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109: Neil Ticktin, Editor in Chief and Publisher of MacTech

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Neil & the CCP crew discuss the MacTech conference focusing on:

- What makes MacTech so special
- How to be a speaker and how speakers are chosen
- How topics are chosen
- Consistency across events? How does the conference maintain topic focus utilizing different presenters

Neil discusses what it takes to make a successful conference and why the MacTech community brings people together.

The conversation turns it focus on Neil’s background  (Technology & Communications) including his education:
     Linguistics & Computer Science Degree
     Speech synthesis at UCLA
     MBA In Entrepreneurship
Neil was an an Apple Consultant and created a program called “Dialogue Handler'

The origins of Neil’s own involvement in MacTech and it’s acquisition in January 1992.

 Neil shares his thoughts on where he thinks xMac IT going? - “A real future in Apple IT and people who are supporting others."

-Chat about “The Day the xServe Died” & “Going where the puck is going to go”. 

Techniques to identify emerging technologies and “being smart” and not “hoping the bandwagon”.


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