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Wednesday
Apr 21, 2010
OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: Perspectives on Boards of Directors
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion that will help entrepreneurs gain some insightful perspectives on Boards of Directors. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses. The group will discuss strategies for selecting, structuring and making your board more effective. You will also receive a high-level recap of the discussion from Frank.

Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Box lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Speaker: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com

Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a 20-year old privately-held web-services company creating collaboration portals and business intelligence (software & data). Prior to 2002 he was a senior global manager at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association,Tech America, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - chairing the CEO Roundtable.

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Thursday
Mar 3, 2011
CEO Group Coaching Program
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

Do you want to figure out what’s holding you back from greater profitability, revenue growth and fully engaging your employees in your vision for the company?

The CEO Coaching Program will unlock your power as a leader to achieve these goals and bring about growth for your company, as a direct result of your contributions.

How It Works

  1. . Pick a game-changing project for the company
  2. . Work on it intensively for six months with structured support, making huge strides
  3. . Receive and give coaching among other CEOs from comparable organizations
  4. . Be pushed out of the comfort zone and into the growth zone, by highly qualified coaches

Agenda The SPTLI format involves 12 three-hour group-coaching sessions over a six-month period, meeting bi-weekly. There will also be 30 minute, one-on-one coaching phone calls in the weeks between sessions.

Sessions:

  1. . Introduction to the Process, and Identify each CEO’s Project
  2. . Refine the Project and Get Feedback
  3. . Finalize Project and Create Action Plan
  4. . Metrics and Performance Management
  5. . Uncover Blind Spots, Receive Coaching, Advance the Project
  6. . How a CEO can Coach Direct Reports, Advance the Project, Trouble Shoot
  7. . More on CEO as Coach, Advanced Delegation Skills, Advance the Project
  8. . At least one CEO has a major setback by now; we all use it as a learning tool as we get that CEO back on track – everyone learns from this experience; remaining sessions are highly customized to what emerges in the group
  9. . From Breakdown to Breakthrough – using the setback to illuminate problems and create growth
  10. . Begin to wrap up the project, Delegation trouble-shooting, Empowered work teams
  11. . Further wrap-up and trouble shooting
  12. . Celebration and planning for how to keep up the momentum

As the CEO, you will be asked to bring in a challenge – some burning need, chronic problem or stalled initiative that, if improved, would break you and your company out to the next level.

In the group sessions, you will receive frank, powerful coaching from our facilitators – a former CEO and a highly experienced business coach. You will also get feedback and support from your peers in the room and guest CEO’s who will participate in some of the sessions. You make commitments for keeping your project on track every week and report on results at each session.

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Tuesday
Mar 15, 2011
CEO & CIO Executive Coaching Preview
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

In this powerful three-hour session, you will learn and practice a new way to coach your own direct reports, a method you can put to use immediately — while getting a preview into the upcoming “CEO and CIO Group Coaching Programs” from the Portland Transformational Leadership Initiative (PTLI) and Oregon Training Network (OTN).

A recent Portland Development Commission (PDC) survey of the Portland technology community found that the single greatest need is for more effective mentoring opportunities. We are responding to this need by adapting our already successful C-level six-month coaching program – now focused exclusively on CEOs and CIOs. In this three-hour preview session, you will get a taste of the full six-month program while experiencing a highly effective and structured approach to executive and peer coaching.

You will walk away from this first session having new insights into how you work with your direct reports and you will have a stronger sense of areas you’d like to improve in, related to your ongoing work as a CEO or CIO. We do this through illuminating blind spots, building up weak areas, and amplifying your strengths.

Find out if “CEO or CIO Group Coaching” is right for you, and walk out with new tools in this dynamic stand-alone session for coaching your team and helping them coach their direct reports.

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Tuesday
May 24, 2011
CEO Roundtable - Creating an Executive Leadership Team That Works
IronStone Bank

Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion about what to look for as you're selecting and growing your executive team. We’ll focus on leadership team issues and the warning signs that, if left untended, can derail executives' careers -- and in the process can torpedo both the culture of your team and your growing company. Share with other CEOs your experiences, insights and frustrations in working with your own and others’ potential career derailers, and gain insights for proactively addressing these leadership issues.

