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World Trade Center Utah, in partnership with the Utah Technology Council and Beehive Startups, is hosting a seminar on August 11 to help companies learn more about taking Utah software and technology to the global marketplace.  Click Here to Register

Exporting plays an essential role in Utah’s growing economy. Approximately 16 percent of the $13.3 billion Utah exported in 2015 was from the computer and electronic products industry. This is a big number, but it can be bigger. Come learn about the opportunities available for you to maximize on what the international marketplace has to offer.

Ryan Smith from Qualtrics will be the keynote fireside speaker and will be moderated by Owen Fuller, Co-founder and Chief Evangelist at Boombox. The event will also include a panel of experts who will break down the opportunities that exist in the tech space and how to take advantage of them. Panelists will include Craig Parry, Attorney at Parr Brown, Cody Broderick, Founder and CEO of inwhatlanguage, Paul Alhstrom of Alta Ventures, and Don Willie, Managing Director of World Trade Center Utah.

The event is hosted by World Trade Center Utah. Seating is limited, so register today!


3-3:40 p.m. – Seminar
4:30-5 p.m. – Networking Reception


Ryan Smith, Founder and CEO, Qualtrics

Craig Parry, attorney, Parr Brown
Cody Broderick, founder and CEO inwhatlanguage
Carl Adams, partner, Alta Ventures
Don Willie, Managing director, World Trade Center Utah

About Ryan Smith, Co-founder and CEO

Ryan Smith co-founded Qualtrics in 2002 with the goal of making sophisticated research simple. As CEO, he has grown the company from a basement startup to one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the world. Qualtrics has more than 8,500 enterprise customers including half of the Fortune 100, 1,600 colleges and universities worldwide, and 99 of the top 100 business schools. In 2012, Qualtrics received a $70 million investment from Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital, the largest-ever joint investment by these two firms. Additional funding was secured in 2014 to support the company’s continued product innovation and rapid international expansion. Insight Venture Partners led this $150 million round of new investment, with significant participation from original investors, Accel Partners and Sequoia Capital.

Ryan was named one of Forbes’ “America’s Most Promising CEOs Under 35” for 2013, is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal and has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Inc., The New York Times, TechCrunch and USA Today. He has also appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and FOX Business.  Ryan is sought after for his business acumen and as such is a frequent guest lecturer at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.