Saturday, October 13, 2007

DEMOgala 2007

My business partner Mickey Kupchyk, sales guys Jeff Zinnert and Chris Hodgins, and I were in Denver this week for a trade mission organized by Industry Canada, Saskatchewan Trade and Export, and the Canadian Consulate in Denver. I did a brief presentation on Stonefield Query to approximately 100 guests at a reception at the Canadian Consulate Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, we met for several hours with Bob Ogdon and his staff at SwiftPage to discuss how to integrate our products and were very excited about the possibilities for both integration and cross-marketing.

Thursday was DEMOgala 2007, Colorado's premier IT event. We had a booth and showed Stonefield Query to a lot of very interested people. At lunch, I was honored to be part of a roundtable of C-level executives moderated by Jon Nordmark, CEO of Jon let me talk about Stonefield Query in front of the audience of about 600 CEOs and CIOs, plus we had a great discussion about problems caused by the falling US dollar/rising Canadian dollar and the challenges of recruiting staff in the red-hot Canadian economy.

What a great trip! Not much in the way of sleep but we made a lot of very important contacts, got tons of leads, and a new business partner with some cool products.

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