A Note from the Board

Thank you to all who came out to our event last week despite the snow. We trust that you gained insight from the presentation given by Jim Lee, from StratFi, on Investing in Emerging Technologies.

We are gearing up for our 2nd Annual Idea Challenge and hope that you will be able to join us on February 18th! We are thrilled to partner with our event sponsor, 1313 Innovation, who will be hosting the event and we anticipate a full house. Our teams are rounding out and we look forward to seeing the solutions that will arise as they collaborate and master mind their ideas on behalf of Wilmington.

Best regards,

Rick Sommer
on behalf of the Technology Forum of Delaware Board

2015 Idea Challenge
The Technology Forum of Delaware is holding our 2nd Annual Idea Challenge on February 18, 2015. The Idea Challenge is a battle between multi-skilled ad-hoc teams of 5-6 people that demonstrates how collaboration and teamwork can result in innovation and “truly great ideas”.
This event is a high energy, entertaining and motivating two
hours dedicated to discovering how new technology can solve old and far too familiar problems. The Idea Challenge is for everyone who loves to see how innovation, tech trends and futuristic thinking can be combined with creativity and passion …. and it’s for everyone who believes that we can  make a difference through the creative application of today’s most innovative technology. 

“Attending the Idea Challenge will inspire everyone to see our future very differently.  Your head will be spinning, your heart racing and you may never consider old problems as unsolvable every again.” promised Rebecca Faber board member of the Tech Forum and event co-organizer.

The event is not just for start-ups or angel investors - the Idea
Challenge is for everyone who loves to see how innovation, tech trends and futuristic thinking can be combined with creativity and passion. It's for everyone who believes that we can make a difference in Delaware through the creative application of today’s most innovative technology. Click here to learn more and register.

Taking a look into the future at Tech Forum

Futurist and investment analyst, Jim Lee, last week took a look at hot technologies and their implications for investors at a meeting of the Technology Forum of Delaware.

Lee is the founder of Strategic Foresight Investments, a Wilmington-based advisory firm that engages in the research and analysis of emerging technologies and social trends.

Lee focused on technologies that have been making a splash including graphene, advanced robotics, 3D printing, OLEDs and the internet of things. OLEDs are organic materials that can emit light when electric current is applied.

Board of Directors Spotlight
Rick is the President of Intellitec Solutions. Intellitec specializes in Installation, Implementation, Training, Custom Development and Support of Accounting and CRM software products.  Intellitec Solutions is an Intacct Partner and a  Microsoft Gold Certified Partner specializing in Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains), Dynamics SL (Solomon), and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

Rick, a Certified Public Accountant, started his public accounting and consulting career in 1986. He is the Current Member and Past Chairman of the Technology Committee of CPA Associates International and also belongs to:
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants- Vice Chair (Past Chairman of the Technology Committee)
  • University and Whist Club - Finance Committee
  • International Consulting Network (Current Board Member and Strategy Committee)
  • Canine Partners for Life (Past Board Member and Treasurer)
  • Delaware Solomon Users Group (Co-founder and past Treasurer)
  • International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners – Philadelphia Chapter – former President
  • CPA Associates International – Former Chairman and current member of Technology Committee

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About Technology Forum of Delaware:
The Technology Forum of Delaware serves the technology markets throughout the Delaware Valley. Tech Forum is dedicated to helping the region’s technology business leaders acquire the knowledge, relationships and resources needed to compete and succeed in a global economy.
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