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    Date: Jan 25th 2007 (Thursday) , 7pm Guest Speaker: Shawn Abbott, Principal & Director SpringBank TechVentures Shawn Abbott has been a Principle and Director
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      Date: Jan 25th 2007 (Thursday) , 7pm

      Guest Speaker: Shawn Abbott, Principal & Director SpringBank
      TechVentures

      Shawn Abbott has been a Principle and Director of SpringBank
      TechVentures since its inception in 2000. Shawn will focus on deal
      origination and deal analysis, particularly from a strategic and
      technology perspective.
      As a technologist, entrepreneur, executive, venture capitalist and
      educator, Shawn Abbott has over twenty years experience in the
      information technology business.

      As President of Rainbow Technologies (NASDAQ: RNBO) commercial
      operations, he consolidated three divisions, built a management team
      to return the US$70 million business to profitable growth, and
      positioned it for a successful sale in 2004 at nearly one-half
      billion USD.

      As corporate Chief Technology Officer, he was responsible for
      technology strategy and instrumental in the creation and leadership
      of a new business that quickly grew to US$10 million revenue per
      quarter.

      Prior to joining Rainbow, Shawn established and built the AND group,
      which pioneered the encryption-based CD-ROM software distribution
      system used on several million discs. Under his leadership, AND was
      consistently profitable and grew to twenty staff before sale.

      Shawn has served as a board member on half a dozen private and
      public companies internationally. he is an accomplished public
      speaker, having presented at more than one hundred conferences on
      Internet security and business topics, and taught software design
      courses in several countries.

      Shawn is the primary inventor of "USBKeys", holding a key patent in
      the area. He has written numerous articles and feature pieces for
      industry publications, and contributed the chapter on hardware
      cryptography to McGraw Hill's, "ICSA Guide to Cryptography".

      Shawn currently chairs the Banff Venture Forum. Shawn holds a B.Sc.
      in physics from the University of Alberta and has done post graduate
      study at the University of Calgary, Stanford, and UC Irvine.

      When not working, Shawn can usually be found flying a helicopter or
      playing the piano.
      Topic: TBA

      Location: Calgary Technologies, Room 2&3
      Time: 7pm sharp
      3553 - 31 Street NW
      Calgary , AB T2L 2K7
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