Our featured content expert is executive coach Rebecca Perry. As a former manager in a Fortune 50 company, and with 20+ years of experience as coach and sounding board for leaders in start-up and growing organizations, she brings to our table her curiosity, insights and lessons-observed.

The content of this session will include a brief description of the Hogan Leadership instrument -- a unique personality assessment so incisive it’s a legally-defensible predictor of leadership success. You'll hear about the 11 most common ways leaders shoot their careers and their company cultures in the foot. This information can help you notice warning signs in your team before they become show-stoppers.

Our group will discuss lessons-learned in creating alignment on a leadership team, and fostering an environment where we’re bringing out each others' best especially during the intense and often stress-producing phases of a young company.

Open only to CEOS or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Time: 11:30-1:30 pm Location: 309 SW 6th Ave. Ironstone Bank Conference Room Portland, OR 97204 Registration: OEN Member - $46 Non-Member - $80

Moderator: Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc. – www.axian.com Content Expert: Rebecca Perry, Executive Coach – www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccaperryleadership

Speaker: Frank Helle Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a privately-held web-services engineering firm building custom software and data solutions. Previously, he was a senior global leader at Monsanto Company. He lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association, Tech America, is on the Software Association of Oregon CEO Roundtable Steering Team, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - Chairing the CEO Roundtable.

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Wednesday
Jun 22, 2011
Pubtalk:Double-Pitch & Hot Mic Night:Vancouver/Clark County:6/22 5-8pm
AHA!

PubTalk:Vancouver/Clark County:6/22 5-8pm

Double-Pitch + Hot-Mic Night: June 22 : Join us for a high-energy networking evening and connect with over 130 local small business owners, investors, entrepreneurs, and business professionals from both sides of the river.

Presenting 2 start-up company pitches w/review by expert panelists and introducing five 90-sec. spots at the new 'Company Hot-Mic’.

Date/Time: Wed June 22, 2011: 5pm–8pm Venue: AHA! 415 W 6th Street Ste 605, Vancouver, WA 98660 Cost: OEN Members: $20 • Non-Members: $25 Register: https://www.123signup.com/event?id=vrbsh

Presenting Companies:

• GLOBAL INSPECTION SOLUTIONS:  GIS’s 3D scanning process scans & compares to quickly ID Mfg. defects

www.globalinspectionsolutions.com

• HELIDYNE: Innovative geothermal devices replace turbines and can process brine directly from geothermal wells

http://www.helidynepower.com

Expert Panelists:

   •  Spencer J. Brown 
   •  Kermit Yensen 
   •  Michael A. Kaplan

Many thanks to our Event Sponsors:

   •  First Independent Bank   http://bit.ly/iIeAxz
   •  Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP   http://bit.ly/kT7gmG
   •  Rylander & Associates PC     http://bit.ly/jeBbbK
   •  Eric Fuller & Associates, Inc    http://bit.ly/mptPgt
   •  O’Shansky’s Pub and Restaurant       http://on.fb.me/ittrBt
   •  Alling Henning Associates Inc.   http://bit.ly/l21uev
   •  Chris Bidleman Photography   http://bit.ly/mOxIbR
   •  Wideangle Studios    http://bit.ly/iFs2vF

Questions/info: contact Maria Swanson, PubTalk Coordinator

     [email protected]
     (678) 314-6228
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Thursday
Dec 15, 2011
OEN's "Running with the Gazelles" CEO Forum - Part 4
Davis Wright Tremaine

For Gazelle CEOs whose companies have annual revenues between $3M - $30M. This event is part four of a five-part series, chaired and moderated by Sudhir Bhagwan. It provides informative and interactive advice to Gazelle CEOs. The OEN Running with the Gazelles CEO Forum of...fers attendees two topic discussions each session.

