West Los Angeles Technology Round Table

2nd Friday of the month |  8:00 am – noon | Santa Monica, CA

Upcoming Meeting

July 13, 2018

Opening Discussion Topic:

Using Effective Questions for Business Advantage

“Effective questions” and insightful answers can enable having a significant business advantage, but — although a rather simple exercise — it is often an underutilized tool.

Questioning is a powerful tool for unlocking value in companies: it spurs learning and the exchange of ideas, it fuels innovation and better performance, it builds trust among team members. And it can mitigate business risks by uncovering unforeseen pitfalls and hazards.” Brooks, A.W. & John, L.K., (2018, May-June). The Surprising Power of Questions

On that theme and as always, we’ll look to also hear and discuss, “What’s Keeping You Up Nights?


Featured ABL Member Presenter:

Kevin Yamazaki, Founder & CEO of Sidebench

Sidebench is a leading enterprise innovation lab and startup venture studio dedicated to identifying, developing, and launching digital products and strategic technology solutions for startup and corporate partners across a wide variety of industries.



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Past Discussion Topics Include

  • BLOCKCHAIN: Applications Emerging
  • The People Side – A Key To Change Management
  • Becoming A Learning Organization: Why - What - How?
  • Focusing on Key Success Factor Measurements – How Best?
  • Making Culture A Key Competitive Asset – How?
  • Attractive Boards: Key Success Factors In Joining & Creating Them
  • Most Important Roles of HR in Your Business?
  • Key Issues In Shaping Your 2018 Plans

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