AeA Mix, Mingle and Win!

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AeA/LA. Thursday, September 18, 2008 -- Mixer/Networking Event. Mix, Mingle and Win! See [link] (more

AeA OC Technology Business Showcase

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Thursday, February 5, 2009 -- AeA Orange County's Technology Business Showcase. Kick off the new year with great connections by plugging into the Orange County technology community to meet honest-to-goodness, real life, established, payroll paying, revenue producing companies. Come join us for an exciting networking event.and please don't forget your business cards! See [link] (more

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Testimonials: Why Join The AeA?

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The testimonials speak for themselves: "We rely on AeA to lead the way on a wide variety of public policy challenges around the world" -- Xerox "AeA's education series fills a local gap for Board of Directors. The AeA believes Good Governance Matters" -- TriQuint Seminconductor "AeA continues to open doors and provide valuable insight that facilitates the growth of our firm into national & international markets" -- Bridge360 "The AeA is truly changing my perception of business.

AeA Winter Tech Mixer and Showcase

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 -- AeA Winter Tech Mixer and Showcase. Tis the Season to plug into Orange County and Inland Empire's largest high-tech community and meet prospective clients, partners, and network with the area's most innovative technology peers. Proudly sponsored by Haskell and White, this winter showcase will feature CEOs and professionals from the hottest Orange County and Inland Empire companies. Let's network and be merry! See [link] (more

New Year Resolutions for Techies

AeA Los Angeles Council

posted by Winny Ho AeA LA Council Executive Committee 2009 Marketing Chair Winny Ho recently accepted the position of Executive Committee Marketing Chair for the AeA Los Angeles Council. Let the AeA LA Council help your business make and keep its resolutions in ‘09.

U.S. technology industry in jeopardy?

AeA Los Angeles Council

On June 24th, the AeA released their annual Cyberstates report , with a not-so-subtle warning. The AeA report cautions that if changes are not made in the U.S.’s AeA President & CEO Christopher Hansen says that the technology industry is on its way back to employment levels enjoyed in the "pre-bubble" levels of the late 1990's.

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Environmental Stewardship

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This industry wants to make sure whatever plan a state comes up with is logical and doable." -- Christopher Hansen, AeA President & CEO UPCOMING GREEN EVENTS: 04/29/08 - "High Tech Innovation / Green Engineering Awards" Mix with the A-list of extraordinary innovators who are making amazing contributions to the high tech world, while keeping our planet in mind. The AeA O.C.

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What You Need To Know About Upcoming Legislation

SoCal Tech Calendar

As part of our Dinner for Decision Makers Series.join your LA Council and other colleagues in your local AeA community. Guest Speaker: Roxanne Gould, Senior Vice President of State Government Affairs from AeA Sacramento Office. Thursday, January 22, 2009 -- What You Need To Know About Upcoming Legislation. Number of bills introduced.many can negatively impact your business.How current Legislation can impact Tech Companies.

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OC Technology Influencer Mixer & Summit 2011

Tech Coast Venture Network

Historically, industry organizations such as the AeA formed to champion the interests of their early-stage members. April 25, 2011, Irvine, Calif — Tech Coast Venture Network (www.tcvn.org) is hosting the OC Technology Influencer Mixer & Summit 2011, an historic two-day event with partners CompTIA, the world’s largest technology association, the Technology Leadership Political Action Committee and Ingram Micro.

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Networking Events in Los Angeles and Southern California

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You can also use Southern California Tech Central's list of Organizations to find possible events: UCLA , CalTech , Twiistup , USC , AeA , TCVN , OCTANE , BarCamp , Enterprise Forum , TCOSC , LAVA , UCI , LINC , UCSD , AWT , Digital Hollywood , WITI , TechBiz , ASP , Stirrers and Shakers , AMA , ACG , Pepperdine , PMI , CTC , LMU , LARTA , AITP , iHollywood. Great post by John Shiple.

STEM - How important do you think it is?

AeA Los Angeles Council

To see the AeA's position on STEM education, please visit their website for more information. AeA is a non-profit technology association that is highly active in supporting legislation that will improve the quality of education, especially in the areas of Math & Science. Of the 30 top world economies , 29 have common high-quality standards and common science & math curricula -- and one – the United States – does not. On an international scale, the U.S.

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Web 2.0 & eHealth

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Eysenback for the Journal of Medical Internet Research ) “The high tech industry is a strong supporter of eHealth initiatives such as ePrescribing that lower healthcare costs and improve the safety and delivery of care,” said Matthew Kazmierczak, Vice President, Research and Industry Analysis, AeA. The AeA currently has 20 lobbyists working in top technology states, providing intelligence about legislation, and the capability to communicate with key legislators.

