PROGRAM TOPIC: Sales and Marketing of Technology
- Date: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
- Time: 4:30 networking, 5:30 program, 6:30 dinner
- Location: UW Oshkosh Alumni Welcome Center | 625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901 | Directions
*Attendees will need to stop inside the door and list their car make/model/color, but permits are not needed.
- Presenter: Phil Whitebloom, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Communications Engineering Inc.
- SMPNEW Welcomes the Student Collegiate Chapter to this Event!
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Phil Whitebloom's technology focus will be in the specific areas of Audio/Video, Broadcast, and Multi-media. Phil graduated UW-Oshkosh - College of Business in 1980. He has always worked in sales and marketing of technology. His technology path took him from dictation equipment to home and business security systems, to networked workstations before joining Sony Electronics, Inc where he served in multiple sales management roles to the professional markets. These included the federal, state, and local governments, higher education, major corporations, and television stations. His selling experiences included many sales to the White House including a special project for President G.H. Bush, putting high definition cameras on the Space Shuttle, outfitting 2000 sales people at Merck with a field automated sales catalog, and working with government contractors on security system to assist in protecting the Statue of Liberty after 9/11. After retiring from Sony in 2009, he joined Communications Engineering, Inc. where he currently serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Phil brings a unique perspective as he has had experiences selling and marketing technology both as a manufacturer and as a value added reseller and systems integrator. He will discuss the nuances, challenges, and results. He will also discuss the rapid changes in technology, the economy, and the significant impact of social media. He always looks forward to an interactive session.
About our Speaker
Phil Whitebloom grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and graduated from UW Oshkosh in 1980. He worked for a few companies after college in professional sales roles and then spent his career with Sony Corp (23 years). He advanced to become the National Sales Manager for Sony’s Government Division, with clients including the White House, the Pentagon, Congress, the Navy and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is a two time winner of Sony’s “Samurai” award (Sony’s highest honor).
Phil retired from Sony and became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Communications Engineering Inc. (CEI), a systems integrator for broadcast, A/V, and multi-media systems. CEI builds major broadcast/media systems for media companies such as The Discovery Channel, National Geographic and PBS, and develops applications for other corporate markets such as control rooms and other infrastructure for the Washington Redskins and the Pittsburg Steelers.
Outside work, Phil served as President of Temple Isaiah serves on the Board for ASPIE, a non-profit organization that helps create job opportunities and housing options for people with disabilities.