Using IT Tools to Start a Global Business (Wash DC)

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6:30pm - 9pm EST Thursday, January 13 2011
Alfio's La Trattoria, 4515 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase MD
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Ravenna on Jan 05, 2011

Association of Information Technology Professionals
Washington, DC, Chapter - Founded 1955

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Using IT Tools to Start a Global Business"

Speaker: Justin Fidler

What's it like to start up your own IT business? In a foreign country? Not knowing the local language nor knowing anyone there? With no customers for 6 months? Knowing little about the market you're targeting? With your target market being in the US?

Books like Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat" discuss how advances in technology have effectively "flattened" the world so that anyone can compete regardless of location. Hear first-hand how one entrepreneur made use of the latest IT tools to do just that, and ended up conquering the entire market.

For our January 13 presentation we have a return visit from Justin Fidler, who first spoke to us in June 2002. That was just a few weeks before he left for Estonia to start up his new business---automating the sign-up procedures for research projects in the psychology departments of universities.

Justin worked for a number of start-up software companies in the Washington area before moving to Estonia. He holds an MBA from London Business School and a B.S. in Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.

This will be one of our most unusual and fascinating presentations. Plan to attend.


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Date: Thursday, January 13, 2011

6:30: Check-in and social hour
7:15: Dinner is served
8:00: Discussion
9:00: Adjourn

Where: Alfio's La Trattoria, 4515 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase MD

How: Pay by cash or check at the door.

AITP Members: $15
Non-Members: $25
Students: $10

The cost includes a three-course dinner (select among beef, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options upon arrival) and free valet parking (see directions below). A cash bar is available. See below for details on FREE valet parking.

Driving - Willard Avenue is one block north of Western Ave off of Wisconsin Ave. Pull in front of Alfio's to take advantage of FREE VALET PARKING.

Metro - Alfio's is a 3-minute walk northwest from the Friendship Heights Metro Station, on the Red Line.

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