Bright, Quick, & Flexible

AINEO Networks is pleased to introduce Mr. Combs to the membership of the American Chamber in Japan.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan Presents:
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WINNING AGAINST THE ODDS: BUILDING A NEW BUSINESS IN A MARKET OF MAMMOTH, ENTRENCHED COMPETITORS John Combs, Chief Executive Officer, ShoreTel Inc.

DATE: Thursday, April 23, noon to 2:00 p.m.
VENUE: Hotel Monterey in Akasaka
MAP (Japanese):
COST (lunch included): Members: 5,900 yen, guests: 6,900 yen REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, April 21
HOST: Information, Communications and Technology Committee (AK)
NOTE: This meeting is OFF THE RECORD
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EVENT OVERVIEW:

Looking back at the stock market 75 years ago, you will find most of the U.S. listed companies no longer exist or have changed their business models. In the ideal business model, people go in and create a new market for their products and services. However, some businesses are becoming a part of every business, and our reliance on technology is a perfect example of that. The effective use of technology is what separates our business from our competition.

We will have the opportunity to hear first hand from the CEO of ShoreTel, Mr. John Combs, who will be in Japan briefly for the launch of the ShoreTel business in Japan. While old technology stalwarts are struggling with solvency, replacing executives, and working to re-invent themselves, ShoreTel has become a brand of choice for market leading corporations and firms around the globe.

How do you take a product from an idea, to a start up firm, and eventually a publically traded company while not losing your focus?
How do you go from a Silicon Valley start up, to a national brand, and a global game-changer in 12 short years? What is the balance of sales, services, and client satisfaction?

Mr. Combs has overseen the expansion of ShoreTel in the U.S. as well as hundreds of sites in every major market of the world. ShoreTel has offices in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, as well as new offices opening throughout Asia and the Middle East. ShoreTel has been named one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte in 2008 and has numerous awards for innovation, leadership, and high client satisfaction.

Darren McKellin and Ann Rollins, Communications and Technology (ICT) Committee (AK)

TO REGISTER: Visit and log in using your member ID and password. If you have any questions, please contact Aska Kuwabara at 03-3433-8393.

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