive new efficiencies and cost savings throughout the vessel stowage planning and execution process.

XVELA is a new venture that utilizes the legacy of Navis PowerStow vessel stowage solution to provide a transformative, cloud-based collaboration platform and network. XVELA enables carrier and terminal vessel planners to easily connect and coordinate vessel stowage planning and execution activities. The result is reduced vessel operation and terminal costs and improved utilization of critical crane, vessel and manpower resources.

With a team composed of industry, technology and customer experience experts, XVELA is uniquely positioned to rapidly deliver a cloud-based solution and network to solve age-old problems in the ocean shipping industry. Backed by Navis, the global leader in terminal operation solutions, XVELA operates as an independent entity focused on stowage planning and management innovation.

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The Nerdery

The Nerdery is a hivemind of software engineers, strategists, human-centered designers and problem solvers who push boundaries to create digital products, services and experiences that better people’s lives and drive business outcomes. Headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in Chicago, Kansas City and Phoenix, The Nerdery’s core services are mobile applications, web applications, websites, systems integration and digital consulting. Founded by three programming pioneers in 2003, The Nerdery has made Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies for the past nine consecutive years. The Nerdery was built on the belief that passionate Nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. 

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DBM Cloud Systems
DBM Cloud Systems believes that all companies should have a choice when it comes to managing the explosion of unstructured data in the Cloud. They focus on delivering Real-time Cloud Resource Brokering to lower Cloud spend, improve SLA’s and efficiently manage data across all Cloud and on-premise repositories. Their team has extensive experience in deploying leading data management solutions – both on-premise and in the Cloud. They are storage and Cloud veterans with the technical and management expertise to partner with customers and deliver success.

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CMO Council

The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council is the only global network of executives specifically dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders and brand decision-makers across a wide range of global industries. The CMO Council’s 7,000-plus members control approximately $400 billion in aggregated annual marketing expenditures and run complex, distributed marketing and sales operations worldwide. In total, the CMO Council and its strategic interest communities include more than 35,000 global executives in more than 110 countries covering multiple industries, segments and markets.  Regional chapters and advisory boards are active in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, India and Africa. The council’s strategic interest groups include the Coalition to Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness (CLOSE), Mobile Relationship Marketing (MRM) Strategies, LoyaltyLeaders.org, CMOCIOAlign.org, Marketing Supply Chain Institute, Customer Experience Board, Digital Marketing Performance Institute, GeoBranding Center and the Forum to Advance the Mobile Experience (FAME). More information on the CMO Council is available at www.cmocouncil.org.

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Customer Experience Board

A groundbreaking thought leadership program called the Customer Experience Board is addressing the critical need for communications service providers to optimize customer experience and heighten retention in a highly convergent, competitive, and demanding customer market. The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council will bring together the Business Performance Management (BPM) Forum, Amdocs, and key industry and customer service organizations in a campaign to drive best practices and thought leadership in integrated customer experience management among service providers worldwide.

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The Coalition to Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness (CLOSE) was developed out of a need to empower sales executives in order to leverage resources, truly optimize performance and improve effectiveness. The CMO Council is dedicated to providing an environment that empowers sales, aligns process and function with marketing, and amplifies the voice of sales while marketing assumes the role of sales support leader.

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Global Renewable Energy and Environmental Network (GREEN)

The Global Renewable Energy and Environmental Network (GREEN) is an affinity group comprised of corporate, non-profit, academic and government professionals committed to the development and adoption of a wide range of clean energy and sustainability solutions. We believe that environmental and economic priorities must coexist if either is to be truly lasting.

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Content ROI

The CMO Council’s Content ROI Center is dedicated to advancing the discipline of content marketing. We are a go-to source of thought leadership, insight and services to help marketers more fully leverage the power of content to drive business opportunities, influence purchasing decisions, and grow brand presence.

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The Sable Accelerator

The SABLE Accelerator is a trusted knowledge network of global South Africans providing mentoring and consulting services to South African companies, entrepreneurs, and institutions seeking to fund or commercialize innovation, as well as enter, grow, and partner in worldwide markets.

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The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals

Founded in 1998, the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) www.strategic-alliances.org,  is a professional association committed to elevating and promoting the profession and discipline of alliance management.  ASAP is the only organization dedicated to providing tools and resources, education and professional development, and a community for networking to alliance professionals at every stage of business collaboration—from partnership formation to alliance management after a deal is signed, ASAP can help navigate the way.

