Making Breakthrough Ideas a Reality

Entrepreneurs to Discuss the Evolution of Digital Communications

Published 5/16/2005

Who: Scott Litman and Dan Mallin
When: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 7
Where: McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota

Entrepreneurs Scott Litman and Dan Mallin will be the featured speakers at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management First Tuesday luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 7, at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis.

In their talk, "Serial Entrepreneurs Share a Vision for the Future," Litman and Mallin will discuss the constant evolution in communications and the impact of the Internet, e-mail, broadband, personal device assistants (PDAs), cell phones, video games, TIVO, and 500 channels of cable and satellite. "The rate of change requires new thoughts from businesses on how to reach our target audiences," Litman said. "What is the impact of the changing communications on marketing and advertising? What is working today, what isn't, and what will tomorrow bring?"

Litman and Mallin are co-founders of Imaginet, and SDWA Ventures, and co-chairs of the Minnesota Cup, a statewide competition to encourage new product and service innovations. Imaginet was a pioneer in the use of Web technologies for brand marketing. Litman is an entrepreneur and visionary leader who has spent 15 years growing fledgling businesses into industry powerhouses. Most recently, his foresight and leadership helped catapult [email protected], the digital solutions business of J. Walter Thompson, to become one of the 10 largest providers of integrated marketing communications in the United States.

For nearly 20 years, Mallin has established a solid track record in creating, growing and transforming businesses through his roles at both large and small businesses, ranging from technology services, sales, marketing and business development. He is known for his ability to quickly understand any business problem and offer a solution. Most recently, he was chief operating officer at J. Walter Thompson.

Co-sponsored by U.S. Bancorp, each month the First Tuesday luncheon draws as many as 500 local business leaders, Carlson School alumni, students, and educators to hear from the leading business voices on today's economy.