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Feb 24, 2020
@DAMAPDX March Chapter Meeting: Data Monetization with Justin Langseth, VP of Data Exchange, Snowflake
Standard Insurance, Auditorium (lower level)

Presented by Justin Langseth VP of Data Exchange at Snowflake

Abstract TBA

About the Speaker

Justin Langseth is the VP of Data Exchange at Snowflake. He and his team are highly involved in our most “data-forward” customers as it relates to the sharing and monetization of data. Snowflake’s unique architecture and multi-cloud presence allows for streamlined and scalable ways to monetize data through our Data Exchange.


March 19th, 2020 (Chapter meetings held on third Thursday of the month)


8:30 – 9:00 – Snacks and warm-up 9:00 – 10:30 – Presentation

Standard Insurance Tower Auditorium (NOT Atrium, Auditorium is on lower level of lobby) 900 SW 5th, please note Standard Ins. has multiple downtown locations


Free for members (including ALL employees of corporate members) $15 for non-members $5 for students with valid student ID

Standard Insurance Center, 900 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA

Jan 30, 2018
Building, Dismantling, and Re-using Community Initiatives over Time

Building a successful Community program is a wonderful experience at the core of Community Management. What happens, however, when programs inevitably decline? This talk is about the equally important steps of eliminating outdated initiatives, deconstructing your favorite successes, and rebuilding from their foundations. Kara Sowles will take us through some concrete examples from her 5 years at a single company, including: * a user group program growing from 5 groups to 70 worldwide (and what it looks like to scale back after all that growth), * abandoning a series of 30/year one-day conferences, * remaking an online triage event into an online hack day, and more. We'll discuss the importance of having larger frameworks that you can plug programs into (and out) of, and the experience of destroying your favorite programs to stay nimble.

Kara Sowles is the Manager of Community and Evangelism at the software company Puppet, where she's spent the past 5 years leading strategic planning and implementation of the company's global community programs.

Sep 30, 2015
Clarity. Identity. Direction. Plus expert recommendations on your next 3 marketing moves.

In this seminar, we’ll be doing brand discovery in a small-group setting. You’ll bounce ideas off of each other and give each other feedback. I’ll follow up with each of you by phone two weeks afterwards, and tell you what I think your next three marketing moves ought to be. Facilitated by Janet Hager of Tinfish Initiatives.

Mar 31, 2016
Exercise your creativity & collaborate with your community!

Join The Creative Roundtable for our first Creative Challenge of 2016: The "March Mad-Lib" Creative Challenge

Our creative challenges are designed to help you exercise your creativity in new ways while collaborating with the community.

A $25 participant ticket gets you (buy one here):
• Access to a treasure trove of creative supplies (woo!)
• Admission to the pre and post networking activities
• Light refreshments and snacks
• An opportunity to bond with your community

When: March 31st, 6-9pm at DeskHub Portland

If you want to participate in the creative challenge, you MUST purchase a $25 + fees ticket through EventBrite. An RSVP through will only allow you admittance at 7:30 pm.

Attending as a audience member admits you at 7:30 pm to view the presentations of the creative challenge and an opportunity to network and connect with your local creatives. An RSVP on meetup will count as your ticket.

> Participant tickets are limited, get yours soon by clicking this link!

Don't hesitate to drop us a line if you have questions!
Jehn & Jena!
Co:Founders of The Creative Roundtable

- Thank you to DeskHub for always being amazing to us and letting us use your space!
- A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Scrap PDX .
Jun 22, 2018
Ignite Your Business with a Powerful 90-Day Plan: Workshop & Lunch
Old Spaghetti Factory

Are you satisfied with your business results so far this year?

Do you feel focused and empowered in your business?

Do you wish you had specific goals and strategies to hit your revenue targets?

2018 is almost halfway over but there's still time to make 2018 your best year in business yet!

You’ve heard the saying: “Most businesses don’t plan to fail; they just fail to plan.” Well, it’s true. A winning sports team would never take the field or enter the arena without a game plan in place. Likewise, a business that operates without a plan operates is at a significant competitive disadvantage.

