Best-Selling Business Author, Guy Kawasaki, to Speak in Utah at November 1 Event

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November 1st speech and Q&A session--presented by Doba and co-hosted by Connect magazine and Utah Technology Council (UTC) -- will highlight the need to set new standards for innovation.

Best-selling author and business visionary Guy Kawasaki will speak to Utah executives on November 1 at an event presented by Doba and co-sponsored by Connect magazine and the Utah Technology Council (UTC) at the Health Science Center at Salt Lake Community College’s Jordan Campus, 3491 West, 9000 South. Guy Kawasaki serves on the Advisory Board of Doba, the leader in online product sourcing solutions for small to medium-size retailers, and, in that capacity, has agreed to make a presentation in Utah. In this session from 3:00-5:00 p.m., Kawasaki will discuss “How to Innovate and Change the World.”

Kawasaki's speech, "How to Innovate and Change the World," is based, in part, on his best-selling book Rules for Revolutionaries and is aimed at inspiring and informing individuals who work at innovative companies. During his presentation, Kawasaki will lay out the strategic steps necessary to create new products and services and will answer questions from the audience afterward. To register, visit

Guy Kawasaki is widely regarded in Silicon Valley and beyond as a leading business start-up thought leader. He is the managing director of Garage Technology Ventures; the author of eight books, including The Art of the Start and Rules for Revolutionaries; a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine; and the co-founder of

"Bringing Guy Kawasaki to Salt Lake City is a real win for the many thriving businesses and start-ups that call Utah home," says Doba co-founder and CEO, Jeremy Hanks. “Working with Guy as a member of our Advisory Board has been an enlightening experience. His experience and insights are helping our company advance on so many fronts that we felt it would be a disservice to all of us if we didn’t ask Guy to address the entire business community in Utah."

"At Connect magazine, we profile innovative companies and the people behind them," says Colin Kelly, Jr., executive editor of Connect. "Guy Kawasaki is the business innovator's innovator, and so for us, co-sponsoring this event is the quintessential opportunity to walk our talk. This is an excellent opportunity for us to gather with our peers and hear the latest thinking in setting new standards for business innovation."

“We are enthused to be working with Doba as a co-sponsor of this event along with Connect magazine,” says Richard R. Nelson, president and CEO of the Utah Technology Council. “Guy Kawasaki has long been recognized by Utah's industry leaders as someone who knows how to build a business and create faithful and enthusiastic customers. We can all learn much from Guy Kawasaki!"

About Doba
Doba is a software company that provides a Web-based Product Sourcing Platform that automates the e-commerce supply chain through virtual inventory and fulfillment systems. Ranked #23 on the Inc. 500 list, Doba's Web-based platform connects retail merchants to the virtual inventory of over one million products from more than 200 wholesale suppliers. The platform also acts as a fulfillment system allowing retailers to ship merchandise directly from the supplier to the end consumer without ever touching the product themselves. This unique fulfillment platform minimizes time and overhead for retailers and allows suppliers to manage, reconcile, and fulfill orders through a single connection point. Doba's platform automates the e-commerce supply chain and finally makes product sourcing and fulfillment a simple process for SMB suppliers and retailers. Currently, more than 25,000 merchant retailers and 200 wholesale suppliers use the simplified product sourcing solutions of Doba to transact millions of dollars of B2B e-commerce annually. For more information, visit

About Connect Magazine
Connect magazine, a Salt Lake City-based monthly business publication, offers Utahns an inside look at the regional economic landscape and the people driving its development. Connect has been awarded twice for Best Business Finance, Management & Retail publication by the Western Publications Association. For more information about Connect, visit

About Utah Technology Council
As the premier professional organization for Utah's 4,300-plus technology companies, the Utah Technology Council (UTC) exists to form closer relationships with industry and community leaders, develop superior management talent, sharpen professional skills and help gain access to capital. For more information about UTC, visit

About Guy Kawasaki
Guy Kawasaki is the co-founder of, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures (, and a columnist for Entrepreneur magazine. Previously, he was an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc. Guy is the author of eight books including "The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries," "How to Drive Your Competition Crazy," "Selling the Dream," and "The Macintosh Way." He has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA, as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. His blog, "How to Change the World" ( is considered one of the 100 most popular business blogs on the Internet today.

For more information about this event, or to schedule an interview with Guy Kawasaki, please contact:

Meagen Ridley
(801) 765-6105


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