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January 17, 2013 @ 11:00 pm – January 18, 2013 @ 1:00 am
Nova Southeastern University
University Center
Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL 33328
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TechConnect is a networking event hosted by Nova Southeastern University’s Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences (GSCIS) designed to provide an opportunity for members of the local technology community to network, share experiences, and discuss current trends in technology.

> Discover the importance of networking in today’s IT job market

> Interact with IT professionals

> Learn about the exciting initiatives going on at NSU

Special Speaker: Lenny Chesal, CMO & VP of Strategic Sales at Host.net on “Importance of Selling Yourself and Networking in the IT World.”

Speaker Bio:

Chesal has been Host.net’s Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Strategic Sales since January 2004. He is responsible for the company’s sales, marketing and business development initiatives, building on more than 30 years of diversified experience in sales, marketing and executive management.

Chesal previously worked for BellSouth, Teleport Communications Group (TCG), AT&T, Florida Digital Network, Teleplace, WebUnited and ProtectPoint in a variety of increasingly senior positions. He spearheaded initiatives for the planning, development and implementation of the go-to-market strategies for the voice, data, and managed network security services offered by those companies.

Chesal is involved in various civic, non-profit, and industry organizations including the Chairman of the Board of the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA), Co-chair IT Palooza, American Cancer Society-Relay for Life (Past Chair), Big Brothers Big Sisters, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Partner Council, Cystic Fibrosis Volunteer Leadership Initiative (VLI), Infotech Workforce Development Initiative (IWDI), NSU-Huizenga School of Entrepreneurship, Deerfield Beach Founders’ Days (Past President), and the Pompano Beach Seafood Festival and Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo Committee. He was named Volunteer of the Year by the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce for his dedication to the community and his work with the American Cancer Society. Chesal shares his talents as the drummer for the World Famous Low Tides and several other local bands.