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InnovateBusinessIT is a trusted community where senior IT leaders can engage with others and deepen their understanding of trends impacting the global business and IT environments. The team has gathered insights from numerous thought leaders in business and the technology sector — as well as their own respected thinkers inside Dell — to consider the implications of evolutionary changes and the implications for senior IT leaders. Their research includes whitepapers, videos, and articles, and demonstrates ways in which today’s CIO can:

  • Understand the root causes of the changes within IT
  • Utilize new strategies and tactics in order to take advantage of
    these changes
  • Adopt a new language and way of discussing change with their

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Economist Events

Economist Events offers a unique opportunity to engage with Economist editors, leading thinkers and industry experts for an insightful look at the topics and trends that matter most to senior decision-makers. With more than a dozen events throughout North and South America, our conferences provide attendees with a better understanding of the larger factors affecting business today, while also diving deeper into your industry’s most pressing issues.

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Innovation Leadership Forum

The ILF is a forum designed for like-minded individuals in senior positions who have the responsibility for innovation, the desire to share and develop knowledge on improving innovation performance, and the will to bring this practical knowledge back into their organisations so they can make a real and significant difference.  Supported by influential directors of innovation in large and prestigious corporations, the ILF Networking Group is an invaluable resource that gives members a competitive advantage in the pressure cooker life of business today.

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ISPIM – International Society for Professional Innovation Management – is a network of researchers, industrialists, consultants and public bodies who share an interest in innovation management. Founded in 1983 by Professor Knut Holt in Norway, ISPIM is the oldest, largest and most active innovation association in Europe, rapidly expanding in the Americas and Asia. ISPIM produces scientific and educational material and events to help people understand and share thinking and experiences on how individuals, organisations and society can be better organised to create and distribute new products, services and processes to make the world a better place.

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Edison Awards

The Edison Awards, often dubbed “The Oscars of Innovation,” is a leader in globally recognizing, honoring, and fostering innovation and innovators to create a positive impact in the world. The Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison, whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity. Since 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in America. 

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A professional membership organization, The International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP) will be the world’s only innovation certification body, providing members with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to deliver real change in their industry or field. IAOIP certified innovation professionals are equipped with the appropriate tools to make a strategic difference by becoming an active participant in innovation teams at all levels of their organization through knowledge exchange, research, conferences, training and publications. IAOIP is a leading international membership-based organization with individual, corporate, public and non-profit members around the world.

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APQC is a member-based nonprofit and one of the world’s leading proponents of business benchmarking, best practices, and knowledge management research. APQC’s mission statement is to help organizations around the world improve productivity and quality by discovering effective methods of improvement, broadly disseminating findings, and connecting individuals with one another and with the knowledge they need to improve. APQC’s research and expertise covers five core functional areas including Business Excellence, Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Knowledge Management, and Supply Chain Management. 

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Operated by InventHelp, The Invention & New Product Exposition (INPEX) is a unique trade show that showcases numerous inventions, new products and innovations that are available to license, market or manufacture. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, “The Invention Show” brings inventors and entrepreneurs together with industry representatives in one convenient forum. Held each year in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, INPEX offers over 1,000 innovations, new product ideas and technologies that can be licensed, manufactured, marketed and applied to your brand or product line. We believe InventHelp’s INPEX show is the largest exposition of its kind, bringing innovators from various countries together with companies in one convenient forum.

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The Churchill Group

The Churchill Group is committed to the idea of an independent forum that facilitates the open and timely exchange of ideas, opinions and viewpoints among business leaders and innovators. Collaborators and competitors meet on stage to share and discuss their newest thinking.  Having hosted industry and government leaders and luminaries, the Churchill Group commits to having unscripted conversations that go beyond the hype. Their 30-40 events per year offer opportunities to network and develop critical business relationships with influential individual and corporate members representing a diverse range of industries, companies and expertise.

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United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship

The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) is the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. With over 1000 members from universities and colleges, for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the public sector, USASBE is a diverse mix of professionals that share a common commitment to fostering entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviors. 

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IdeaScale is an easy-to-use, yet powerful solution for the collection of feedback and ideas. IdeaScale was born in the cloud in 2008. In its first year, IdeaScale garnered high-profile government contracts with many prestigious clients like the VA, FCC, and the Office of the President of the United States. With an outstanding foundation of compliance, security, and scalability, IdeaScale quickly expanded into the private and Enterprise sectors, where the solution is now used by many of the world’s most recognizable brands. 

