Illinois Technology Association’s Mobile Visionary Roundtable Event Explores the Future of Converged Mobile Devices. Meets October 21, 2009 at 8:30am.

This event has taken place and Mark’s brilliant insights are available here:

The Mobile Visionary Roundtable at the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) welcomes virtual guest speaker, Mark Hirsch, Chief Marketing Officer at Inventec Corporation. Mark will be presenting on “The Future of Converged Mobile Devices.” From smartphones to smartbooks, there are new technologies, devices and services being developed to further empower our mobile lives.  Mark will review the trends he is seeing as a hardware original design manufacturer and share his views on where this exciting new market is headed.

Insightful mobile industry education will be followed by themed mobile “20/20” breakout sessions and networking to share best practices in mobile marketing, technology and application development.

This event takes place in downtown Chicago on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, 8:30am-11:00am. Register for the event here.

New members are always welcome to attend free-of-charge and ITA roundtables are available to the general Chicagoland business community. Roundtable events are held in downtown Chicago, across from the Sears Tower (now named the Willis Tower) at 200 S Wacker Dr, 15th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606.

Additional forthcoming Mobile Visionary roundtable mobile topics include:

  • Mobile Marketing Plans
  • Best Practices in Apps Development
  • The Future of Mobile
  • Business Enterprise Applications
  • Mobile Monetization
  • Global Considerations in Mobile
  • Platform Comparisons (iPhone vs. Android vs. Pre, etc.)

About the Speaker, Mark Hirsch
Mark is the Chief Marketing Officer at Inventec Corporation, Taipei, Taiwan. He’s responsible for new product planning, marketing and strategy for Inventec, a global public company with over 25,000 employees and $10B USD in revenue in 2008. Inventec specializes in the design and manufacturing of high-tech products such as consumer mobile devices, consumer electronic devices, wireless solutions, notebooks, enterprise servers, storage products and network applications. Inventec develops new types of mobile products on behalf of several of the world’s best-known brand names. Mark, a Chicago native, enjoys social networking for passing on goodwill and intellectual stimulation. You can find him on LinkedIn, Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook and Blip.FM.

About The Mobile Visionary Roundtable
The Mobile Visionary Roundtable offers a forum for ITA members to engage in active networking and interactive, high-gain, topical discussions regarding mobile marketing and technology. The monthly Mobile Visionary Roundtables feature mobile expert guest speakers, including mobile strategists, marketers and developers from around the world.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Chairs:

Tim Cascio (262) 938-5543

Raymond J. Reinhardt (312) 924-1681

About the Illinois Technology Association
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) represents the interests of a diverse membership of more than 550 companies in Illinois that create, deploy and utilize information technology as a core part of their organization. By connecting members with industry peers and participants, providing the latest strategic information, market research and critical market insight and by promoting key thought leaders to raise visibility and gain a greater market awareness and presence, ITA is focused on building and developing the Illinois technology community through collaboration. Additional information is available at

Tim CascioTim Cascio is the author of the Mobile Marketing, Monetization and Methods blog, Co-Founder/Co-Chair of the Mobile Visionary Roundtable at the Illinois Technology Association and Sr. Digital Strategist at Bader Rutter & Associates, an award-winning integrated marketing services agency that specializes in advertising, public relations, brand asset management, relationship marketing and digital solutions. Tim is @timcascio on Twitter and can be reached in the United States at 262-938-5543.

Please reach out to me if there’s any way I can help you through my network or otherwise. Your comments below are welcome.


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