Cultivate Network Effects - with Doug Parker of Kickass Cafe Meetup
This session will provide a deeper dialogue about the importance of curating and growing your professional network. Doug Parker “Kickass Doug” passion involves working to promote the diversity, creativity, value and opportunities; presented by #OUREntrepidNetwork (characterized by resolute ambition, passionate, bodacious, creative, driven, gutsy, lionhearted, wide-eyed, innovative and undaunted; entrepreneurial; ‘an intrepid problem solver’; ‘an intrepid woman likely to change the world’.)
As explained by Joshua Cooper Ramo the author of the Seventh Sense – Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks, “the formation of networks of all kinds, for trade, and biology, and finance and warfare and any of a thousand varied needs, is producing new and still dimly understood sources of innovation and new power centers.”
About the Thought Leader: Doug Parker runs Kickass Café a meetup group. Kickass Café is a gathers of entrepreneurs that meet every Friday at the Matter-Lab office in Camarillo. The Kickass Café meetup brings together startups, investors and partners to tackle critical challenges. The purpose is to accelerate the adoption of progressive technologies through knowledge-sharing and the formation of new partnerships and alliances between key stakeholders. Guests enjoy a wide variety of pitches, demonstrations and expert panel discussions.The last 20 years Doug worked as a Systems Engineer and Project Manager focused on Product Development, Operations, Marketing & Sales. As a member of a team of systems engineers and project managers he has been responsible for marketing and delivering systems engineering and technical risk management expertise.