William Weiss to speak at TIE Carolinas event

William Weiss, Chairman & CEO, The Promar Group LLC will be one of the two featured VIP guest speakers at the TIE Carolinas March event on March 17, 2011.  Mr. Weiss, is an internationally renowned strategic thinker, board participant, experienced senior executive and keynote speaker. He  will join with Dennis Crane, a leader at GE and other firms, to address “Successful Edge: Two breakthrough entrepreneurs share eight decades of experiences to define the road for the future. 

Bill will share his “Design A Future©” methods and discuss how this approach has assisted in his work with companies, boards and individuals to open new growth possibilities.  Examples will be provided during the address and Q&A.

The event will be held at the Brier Creek Country Club.  More information is available on TIE Carolinas’ website at http://www.carolinas.tie.org.

Weiss Joining Panel at FutureWeb 2010

William C. Weiss, Chairman and CEO of The Promar Group LLC, will be joining an executive panel on The Future of Entrepreneurship and the Web, at the Future Web 2010 (http://futureweb2010.wordpress.com ) conference. FutureWeb 2010 is a co-conference with the 19th International WWW Conference (http://www2010.org), which will be held April 26-30 in Raleigh, NC.

The panel will discuss The Web, within its relatively short lifetime, and how it has provided a foundation for some of the greatest entrepreneurial successes of all time. Also being discussed will be: what the future may look like for Web entrepreneurs; whether there will continue to be great companies born of disruptive innovation including where those opportunities may be; and what the competitive landscape will look like in the years to come.

Joining Mr. Weiss on the panel will be:

  • Chair: Tom Miller, Entrepreneurship Initiative, and vice provost for DELTA, NC State University
  • Scot Wingo, serial entrepreneur, co-founder, president and CEO of ChannelAdvisor Corporation, the leading provider of e-commerce channel management solutions.
  • Chris Evans, entrepreneur and philanthropist, formerly founder and CEO of Accipiter Solutions, a leading provider of online advertising technology used by MSN, CNET, Lycos, ZDNet, Broadcast.com, Ask Jeeves and many others.
  • David Gardner, serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of VenueGen, a new-media company that is merging 3D virtual-world technology with social networking and learning applications. He has been the founder or co-founder of ProviderLink, Peopleclick, Report2Web, DBBasics, BuildLinks and OnSphere Corporation, raising more than $60 million in venture capital.
  • Aaron Houghton, co-founder and Board Chairman of iContact Corporation (http://www.icontact.com) and CEO of Preation (http://www.preation.com/). Aaron also co-founded StartupWithMe.com, a free service that matches entrepreneurs with potential co-founders based on compatibility to ensure the highest chance of success.

The Promar Group LLC (www.promar.com), located near the famed Research Triangle Park, NC, was co-founded by Mr. Weiss, who currently serves as Chairman & CEO. Bill has been providing corporate leaders, boards, and high-net-worth investors with counsel and execution assistance for more than 30 years. His work has been in diverse geographies including Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America with expertise in media, telecommunications, information, environmental and emerging technologies. Clients include Discovery Communications, Ericsson, GE, IBM, Qualcomm, SAS Institute, Steelcase, The Travel Channel, Toshiba and others.

The Duke Eye Center names William C. Weiss to its Board of Advisors

William C. Weiss, Chairman & CEO, The Promar Group LLC, has been named to The Duke Eye Center Advisory Board. He will be involved in understanding additional strategic opportunities and facilitating discussions among other leaders who share an interest in bringing these opportunities forward.

The Advisory Board includes individuals who:

  • possess the vitality, vision and values necessary to address the challenges, issues and opportunities facing eye-related health care and philanthropy;
  • have demonstrated leadership skills;
  • have demonstrated an interest in the advancement of eye care.

The Promar Group LLC, located in Cary, NC, near the famed Research Triangle Park, has been successfully providing corporate leaders, boards and high-net-work investors with counsel and execution assistance for more than 30 years. Some of Promar’s clients include Discovery Communications, Ericsson, GE, IBM, Qualcomm, SAS Institute, Steelcase, The Travel Channel, Toshiba and others.

Mr. Weiss’s work has been in diverse geographies including Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America with expertise in media, telecommunications, information, environmental and emerging technologies.

William C. Weiss to Join We Media Miami

CEOs, thought leaders, game-changers, investors, foundations and entrepreneurs will gather March 9-11 at We Media Miami to talk about innovation, reinvention, social media, success stories, funding, online business models, the link economy, new ventures and more. William C. Weiss, Chairman and CEO of The Promar Group LLC and Chairman of the Board of iFOCOS, will be a PitchIt! Challenge Judge at We Media Miami ‘10. Learn more or register for the conference at http://wemedia.com/miami/register/.

iFOCOS Appoints William Weiss as Chairman, Board of Directors

William Weiss, Chairman & CEO of The Promar Group LLC in Cary, NC has been appointed as the Chairman, Board of Directors for iFOCOS, The Institute for the Connected Society. iFOCOS is located in Reston, VA and is an independent, not-for-profit organization committed to enabling a better-informed society. Mr. Weiss was also a co-founder of iFOCOS. More information about iFOCOS can be found at www.ifocos.org.

VOCEL Names William C. Weiss to Board of Directors

Mr. William C. Weiss, Chairman & CEO of The Promar Group LLC headquartered in Cary NC since 1972, has just been appointed Chairman of VOCEL’s Board of Directors. VOCEL, headquartered in San Diego, California, provides opt-in, permission based communications and promotion software for the mobile market worldwide. It is used for mobile content, education, health and a variety of other key initiatives. VOCEL’s key investors include Bertelsmann, Motorola and Torstar. More information on the company may be found at their website, http://www.vocel.com. Mr. Weiss previously served as Vice-Chairman of VOCEL’s Board, in addition to his duties as Chairman and CEO of The Promar Group (http://www.promar.com).