Guy Kawasaki, Silicon Valley Pioneer, To Open Radio Ink Convergence Conference

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Guy Kawasaki, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures and Apple marketing pioneer, will give the opening keynote address at Radio Ink's Convergence '09 conference, set for February 9-10, 2009, at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA.

Garage Technology Ventures Managing Director Guy Kawasaki, a former Apple Fellow and Macintosh "evangelist" and a Silicon Valley icon, will deliver the opening keynote address at Radio Ink's Convergence '09 conference, to be held February 9-10, 2009, at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, CA.

Kawasaki, along with Steve Jobs, was one of the faces of Apple in the 1980s, traveling the world to persuade software and hardware developers to work on the Mac platform and helping build the intense customer loyalty that Apple famously inspires to this day. Kawasaki left Apple in 1987 to start a Macintosh database company called ACIUS, and later started Fog City Software.

After another stint with Apple from 1995-1997, as an Apple Fellow working to maintain and strengthen loyalty among the Mac user base, Kawasaki started Silicon Valley venture-capital firm Garage Technology Ventures, which now makes direct investments in early-stage technology companies.

Kawasaki is the author of a number of books, including "The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything" and, most recently, "Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition," and is a much-sought-after speaker, famous for making complex concepts easily understandable.

At Radio Ink's Convergence '09 conference, Kawasaki will explain the concepts that will help the radio industry generate significant online revenue that will outperform traditional commercial industry. Local and national advertisers are moving to online and mobile media, and radio must be there to meet them. Kawasaki can clarify the meaning of this massive transition and show Convergence attendees how to think and operate in a new media world.

For more information and registration for Radio Ink's Convergence '09, call 561-655-8778 or visit http://www.radioink.com/convergence.

About Convergence '09
Radio Ink's Convergence conference, held each year in San Jose in the heart of the Silicon Valley, gathers the best minds from inside and outside the radio industry to discuss new media and technology, covering practical applications and ideas as well as information to change radio's thinking about developing, marketing, and managing digital platforms for increased revenue and audience growth. The theme of Convergence '09 is "Mind Shift," and the event is designed to offer a clear picture of the strategic changes necessary to advance radio's media platform and how to implement those changes. For more information, call 561-655-8778 or visit http://www.radioink.com/convergence.

About Radio Ink
Radio Ink is a leading radio broadcast trade publication, providing news, information, and commentary to radio sales and management professionals in the United States and 43 countries worldwide. The bi-weekly magazine focuses on marketing, management, and the multi-platform challenges facing radio broadcasters today. The publication has also created several annual "gold standard" lists, including the "40 Most Powerful People in Radio," the "Most Influential Women in Radio (MIWs)" "Radio Wayne," and Hispanic radio's "Medallas de Cortez" awards. Radio Ink reaches more than 25,000 radio executives with a daily headlines e-mail and news updated throughout the day at http://www.radioink.com and provides two target-specific weekly e-newsletters, Hispanic Radio Weekly (http://www.radioink.com/hrw) and Convergence Weekly (http://www.radioink.com/cw).

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