This session will cover: Protecting Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property 101: The goal of this presentation is to arm the attendees with a basic working knowledge of each of the distinct areas of intellectual property protection and provide practical approaches and clear options for protecting the intangible assets of a company. This session will cover the distinct legal concepts (trademark, copyright, patent and trade secrets) that are available to protect intellectual assets. We’ll address the common misconceptions, misnomers and pitfalls associated with each. Additionally, we’ll cover what intangibles can be protected; the process of protecting those intangible assets, the duration of protection, and the typical costs associated such protection.

Managing Your Business in Challenging Times

As companies grow and face an array of challenges, it is critical that the business remain nimble and continually develop new offerings / solutions. For this program, the speaker will discuss the challenges that his business has faced as it grew its revenue from $0 to $100M and its strategy to grow to the $200M+ level. In the present fast changing business and economic environment, CEOs cannot hang on to a static Business Plan or Strategy. They need to adapt to emerging competition and disruptions to stay in business. Lessons from Wellpartner will provide useful examples on how to make such maneuvers.

To Register: Contact Kirsten Ringen at [email protected] or 503-222-2270.

Session Sponsored by Davis Wright Tremaine Series Sponsored by: Davis Wright Tremaine Moss Adams Perkins Coie The Brentwood Group

Speaker Bios - Content Experts: Sheila Fox Morrison, Partner, Davis Wright Tramaine LLP Sheila Fox Morrison represents wineries, breweries, and liquor manufacturers, restaurants and food product companies in the U.S. and abroad with brand protection and enforcement efforts and other intellectual property protection needs. She also represents apparel companies, technology companies including a leading online market research firm, software companies, and those in biotech industries. Sheila speaks frequently on intellectual property topics, including international trademark law and prosecution.

Mike Wright, President, and CEO, Wellpartner As President and Chief Executive Officer of Wellpartner, a $100M revenue company, Mr. Wright has received numerous awards and recognition for the Company, including repeated listings as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal, as well as being recognized by Inc 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in the US. Additionally, Wellpartner was recognized by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network as the Growth Company of the Year in 2005 and Mr. Wright was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2006. Prior to co-founding Wellpartner in 1999, Mr. Wright founded two other companies, Gene Therapeutics and MicroHeart, both of which were focused on developing site-specific drug delivery systems for the delivery of genetic agents in the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Previously, Mr. Wright was President and CEO of TomTec Imaging, a developer and manufacturer of advanced ultrasound imaging software and hardware. The bulk of Mr. Wright’s career, 27 years, was spent with the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies working in a number of the Johnson & Johnson operating units, both in domestic and international assignments. His last 15 years with the company were focused on acquisitions, turn-around scenarios and divestitures across a broad line of advanced medical products. Mr. Wright received a B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Midwestern University. In addition to his business roles, Mr. Wright has been an active supporter of non-profit entities throughout his career, most recently having served as the Chairman of the Board of The Neuropsychiatric Institute at Oregon Health & Science University for a period of four years.

Moderator: Sudhir Bhagwan Sudhir Bhagwan is a local angel investor. He sits of several Boards and recently retired from the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR program. Sudhir retired from Intel in 2000, after 21 years serving in several executive positions. From 2005-2008 he was Chairman & CEO of SnapNames.com, Inc., a Portland based internet software company, and led the company to profitably grow revenues 600% to $50million, and then sold it to Oversee.net in 2007. Sudhir was the first investor in, and Chairman of Second Porch, which was sold to HomeAway in May 2011. He is the Chairman of Your Next Step, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. From 1988-1990 he was appointed by Oregon’s Governor Neil Goldschmidt as the founding President for the Oregon Advanced Computing Institute (OACIS), a unique partnership between industry, academia and government to spur the growth of the high-tech industry in Oregon.

