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December 2018

Browsing WARF, WiSys portfolios for industry topic of Dec. 13 Tech Council luncheon in Appleton

December 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fox Valley Technical College D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N. Systems Drive, conference center BC112A
Appleton, 54914 United States
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More than 3,000 homegrown, academic discoveries are available for licensing by industries in Wisconsin – and it’s not that hard to shop for what you need. Learn more about the patent portfolios of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and its sister organization, the WiSys Technology Foundation, at the Thursday, Dec. 13 meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Appleton. This Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon is in partnership with the Forum for Innovation, which will focus on high-growth companies…

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Nobody likes “Feedback” — Tools for a “Feed Forward” Environment with Susan Thomson

December 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DreamBank, 1 N. Pinckney St.
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Providing feedback has long been an essential skill for leaders — employees need to know how they are doing as they work to achieve the goals of the organization. But there is a fundamental problem with all types of feedback: it focuses on the past, on what has already occurred — not the infinite variety of opportunities that can happen in the future. Enter Feed Forward. Pioneered by Marshall Goldsmith and tested on thousands of executives, Feed Forward is a…

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January 2019

2019 Economic Forecast: Where Will the Growth Be?

January 8 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue
Madison, 53715 United States
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Given the first half of the year’s market volatility, plus a pending mid-term election, 2018 year will definitely be a year to remember for US companies and the economy.  Come January, however, will your boardroom be positioned for the past or the future?  MITA’s Annual Economic Forecast Summit right after the first of the year will provide a glimpse into what may lie ahead for the US and global economy.  As has become tradition, the MITA Board of Directors has…

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2019 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest info session in Madison ​

January 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Coliseum Bar & Banquet, 232 E. Olin Ave.
Madison, WI 53713 United States
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Join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Coliseum Bar & Banquet in Madison to learn more about the 2019 Business Plan Contest. Tom Still, Tech Council president, Mark Ehrmann, Quarles & Brady and Tech Council board member, along with last year's grand prize winner Mehrdad Arjmand of NovoMoto, will offer an overview of the contest and the benefits of participating, as well as answer attendees’ questions. 6 p.m. - Networking 6:30 p.m. - Informational presentation 7 p.m. - Q & A…

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Economic ‘Opportunity Zones’ incentives topic at Jan. 10 Tech Council event in Wauwatosa

January 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
UW-Milwaukee’s Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 United States
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How can Wisconsin benefit from having parts of 44 counties, 60 municipalities and two tribal reservations designated as federal “Opportunity Zones”? Learn more at the Thursday, Jan. 10 luncheon meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Wauwatosa. Created by the federal Investing in Opportunity Act as a part of the 2017 tax overhaul, Opportunity Zones aim to encourage private, long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities in exchange for tax incentives. All 120 Wisconsin zones were approved by…

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