Businesses move so quickly these days that it's no longer feasible to create long-term strategic plans. What is most effective is creating a bold vision, 3-5 year goals, and a specific 90-day plan. These 90-day "sprints" are strategically designed to keep you on- track and focused to meet your goals.

Learn how to get the results you desire in your business by creating a Powerful 90-day Plan for your Third Quarter at the Ignite your Business Workshop.

During this workshop, we'll cover: The importance of having written goals for achieving your dreams How to overcome resistance and blocks to planning (we all have them!) How to create a functional plan that isn't overwhelming and will actually keep you on track! How to reverse engineer a plan to reach your revenue goals in 2018 How to create more joy and ease in your business while achieving your goals Creating a bold vision to take you even farther than you can imagine!

Attendees will receive lunch, our 90-Day Powerful Planning Guide, and Professional Technique to help you succeed with your business planning.

Date and Time: Friday, June 22, 2018 from 11:45 - 2:00 pm

Location: Old Spaghetti Factory (Clackamas) 12725 Southeast 93rd Avenue Clackamas, OR 97015

Tickets: $59 which includes lunch and a 90-day Powerful Planning Guide Seats are limited so register early!

Facilitated By:

Monica Bourgeau, MS is a high-performance business strategist and consultant who works with Visionary Entrepreneurs and CEOs who want to make a meaningful impact. Her clients have a deep desire to create something new in business but are feeling bored, stuck, or frustrated in day-to-day management. She helps them dream bigger than they ever thought possible, and develop a solid plan to make their vision a reality.

Monica has more than 20 years experience as a healthcare executive and entrepreneur. She has a master's degree in Management with an emphasis on Organizational Leadership and a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Monica is a certified coach and completed training on Resiliency at the Mayo Clinic. Learn more at

“Monica’s spark in facilitating the Business and Planning Sessions were exactly what I needed to take my business to the next level and beyond! Her insights were valuable, her guiding questions were thought-provoking and encouraging. Her approach was thorough and systematic, yet free-flowing and natural. She has mastered the balance between the art and science of facilitation! As an entrepreneur, it can be overwhelming to take on so many roles within an organization, but Monica’s ability in helping to prioritize and provide structure was not only like a soothing blanket for my worries, but she rejuvenated my zest for making a difference within my organization. Any leader who is looking to transform their vision into reality needs to partner with Monica.” ~Kami Norland, CEO, Integrative Re-Sources

“I am hugely thankful for the VIP Biz Planning Session I had with Monica Bourgeau. She’s AMAZING. Thanks to her incisive strategic planning process, I have a laser focus on how to make 2018 an incredible year. You’re the best, Monica!!” Elicia Putnam ~ CEO and Founder, Brand Genie

Mar 12, 2015
Implementing a Data-Centric Strategy & Roadmap - Focus on What Really Matters
Portland State University (PSU)

The Portland Data Management user group (DAMA) is committed to thought-provoking presentations that you can apply to your work.

Data is the lifeblood of just about every organization and functional area today. As businesses struggle to come to grips with the data tsunami, it is even more critical to focus on data as an asset that directly supports business imperatives as other organizational assets do. Organizations across most industries attempt to address data opportunities (e.g. Big Data) and data challenges (e.g. data quality) to enhance business unit performance. Unfortunately however, the results of these efforts frequently fall far below expectations due to haphazard approaches. Overall, poor organizational data management (OM) capabilities are the root cause of many of these failures. This workshop will cover three lessons as illustrated in examples, which will help you to establish realistic OM plans and expectations, and help demonstrate the value of such actions to both internal and external decision makers.

Among others, you'll walk away with three takeaways:

  • That organizational thinking must change: Value-added data management practices must be considered and included as a vital part of your business 's strategy.
  • Walk before you run with data focused initiatives: Understand and implement necessary data management prerequisites as a foundation, then build upon that foundation.
  • That there are no silver bullets: Tools alone are not the answer. Specifying business requirements, business practices and data governance are almost always more important.

    Speaker Bio: Peter Aiken, Ph.D., is widely acclaimed as one of the top ten data management authorities worldwide. As a practicing data consultant, author and researcher, he has been actively performing in and studying data management for more than 30 years. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions and consulted with more than 50 organizations in 20 countries across numerous industries, including defense, banking, healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing. He is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and author of multiple publications, including his latest book “Monetizing Data Management”. Peter is the Founding Director of Data Blueprint, a data management consulting firm that puts organizations on the right path to leverage data for competitive advantage and operational efficiency. He is also past President of the International Data Management Association (DAMA-I).

