Premier Connects Spring 2017 Recap

This spring has seen Premier go through a lot of changes and evolution. We are so excited by everything that has happened and everything that is to come. We will always be committed to providing high-quality forums though great attendees, sponsors, speakers, and topics. We adapt, we listen, and we strive to always not only be in the business of events, but in the business of connecting people with great ideas. With that being said, here is what we’ve been up to for the last several months.

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Press Release: Premier Connects Leadership Changes

We have officially dropped the Premier Event Management name entirely. Despite the 16-year legacy of that name, we have made the decision to reincorporate as Premier Connects, Inc.  With all of these changes, there is also a change in leadership and responsibilities of upper management. The nexus of this shift is the insertion of Livio Stan into the company. Livio comes from Lion Vista, a Portland-based investment company, and has become our new CEO. Meanwhile, Marc Di Francisco has been the face of Premier for 16 years and has stepped sideways to become the chairman of the board of directors. With Marc stepping aside as president, Nina Di Francisco has assumed the position, which she has been doing in all but name for the last couple of years. She will be handling many of the day-to-day management decisions and making sure that the office is always running smoothly. In addition to the CIO Forums that Premier is known for, Premier Connects took on Midwest Technology Leaders and Emergency Preparedness Leadership Forum in the last couple years. We have a whole host of other events in the works behind the scenes with these new changes and resources. We look forward to continuing our relationships while building new ones with you all through this journey. We will happily address any questions, comments, or requests for new information at support@premierconnects.com or (503)-821-7311.

Top 5 IT and Technology Myths in Entertainment

Television and movies always seem to paint tech in the same way. The tech nerd sits in his or her dark office, explaining the problem at hand rapidly, and then someone else says “in English please!”, regardless of how easy or difficult it is to understand the explanation. The “hacker” presses a few ¬†buttons on their keyboard, the computer beeps a little bit, and then… “I’m in.”

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