*** Please note the last minute room change *** We'll be at the Howe Center, 4th Floor (the meetup location is now correct)
Feature Speaker: Tad Martin (Collective[i], Overstock, Gear.com) Full Bio below.
Topic: What's the Big Deal about Big Data?
Special Guests: Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Arnold Bogaards (Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft, more below)
6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking
7:15-8: Welcome/Startups present
8-9: Feature speaker/q&a
9+: Closing remarks/head to Trinity (local bar) with food/drink specials ($3 draughts, $5 pizza/wings)
Startups, all part of the Blueprint Health Accelerator:
apply to pitch your co at a future NJTM.
$5 until 2 weeks before the event
$8 within 2 weeks of the event
$10 within 48 hours of the event
Stevens students/faculty free (Stevens students/faculty RSVP here)
Why is there a fee to attend?
More on Tad Martin: Tad Martin is the founder and CEO of Collective[i]™, a cloud-based marketing analytics platform that automates the work associated with analyzing data and socializes knowledge throughout the organization. Collective[i]™ gives customers control of their data by allowing them to measure the collective impact of their marketing efforts across all media channels from one platform. The platform also allows for asynchronous collaboration around data so that team members can share, study and act on the team’s collective intelligence.
Tad Martin is one of the web's pioneers, a seasoned executive experienced in managing the growth of internet companies from startups to mature organizations. Tad began his career in the online world in 1999 as one of the earliest employees of Gear.com, a sporting goods internet retailer backed by Amazon.com. Through an acquisition, Tad joined Overstock.com as one of its first 30 employees. For the next six years, Tad reported to Patrick Byrne, Overstock's CEO, and was part of the executive team in charge of managing the company, responsible specifically for all aspects of warehouse operations, customer care and product purchasing. During Tad’s tenure with Overstock, the company grew from roughly $70m in revenues to over $800m, and went from a privately funded startup to a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ.
Tad is a frequent speaker and has been cited for his extensive experience by many publications, including /The Wall Street Journal/,/ Internet Retailer/, /CRM/ and /CMO/ magazine. Tad was also a member of the nine-person committee responsible for the successful bid to host the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2002. Tad earned is Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Utah and currently resides in New York, NY.
More on Arnold Bogaards: Arnold Bogaards is a Marketing Director in the Worldwide Partner Group for Microsoft Corporation responsible for the marketing strategy to support Microsoft partners that serve SMB customers. He joined Microsoft in 2002 responsible for Small Business Marketing in The Netherlands.
Arnold has a strong partner background starting in 1997 at Compaq Computer Corporation responsible for Channel Marketing in The Netherlands. 3 years later, under the auspices of venture capitalists Gilde IT Fund, ABN AMRO and Advent International, he successfully helped found AtoBe BV, a company providing mobile data services for mobile operators, mobile content providers and multinationals, responsible for marketing and international expansion. After AtoBe BV was sold in 2001, he helped reorganize, manage and sell Clickt Internet as General Manager.