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855 Bordeaux Way #100
Napa
CA, 94558
United States
Phone
(707) 261-8716
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Waunice Orchid

About Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS)

The Wine Industry Technology Symposium™ (WITS) was created in 2004 by a group of wine industry and technology professionals. The purpose of WITS is to address the unique information technology and services needs of the wine industry.

Schedule


Join us for the 8th annual
Wine Industry Technology Symposium™



Technology & Innovation Best Practices for the Wine Industry

July 10-11, 2012
Napa Valley Marriott


Click here to download the 2012 Sponsorship package. 

The Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS) was created in 2005 by a group of wine industry and technology professionals. The purpose of WITS is to address the unique information technology and services needs of the wine industry. WITS is dedicated to bringing the world's leading wine industry professionals together with some of the world's leading technology experts to foster learning and discussion. Panels of experts will discuss specific examples and case studies.


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Tim Bucher & Leslie Sbrocco will Lead Keynotes at Seventh Annual Symposium
20 June, 2011

Join Us!
Seventh Annual
Wine Industry Technology Symposium
Technology & Innovation Best Practices for the Wine Industry

July 12th & 13th, 2011     |        Marriot Napa Valley

 

June 20, 2011, Napa, CA – The Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS)®, the premier event showcasing innovation and strategic use of information technology and services for the wine industry, announced a preliminary program of topics and speakers for its seventh annual conference July 12-13, 2011 at the Marriott Napa Valley.

Day One: Technology Showcase and Technology Workshops
The event begins mid-day, July 12 with the opening of the Technology Showcase followed by workshops:

• Social Media Strategy: Manage, Measure and Monitor
• Free and Low Cost Technologies for Wineries
• Business Intelligence - Best Practices
• Composite Business Process and Change Management
• How to Monitor Social Media- General Trends

The Technology Workshops are followed by a wine reception and the Technology Showcase, where a wide range of suppliers will demonstrate their products and services and mingle with winery CIOs and other attendees. The evening concludes with a VIP dinner that will attract senior executives, speakers, moderators and sponsors.

Day Two: Keynotes, Panel Discussions and Technology Showcase
The main event on day two begins with a general session and keynote speakers, which includes both thought-provoking ideas and practical advice from experts within and outside the wine industry.

Keynote Address: “The Vision and Technology Behind Thirsty Girl” by Leslie Sbrocco, Head Thirsty Girl; Janet Fouts, Social Media Coach 

Keynote Address: "Technology and Innovation" by Tim Bucher

Afternoon workshops will follow a networking lunch and be broken into the following tracks:

Track A: Technology Leadership
Panel Topic 1 Topic: Top Grading our Technology Talent Pool
Panel Topic 2 Topic: Managing Cloud Computing

Track B: Consumer Direct Sales
Panel Topic 1: Outbound Telemarketing: Managing for Success
Panel Topic 2: Emerging Trends

Track C: Trade Sales & Marketing
Panel Topic 1: Wholesaler/Distributors — What Can Wineries Do Better?
Panel Topic 2: Field Tools for Marketing & Sales: iPad: Stories from the Field

Track D: Vineyard & Winery Operations
Panel Topic 1: The Benefits, Challenges and True Costs of Implementing Viticultural Software
Panel Topic 2: Blend Management Systems

For more information on speakers and topics, visit
www.WineIndustryTechnologySymposium.com. Registrations are now being accepted online.

About Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS)
The Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS) was created in 2005 by a group of wine industry and technology professionals. The purpose of WITS is to address the unique information technology and services needs of the wine industry. WITS is dedicated to bringing the world's leading wine industry professionals together with some of the world's leading technology experts to foster learning and discussion. Panels of experts will discuss specific examples and case studies. www.WineIndustryTechnologySymposium.com 

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Media Contact:
Lesley P. Berglund, co-chair, 707-246-6827

Title Name Email Phone
Conference Coordinator Waunice Orchid Waunice@swgnapa.com 707-261-8716