For Immediate Release CSIA Media Contact: Su Hawk
September 19, 2007 303.592.4068 Cell: 303.884.9632
Tim Armstrong, President, Advertising and Commerce, North America, Google
To Keynote CSIA DEMOGala October 11
DENVER – September 19, 2007 – Tim Armstrong, President, Advertising and Commerce, North America for Google, will be the keynote speaker for the CSIA DEMOgala on October 11, 2007. The third-annual CSIA DEMOgala is a full day of Colorado technology innovation, conference, and a series of events focused on discussions for nearly 1,000 leaders from Colorado’s advanced technology industry, culminating with the keynote talk by Armstrong.
"We truly are honored to have one of the most influential technology leaders from one of the most successful companies in the world as our keynote speaker for this year’s CSIA DEMOgala," said Su Hawk, president of CSIA. "Tim not only is leading the way for Google’s sales strategy in North America, and Google is leading the way for innovation. We are pleased to be hearing from someone who believes in Colorado as well," she said.
Armstrong serves as current chairman of the board for Denver-based Associated Content. Associated Content is a leading social media publisher and syndication engine, providing brands and publishers with a wide range of quality content generated through its scalable and efficient platform and online publishing showcase company.
The CSIA DEMOgala will feature a showcase of technology demonstrations from 35-40 selected Colorado technology companies, along with an Innovation Conference featuring 20 different programs, workshops and roundtables focused on key issues on innovation on education, business, entrepreneurism and trends. This year the event will also feature an International Pavilion created by the Canadian Consulate’s office, who is hosting a delegation of technology leaders from Canada.
"We created this event to showcase Colorado technology to the world, and with Tim Armstrong representing one of the most visionary companies in technology, the shared ideas and insight will be enormously productive," said John Oechsle, CIO and senior vice president of IHS and 2007 Chairman of the Board of CSIA. "It’s vitally important that CSIA serve as a portal to show off the great companies and innovation of Colorado, especially given that IT/software is fueling the growth of every industry in Colorado and the world," he added.
"Colorado’s entrepreneurial climate is more significant than many imagine, so I’m proud to have been asked to give the keynote talk this year," Armstrong said. "I’m pleased to be participating with CSIA to help promote the hundreds of Colorado technology leaders and companies, while sharing Google’s story with state-wide leaders," he said.
An innovation leader at Google, Tim presides over Google's North American advertising sales and operations teams. His team, located in cities across the U.S. and Canada, provides customers with local partnerships as well as centralized sales and services. They work with some of the world's most widely recognized brands and advertising agencies, as well as some of the fastest growing medium-sized companies.