Friday, November 12, 2010

fastforward 2010 - Session I: Buying Habits and Their Impact

Derek Woodgate (The Futures Lab, Inc.) opened the forum with an overview of the day's theme - Rising from Recession: Central Texas Stong and Sustainable. Moderator Sue Snyder (Jackson Walker LLP) introduced panelists Pike Powers (Civic Entrepreneur), Amy Holloway (Avalanche Consulting), and Matt Curtis (Office of Mayor Lee Leffingwell). Mr. Woodgate rounded out the panel as they gave the audience insight into how Austin can be poised and ready for the emerging trends in small business development, innovation, bundling technologies, radical collaborations, and entrepenurial ventures.

Session I Panel

All panelists emphasized environmental sustainability as a priority for growth. The other recurring theme was that place matters, and Austin needs to continue to direct resources to ensure that it attracts the best and brightest people.

References from the discussion:

  • Part 1 of 2: Derek Woodgate overview, Amy Holloway, and Pike Powers
  • Part 2 of 2: Matt Curtis, Derek Woodgate, and Q&A
Download these audio files (MP3): Part 1 | Part 2

Live polling results:

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