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  • RPM Demand Announces Keynote Speaker
    Ken Rutkowski for the Second Installment Of
    Southern California’s Dynamic New Technology Series
    SoCal Digital Symposium

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Updated October 27, 2014RPM Demand presents the second installment of the dynamic SoCal Digital Symposium (SDS) technology series, which will convene in El Segundo, CA on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Once again, the symposium will function as an exciting hub for Southern California’s diverse group of tech entrepreneurs, scholars, visionaries, business leaders, developers, and power brokers. Engaged professionals are invited to take part in stimulating discussions on emerging trends, share innovative ideas in solutions-oriented cross-disciplinary conversations, and learn about new and relevant strategies, technologies, and techniques. The event will feature keynote speaker Ken Rutkowski, the host and creator of the popular Business Rockstars radio show. Breakout session topics will include Architecture, Big Data, eCurrency, Interactive Media, and Sustainable Energy. Ticket prices run from $20 for students with ID to $75 for premier admission. Event runs from 3:00pm to 10:30pm at Big Door Studio, 114 Sheldon Street, El Segundo, CA 90245. To contact an SDS representative please call 917-548-9959 or email info@socaldigitalsymposium.com. For more information and registration, please see www.socaldigitalsymposium.com.

    In addition to offering influential and thought provoking speakers, robust panel discussions, and relevant networking opportunities, SDS goes further than other conferences by offering unparalleled access to inspiring speakers via intimate, limited seating breakout track sessions, where guests will be personally briefed on the latest tech issues and trends. The ongoing SDS series rotates between Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange counties.

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    “We strive to provide quality content and thought leadership that resonates with techpreneurs in the Southern California region,” says Lisa deSouza, RPM Demand CEO and SDS Founder, “Interactive SDS sessions are designed in a way to promote strategic partnerships, meaningful idea exchanges, networking, and business development.”

    El Segundo SDS Event Details –
    Thursday, November 6, 2014 SDS event schedule:

    • 3:00 – 3:30pm – Registration
    • 3:30 – 4:00pm – Introduction/Keynote Speaker
    • 4:00 – 8:45pm – General Session Conference &/or Breakout Session
    • 9:00 – 10:30pm – Networking After-Party


    SDS
    General Session Conference –

    The SDS General Session Conference takes place in the main symposium area and runs from the start of the event until the beginning of the after-party. Activity in the general sessions includes the main stage where speakers, panels, and presentations occur. This session also includes sponsor displays, a networking lounge, and speaker VIP tables. Also included are digital displays where attendees can interact with each other, breakout track related social media feeds, and network using participant smartphones/iPads. Snacks and beverages will also be provided. SDS General Session Conference speakers include:

    C. William Guy, Founder & Chairman Emeritus of Cornerstone International Group
    • Attracting & Retaining Rock Star Talent

    Dr. Mark Goulston, MD, CEO of The Goulston Group & Goulston Group Productions
    Hacking Steve Jobs – How to Create the Future

    Jeff Compton, Vice Chairman TNCI Operating Company LLC
    Creating the Virtual Office of Tomorrow Today

    Breakout Session –
    Running in parallel with the SDS General Session, two tracks of hour-long breakout sessions will run throughout the event until the beginning of the after-party. The breakout talks feature successful and highly respected guest speakers who are all thought leaders in their respective fields. These interactive workshops have limited seating in order to offer ample opportunity for the exchange of ideas and networking among participants as well as one-on-one access to the guest speakers. SDS Breakout Session topics and speakers include:

    Jenda Michl, Principal at Vertu Studios
    • What if Nature Designed Buildings? The Evolution of Architectural Technology

    Lloyd Marino, CEO of Avetta, Inc.
    • Big Data: What it Means to You

    Mark Hamade, Chief Operating Officer of Equal Earth
    • The Technology Behind Creating Climate Wealth: Unlocking the Impact Economy

    Jessie Kim, Chief Strategy Officer of Enplug
    • The Future of Interactive Media

    Eric Rice, Founder & CEO of TrepScore
    • Dispelling the eCurrency Myth

    The symposium will also include a kickoff session with SDS Founder Lisa deSouza and a keynote address by Ken Rutkowski, host and creator of Business Rockstars, the popular syndicated radio show, which features interviews with thought-provoking business leaders. The event’s format allows for plenty of questions, meaningful dialogue, active brainstorming, and direct access to thought leaders and their peers. The interactive sessions facilitate and promote progress, forge creative alliances, and encourage potential collaborative ventures. For additional information on SDS speakers, please see http://socaldigitalsymposium.com/#speakers.

    Entrance Fees –
    Ticket prices run from $20 for students with ID to $75 for premier admission.

     • Premier Admission – $75 (Includes admission to 2 interactive, high-level Breakout Sessions, General Session Conference, Networking After-Party.)

     • General Admission – $50 (Includes General Session Conference, Networking After-Party.)

     • Students – $20 (Includes General Session Conference, Networking After-Party. Valid student ID required. Limit 2 per person.)