    8:00 - 8:30 am - Sign In
    8:30 - 9:45 am - Presentation
    9:45 - 10:00 am - Break, Chapter Announcements
    10:00 - 11:00 am - Presentation continued

    Cost and Registration
    Free for DAMA Portland members!
    $15 for guests
    See the website for a list of corporate members

Jun 2, 2011
Lean for Service
PSU Professional Development Center

In this fast paced, hands-on one day course, you will learn and experience the principles and practices of Lean Thinking applied to service industries (non-manufacturing). During this course you will “learn to see” waste in any process, enabling you to identify opportunities for improving speed, quality, cost, innovation, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction.

Lean operates across three levels of an organization.

* <b>At the individual level</b>, Lean enables people to do their daily work, while improving how they do this work, always with a keen focus on what their customers want.
* <b>At the management systems level</b>, Lean focuses on cross-functional activity, breaking down organizational silos, balancing demand and workload so processes flow smoothly.
* <b>At the executive level</b>, Lean connects organization strategy with management systems and daily improvement activities, ensuring that everyone in the organization is communicating clearly and focusing on process improvements that yield the greatest benefit to the organization.

You’ll return to your organization with:

* Hands-on experience with fundamental Lean tools and techniques that drive process improvement
* The understanding needed to begin investigating the flow of work and information within your organization, identifying opportunities to increase value and reduce waste
* A clear comprehension of the value Lean offers in terms of speed, quality, cost, innovation, employee engagement and customer satisfaction, and an ability to articulate that value within the context of your own organization.

More info:

Apr 26, 2018
Luncheon Speaker Series: Strategies and Trends in the Digital Cloud
University Club of Portland

Women in Technology Leadership Speaker Series
"Strategies and Trends in the Digital Cloud"
This event is the inaugural SIM Portland Women Speaker Series for 2018.
It is open to both members and non-member, men and women.

The Cloud has blended the lines between business and technology while also providing a kick-start for many companies’ digital transformation.The word digital arouses thoughts about marketing, sales, and customer experience. These areas will dominate investments for many companies over the last few years. The next level of true innovation is transforming customer facing systems with those in the back office. Come hear about the forward leaning trends that build a company’s digital journey on interconnected and automated systems that leverage data and real-time analysis.

What is the leadership needed to lead these transformation journeys in an ever-increasing agile world that is based on building enterprise systems that are personalized, automated and intelligent? Where do you start?

Lisa Hager is the Global Head of the Salesforce Practice for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). In this capacity, she is responsible for leading TCS’s rapidly growing Global CX and Salesforce practice including driving sales, delivery, alliance management, and innovative solution development across TCS’ mature and emerging markets. She is responsible for a unit with offices in North America, Europe, Japan, LATM, and 9 Global Delivery Centers. Lisa is a seasoned leader with 20 years of experience in strategy and organizational development, customer experience, digital, and cloud strategy. She is a recognized speaker on technology and business trends with over 20 publications.

Before joining TCS, Lisa served as a National Director for Slalom Consulting responsible for lead and building their Salesforce Practice. Prior to Slalom, Lisa was a member of NTT Centerstance’s Executive Team. She played a key role during the organization’s growth period resulted in an acquisition by NTT.

11:30 AM Registration/ Buffet Lunch
12:00 -1:00 PM Speaker

Event Sponsor: Propeller

Oct 7, 2019
Marketing Loves Sales
Portland Center Stage at The Armory 128 Northwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR 97209

This year’s Marketing Loves Sales event will focus on the pivotal role Social Media plays for marketing and sales. For the first time, the event will have tracks dedicated to the nuances of social media for each of these teams. From planned marketing programs to social selling, our speaker lineup is packed with industry experts and practitioners who will deliver fresh ideas and innovative case studies.

Join more than 300 sales and marketing and sales professionals for a day focused on upping your social media game!

