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Live Taping: Chicago Founders' Stories @1871 with Scott Dorsey of ExactTarget

  • 1871 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th floor Chicago, IL, 60654 United States (map)

Join us for a live taping of Chicago Founders' Stories at 1871, Chicago's Digital Startup Hub!

Schedule (note the earlier start time):

5:30-5:45 Arrivals, networking, food & drinks
5:45-6:00 "Opening Acts" featuring M1 Finance
6:00-7:00 Moderated discussion with Scott Dorsey, followed by Q+A
7:00-7:30 Networking

About Scott:

Scott currently serves as managing partner at High Alpha, a venture studio focused on conceiving, launching, and scaling next generation enterprise cloud companies. Prior to High Alpha, Scott co-founded ExactTarget and led the company as CEO from start-up to global marketing software leader. ExactTarget went public on the New York Exchange in March of 2012 and sold to in July of 2013 for $2.5 billion.

Post-acquisition, he led the ExactTarget Salesforce Marketing Cloud which encompassed 3,000 employees and included the teams at ExactTarget, Buddy Media and Radian6. Scott credits the ExactTarget Orange culture as the company’s greatest differentiator and key to its success.

Scott serves on a number of non-profit boards in the community, including Chairman of the Indiana Sports Corp., Chairman of (formerly the ExactTarget Foundation), Board and Executive Committee member of Techpoint, Global Advisory Board at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Emeritus Board member at Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. Scott is also the Chairman of Octiv.

Scott is a business school graduate of Indiana University and earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

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