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DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world’s most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.

Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.

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Produced by IDG the DEMO conferences in the United States, China, Brazil, Russia and Vietnam focus on emerging technologies and new product innovations. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow’s cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launchpad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Salesforce, Webex, Tivo, VMware, Fusion-io and thousands of others, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. The DEMO Scholarship Partner Program, subsidized by corporate sponsorships, offers multiple scholarship opportunities to ensure that deserving entrepreneurs have the chance to introduce cutting edge technology products at DEMO that might have otherwise gone undiscovered. 

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TiEcon is where the world’s wealth connects with technology stealth to create an enervating environment for start-ups to take off. The largest global gathering of entrepreneurship, it brings together Silicon Valley’s diverse, dynamic, and expert ecosystem to ignite and display disruptive technology innovation. Powered by TiE’s unique model that multiplies new venture value and wealth creation, it has become an inspiring venue for inventive thinking, networking, knowledge transfer, talent sourcing, funding, partnering and profound thought leadership.

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The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots in the Indus region. There are currently 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 61 chapters across 18 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, education, incubating, and funding. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Parks Associates
Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Since 1986, they have provided research and analysis to companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, consultation, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions. Parks Associates also holds a number of events for industry executives throughout the year.

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RIIS (The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability) is a specialist Open Innovation firm focused on safely facilitating the transfer and acquisitions of technologies between companies. With over twenty years’ of innovation management experience and a diverse client base, RIIS has delivered local, regional and international engagements, and facilitated numerous innovative solutions in both the public and private sector. The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) is currently pioneering open innovation in South Africa and Africa.  RIIS is located in the heart of Tshwane at the Innovation Hub,  and is always finding new ways to make innovation and open innovation a part of South Africa and now also Africa’s entrepreneurial culture.

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Kogan Page

Kogan Page is the leading independent global publisher of specialist professional books and content with over 700 titles in print. Founded in 1967, our award-winning work offers solutions for professional practice and academic achievement in both print and digital form. Our author base, which is part of some of the most prestigious academic institutions, international commercial organisations or professional associations, delivers high level, accessible, professional content to our readers in our key subject areas: Leadership, Management, Marketing, Branding, Human Resources, Coaching, Logistics, Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship and Careers.    

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The Financial Times

The Financial Times (FT) is one of the world’s leading business news and information organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. They are trusted to provide extensive news, comment, data and analysis to the global business community.

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Informa Telecoms & Media
The telecoms and media community turns to Informa for unparalleled knowledge, insight and highly specialist skills and services. Their ability to deliver a combination of high quality events, business-critical research and training makes Informa unique and extremely valuable to individuals and organisations. As a leading provider of business information and services with over 8,000 employees in 150 offices, Informa regularly holds exhibitions that are a central force in driving the industry’s agenda.

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New Zealand Technology Industry Association

NZTech is the voice of the New Zealand technology industry. NZTech’s vision is a prosperous New Zealand led by a vibrant technology industry. This is achieved by connecting actors and promoting the New Zealand Tech sector. Growth and prosperity of the technology industry is critical to New Zealand’s economic performance – driving productivity, jobs and innovation across all sectors. NZTech helps New Zealand technology businesses succeed by providing a collaborative voice, creating connections, increasing knowledge, supporting international growth and influencing policy. NZTech believes that technology is the enabler that will lead to greater prosperity, and so it’s goal is to stimulate an environment where technology provides important productivity and economic benefits to New Zealand’s major industries.




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Union of Information Technology Enterprises

The union was established in 2000 as a business association of information and communication technologies enterprises (ICT) operating in Armenia. UITE was created by enterprises and companies in the information technologies /IT/ and information and communication technologies/ICT/ sectors aiming at the protection of economic interests, business promotion and advancement of research in the ICT sector.

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C-Suite Network

C-Suite Network is home to the world’s most powerful network of C-Suite leaders. They are focused on the professional success of their members through an online network, content tailored to the evolving needs of C-Suite executives, conferences, business intel, and services that support the members’ business in attaining operational excellence.

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SupplyChainBrain, the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions-and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature.