Jul 27, 2016
Notion's Little Data Happy Hour
Central Office

Summer Orientation starts now! Learn how Little Data can lead to BIG results. For anyone interested in how to manage and align your team with data, learn from product experiments, and answer the questions "How are we doing?" and "How can we be better?"

Notion hosts a Portland-based, quarterly speaker series, and you're invited! Be inspired by leaders who use data to identify bottlenecks and build a collaborative data culture. You'll join members of Portland's vibrant tech and startup communities while enjoying some tasty snacks and beverages.

Many thanks to CENTRL Office for hosting Wednesday, July 27!

RSVP now to reserve your spot as there will be a limited number of tickets available!

Feb 20, 2014
PDMA Learning and Networking Event -- Roadmapping: Best Practices For Determining "What's Next"
Lucky Labrador Public House

Roadmapping: Best Practices for Determining "What's Next"

PDMA Learning and Networking Event

Thursday, February 20, 2014

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Your Oregon Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) - the folks who bring you ProductCamp Portland – and Pragmatic Marketing invite you to a February Learning and Networking Event featuring a special moderated panel focused on the challenges of product roadmapping.

Good Product Managers are the CEOs of their product. They have a vision, and communicate it effectively, for how their product will grow, evolve, and successfully meet its key objectives. The product roadmap is one of the product manager's key instruments for laying out this vision in more concrete terms, but it's inherently full of challenges. This session will tap into panelists experience to uncover best practices for road mapping including critical factors for feature prioritization, political considerations, and how best to communicate them internally and externally.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from three top local product executives on this compelling and challenging area of product management.


Bill Lynch - Co-Founder and Advisor, Jive Software

Bill Lynch is a software entrepreneur and advisor. He is one of the co-founders of Jive Software, a company he started in 2001. Bill led product development efforts for 6 years and then transitioned to Product Management at Jive until his retirement from the company in 2013. Jive grew from two co-founders to a team of almost 700 globally and a successful IPO in December 2011. Today, Bill is an advisor to local startups, organizes networking events for area Product Managers, and serves as the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Portland Development Commission. Bill has a BS in computer science from the University of Iowa.

Andy Mallinger – Director of Product, Iovation

After 5 years as a software developer Andy moved to the dark side (marketing) in order to get free lunches traveling with the sales team. Frequently jumping between product management and product marketing, Andy has been deep in new product research, product road-mapping and go to market planning and execution at Portland companies CenterSpan, Digimarc, RNA networks and Iovation. A lover of variety, technology focus includes SaaS fraud prevention, secure document issuance, mobile-connected content, memory virtualization, and peer to peer networks. Andy grew up in Pittsburgh and earned his BA in computer science at Denison University and an MBA from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management.

Julie Anne Reda - VP of Product Strategy, Yesmail Interactive

Julie Anne Reda, is a seasoned product management executive and is responsible to drive the product vision, strategy, roadmap and launch of Yesmail products. Julie Anne, along with her team manages product development and ensures products exceed market demands for innovative solutions that fit the changing landscape of digital marketing. Julie Anne has enabled large organizations such as Walt Disney Company, Fox Broadcasting, Sony Pictures, Ticketmaster and to evolve their products to tailor toward the marketplace.


David Nash - VP Product Management, ADP Dealer Services


6:00 – 6:30pm Gathering / Networking / Refreshments**

6:30 – 6:45pm Announcements (upcoming events, who’s hiring, etc.)

6:45 – 7:30pm Panel Discussion

7:30 – 7:45pm Q&A / Open discussion

7:45 – 8:00pm Networking


$10 on-line registration prior to the event **

$15 at the door

A discount is available for PDMA members.

To register online, click on the website above and scroll down to the "Cost " section

** Note: This is a no-host event. The complete Lucky Lab food and drink menu is available. Grab a cold ale & bite to eat - and bring a friend or colleague to add to the discussion.