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Tuesday
Jan 15, 2013
Technology Association of Oregon - CEO Leadership Exchange Dinner - Education Reform with Dr. Rudy Crew, Oregon Chief Education Officer
Irving Street Kitchen

The dinner event in January will provide a preview of what is shaping up to be an important legislative session for Oregon’s technology industry, with a number of STEM education initiatives proposed. Dr. Rudy Crew, Oregon’s Chief Education Officer, will be joining us for the first half of the evening. Dr. Crew will lay out his and the Governor’s vision for education reform in the state and engage in an interactive discussion about the role of Oregon’s technology industry in these efforts.

Dr. Crew is outspoken and is a nationally-recognized education architect. Dr. Crew served as chancellor of New York City Public Schools under Rudy Guiliani and as superintendent of Miami-Dade public schools.

Mohan Nair, our resident song-writer, story teller and Cambia Health Solution’s Chief Innovation Officer, will moderate the evening’s discussion.

The evening will conclude with dinner and networking.

Event Details: When: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM Where: Irving Street Kitchen, 701 NW 13th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 Cost: $95 Members, $125 Nonmembers To Register: TAO, 503-228-5452

Series Title Sponsors: Cresa and Comcast Business Class

Series Supporting Sponsors: Moss Adams LLP

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Thursday
Sep 11, 2014
CEO Leadership Dinner: A Look Into Oregon Research Universities
Nel Centro

A Look Into Oregon Research Universities – what have they been up to and how can you help?

In a survey of technology company CEOs that TAO and the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) conducted this past fall, concerns about the strength of Oregon's research institutions rose to top of the list among survey respondents. Please join your peers for a networking dinner and panel discussion which will include VPs of Research from Oregon Research Universities who will give an overview of their research including total research funding, segmentation of funding, programs supporting commercialization, and top academic research programs that align with the technology industry. The goal of this event is to begin to close the knowledge gap about Oregon's university research and to move toward garnering more industry support for Oregon's research universities.

Panelists Include:

Ron Adams, Interim Vice President for Research at Oregon State University

Patrick L. Jones, Associate Vice President for Research Finance and Business Administration at University of Oregon

Daniel Dorsa, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Research at Oregon Health & Science University

Jonathan Fink, Vice President for Research and Strategic Partnerships, Portland State University

Mateo Aboy, Associate Provost & VP for Research, Oregon Institute of Technology

The evening will be moderated by Michael Burger, CEO of Cascade Microtech and Skip Newberry, President of TAO.

Details: When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 Where: Nel Centro, 1408 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201 Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM Cost: $95 Members | $125 Nonmembers

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Tuesday
Jul 12, 2016
The Developer's Guide to Startups
Code Fellows

Agenda

6:00 PM - Doors Open, Networking, & Snacks 6:30 PM - Talk starts 7:15 ~ 7:30 PM - Open to audience questions

The Developer's Guide to Startups

Are you a developer with an eye on the startup scene and all its opportunities? Learn the value of your skill set and how to evaluate startup opportunities like an angel investor. In our free event, you will get the insider perspective on understanding startup valuations and economics, and learn what documentation you need before you start to code.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn everything you need to know about joining an early-stage startup in today's tech market.

Speaker

Dave Parker is the CEO of Code Fellows, bringing over 20+ years of experience and career success with him. An Alumnus of the University of Washington, Dave has been recognized by the World Technology Network for Innovation in the Software Industry, Forbes “Best of the Web” and the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 under 40”. He has served on the Board of Directors and as CEO of various other start-ups, helping them scale and sell. He has worked internationally in Japan and China, facilitating the exchange of technologies between nations.

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Monday
Sep 18
Marketing Loves Sales
through The Leftbank Annex

Marketing Loves Sales is the only event where marketers can focus entirely on generating, developing, and closing marketing-led opportunities. Generate more revenue, refocus on sales, and learn from other B2B marketers. The two-day event, hosted at the beautiful Leftbank Annex in downtown Portland, brings together the top B2B marketing minds and thought leaders to share how marketing departments can better coordinate with Sales and drive revenue. Marketing Loves Sales 2017 will focus on Event Marketing, Landing Page Optimization, Sales Development, Programmatic and Social, and Search. Join us in discovering what strategies and tactics most effectively drive revenue.

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