    Ticketing link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/socal-digital-symposium-november-6-2014-registration-13421252327?aff=GreenGalactic – registration

    A portion of all SDS event proceeds will be donated to U-TTRN (Ushering Teens into Technology Right Now). This brand new organization is dedicated to providing positive enrichment opportunities for teens with an insatiable thirst for the field of technology. U-TTRN provides internships and scholarships for teens with socioeconomic challenges in order to develop their potential. The organization is the philanthropic arm of SDS, in partnership with local foundations, universities, and technology businesses.

    Ken Rutkowski, Keynote Speaker & Host/Creator of Business Rockstars
    Ken Rutkowski is the host and creator of the hit radio show Business Rockstars, which offers an insider’s guide to global business leaders, reaching 90 million listeners. Guests on the program have included Al Gore, Donald Trump, Larry King, Steven Spielberg, Bill Gates, and Benjamin Netanyahu, just to name a few. A former dot-commer, Rutkowski is also a pundit and a strategist, helping companies, organizations, and governments with insight, strategy, and access that empowers them to create high-level events in order to attract business rockstars. He founded METal (Media, Entertainment & Technology Alpha Leaders), which attracts and showcases dynamic entrepreneurs and change-makers in the worlds of science, health, media, entertainment, and technology.

    As a thought leader, networker, and influencer across multiple industries, he has been covered by The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, the BBC, Wired, Business Week, and many other media outlets. Rutkowski has also been a featured presenter, speaker, and moderator at technology and media conferences, including the Milken Institute Global Conference, the Consumer Electronics Show, the National Association of Broadcasters Convention, CTIA – The Wireless Association, National Association of Television Program Executives, Digital Hollywood, Internet World, LA Games Conference, XMediaLab, GadgetFest, and Future of Television Conference. He has also spoken at a number of prestigious universities. http://businessrockstars.com

    SoCal Digital Symposium (SDS)
    SoCal Digital Symposium serves as an exciting hub for Southern California’s diverse group of tech entrepreneurs, scholars, visionaries, business leaders, developers, and power brokers. On a regular basis, engaged professionals will be invited to take part in stimulating discussions on emerging trends, share innovative ideas in solutions-oriented cross-disciplinary conversations, and learn about new and relevant strategies, technologies, and techniques. The event format is designed to maximize opportunity for questions, meaningful dialogue, active brainstorming, and direct access to thought leaders and their peers. Interactive SDS sessions facilitate and promote progress, forge creative alliances, and encourage potential collaborative ventures. The symposium convenes in Southern California’s new digital frontier, rotating between Ventura, Los Angeles, and Orange counties. SDS is the catalyst for the next wave of innovation in the region. socaldigitalsymposium.com

    Inaugural SDS Event at CSUCI (2/26/14) –
    Over 250 technology innovators, educators, business professionals, and students gathered at the inaugural SDS event at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) in Camarillo, California on February 26, 2014. The sold out event featured CSU Channel Islands Provost Dr. Gayle E. Hutchinson who kicked off the event with a talk about the importance of championing diversity, collaboration, and innovation. Mike Panesis, Chairman of Tech Coast Angels, followed with a keynote presentation on technological entrepreneurship and innovation blossoming in the Ventura area. The event also included breakout sessions on: 1) Socially Conscious Business, 2) Media Tech, 3) 3D Printing & Advanced Manufacturing, 4) Wearable Electronics/Active Lifestyle Tech, and 5) Technology in Education. Breakout session speakers included Brent Bushnell, CEO of Two Bit Circus; Steven Gill, Co-Founder of Gills Onions; Joseph M. Klocko, Director of Center for Applied Competitive Technologies; Rao Machiraju, CEO of reQall; and Merrill Whatley, Founder & President of MW Multimedia Design and Development. The breakout sessions were followed by a panel discussion, titled Lifecycle of an Emerging Business Through Expert Eyes, featuring Shana Merrill (Assurance Partner) and Bill Kilmer (Tax Manager) from Rose, Snyder & Jacobs; and Todd M. Lander (Intellectual Property Law Partner) and Patrick S. Rodriguez (Corporate Law Partner) from Freeman, Freeman & Smiley.

    RPM Demand, SDS Founder & Event Producer –
    RPM Demand is a strategic consulting firm that advises organizations on new ways of doing business in the information era. RPM Demand’s ultimate goal is to help clients develop strategies and technology-based infrastructures to make better decisions for improved performance. By transforming data into insights and actionable tools, RPM Demand helps companies across a range of industries create, nurture and manage buyers’ interest in products and services. A particular strength is guiding process development and restructuring – retrofitting organizational foundations with software solutions – for revitalized companies that thrive in the new digital ecosystem. The firm targets small and medium-sized enterprises with a strong focus on the Southern California region.

    Links –
    SDS Official Site – www.socaldigitalsymposium.com
    SDS Facebook – www.facebook.com/Socaldigitalsymposium
    SDS Facebook Event Page – www.facebook.com/events/256429641148156
    SDS Twitter – twitter.com/sdslaevent
    • U-TTRN Official Site – uttrn.org
    • RPM Demand – rpmdemand.com

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    For additional press information, to request images, interviews, or to reserve press passes, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com. For non-press SDS participation queries, please contact RPM Demand’s Ada Matasovski at 917-548-9959 or ada@rpmdemand.com.

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