In addition to being a venue sponsor for the upcoming learning and networking event and a returning platinum sponsor at [ProductCamp Portland] (, Pragmatic Marketing is supporting the Portland Product Management community by offering three courses in Portland on Feb. 25-27. Instead of buying an airplane ticket, you and your product colleagues can attend their Foundations, Focus and Build courses right here in town. And as an exclusive offer only for our ProductCamp Portland and PDMAO friends: mention ProductCamp Portland or PDMA to receive a free copy of Tuned In when you register for the Portland Pragmatic courses. Find out more at [Pragmatic Marketing in Portland] (

Oct 15, 2010
Planning a social media strategy
Key Bank

Free Business Training, Portland

“Transforming Customers into Raving Fans Through Social Media”

Many successful companies are using social media to attract and convert leads, grow revenue, reduce marketing costs and even develop new products.

Is YOUR business being left behind?

Why Do Some Businesses Have Trouble With Social?

85% of companies have used Social Media and failed to see business results, while 10% use it and see their revenue soar. There are 3 primary reasons why businesses fail with their Social Media efforts:

  1. The business has a siloed organizational structure. Social media can often blur the lines between customer service, sales, marketing and even R&D. Be open to change.

  2. The business leaders think social media is nothing more than another marketing tactic. But this approach leads to pushy selling and inconsistent messaging and can turn off more business in the long-term. These new tools require a different mindset than traditional marketing.

  3. The business leader mistakenly assumes that because many of the social channels are free that they are easy to use and so jump in without a strategy. After this doesn’t work, they conclude that social simply doesn’t work. The problem, however, was with the message, not the medium.

Put YOUR Business in the Winning 10%

Join Cinta Media Group for a free training to help your business thrive in the modern marketplace. You will walk away with clear actionable steps you can take. There will be time for Q&A at the end.

Where & When

Key Bank 1222 SW 6th Avenue Portland, OR 97204

Date: Thursday, October 21 at 12:30 PM

Oct 23, 2014
Portland App Strategy Workshop: Optimization
eBay Community Lounge

Building a great app is difficult, but turning it into a profitable business can be even more of a challenge. Join the Application Developers Alliance and industry experts to explore strategies to turn your app into a profitable business. Attend a workshop and learn how to:

Get your app discovered, climb rankings, and gain users

Choose monetization partners, drive revenue, retain and engage users

Optimize performance, fix bugs, and test cross-platform

FREE with code: Calagator

May 17, 2011
Risky Business - Decision Making Under Uncertain Outcomes
Ecotrust (Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center)

Portland Pearl Rotary Club Program: Risky Business - Decision Making Under Uncertain Outcomes Speaker: Steven A. Bleiler, PhD Mathematics & Statics, PSU

Eco Trust Building, 721 NW 9th Ave. Meeting begins around 7:15, $10 includes program and buffet breakfast Meeting adjourns at 8:30 a.m.

Oct 25, 2018
SIM-Women Luncheon: "Bold, Brave, Brazen: Thriving in a Male-Dominated Field," Sierra Modro
University Club of Portland

2018 Women in Technology Leadership Speaker Series
"Bold, Brave, Brazen: Thriving in a Male-Dominated Field"
by Sierra Modro, CSP, Technology Futurist

This event is brought to you by Portland SIM Women Committee and is open to both members and non-members, and both men and women.

How often do you look around and wonder why you’re one of the only woman in the room? Do you have to work hard to find and maintain female friends because you rarely see or meet other women? Sierra Modro was a software and hardware engineer at a time when women were rare in the IT industry. Over her 25+ year career, she's done it all – software engineer, hardware engineer, technical marketing, technology evangelism, and tech futurist. Frequently the only woman blazing a new trail, she learned to be bold, brave, and even brazen in getting what she needed to succeed. Learn the lessons from the front line that you can apply to help you to thrive. Join us to discover how a refrigerator magnet completely changed Sierra’s career and life!

Speaker Biography
Meet technology futurist Sierra Modro. Sierra helped engineer the first Pentium processor motherboards, the screen technology on your Kindle device and the software that powers streaming music in your home. A former technology evangelist for Intel, Sierra has spoken for the best tech leaders in the world, including Bill Gates, Paul Otellini, Steve Ballmer, and executives from Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, Google, and others.

Sierra has worked in the area of emerging technology for 15 years. She thinks 3 years in the future today, so you can get ahead of the disruptive technology that will change your business tomorrow.

