JEDCO And Jefferson Chamber Host Office Technology Seminar

FAIRFIELD, LA – Technology plays a vital role in a business environment. Often times, it enhances communication and efficiency, allowing a business to operate at a highly effective level. As technology continues to evolve to meet the needs of individuals and businesses alike, business owners should be aware of the most up-to-date information and resources available to help their companies connect, grow, and thrive.  

         As part of the ongoing Prosper Jefferson seminar series, the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to present "Office Technology: Tools to Support Efficiency & Growth in the Workplace,” on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the East Bank Regional Library's Jefferson Room, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

         Three experts in the technology industry will cover a variety of issues, including:

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• Mobile technology and how it impacts your business and your customers

• Demystifying Voice Over IP Services

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• How the Cloud can help your business for the better

 

         Speakers will include:

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BRIAN VANDEGRIFT- Venyu

 

         Vandegrift has over 15 years in technology consulting which allows him the ability to play an integral role in the product development process for Venyu. With certifications from Microsoft, Citrix, and VMware Vandegrift has the expertise necessary to architect data protection, disaster recovery, and hosting solutions for just about every challenging scenario a business could face. Prior to joining Venyu, Vandegrift worked for PPI in Baton Rouge, where he was the area General Manager responsible for sales and product delivery. Vandegrift holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Rhodes College.

 

CHUCK MUTZ- Level 3 Communications

 

         Mutz has been an Account Executive with Level 3 (formerly tw telecom) for the past 5 years, with experience in the telecom industry for over 19 years. He is a nationally recognized Sales Leader and has been awarded Top Honors at Nextel, Sprint and tw telecom. At Level 3, Mutz works with Medium to Large Enterprise Class customers to provide Voice Services, Private Data Networks and Dedicated Internet Access. In his spare time, Mutz k volunteers his time as a Professional Auctioneer and MC. He works with many non-profit agencies in and around the Greater New Orleans area including the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, the American Cancer Society and the Special Olympics. He is also a Taekwondo Instructor at Premiere TKD in Slidell, LA, where he is pursuing his Second Degree Black Belt.

 

KERRY KIRBY- 365 Connect

 

         Kirby is an entrepreneur, technology innovator and the founder and CEO of 365 Connect, an award-winning technology platform provider that exclusively serves the multifamily housing industry. Kirby is a renowned speaker, author and media expert on technology. He has published numerous articles, case studies and is a contributor to several nationally published books on real estate and technology. Kirby has been a guest lecturer, featured speaker and panelist at numerous universities, conferences and events. Known for his passion to foster the next generation of technology innovators, Kirby is one of the most notable supporters of technology and educational events in the New Orleans area, and has been named as one of the most influential people in technology and entrepreneurship in Louisiana. Kirby has been featured on the BBC Digital Planet program, NPR and various news and industry media outlets. He has led 365 Connect to receive an array of national and international technology awards.

 

         Admission is free, but registration is required to attend.

         The event is open to all businesses and entrepreneurs.

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