Becoming a Domain Expert & Future-Proofing Your Business

Uncle Earl's - 3753 Perkins Rd #2900 Baton Rouge, 70808 Baton Rouge
Tue, Feb 22, 6:00 PM (CST)

Does domain expertise influence a business's future success? Tony believes future-proofing your business can be directly tied to your understanding of a domain, its customers, and technologies. In our upcoming fireside, we'll talk about how becoming a domain expert can help you dominate your industry, identify opportunities others would miss, and build bridges to the next wave of technologies.

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About The Event

In this upcoming fireside chat, we welcome Tony Zanders, CEO & Founder of Skilltype, a software company developing tools for librarians and their teams to analyze, develop, and share expertise. Tony's long history in library and higher education communities have made him a domain expert, something he highly credits to his success. Is our domain expertise directly tied to our business's future success? Tony believes future-proofing your business can be directly tied to your understanding of a domain, its customers, and technologies. In our upcoming fireside, we'll talk about how becoming a domain expert can help you dominate your industry, identify opportunities others would miss, and build bridges to the next wave of technologies.


The Speaker

Tony Zanders is an award-winning software entrepreneur and library technology executive,  currently serving as the founder and CEO of Skilltype — a software platform for information professionals and their teams to analyze, develop, and share expertise. Prior to Skilltype, Zanders served as the inaugural entrepreneur-in-residence at the Boston University Libraries, advised the senior leadership team on talent and the future of work. For nine years, he held executive roles at EBSCO and Ex Libris, where he consulted library leaders across six continents on technology strategy.

Tony is a frequent speaker and writer in library and higher education communities. Zanders is an honors graduate from Washington and Jefferson College, where he double-majored in English and Philosophy, and was awarded the college’s Young Alumni Award in 2015. A proud native of New Orleans, Louisiana, he currently lives in Louisiana with his wife and children.


Agenda

6:00 PM - Open networking and welcome from the Startup Grind team.

6:30 PM - A fireside chat with Tony Zanders followed by Q&A.

7:30 PM - A networking session with other attendees.


Come out for a great night of networking, food, and stories. Be sure to use the #startupgrindBR when posting about the event. 

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  • Kasra Khalili

    Kasra Khalili

    Startup Grind

    Co-Director

When

Tuesday, Feb 22
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)

Where

Uncle Earl's
3753 Perkins Rd #2900 Baton Rouge70808

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