This event is organized by Portland SIM Women and sponsored by Propeller, a Management Consulting Company

11:15 AM Registration opens
11:30 AM Lunch
12:00 PM Keynote
1:00 PM Close

Apr 16, 2018
So you think you're customer centric...but are you really?
CENTRL Office West End

We all know that the secret to generating long-term revenue growth relies on your ability to deliver outstanding customer value.

But how to do you create a growth strategy that consistently improves customer experience and converts leads into evangelists?

Join us for an informal candid discussion where we'll uncover how successful startup founders and leaders employ a customer-centric mindset to power and scale their revenue growth.

This event is hosted by RevDev, a collective of startup growth advisors, as part of their Portland company launch and kick-off. The RevDev founders will walk us through their take on Success Marketing - a strategy that integrates Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success to deliver bigtime customer value and generate sustainable revenue growth.

RevDev will then be joined by three leaders of thriving Portland startups for a panel discussion about how customer-centricity can supercharge your growth strategy. Hear first hand the challenges they've faced, their lessons learned, and their secrets for growing revenue and customer loyalty. The topics will be selected from audience suggestions beforehand, and you'll walk away with actionable, field-tested, bottom-line-driving growth strategies and tactics in the disciplines that actually matter.

Join us and tell us what matters most to you, your team, and your business so that we can help you kick ass in 2018! Agenda: 5:30 - Mingling, networking, food and drinks!

6:00 - Success Marketing introduction by Aaron Thompson, David Connors, and Kasey Jones from RevDev

6:20 - Panel discussion on how to use a customer-centric approach to fuel early growth

7:20 - More networking!

Meet our panel: Aaron Ward, CEO of AskNicely. Aaron is a serial entrepreneur, with 20+ years of experience designing and launching disruptive, new-to-market products, channels, and businesses.

Julia Alena, President and CEO of ReelDx. Julia's career is marked by her dedication to the unrelenting pursuit of scalable and profitable paths to rapid growth while delivering an exceptional customer experience.

Nick Hill, VP of Product for Lithium Technologies. Nick is a product leader with a passion for creating well-designed, innovative products that lead their market. Nick has experience growing a company from a 10 person startup to a 700+ person publicly traded company.

This event is proudly sponsored by StarveUps!

Starve Ups was Oregon’s first startup accelerator, and is its only scalerator, which is defined as an end-to-end accelerator. Starve Ups was founded by founders and is solely made up of a community of startup founders and their membership companies.

Sep 14, 2011
Strategy Execution: The Balanced Scorecard Approach (by ODN Oregon)

The Balanced Scorecard and Strategy Map (BalSC-StratMap) combination is an increasingly popular strategic toolset that all OD practitioners should become familiar with. Not only is the BalSC-StratMap a powerful tool for turning strategies into executable realities, it is also liable to arrive in the OD practitioner's environment without warning (often by way of the CEO or a board member learning about it at a seminar and becoming enthusiastic). The prepared OD professional will be able to help make the BalSC-StratMap a success. Without significant OD assistance, BalSC-StratMap initiatives may flounder and fail.

Just as significantly, BalSC-StratMap approaches can directly assist in boosting individual productivity by providing three of the Five Preconditions of Top Performance. In this program, Tom Cox will elaborate on this relationship and lead us in creating a BalSC-StratMap for Oregon ODN. As a result of the session, participants will have an experience-based perspective on BalSC-StratMap and how it affects both organizational and individual performance. Multiple samples will be shared, along with templates and a bibliography of sources.

Cost: Free to current members in good standing of ODN, ASTD-Cascadia, PHRMA and PMI. The cost for non-members is $10. The $10 fee can be used to offset the annual membership investment of $75.00 if paid at the program.

About the Speaker

Tom Cox is a successful consultant, author and speaker. He has worked in industries ranging from retail to wholesale to manufacturing to government to business services -- for firms including IBM, Oracle, Tektronix, ODOT, Intel, Regence Blue Cross, Standard Insurance, OHSU and dozens of others.

Tom is the author of one book, countless articles, and he co-authored the chapter on Metrics and Performance Improvement for a textbook on Medical Trauma Care. A frequent writer, his column runs twice a month in Oregon Business Magazine’s online edition.

