DIA 2012 begins in Philly today

Tom Paine

The DIA (no, not the Defense Intelligence Agency) is a global trade and research organization with its US headquarters located in Horsham. DIA stands for Drug Information Association (not to be confused with the DEA-Drug Enforcement Agency), although it usually refers to itself just by its initials. The DIA says it "is a nonprofit, member, and volunteer-driven association that provides knowledge resources across the full spectrum of medical product development".

It will hold its annual meeting, DIA 2012, kicking off today at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, and continuing through the 28th. The DIA tells me it expects 7,000 attendees, 550 exhibitors, and 895 speakers.

The DIA is a big event for many Philly area companies in the Clinical IT side of the business, such as Octagon Research Solutions, NextDocs, BioClinica, and numerous others. The meeting on the whole is very scientific and quite expensive, although there are plans for individual days or specific sessions (still expensive). I think there are more affordable Exhibit Hall-only options available, although I haven't been able to confirm the specifics on those.


Philly Tech People News 6/24/2012: Brussin, Hirsch among E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winners

David Brussin, Founder & CEO,

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Greater Philadelphia 2012 award recipients were named at an event on this past Thursday evening at the Terrace Ballroom of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. David Brussin, Founder & CEO, Monetate, was honored in the Emerging Company category, and Richard Hirsh, CEO, Transcend United Technologies, was honored in the Technology category. Dan Roitman, CEO of Stroll, was selected for Retail and Consumer Products, and Bill Giles of the Phillies received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

You can see all the award recipients here, and a list of all the regional finalists here.

Monetate Opens London Office to Meet Demand From EMEA Companies
Mike Harris, Vice President EMEA, Will Head Monetate's Overseas Presence

Specops Software Appoints New CEO and Expands North American Presence with new Philadelphia office (Marketwire)

Electronic Ink Welcomes John Scarpato as Chief Operating Officer (Electronic Ink Press Release)

Rockify Adds Mark H. Tuttle as Chief Content Officer
Tuttle will be based in Philadelphia
(Rockify Press Release)

Heartland Payment Systems Adds Three Senior Executive Positions to Drive Company’s Future Growth (Business Wire)

Acsis, Inc. Appoints Stephanie Seibel to Chief Financial Officer
Stephanie Seibel Recognized for Contribution to the Acsis Organization
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(Business Wire)

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Bradford Media Group promotes Lancaster native, Temple alum Rachel Burke To Director of Social Media (Philly Ad Club News)

WebiMax founder and CEO Kenneth Wisnefski Announces Addition of Bill Slawski to the WebiMax Team (PR Web)

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Article focuses on Conshohocken-based Monetate.

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Internet rivals Comcast, EPB slug it out in Chattanooga market (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Imagine having three broadband suppliers (including AT&T U-Verse) fighting for your business.

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