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Posted on Mar 15, 2017 :: Event News
Posted by , Insight on Manufacturing Staff Writer

THINC! keynote speaker announced

John Sweeney will bring his observations on human behavior and a healthy dose of humor to his keynote address at Insight’s Innovation Awards ceremony in May. 

For 15 years, Sweeney has been helping forward-thinking global companies, including Microsoft and Target, engage their employees and transform their behavior to drive innovation.

Winners of the THINC Awards, designed to encourage innovation among businesses in Northeast Wisconsin, also will be announced at the May 11 event. For more information or to register, visit

Wisconsin Tech Summit slated for March 27

Chris Rizik, CEO and fund manager for the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund in Michigan, will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Wisconsin Tech Summit to be held March 27 at the GE Healthcare Institute in Waukesha.

The goal of the summit is to bring together major companies and emerging firms in a setting that allows them to meet and explore likely business relationships around technology needs and innovation. Major companies can hear from emerging firms with innovative products or services tied to areas such as “big data,” connected devices and data analytics. Visit to register or learn more.

WEDC leads Mexico trade mission

This June, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. will lead a global trade mission to Mexico.

Wisconsin companies, whether new to exporting or looking to expand their exports into Mexico, are invited to participate in this program, which will travel to Mexico City, the largest city in Mexico, and to Monterrey. Visit for more information or to register.