I [Peter Kageyama] thought in my first blog post for CCE I should give props to Richard for helping me get to this point. I first met Richard in 2003 when he came to speak in Tampa, Florida for the first time. I had read TROCC at the suggestion of my wife (at the time), Michelle Bauer, who was the executive director of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum. They were part of a unique coalition of groups that brought Richard to Tampa. Also key in the process were the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, the Arts Council, and Workforce Tampa. Getting these four entities to agree on one speaker truly was historic!
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