The term “entrepreneur” has never seen more lip service in the national business world scene than over the last half decade as it has been in vogue. It is easy for a business to call itself entrepreneurial. But what does it really mean for a business to act entrepreneurial”? What are the bottom line business advantages of this, as well as the human quality of life advantages, and how does a business foster such a culture? Keith Brophy, a former Ernst & Young Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year, and builder of various nationally recognized entrepreneurial technology businesses, will talk about key fundamentals to keep in mind. These include how to measure your organization for entrepreneurial energy, how to help those coming from non-entrepreneurial backgrounds assimilate into an entrepreneurial culture, and how to direct the entrepreneurial energy of an organization towards meaningful results. Keith will provide lessons learned from past mistakes as well as successes, translated to a brief action plan of entrepreneurial boost that you can apply to your own organization.
Ideomed CEO Keith Brophy is an entrepreneurial business leader with a passion for transformational technology solutions. He focuses on building outstanding, goal-focused teams with a breadth of expertise across professions and leading them to targeted business results. Former CEO and co-founder of Sagestone, a custom web software development company, Keith has filled technology and leadership roles in a variety of companies including IBM, NuSoft Solutions, RCM Technologies, and X-Rite Inc. Keith and his teams have created numerous award winning, ground-breaking solutions including a Microsoft Education Solution of the Year; a Life Sciences World Top 5 Solution of the Year; and a 2012 National Edison Silver Medal for online tool innovation. A past Ernst & Young Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year, Keith has authored several books on internet trends and technology and is a recognized speaker on forecasting future trends. Keith has spoken internationally on transformational technology, and recently testified before a US Congressional committee in Washington DC on Health Care Technology Innovation. He serves on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards for organizations spanning business, technology, arts and sciences, and economic development. Keith received his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and his Master’s of Science in Information Systems from Strayer University in Washington, D.C.