Upcoming Technology & Toast

Technology & Toast is a monthly meeting of our membership. It's an opportunity to meet other regional technology leaders to exchange ideas and information to help grow your business! View the Technology & Toast Archive to view video or slides from previous presentations.


november Tech & Toast

The ability to connect with users on a deeper level can create an engaging relationship between tech companies and their customers. This talk featuring Alexander Obenauer of Mindsense and Dr. Ben Knapp of ICAT and Virginia Tech will teach you how to bridge the gap between technology, psychology, science and the arts to benefit your business.

Presented by:

Alexander Obenauer
Co-Founder and CEO

Alexander is the co-founder and CEO of Mindsense, a software engineering firm with the purpose of crafting refined solutions for complex problems. Mail Pilot is the first product by Mindsense, and has been featured as a “Best New App” by Apple and became the #1 paid app in the Mac App Store in over 50 countries quickly following its launch. Mail Pilot has received recognition from local and international publications, including the New York Times.

Dr. Ben Knapp
Director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and Professor of Computer Science 
Virginia Tech

R. Benjamin Knapp is the Director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. For more than 20 years, Dr. Knapp has been working to create meaningful links between human-computer interaction, universal design, and various forms of creativity. His research on human-computer interaction has focused on the development and design of user-interfaces and software that allow both composers and performers to augment the physical control of a musical instrument with direct sensory interaction. He holds twelve patents and is the co-inventor of the BioMuse system, which enables artists to use gesture, cognition, and emotional state to interact with audio and video media.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
7:15 to 9 a.m.

Inn at Virginia Tech
901 Prices Fork Road,
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

$25 for members; $44 for non-members
Price includes breakfast.

The deadline to register is 10 a.m. on Nov. 19.

Annual Sponsors - If you are an RBTC Annual Sponsor and you would like to use your two complimentary tickets for Tech & Toast please contact Heather Baum at heather@thetechnologycouncil.com or (540) 443-9232 to register.

Reservations are $25 per person for RBTC members and $44 for non-members. Price includes breakfast. Registrations paid at the door are $44 regardless of membership status. If you need to cancel a reservation, please do so at least 48 hours before the event to avoid being charged. Non-attendance does not alleviate balance due. If you register after 12pm the day before the event you will not have a printed name badge. For information about sponsoring future RBTC events, call (540)443-9232. The RBTC reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to deny admission to any person, or remove any person from an event, for any reason. Except in cases where denial or removal is a result of illegal activity or threat of harm, the RBTC will refund the price of the ticket to the event for the person(s) so denied or removed, but the RBTC will not be responsible for any other incidental or consequential costs, such as travel, lodging, parking, taxes, processing fees, etc.