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    • Friday, October 20, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Fox Valley Technical College, D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
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    Brad Smith is Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer.

    In this role Smith is responsible for the company’s corporate, external, and legal affairs.  He leads a team of more than 1,300 business, legal and corporate affairs professionals working in 55 countries. These teams are responsible for the company’s legal work, its intellectual property portfolio, patent licensing business, corporate philanthropy, government affairs, public policy, corporate governance, and social responsibility work. He is also Microsoft’s chief compliance officer.  Smith plays a key role in representing the company externally and in leading the company’s work on a number of critical issues including privacy, security, accessibility, environmental sustainability and digital inclusion, among others.

    Smith joined Microsoft in 1993, and before becoming general counsel in 2002 he spent three years leading the Legal and Corporate Affairs (LCA) team in Europe, then five years serving as the deputy general counsel responsible for LCA’s teams outside the United States.

    Smith has overseen numerous negotiations leading to competition law and intellectual property agreements with governments around the world and with companies across the IT sector. He has played a leading role within Microsoft and in the IT sector on government surveillance, privacy, intellectual property, immigration and computer science education policy issues. As the senior executive responsible for ensuring Microsoft fulfills its corporate responsibilities, he has helped the company achieve its consistent ranking in the top 2 percent of the S&P 500 for corporate governance scores. He has played a leadership role locally and nationally on numerous charitable, business and legal initiatives. In 2013 he was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States. In 2014, the New York Times called Smith “a de facto ambassador for the technology industry at large.”

    In addition to his work at Microsoft, Smith is active in several civic and legal organizations and in the broader technology industry. In March 2015, Smith joined the Netflix board of directors. He also works to advance several significant diversity and pro bono initiatives, serving as chair of the board of directors of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and as chair of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). In addition, Smith chairs the board of the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program, at the appointment of the governor.

    Smith grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin, where Green Bay was the big city next door. He attended Princeton University, where he met his wife, Kathy (also a lawyer), and graduated summa cum laude with a concentration in international relations and economics. He earned his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law and studied international law and economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was an associate and then partner at the Washington, D.C.-based firm of Covington and Burling, where he is still remembered as the first attorney in the long history of the firm to insist (in 1986) on having a personal computer on his desk as a condition for accepting a job offer. He can be followed at http://twitter.com/@bradsmi.

    OPEN EARLY FOR BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION!

    7:00 - 7:30 - Registration and Breakfast

    7:30 - 9:00 - WIT Wisconsin updates and Speaker


    • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    • Thursday, October 26, 2017
    • KI Convention Center, 333 Main Street, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 54301

    Manufacturing First is presented by First Business alongside NEW Manufacturing Alliance and Insight Publications to provide Wisconsin manufacturers with hands-on opportunities to grow their businesses. It is designed for them to showcase industry advances, highlight successes, announce the latest developments, and provide premiere networking opportunities.

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    • Tuesday, November 07, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • FVTC | D. J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI

    This event is sponsored by NEW IT Alliance.

    50 companies and educational institutions coming together for the first ever region wide IT job & career fair! Come learn about the IT job market, apply for a job, or simply learn what IT professions exist. Companies will be accepting applications for career and internship positions.


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    • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome Center

    Attend the CollaborateIT Conference presented by Amplify Oshkosh.


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    • Friday, November 17, 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Fox Valley Technical College, D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
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    Is innovation a priority for your organization?  Are your people and teams being asked to be creative problem-solvers?  If so, you’re in good company, but the question is “how”?  

    Join us for a hands-on learning experience with Alison Heiser as an introduction to design thinking.  One of the top ten human capital trends of 2016, design thinking is a deeply human process that taps into abilities we all have but get overlooked by more conventional problem-solving practices. You’ll be exposed to principles developed by the d-school at Stanford, with insights from Alison’s extensive work with clients using design thinking to fuel innovation and growth.

    Alison Heiser, principal of Alison Heiser Associates, partners with CEOs and their executive teams using design thinking to step-change innovation and envision new business models.  After an extensive career as a senior marketing executive, Alison launched AHA with a small group of clients to bring marketing and strategy expertise to mid-cap and privately held companies. Today the business has expanded to serve leaders in Fortune 1000 and non-profit organizations, and maintains strong relationships with her original clients.  In 2014 she was invited to join the Kellogg Innovation Network, and is an active member of the KIN community.

    • Thursday, December 07, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • KI Convention Center, 333 Main St. Green Bay, WI 54301

    The New North Summit is an annual conference that aims to bring together the business, education and community leaders from across the region and state to connect with network contacts, share economic development updates and more.  Each attendee has the opportunity to learn and network with the region’s top leaders and hear from businesses who have been successful at solving their technology challenges.

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    • Friday, January 26, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Fox Valley Technical College, D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
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    January Breakfast series - Topic TBD


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    7:00 - 7:30 - Registration and Breakfast

    7:30 - 9:00 - WIT Wisconsin updates and Speaker


    • Friday, February 23, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Fox Valley Technical College, D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
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    February Breakfast Series - Topic TBD


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    7:00 - 7:30 - Registration and Breakfast

    7:30 - 9:00 - WIT Wisconsin updates and Speaker


    • Friday, April 27, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Fox Valley Technical College, D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
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    April Breakfast Series - Topic TBD


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    7:00 - 7:30 - Registration and Breakfast

    7:30 - 9:00 - WIT Wisconsin updates and Speaker


    • Friday, May 18, 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Fox Valley Technical College, D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr, Appleton, WI 54914
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    May Breakfast Series - Topic TBD


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    7:00 - 7:30 - Registration and Breakfast

    7:30 - 9:00 - WIT Wisconsin updates and Speaker


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