ACETECH is a not-for-profit organization by CEOs for CEOs of operating companies innovating with technology who want to improve their performance. ACETECH provides a CEO support system with a peer network, and training by CEOs to help you get next level.
Tap into the collective wisdom of a peer group whose only agenda is your successLearn More
Growth Strategy Program
Discover a framework with a step-by step process to help you implement a rhythm for growthLearn More
Annual Whistler Summit
Connect with world-class leaders and discover cutting-edge thinking to grow your companyLearn More
CEO Speaker Series
CEOs share war stories and build their local peer network at these quarterly eventsLearn More
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2016 Whistler Summit SpeakersSee all speakers
David YoffieDirector - Intel, HTC & TiVo; Professor, Harvard Business School
A master of corporate and competitive strategy, David presents thought provoking case studies Harvard style.
Nick NantonCEO, Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency; 4-Time Emmy Award Winning Director Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author
Nick's "StorySelling" is one the most powerful methods of persuasion known to man. Learn how any entrepreneur or business owner can put it to work to create their own blockbuster success FastCompany article.
John K. CoyleThe Art of Really Living
John shows how to design a life around intense and memorable experiences rather than chronological order to create - even expand time.
Rich MandersFounder, FreeScale Coaching Systems
Rich co-founded and led iAutomation from $0 to $80M in sales - profitable from Q3 onward. For more than 15 years, the company grew at 5+ times the industry average. Rich successfully sold iAutomation to the leading private equity firm Riverside.
Robert MurrayBusiness Strategist & Culture Expert
Bob is a world-renowned author, speaker and business strategist. He helps people find the keys to unlock the innate leader within. He instinctively sees what's possible and inspires people to greater levels of achievement.
Rob FollowsSTS Capital, Founding CEO & Managing Partner
Prior to STS Capital Rob sold his award winning Canadian marketing agency AIM (Active Impressions in Marketing) to Maritz Inc., eventually forming and chairing Maritz Canada Inc. Rob summited Everest in 2006, just the tip of his extreme adventures.
Rupert MersonLondon Business School, Adjunct Associate Prof. of Strategy & Entr.
Rupert is a leading authority on owner-managed entrepreneurial businesses and the problems they confront on their path to growth.
Sekou AndrewsThe World's #1 Poetic Voice
Fusing together spoken word and strategy, Andrews' unique approach inspires you to give voice to your most powerful stories. His performances range from Nike, Ebay, and TEDMED to Barack Obama in Oprah Winfrey's backyard.
Robert HaydockPresident of AML Oceanographic
Robert Haydock joined AML Oceanographic in 2002. President since 2006 and Owner since 2009, Robert greatly enjoys leading a technology company with global aspirations. Fluent in English, Spanish and French, Robert has lived and worked in North America, Latin America and Europe.
Ken SimCo-founder & Owner of Nurse Next Door
Ken Sim co-founded Nurse Next Door with John DeHart in 2001 after realizing the industry was ripe for transformation. He built Nurse Next Door into one of the dominant home health care companies in North America.
Lindsay RyersonPresident & CEO of Contigo
Lindsay joined Contigo in 2013 as President and CEO. In March 2016, Contigo was aqured by Vecima Networks. Lindsay is experienced in growth companies, having previously taken a division of a publicly held company, NII Norsat International, from $3½ million to $35M over a period of 5 years. He also led the video product management group for Honeywell Security, a division of the $35 billion Fortune 50 company, Honeywell Inc. Lindsay’s industry experience
Derek SprattFormer CEO of Mobidia; VP of App Annie
Derek was the founder and former CEO of Mobidia. He is currently Vice President of Sales for App Annie, focusing on the Telecom markets globally. App Annie is the largest mobile app intelligence platform, providing developers and publishers with a 360-degree view of what they need to know to build, market and invest in their apps. App Annie is used by over 500,000 mobile app professionals - including 90 percent of the top 100 publishers. App Annie acquired Mobidia in April 2015 where I was the CEO since 2008. Mobidia was a pioneer in mobile measurement with the largest global sample of smartphone and tablet users at the time, providing unique insights into mobile usage trends on hundreds of thousands of mobile applications and mobile networks across the world.
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A Framework for Growth
The Metronome Effect by Shannon Susko outlines ACETECH’s Growth Strategy Program framework which provides a step-by step process to help CEOs find and implement a rhythm for growth