SOURCE: MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix

MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix

January 20, 2010 11:20 ET

First in Series of Industry Briefings for Arizona Innovators and Entrepreneurs Focuses on Digital Media

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - January 20, 2010) - MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix launches the first in a series of events centered on evolving industries ripe with opportunity starting with "Digital Media: A Mashup of Entrepreneurs and Innovators Mixing Old and New" taking place Thursday, January 28, 2010, at the Scottsdale Hilton Resort located at 6333 North Scottsdale Road beginning at 5:30 PM.

The Digital Media industry briefing will focus on how Arizona companies developing media and video technologies and driving innovation with solutions to sustain our growing appetite for real-time information, anywhere. Entrepreneurs will learn how digitized content through webcasts, video, online media, digital services, new technology innovations are changing the way every business engages with customers, prospects and even employees today.

Details about the event and links to register are located at Registration is required. Cost to attend is $40 for members, $45 for non-members and $55 at the door. Follow updates about the event at or by following #MITEFPHX on Twitter.

Industry experts, business leaders and founders will share their experiences about building and leading successful digital media companies. Leading the exchange is CJ Cornell, Professor, Digital Media Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Arizona State University. Sharing valuable insights and experiences are Mike Gordon, who co-founded Limelight Networks in 2001 and is currently the company's chief strategy officer, Shahi Ghanem, president and CEO of EmpowHER, a health media company for women and former President of DivX, Inc., Shay Pausa, CEO and founder of ChiKiiTV Media & Productions and Adam Kraver, president and chief technologist at CaptiveMotion.

"Our first event of 2010 will showcase organizations at different stages in their corporate lifecycle that are making an impact in Arizona through their digital media and video technology and innovations," said Bill Swartz, co-chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix. "We have assembled a variety of experts that will enlighten us about digital media and the changing consumer demands for collaboration, entertainment and instant access to information. You definitely want to join us for this event."

To register for the event, visit or visit Attendees will have a chance to network with other digital media enthusiasts and our featured guests starting at 5:30 PM. The discussion will begin at 6:30 PM. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Founding sponsors of MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix include Osborn Maledon, Stearns Financial Services, Advisory Board Architects. Ernst & Young, Greater Phoenix Leadership, Fennemore Craig, Steptoe & Johnson, Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group, Neubloc. Clifton Gunderson and Axway.

MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix - The MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix is a chapter for the MIT Enterprise Forum, The Global Entrepreneurial Network. MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix is dedicated to helping technology entrepreneurs with direct access to experienced and successful CEOs through a series of coaching panel events of local business experts. MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix brings together local, national and even global leaders and entrepreneurs from real companies discussing real issues, providing everyone a front row seat to behind-the-scenes success. The organization has the mission to build community and celebrate shared experiences.

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