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SoCal - Technology SIG (IMC members only)
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When: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
5:00-7:00 PM
Where: Conference Room
Laurel Electronics, Inc.
3183-G Airway Ave.
Costa Mesa, California  92626
United States
Contact: Curt Deckert

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IMC SoCal Technology SIG
Kick-Off Meeting
Special Interest Group for Technology Consulting

If you are an IMC member and are interested in technology consulting, please join us at our first meeting of the IMC SoCal Technology SIG from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 in the conference room of Laurel Electronics, Inc., 3183-G Airway Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (close to the intersection of the 405 and 55 freeways). Those interested may proceed to a local restaurant following our meeting.

The Mission of the Technology SIG is to:
  • Create a collaborative group of technology development consultants
  • Identify of consulting opportunities and trends in Technology Consulting
  • Identify the consulting challenges and needs in Technology Development Companies
  • Develop more effective consulting skills to serve Technology Development clients
  • Support each other through networking and professional relationships
  • Facilitate use of new technology by client companies

The group leader is responsible to provide meeting facilitation to ensure the meeting objectives are met. The SIG group members will share responsibility for:

  • Supporting meetings or leading meetings in the regular leader's absence
  • Sharing ideas, successful practices and lessons learned
  • Generating topics and to remain current and help to serve our clients
  • Building professional relationships through networking in and out of the SIG
  • Communications using the Technology SIG Home page on the IMC SoCal website

Members will honor each other's intellectual property, avoid reaching out to another member's clients or identified prospects and will actively look for opportunities to collaborate with each other on projects. Our plan is to hold meetings once a month, at a regularly occurring time (to be determined). Monthly meetings will be approximately two hours, using the following format:

  • In depth networking for consulting opportunities
  • Learning and sharing consisting of one or more of the following:
    - Share success stories and lessons Learned
    - Present Case studies including R&D strategies and resource evaluations
    - Presentations about new technologies and applications
    - Synopsis of books /articles / resources on the internet
    - Guest Speakers for pertinent and timely technology topics

Please RSVP to:

Curt Deckert, CMC, PhD
Chair Technology SIG, IMC SoCal
President, Curt Deckert Associates, Inc.
714-639-0746, ;;

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