A graduate of the University of Chicago, Tom earned his four-year degree in psychology in just three years, with honors. Tom was the 2002 Libertarian candidate for Governor of Oregon.

Oct 28, 2015
The Future of Marketing + IT Partnerships
Jama Software

The TAO Tech Leadership + Marketing Communities are bridging the IT/Marketing divide this October.

It is crucial for modern businesses that IT and Marketing teams have a highly functional and communicative relationship. Join us October 28th, for The Future of Marketing and IT Partnerships, where marketing and IT professionals will show how to effectively to work together. This is a panel you will not want to miss!

This panel discussion will answer questions such as: -In communicating with your IT team, how do you effectively communicate a project's end goal? -How do you help your team understand the IT team's blockers and distill down the essential functions of potential technological tools? -What are the best tools to educate yourself on the development and operations processes? -In communicating with your Marketing team, how do technologists translate complex technical problems into layman's terms? -How do you help marketing understand the best use of your time in order to stay on-time and on-budget -How do you build trust between your Marketing team while not overcommitting your resources?

Panelists Steve McCallion, Chief Member Officer and Creative Director, ZOOM+ Steve is responsible for all member experiences, member acquisition, and the ZOOM+ brand. Steve served as President of Chrome Industries 2011-2014. He also served at Ziba Design 1993-2011, where he was Executive Creative Director 2006-2011. Steve received his Master's Degree in Architecture at Columbia University in 1989.

David Kohel, Chief Technology Officer, ZOOM+ David is the technology leader for ZOOM+. David directed product and technology strategy and delivery for all Nike digital brand experiences from 2010-2015, including web, mobile, and platforms. He was the organizational leader for product management, architecture, and engineering with direct ownership of 200+ online experiences and 5 mobile applications. Prior to Nike, David was Director of Product Management for Kroger/Fred Meyer Jewelers from 2002-2010 where he rebuilt the order management and supply chain processes and redesigned key supple chain systems.

Moderator Kerry McClenahan, Founder and CEO, McClenahan Bruer (McBru) McClenahan Bruer (McBru) is a Portland, Oregon-based tech B2B marketing agency whose clients range from start-ups to multi-billion dollar companies across industries as diverse as semiconductors, storage and enterprise software. McBru drives business value for its clients via a strategic mix of creative content and communications channels that helps them win their unfair share of mind and market. Kerry serves on the board of directors of Social Venture Partners Portland, an organization comprising engaged philanthropists who invest financial, human and social capital to solve pressing community problems. Kerry holds a bachelor of science degree in organizational and mass communications from Eastern Washington University.

Event Details: When: Wednesday, October 28th Time: 5:00 - 7:00PM Where: Jama Software, 135 SW Taylor Street, #200, Portland, OR Cost: $25 Members I $45 Non-members

May 7, 2020
The New Rules of Marketing: Content and Social Media in 2020
Virtual Webinar

BrainStation Online Live Thought Leadership Series:

While brands may have their customers’ undivided attention, business-as-usual content and social media marketing may come across the wrong way. How do you continue to grow your brand at a time when customers' may not be ready to buy? What type of content and platforms can be used to maintain audience engagement – without looking tone deaf?

Join BrainStation, the global leader in premium digital skills training, as they welcome industry leaders to unpack a breadth of topics relevant to the future of work and the digital economy. In The New Rules of Marketing: Content and Social Media in 2020, three expert guests will discuss how to navigate the new social media reality, and how to become a brand worth following in the COVID-19 era.

The New Rules of Marketing: Content and Social Media in 2020

Thursday, May 7th // 10 - 11am PDT

Guest speakers:

Mike Giepert, Executive Creative Director at Wealthsimple

Samantha Yu, VP, Brand & Integrated Marketing at Refinery29

Kirstine Stewart, Head, Shaping the Future of Media at World Economic Forum

Register here:

BrainStation is the global leader in premium digital skills training for professionals and enterprises looking to future-proof themselves in the digital economy. 

In addition to empowering professionals with the skills they need to be durable in their careers, we have a thriving Community that is enabled through our Thought Leadership Series. Twice per month, we welcome industry titans to an online live panel discussion to unpack relevant and important topics as it pertains to Technology, Innovation and how to thrive in a digital economy. These events support individuals with key industry, discipline and development insights that support them as they navigate their professional growth. They've welcomed leaders from some of the most successful companies in the world, like Spotify, The New York Times, Patagonia, Vimeo, Google, Nike and many more.