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The Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) hosts mobile industry executives, entrepreneurs, developers and investors from around the globe to build partnerships, learn from industry thought leaders and show how innovation is improving the world. In 2017, over 75,000 attendees will gather with tech luminaries and top media at GMIC in nine international cities. As one of the largest tech conferences in the world, GMIC has become a global platform connecting innovators worldwide.

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BTOES Insights is a professional online content platform for Operational Excellence professionals. With content specifically targeted at answering the most pressing issues in Business Transformation & Operational Excellence, Insights seeks out the best, most relevant, original content from experienced industry professionals.

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Qualtrics is a leading global provider of enterprise data collection and analysis products for market research, voice of customer, employee performance, and academic research. Through an intuitive, easy-to-use interface and award-winning services and support, Qualtrics products enable both professional and DIY researchers to conduct quantitative research at a lower cost and in less time than competing alternatives. Founded in 2002, Qualtrics has more than 5,000 clients worldwide, including half of the Fortune 100, more than 1,300 colleges and universities, and 95 of the top 100 business schools. For more information and a free trial, visit www.qualtrics.com.

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The only fully integrated North America-based global newswire, Marketwire Inc. is a full-service partner to IR, PR, and MarCom professionals seeking premier distribution, media management, multimedia and monitoring solutions. Marketwire’s customer-centric corporate philosophy focuses on being the best by infusing every aspect of its business with the following core attributes: precision, adaptability, innovation, and simplicity. Marketwire delivers its clients’ news to the world’s media and financial communities. With a reputation for technological leadership, Marketwire offers innovative products and services — including Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, Dashboard Mobile Financial, News Dashboard coverage reports, exclusive access to networks such as the Canadian Press Wire Network, Easy IR and Easy PR workflow solutions, and more — that help communication professionals maximize their effectiveness while ensuring accuracy and best practices. Having merged companies (Market Wire and CCNMatthews) in April 2006, and enjoying a combined history of 25-years of service, Marketwire is now majority-owned by OMERS Capital Partners, the private equity arm of one of Canada’s largest pension funds.

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Mashable is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable’s record 42 million unique visitors worldwide and 21 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.

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Fast Company

Fast Company is a leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design. Written for, by, and about the most progressive business leaders, Fast Company and FastCompany.com inspire readers and users to think beyond traditional boundaries, lead conversations, and create the future of business. Launched in November 1995 by Alan Webber and Bill Taylor, two former Harvard Business Review editors, Fast Company magazine was founded on a single premise: A global revolution was changing business, and business was changing the world. 

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NetLine Corp. is the world leader in business content syndication aimed at driving buyer engagement, customer lead acquisition and sales pipeline performance. Its Precision Targeting Engine™ and global multi-channel network of more than 15,000 website properties enable BtoB marketers to reach a diverse audience of more than 125+ million business professionals across 300+ industry sectors. NetLine’s multi-channel content delivery model allows for brand customization, content adaptation and flexible market access through publisher websites, expert blogs, email, search engines, social media networks, e-newsletters and mobile. Founded in 1994, NetLine is privately held and headquartered in LosGatos, California, with operations across the globe. 

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Ventureburn is focused on telling the world’s startup news and tech entrepreneurs’ stories from the emerging market sector, covering everything from innovative new businesses and developments in ecommerce to helpful tips for starter entrepreneurs. Ventureburn is a part of Burn Media, a multimedia digital publishing house which focuses on the intersection of technology and media, entrepreneurship, cars and gadgets.


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Penton is an information services company that drives performance for nearly 20 million professionals each and every day. They rely on us to deliver insights and opportunities that inform critical business decisions, help them to engage with their community, advance the way they work, and leverage their potential.

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IIoT World
IIoT World™ is the first Global Digital Publication dedicated 100% to Connected Industry, Industrial Internet of Things, Industry 4.0. Our associates are handpicked with one characteristic in mind: digital transformation DNA and draw from the insights, hands on experience of the world’s best newsrooms & industrial enterprises to deliver content and coverage across a wide range of industry categories. IIoT World™, a minority owned business, was started in 2016 by Carolina Rudinschi, PhD & Lucian Fogoros.

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Supply & Demand Chain Executive

For over 10 years Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) has been the only magazine in the Supply Chain industry covering the entire global supply chain that focuses on ROI, professional development and change management, all in a solutions-based format. As a C-level and line-of-business executive, you can depend on our mission-critical editorial to solve your supply chain challenges. Supply & Demand Chain Executive is THE user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation. We help you gain competitive advantage in this complex world through hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies.