A Note from the Board

It's that time of year when we all pause and take time to give thanks. We'd like to take this opportunity to tell you how grateful we are for you. Each month as we focus on a pertinent technology trend or topic, gather to connect and network, we leave inspired by those in our community. Each attendee, sponsor and guest adds to the vibrant and rich conversation and together we grow. So thank you for being part of the Tech Forum community. We value your participation and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Annual Holiday Extravaganza.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Rick Sommer
President
Technology Forum of Delaware
 
 
 

Technology Forum in the News
 




3D printing takes center stage at Tech Forum event    
3D printing has disrupted industry. Your house is next
Joe Otto, owner of Sovereign Air, Newark, discussed the explosive potential of the process that has actually been around since the 1980s. The forum features monthly learning, social and competitive events. The event was held at the University of Delaware’s College of Health Sciences on the new STAR campus, the site of the former Chrysler plant.

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A $175 yellow plastic toy tractor is one expensive toy. Or a really affordable prototype. That’s where additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, is as an industry today, disrupting product development processes, but not quite changing household functions. Yet.


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Board of Directors Spotlight

Dennis DeBevec, Director of Technology, Cyberwolf Software, Inc.

Dennis started Cyberwolf Software in August of 1996 after 8 years with DuPont.  He initially started Cyberwolf Software as an I.T. consulting company but in recent years has evolved into predominately a SaaS (Software as a Service) company.  Dennis is certified in a range of Microsoft technologies (MCSD, MCDBA, MCSE+I, MCTS ASP.NET) and remains deeply involved in the technical construction of software.   His other interests and skills include Wing Chun kung fu, ballroom dancing; and, studying algorithmic stock trading.

Sponsor Spotlight

The Delaware Technology Park (DTP) is a recognized leading East Coast non-profit research park, providing development-stage life science, information technology, advanced materials and renewable energy companies with access to the resources and connections needed to drive and accelerate their economic success.

DTP welcomed its first company in 1992. Since its inception, DTP has housed more than 75 companies, including 25 companies that have matured and graduated from the Park. There has been $300 million invested in the Park and an additional $300 million given to DTP organizations through research grants. DTP has helped create more than 16,000 new jobs in the community.

The tremendous success of DTP is possible because of its strategic alignment with the State, the University of Delaware, and the private sector, and it is successfully using this partnership model that has won DTP national recognition. In 2005, the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) recognized DTP as the Outstanding Research/Science Park of the Year. Additionally, the U.S. Council on Competitiveness recognized DTP as a model research park for its regional economic development initiatives across the U.S. and Mexico.

Upcoming Events

Annual Holiday Extravaganza
The most anticipated Technology Forum of Delaware social event is our Annual Holiday Extravaganza!
 
Kick-off the holiday season by joining your friends and colleagues at the University & Whist Club where you’ll find plenty of holiday cheer, music and laughter. Our very own David Gates will be adding to the festive atmosphere with holiday classics on the grand piano. 
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When: 
December 17, 2014
Time:  
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where:
The University and Whist Club

SAVE THE DATE: Idea Challenge 2015 - February 18th
The Idea Challenge is an exciting real time competition between teams presenting their innovative approach to applying technology to solve a far too common community problem that will be designated at the start of the event.

What can happen when bright minds collaborate? We mean REALLY collaborate, using technology concepts, including “Big Data,” social media, mobile technology, clean energy, 3D printing, video and more, to solve a complex, but all too familiar problem facing our community?


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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