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2003 Michigan IT Summit Announces Daniel Burrus as Keynote Conference Speaker

Monday, May 12, 2003

For Immediate Release:
May 12, 2003

Contact: Deb Lewis
Airfoil Public Relations
for the 2003 Michigan IT Summit

2003 Michigan IT Summit Announces Daniel Burrus as Keynote Conference Speaker
Noted technology futurist, Daniel Burrus to open 5thannual Michigan technology conference

LANSING, Mich. – May 12, 2003 – The planning committee for the 2003 Michigan IT Summit today announced that Daniel Burrus, leading technology forecaster and business strategist, will be the opening keynote speaker for the 5th annual Michigan IT Summit. The May 19, 2003 event is held at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. For registration and additional information, visit www.itsummit.com.

Burrus’ presentation, “Technostrategies: Creating and Sustaining Strategic Advantage,” identifies powerful strategies to creatively apply technology in the development of new products, services and outstanding customer experiences. In his remarks, Burrus will provide insights on how companies can build their internal organization structure for optimal agility and responsiveness. Burrus has been the featured subject of a PBS Special, has appeared on programs such as Larry King, CNN and Bloomberg, and has been quoted in a number of publications including USA Today, Fortune and Industry Week.

This year’s conference theme “Business Unusual,” focuses on current trends and future innovations in technology which impact the Midwest region. This year’s Michigan IT Summit is hosted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

Additionally, Burrus is the author of six books, including the acclaimed Technotrends. He is also a highly successful entrepreneur who has founded and managed five businesses, two of which became national leaders.

“In today’s ‘Business Un usual’ environment, we are extremely pleased to have such an insightful technology guru and business strategist as Mr. Burrus address the conference,” noted Jeff Mason, senior vice president of public affairs for MEDC and chair of the 2003 Michigan IT Summit. “We are anticipating an exciting conference this year.”

About the 2003 Michigan IT Summit

The 2003 Michigan IT Summit is the only statewide conference for Michigan's information technology professionals and the Midwest’s prime venues for showcasing new developments and business models for the IT industry. In its fifth year, the May 19, 2003 Summit will feature IT business leaders, government decision-makers, entrepreneurs, financiers, and innovators and will focus on its theme “Business Unusual.” For more information, please see www.itsummit.com.

About the MEDC

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation will lead the organization effort of this year’s Summit.The MEDC, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life

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