Watch out for the next event in late May, Scrapping the Roadmap: Navigating Product Through Change!

May 22, 2013
through Oregon Convention Center

Ground Zero for Dangerous Thinking

Explore the Future of the Web

WEBVISIONS PORTLAND // May 22-24, 2013

WebVisions explores the future of web and mobile design, digital media, UX and technology with an all-star lineup of visionary speakers, including Mark Frauenfelder of and MAKE Magazine, Ethan and Malachai Nicolle (creators of AxeCop), Carla Diana (Smart Design NYC), Jason Kunesh (Director of UX, Obama for America), Carolyn Chandler (Manifest Digital), Mark Trammell (Twitter), and more!

"WebVisions is like the medium that spawned it: unique, personal, honest, emotional and eye-opening." –Jeffrey Zeldman

Register online at

May 7, 2014
WebVisions PDX
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions explores the future of web and mobile design, UX, digital media and technology with a badass lineup of speakers: Maria Giudice (Facebook), Tomer Sharon (Google), Internet legend Tim Bray, Brian David Johnson (author and Intel futurist), John Carlin (Funny Garbage) and more!

Early Bird rates end March 26!

Register today!

May 16, 2012
WebVisions Portland
through Oregon Convention Center

WebVisions ( explores the future of Web and mobile design, technology, user experience and business strategy. Speakers include Jeff White of ILM, Nathan Shedroff (author of Make it So), Crystal Beasley of Mozilla, Ross Mayfield of Slideshare, Anant Anthale of American Express, Thea Boodhoo of AKQA and others.

Register by March 30th for the Early Bird rates.

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Feb 15, 2014
World Information Architecture Day 2014
Ziba Design - Auditorium

Join us for a day of learning about Information Architecture! You'd be surprised just how much all of our disciplines are connected. From UX to Architecture to Photography to Creative Writing, the design of information requires processes to create the ideal outcome for something that did not exist before. Meet fellow practitioners, get a better understanding of what others do and how you can use that knowledge to make what you do even better.

Our lineup starts at 9a and ending at 6p, with one hour break for lunch. Come to one, a few or all! Your ticket price is good for the day, so you can come and go as you please.

DOORS AT 8:30AM! Here are the speakers and nature of the talks:

9a: Kate Ertmann-Owner and Animation Process Expert at Animation Dynamics: Ethnographic Animation Talk related to the steps and practices involved in visualizing human-based research.

10a: Craig Peters-CEO, Awasu Design San Francisco: How to run a successful design review Presentation designed to illustrate the Information Architecture of professional interactions, story telling and project building.

11a: Josh Romberg-Photographer and Visual Designer: Image design as it relates to constructing visual content from both emotional and technical standpoints.


1p: Corey Pressman-Owner and Chief Strategist at Exprima Media: Designing Disequilibrium: The Difference That Makes a Difference. Interaction design, ebook design and consumption of new digital experiences

2p: Crystal Rutland-CEO and Director of Research and Strategy at Empirical UX: The role of empathy in imagination, innovation, and product design Research design and UX of developing product roadmaps

3p: Juliana Lukasik-TV Commercial Director and Owner, @Large Films Women on Women: It's Not What You Think Engineering product launches with not only the end consumer, but the purchaser in mind.

4p: Tyler Phillippi-CMO & Co-Founder at OnTheGo Platforms: Building a Company From the Ground Up: IA and UX become best friends.

5p: Michael Adcock-Technical Support Analyst at ProQuest: Fringe IA Scientific Discovery, Tools and Context, all of which contribute to making the unclear clear.

There will be a raffle and... AFTER PARTY STARTS AT 6P at Open Sourcery 1636 NW Lovejoy St. Portland, OR 97209

In between talks, there are some great opportunities for networking, asking questions and uploading pix of the event. We couldn't be more thrilled to bring this content to you! -Amy Thank you very much to our sponsors!

Ziba, Chicktech, Empirical UX, PDX-UX, AIGA, NW Creative Social Club