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Are we creating a vibrant future for California?

AeA Los Angeles Council

The AeA Los Angeles Council is proud to announce a FREE EVENT on July 11th, 2008 , to provide our local technology community with the opportunity to meet the newly-appointed State of California Cabinet-level Chief Information Officer (CIO), Teresa (Teri) Takai. This position was created by a bill sponsored by AeA after feedback by technologists that they did not have enough access to work with the State of California. I appreciate AeA welcoming me,” said Ms.

STEM - Building A Better Tomorrow

AeA Los Angeles Council

The AeA, along with 140+ other firms, signed a letter to our U.S. On June 30th, 2008 , the AeA Los Angeles Council is putting on a golfing event and dedicating part of the proceeds to charities invested in furthering STEM education in our schools. President on April 16th, with the hope of addressing our country’s competitive position in the world as it relates to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).

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High Tech is Hot -- and CA is on fire!

AeA Los Angeles Council

According to the AeA 2008 Cyberstate's report, California's technology workers earned an average wage of $101, 200 (112% above the state's average private-sector wage.) Christopher Hansen, AeA President & CEO, singled out "negligence on the part of our political leaders" to invest in research, improve the U.S. California's high-tech industry added more than 21,000 jobs last year, and is maintaining its place as the nation's industry leader.

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CEOs shoulder the blame

AeA Los Angeles Council

The AeA Los Angeles Council proudly brings Bob Fox to the table tonight to examine not only that question, but to identify the common traits and characteristics of what turns a CEO from savior to barbarian. ( CEO’s shoulder nearly 60% of the blame for a company crisis. Perhaps this explains why in 2007 we saw an all time high of CEOs leaving their posts. North American CEO turnover increased 50% from 2006-to-2007.

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2009, a new year for innovation

AeA Los Angeles Council

see article ) I have personally been a long-time proponent of “grassroots to global” initiatives and commend the leadership of Chris Hansen, AeA President & Chief Executive Officer, alongside Phillip J. With the onset of a new year, we are faced with many more obstacles and opportunities,” said AeA Chariman Peter J. Tags: innovation AeA ITAA We are at a critical juncture for our country.

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CEOs - Barbarians or Heros?

AeA Los Angeles Council

The AeA Los Angeles Council is hosting a “Dinner for Decision Makers” at the Water Garden’s new restaurant, Prego (formerly Bizou Gardens) on March 11th 2008 in Santa Monica, California. To RSVP, click here , or call JoElla Lapiana (Executive Director of the AeA Los Angeles Council) at 818. Only about 1/1000 of 1 percent of the total worldwide workforce will ever become a CEO for a major firm.

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Navigating The Legal Minefield

SoCal Tech Calendar

Guest Speakers will also include: Joe Gregorich; Roxanne Gould, SVP AeA State Govt. Friday, January 23, 2009 -- Navigating The Legal Minefield: How To Keep Your Company Safe In 2009. Jeff Kramer of Troy and Gould will review the most important new employment laws and employment cases for the coming year, and discuss the implications of these legal developments for California employers.

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Greening the Workplace with TELEWORK

AeA Los Angeles Council

source: AeA Telework Report ) One clear benefit is that companies which embrace telework programs enjoy higher retention rates and can leverage this flexible work-style alternative as a powerful recruiting tool. AeA supports all of these approaches. ( see AeA report ) Additional sources for the content of this blog: Greening the Workplace, AeA Endorses Telework Want to green your job?

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In-Box or Out? New Anti-Spam Law draws supporters & opposition

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see the bill in it's entirety ) At yesterday’s Assembly committee hearing in Sacramento, supporters & opponents – including Microsoft, Yahoo, Aol and the AeA – agreed to work out a bill that all sides can support. ( Over the last few years, the fight to curb the ever-increasing amount of unsolicited spam email has generated a lot of debate and just as much state & federal legislation.

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H.E.A.R.T. Holiday Networking Event

SoCal Tech Calendar

TechBizConnection, AeA, AWT and TCVN HEART Holiday Event. Wednesday, December 3, 2008 -- H.E.A.R.T. Holiday Networking Event. mingle. celebrate. You are cordially invited to our Holiday Event and Annual Roundup of Technologists. Enjoy a fantastic evening of food and networking and make this holiday evening one to be remembered. See [link] (more

Growing Revenues and Profits in Challenging Times

SoCal Tech Calendar

Join AeA/Los Angeles members/non-members for an informative evening and networking with Guest speakers: Lewis Stanton President of Stanton and Assoc., Thursday, September 25, 2008 -- Growing Revenues and Profits in Challenging Times. Greg Horton President of Stellar Microelectronics. Email dotty_kaminsky@aeanet.org.

