PRLog - March 30, 2012 - ALBANY, Calif. -- San Francisco - Lori Stewart is delighted but not surprised that eThor beat 2,000 startups around the world to win the title of 2012’s most innovative startup on the planet at the Global Technology Symposium in Silicon Valley on March 28th. She maintains that the secret for success is simply having the right ideas, at the right time ... with the right team in place to execute. Simple, eh? Think BIG and work with great people - that's the key. Further, she insists that "Good ideas are only great ideas if they "do good And make money." Her website has Albert Einstein's quote, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Everyone has ideas, so how do you distinguish the great ideas and then harness them into actionable goals and scalable business?
Lori Stewart, COO & Head of Corporate Development, eThor.com and Founder, Awesome Foundation Calgary, will speak at the weekly Global Product Management Talk on Monday, April 2, 2012 at the simultaneous times of 5:00-6:00 PM Pacific / 7:00-8:00 PM TEXAS TIME / 8:00-9:00 PM Eastern Time, which will be Tuesday, April 3, 2012 10:00 AM in Sydney, Australia using the hashtag #ProdMgmtTalk on Twitter.
“I truly believe that great ideas need to be rewarded and people need to be supported in their ideas,” Stewart says. "The Global Management Talk is an innovative idea at the right time that supports passionate product people to share ideas that increase the Awesomeness of their products!"
Stewart provides leadership and consulting for innovative thinking, idea generation and business case planning, as well as pitch coaching and guidance on branding, strategic planning on software product development and process implementation.
Each week, The Global Product Management Talk features an expert guest discussing pre-posted questions with the co-hosts and Twitter participants broadcast live over BlogTalkRadio. The transcript of Tweets and podcast are available for on-demand consumption on the web, iTunes, Google Play and mobile devices.
NOTE: DAY & TIME!
Monday, April 2, 2012 at the simultaneous times of 5:00-6:00 PM Pacific / 7:00-8:00 PM TEXAS TIME / 8:00-9:00 PM Eastern Time, which will be Tuesday, April 3, 2012 10:00 AM in Sydney, Australia
About Lori Stewart
Described by colleagues and associates as everything from "the Energizer Bunny" to a catalyst and a force to be reckoned with, Stewart loves to focus on new ideas and turn the impossible into the possible. Lori Stewart is a self-described software business geek, Silicon Valley survivor, Cleantech wannabe, civic-minded, Nenshi election handler, City Hall neophyte ... and aspiring author! She's also a former eBay executive, Angel Investor and Founder of Awesome Foundation Calgary. Since the wild days of eBay she's been involved in numerous start-ups and strategic consulting gigs in California, Toronto, Israel and Calgary.
Stewart started a robotic and automation software company in the mid 90s prior to moving to Silicon Valley to build and launch eBay Canada and eBay International. As part of the President's Advisory team, eBay Community Team and heading up the eBay International team, she was on the team that launched eBay around the world by acquiring local players, building greenfield sites and strategic partnerships that enabled the type of growth that other companies can only dream of.
Contact Lori Stewart
Calgary, Canada, AB
email: lstewart at ethor.com
Calgary startup eThor, a platform that connects the point-of-sale system (POS) of any local business to any website or mobile app, empowering consumers to find and buy products online, has been making big waves over the past few months.
They won the AccelerateAB pitch competition (chosen from 70 companies from around the province), giving them three months of free space at the Plug and Play incubator in California; they won the award for “Best Presenting Company – IT Stream” at the Banff Venture Forum; they had an impressive first beta test, where a 30-store pizza chain, Garlic Jim’s was able to increase online sales by 76% ($1.37M) while doubling their online customer base in just 9 months; and they were recently named Startup of the Week on the Calgary Herald and Startup Calgary.
440 N. Wolfe Road
Sunnyvale, CA, United States, 94085-3869
About The Global Technology Symposium
The Global Technology Symposium is the leading investment conference on venture capital, technology, and entrepreneurship in emerging markets. The event hosts more than 300 selected thought leaders in business, finance, technology, and policymaking to Silicon Valley, where they share insights into the opportunities and challenges of globalization. Cindy F. Solomon, founder of the Global Product Management Talk was invited to tweet about the event.
About Cindy F. Solomon:
Cindy F. Solomon is Founder of the Global Product Management Talk, host of StartUPTalk Radio, Tools of the Trade and Product Camp Radio, and creator of the ProdMgmtTalk mobile application. She is a contributing author to "42 Rules of Product Marketing” and brings over 15 years of web, services, and software product marketing management experience at Apple, Vadem, NetObjects and start-ups in Silicon Valley. She founded a NYC broadcast advertising company and developed “Breakthrough, the Newsletter of Innovation” for Boardroom Reports. She holds CPM/CPMM certification.
Cindy at ProdMgmtTalk dot com
About Global Product Management Talk
The Global Product Management Talk is curated for passionate product professionals and business owners who want to teach, learn & network about managing products, including Agile practitioners involved with developing, designing & launching products, brands, marketing, project management, and everyone who cares about the entire product management lifecycle process to guarantee successful products and companies.
Global Product Management Talk is a weekly mini-product camp Socratic discussion of pre-posted questions with live audio of thought leader and co-hosts commenting.
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