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Tom LaPlante
Worked at TopGolf
Attended University of Georgia
Lives in Dallas and Austin
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How to partner with a larger company when you’re a startup http://flip.it/M36Hu
The number of new startups is rapidly increasing. According to the 2015 Kaufman Index, which measures startup activity, for the first time since 2010, the
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Good points
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#1: Seven Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World Forever http://flip.it/OPS_y
According to IEET readers, what were the most stimulating stories of 2015? This month we’re answering that question by posting a countdown of the top 30 articles published this year on our blog (out of more than 1,000), based on how many total hits each one received.The following piece was first published here on September 29, 2015,  and is the #1 most viewed of the year.
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Explore Susan Newgewirtz on/off till jan's photos on Flickr. Susan Newgewirtz on/off till jan has uploaded 194 photos to Flickr.
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Terrible
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How is it terrible? Seems wildly fair to me! The fact that they don't force you to turn off an ad blocker seems like they are making it easy for people that cliam that its the tracking that they are against to leave their ad blocker on for the site! 
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This is what Google Glass 2.0 looks like http://flip.it/uKm9G
Images of the next version of Google Glass have surfaced online.
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Why face-to-face networking will never go out of style http://flip.it/4knxL
Despite the rise of social media, traditional networking will always have its advantages.
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Is big data a big failure? http://flip.it/kay7L
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Amazon (in which I have no financial interest) is on a roll -- its stock price more than doubled in 2015 yielding a $325 billion market capitalization -- and as long as Jeff Bezos remains CEO, its stock price will keep going up. Before getting into why that is, I believe that Bezos is [...]
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The very richest are able to quietly shape tax policy that will allow them to shield billions in income.
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Coca-Cola Paid $550K to Head of Anti-Obesity Group http://flip.it/Z0KMw
In addition to $2 million worth of other questionable donations.
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Technology and Business Exec
Introduction
Skilled at monetizing innovative ideas and implementing big changes.
Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Change Agent.
Education
  • University of Georgia
    Computer Science, 1974 - 1978
  • Texas Christian University
    MBA Program, 1980 - 1982
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Technology Consulting
Employment
  • TopGolf
    CIO, 2012 - 2015
  • Star Support
    Technology Consulting, 2008 - 2012
  • Harrah's Entertainment
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Dallas and Austin
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Biloxi - Atlanta - Phoenix - Lousiville - Orlando - Nebraska - Rantoul - Minot - Atwater