After a long search, Oregon Governor Kate Brown has selected Sophorn Cheang to lead the primary economic development agency for the state of Oregon, Business Oregon.Read More
Planning for the next 10 years of Oregon innovation and entrepreneurship
I’ve been tracking with interest the state of Oregon’s efforts to outline and plan for the next decade of innovation and entrepreneurship for all of its residents. Business Oregon and TEConomy Partners — the Ohio consultancy hired to build out the plan — recently updated the Oregon House Committee on Economic Development on their progress.Read More
Remember that PDC five year strategy? Chat with PDC about it in real life
While we live in a day and age where any amount of information and content sits at our fingertips, sometimes it’s just nice to talk to someone and get to ask questions face to face. That’s why Uncorked Studios has invited the PDC to an open house on the PDC five year strategy. Read More
Reassessing your launch strategy? Jackson Gariety provides some food for thought
It seems almost trite now. For the last few years, launching products—or the promise of products—has been a series of: 1) Get a tech blog to cover it, 2) Hope it hits Hacker News or Techmeme, 3) ????, and of course 4) Profit! So it’s always nice to see young Portland entrepreneurs like Jackson Gariety re-evaluating this process. Read More
PDC Software Summit: Mayor Sam Adams wants the City of Portland to be known as a “laboratory of innovation”
Tonight, the Portland Development Commission (PDC) and the City of Portland will be hosting a Software Summit to discuss the economic growth strategy for our industry.
So you’ve responded to the surveys. You’ve heard about CivicApps. You’ve seen the City of Portland declare open source in government week. But you still don’t really have a clear idea about where we go from here. Or how the developers here in town fit in with the City’s plans.
Well, get ready for a little clarification. Tonight, the Portland Development Commission (PDC) and the City of Portland will be hosting a Software Summit to discuss the economic growth strategy for our industry. Read More
Want some time with Forrester’s Charlene Li? Internet Strategy Forum, Jive give you two opp’s
When it comes to A-listers in social media, Charlene Li of Forrester Research is right up there. So I can totally understand why you’d jump at the chance to spend some time with her.
Well, the good news is that she’ll be coming to Portland. The better news is that you’ll get the chance to spend some time with her—in person and in hardback—but you have to act quickly.
Charlene is going to be speaking on “creating social strategies that work” at the Internet Strategy Forum Summit in Portland on July 17. (So that’s your in-person time.) And, now, Jive Software has offered a free copy of Charlene’s new book, Groundswell, (that’s your hardback time) to the first 250 people to register and attend the event. (You have to be there to get the book.)
Groundswell provides Charlene’s analysis of some of the top corporate uses of social media strategies within and without the “enterprise.”
And for that ever-popular “local flavor”? Groundswell also features Portland’s own Josh Bancroft and his social-media work at Intel.
Who knows? Maybe you could get Charlene and Josh to autograph it for you?
But wait, there’s more
So, you get time with Charlene Li and you get her book for free. What could be better?
How about a discount on your registration fee? Yes? Yes!
Silicon Florist readers are entitled to a 10% discount on their Internet Strategy Forum Summit registration. Simply enter the discount code FLORIST.
That’s a lot of good news for one post. But quite frankly, gentle reader, you deserve it.
The Internet Strategy Forum is a professional association and peer networking group for management with responsibility for driving Internet strategy and implementation from within medium to large client-side organizations across multiple industries. For more on the organization and the summit, visit the Internet Strategy Forum.