Conference–February 2018 2018-02-13T11:52:23+00:00



Wayne Reuvers, Chairman and Chief Disruptor

Serial entrepreneur Wayne Reuvers, is an expert in conceptualizing, developing and launching software in the creative and marketing space. He is the Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of LiveTechnology Holdings, a dominant player in marketing automation, versioning and customization industry. He is on the advisory board for The Sable Accelerator, African Angels Network, Health At Work and on the board of five companies where his role is to advise the businesses how to leverage technology as both a strategic and investment opportunity. He has founded seven companies and is an investor in 9 companies – having raised and invested more than $35 million in these companies.

Wayne is a South African-born, Irish-Dutch American businessman, engineer, software inventor and investor. At the age of 14 he developed, marketed and sold his first software product, a technical analysis program for the stock market called Graph-It. After serving his country in the Military, he went on to produce derivative modelling software (sold to Reuters), create the fastest fingerprint matching algorithm (for pension payments), rolled out the first web-pixel tracking system (sold to Jupiter Media Metrix), designed a new web programming language (in use today), built a high transaction object oriented database and is now leading development in two untapped but explosive markets: Personal Clouds and Content Networks.

He is pioneering the evolution and standardization of Digital Assets into Dynamic Assets. Wayne discovered nonprofits when he was inspired by his local SPCA in South Africa at a young age. As a young adult, he quickly developed a deep compassion for those in need. His philanthropy over the many years have included financial support for Ubuntu Education Fund, Friends of the World Food Program, SPCA, Humane Society, many local charities and Concern Worldwide. He is an active Volunteer Fire Fighter with the Sterling Forest Fire Company, is on the Swift Water Rescue Team, and is also a Rescue & Recovery Diver for Orange County, NY and Northern New Jersey.

He is an extremely generous, empathetic, gregarious, passionate, ambitious and adventurous individual whose compassion for others is shown in his everyday life.  He has lived in South Africa, Germany, United Kingdom and has made his horse farm just outside New York City his Home, with his wife, four dachshunds and multitude of farm animals. In his spare time, when he is not on his island in the Bahamas, he can be found tinkering with new technologies, evolving smart sensors and IoT devices, playing squash, pool, snooker, wakeboarding, snowboarding, boating, jetskiing, ATV’ing, hiking, or building some new, completely nutty infrastructure project for the farm or island.


Tom Kehoe, Founder & Disruptor

I had developed a stunningly prescient business concept thirteen months ago. Four months later I was reduced to sending ‘Hail Mary’ emails to Jeff Bezos and Mark Cuban. I had exhausted my enormous list of Venture Capital Companies gleaned from the internet and was very much concerned that my perfectly disruptive sixty one page business plan was going to have to be renamed “Best Business Plan Never Launched!”

It was around this time that I stumbled upon iCANny. My email to founder Les Neumann had a distinct ‘Hail Mary’ flavor to it. Les responded quickly and within a week, we were meeting at a pub in Brooklyn. I was also blown away by the deep and thorough knowledge Les possessed in this arcane arena.

In a delightfully brief period of time, Les put in place half a dozen brilliant people who will help launch Idiom. We have just taken in a quarter of a million dollars seed money, are fully up to speed legally, have hired a software company and are finalizing a deal on a patent. Were it not for Les and his iCANny organization, I would be trying to find the email address of the rest of the panel on ‘Shark Tank’ in preparation for a new round of ‘Hail Mary’ emails.


The Rise of Disruptive Technology

Neil Patel writes that the ”Harvard Business Review defines disruption as a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses. It’s the David versus Goliath story applied to entrepreneurs. When a small startup beats out industry giants, that’s disruption. Disruptive innovation is like coloring outside the lines. It doesn’t follow any set of rules, but it still creates something amazing.”

In 1997, Harvard Business School’s Professor Clayton M. Christensen published his groundbreaking book The Innovator’s Dilemma where he introduced his theory of Disruptive Innovation.

Now entering its eighth year, the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, helmed by co-founder Craig Hatkoff, in collaboration with Professor Christensen, celebrates disruptive innovation across the full spectrum of traditional and non-traditional domains ranging from technology, biomed, politics, education, healthcare, spirituality, religion, economics, sports, fashion and philanthropy.

8:15-9:00am Breakfast, refreshments, registration, and networking

9:00: Welcome Introduction – Les Neumann, iCANny Managing Director

9:05: Guest Speaker: Wayne Reuvers

9:30: Q & A

9:45: Guest Speaker: Tom Kehoe

9:50: Presentation

10:30: Q & A


March: The Growth of Remote Teams
There will be more remote teams. Remote work has exploded in popularity. More people are choosing to telecommute or work completely online. It’s easy to see why. You can set your own schedule and work at your own pace.
Source: https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamarruda/2017/02/16/how-remote-work-is-changing-and-what-it-means-for-your-future/&refURL=https://www.google.com/&referrer=https://www.google.com/

April: Interactive Marketing 101: How YELP has repositioned itself to take advantage of this trend
If you want to get people’s attention, you have to earn it. You have to stand head and shoulders above your competition if you want to get noticed. Sometimes called trigger-based or event-based marketing, interactive marketing relies completely on an action started by the consumer.
Guest: YELP representative, Rachel Brand
Source: https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-interactive-marketing-1794383

May: Understanding the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things is one of the most revolutionary technological advances in the last few years. It has huge implications for how we eat, sleep, and even do marketing. If you haven’t heard the term before, the (or IoT) connects devices to the Internet to open up new possibilities for using those devices.
Source: https://www.wired.com/insights/2014/11/the-internet-of-things-bigger/

June: Are you ready to collaborate with a robot?
Today, everything is digital. Most moviegoers probably don’t even know what real-life film looks like. That’s just one of the things that have been automated, and in business, there’s a lot that’s about to be. You can program software to do things reliably, so why not take advantage of that? Specifically, one of the growing trends I’ve noticed is the use of chatbots.
Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/robot-human-collaboration-future-u-s-manufacturing-study-article-1.3498271

July: Undervaluing Non-Verbal Communication
Every day, we respond to thousands on nonverbal cues and behaviors including postures, facial expression, eye gaze, gestures, and tone of voice. From our handshakes to our hairstyles, nonverbal details reveal who we are and impact how we relate to other people. Nonverbal communication plays an important role in how we convey meaning and information to others, as well as how we interpret the actions of those around us.
Source: https://www.verywell.com/types-of-nonverbal-communication-2795397

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