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11 startups are vying for Phorum’s annual ‘Best in Show’ award

That and more reasons not to miss PACT's enterprise tech conference Phorum on April 27.

At Phorum 2016. (Photo courtesy of PACT)
This is a guest post by Phorum co-chair Suzanne Lentz.

Hello Philly Tech Community:

Have you signed up for PACT’s Phorum conference yet? We hope you join us on Thursday, April 27 at Phorum 2017, right on the eve of Philly Tech Week 2017 presented by Comcast. Designed specifically for business and technology executives, Phorum 2017: Digitizing the Enterprise – The Future is Now, will feature our keynote speaker, Geoffrey Moore, lightning talks and panel discussions by industry analysts, technology visionaries and business executives from companies such as Forrester Research, Salesforce, Lyft, GSK, Penn, IBM, Vanguard, and SEI, to name a few.

We built this year’s program with the intention to help executives fully understand the technology they use and how that technology can pragmatically be applied to transform the enterprise and achieve business goals.

Need more convincing? Here are three reasons why you should attend Phorum 2017:

1. New in 2017: Aside from Blockchain and Amazon Alexa workshops, explore four key strategies at this year’s conference:
  • Connected (via pervasive mobile, web, and IoT touchpoints)
  • Aware (harnessing big data and analytics to understand historical patterns and context)
  • Smart (applying machine learning/AI to enable targeted, prescriptive actions)
  • Trusted (embedding privacy and security at all layers of interactions)
2. Hear a highly anticipated keynote address by Geoffrey Moore.

He is an author, speaker and advisor who splits his consulting time between startup companies and established high-tech enterprises, most recently including Salesforce, Microsoft, Intel, Box, Aruba, Cognizant, and Rackspace.  His groundbreaking first book, Crossing the Chasm, offered guidance to startup companies and is now in a third edition with more than a million copies sold. His latest book, Zone to Win, completes the picture with strategies for the established company. Phorum 2017 will seek to bring those same complementary perspectives to our Connected, Aware, Smart and Trusted sessions, making Geoffrey Moore an ideal featured guest.

The first 300 people registered will take home his latest book Zone to Win: Organizing to Compete in an Age of Disruption.

3. Discover the latest technologies inside the Phorum Demo Pit.

Eleven startup companies from the Mid-Atlantic region will demonstrate their cutting-edge technologies and compete for the Phorum “Best in Show.” Check out who will be featured this year and connect with them on April 27.

Phorum 2017 is one event you will not want to miss. Join us April 27 at the Sugar House Casino!

Tickets are $99 for entrepreneurs, $249 for non-PACT members and $149 for PACT members.

Get tickets

See you in two weeks!

Suzanne Lentz

Partner, LiquidHub

Co-Chair, Phorum 2017

Companies: PACT

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