2010 Speaker List

Hear from IT leaders and industry experts in more than 100 sessions at the leading business technology event.

Michael Dortch

Director of Research, Focus

Michael has been empowering information technology (IT) buyers, sellers and users since 1979, by translating what technical people say and do into language that non-technical businesspeople and consumers can understand and use. Michael is Principal Analyst and Managing Editor at DortchOnIT.com, "an independent voice for technology-dependent people." As Director of Research at Focus.com, Michael helped to grow that site into a community of more than 850,000 people including some 5,000 Focus Experts, and a Top 10 Media Web Site according to Crain's B2B Magazine. Michael has also been a senior analyst at Aberdeen Group, Robert Frances Group (RFG), and Yankee Group. Michael has helped established and emerging vendors to craft go-to-market messages and strategies aligned with users' goals and needs, and companies of all sizes and types to choose and deploy IT solutions more successfully. In 1990, Michael wrote "The ABCs of Local-Area Networks" (remember those?), a book published internationally in three languages by Sybex, Inc. A transplanted "Noo Yawker," Michael lives and works in beautiful Santa Rosa, California, about 50 miles north of San Francisco. Michael can be reached directly at medortch@dortchonit.com.


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