Avonova Announces 2011/12 Program
Posted on September 6th, 2011 by Avonova

Avonova, the local social network for Stratford’s emerging technology culture, is launching the 2011/12 season with Toronto-based futurist, ecommerce designer and social media thinker Thomas Purves, speaking on “What the
Future Holds.” The meeting is Tuesday, September 13th, 7-9PM in the President’s Lounge of the Stratford Country Club. Admission is free.

Mr. Purves is a well-known conference speaker and organizer and national media pundit. He has been among the designers of numerous digital financial services such as Interac, TD’s online banking, Visa’s Canadian debit card and most recently their next-generation “digital wallet.”

“Tom is a genuine futurist and internet strategist,” says Karen Schulman Dupuis, one of Avonova’s event organizers. “He’s got a view into the technology coming our way which industries will be directly impacted, and what the everyday experience will be like for the rest of us. Not the least of which will be our money.”

Avonova has a full slate of monthly events lined up for 2011 and 2012:

  • October 4th: “From Start-up to Success” Panel Discussion. Guest panelists will share the challenges, rewards and lessons learned of launching a tech business.
  • November 1st: “Technology in Stratford: Why or why not?”  Presenters and members will discuss the Likes and Unlikes of locating technology companies in Stratford, versus Kitchener-Waterloo or Toronto.  Should be lively.
  • December 6th: Avonova December Social, with local civic and technology thought leaders providing updates on what’s happening locally.

Dates for 2012 will focus on social media implementation, B2B technology sales practices, locally created breakthrough technologies, Waterloo’s Perimeter Institute, cultivating the next generation of technology workers, and the intersection of the arts, technology and funding.

“Our members are sharing their best personal and professional connections to create a great program that will be lively, informative, even challenging for people who love working with technology and living in Stratford,” says Avonova spokesperson, Mary Reinhart. “There’s a genuine technology culture building here in the city, with all these connections between talented, fun and creative people.”

For more program details.

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