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sales vs marketing

AeA Los Angeles Council

On 04/22/08, the AeA Los Angeles Council is sponsoring " 50 NEW ideas in 50 Minutes " which will show business leaders how they can immediately improve performance within their sales & marketing departments. Having been both a marketing & sales executive, I have seen first-hand how silos between these two departments can exist while products (or the sale of services) still "succeed" despite the rivalry.

Current State of the Banking Industry

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, February 20, 2009 -- "Current State of the Banking Industry" AeA. Panelists include: First California Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, Wells Fargo. Join other CFO colleagues at this informal breakfast meeting. These CFO roundtable meetings are offered on the third Friday of every month. Come to the first in a series of monthly breakfast meetings for Senior Financial Executives (CFO, VP Finance etc.) of Tech Companies. See [link].

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The State of Banking Today:

SoCal Tech Calendar

AEA CFO Breakfast Series. Friday, January 16, 2009 -- The State of Banking Today: Does Banking As We Know It Still Exist? Come hear our panel of bankers discuss the current situation and their prognosis for the future. An expert panel from local, regional and state banks will discuss the current environment for banking and lending for technology companies. Scheduled speakers include: First California, Silicon Valley Bank and Wells Fargo.

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OC Innovation 2008

SoCal Tech Calendar

AEA and Orange County Innovation. Thursday, October 2, 2008 -- Innovation and Globalization In Green. October is Orange County's "Innovation Month", spotlighting the county's leadership in innovation. For the entire month, Orange County Innovation (OCI) will promote events, organizations, companies and entrepreneurs that are driving innovation in Orange County. The 2008 Innovation and Globalization in Green event will launch the month of festivities. See [link] (more

OC Innovation 2008

SoCal Tech Calendar

AEA and Orange County Innovation. Wednesday, October 1, 2008 -- Innovation and Globalization In Green. October is Orange County's "Innovation Month", spotlighting the county's leadership in innovation. For the entire month, Orange County Innovation (OCI) will promote events, organizations, companies and entrepreneurs that are driving innovation in Orange County. The 2008 Innovation and Globalization in Green event will launch the month of festivities. See [link] (more

Risks That Threaten to Expose Sensitive Data

SoCal Tech Calendar

Friday, March 20, 2009 -- "Risks That Threaten to Expose Sensitive Data: What Your Company Should Know To Proactively Asses And Mitigate The Risk" TechAmerica (formerly AeA) CFO Roundtable Breakfast Series. Speakers include: Bob Green, Partner at SingerLewak and Karen Gabler, Partner at Nordman, Cormany, Hair and Compton These CFO Roundtable meetings are offered on the third Friday of every month. series of monthly breakfast meetings for Senior Financial Executives (CFO, VP Finance etc.)

La Jolla Research and Innovation Summit

SoCal Tech Calendar

Developed in partnership with leading organizations in San Diego including BIOCOM, AeA, CleanTECH San Diego, CommNexus, San Diego Venture Group and the San Diego Software Industry Council. Thursday, April 2, 2009 -- La Jolla Research and Innovation Summit. CONNECT is hosting the La Jolla Research and Innovation Summit - a closed meeting for an exclusive group of 50 out of town and 50 local venture capitalists to view presentations by leading scientists in San Diego.

Corporate Social Responsibility & High Tech

AeA Los Angeles Council

As chair of a non-profit technology association -- known as the AeA ( www.aeanet.org ) -- I am leading a local effort to educate high tech executives & future decision makers on the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility. As you might be aware, the AeA markets itself as the largest association of high-tech companies in the United States – with about 2,300 companies – representing all segments of the industry and 1.8

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Leading and Organization Through Major Change

SoCal Tech Calendar

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 -- "Transformation at JPL: Leading and Organization Through Major Change" AeA/LA. The rules of the game are changing. How will your company adapt? Gain inspiration from a technology company that has been there and came out on top. The success story of JPL's massive transformation offers lessons for today's technology companies forced to rethink how they operate in an ever-changing business environment.

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Best Corporate Citizens GO GREEN!

AeA Los Angeles Council

From boardroom to classroom, I am pleased to say that Intel has agreed to be a GOLD SPONSOR for the AeA Los Angeles Council "green" event on 03/20/08. By viewing sustainability "though a business lens," Intel’s has begun answering the question "How Does Going Green Impact The Bottom Line?"

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