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Nanotechnology: Possible Directions for Educators

November 17-20
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, CA

For more information contact
Ed Leach (480) 705·8200 x233

Hosted by:
Los Angeles
Community College District

Long Beach City College District

Future Conference Dates:

October 19-22, 2003
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hosted By:
Wisconsin Technical
College System

November 7-10, 2004
Tampa, Florida

Zane TarenceMr. Tarence is the founder and CEO of Reveal Technologies. Reveal Technologies is a technology company that develops and commercializes an innovative suite of pattern recognition, data mining, and educational intelligence tools. Reveal is focused on packaging its solutions for the e-learning and educational market place.

Mr. Tarence also serves as the Managing Partner of Alliance Consulting, an educational technology incubator. In this role, he leads a highly diverse team of technologists, educators, and entrepreneurs in bringing futuristic technologies to market. Alliance Consulting specializes in joint venturing with educational entities. Its mission is to assist them in commercializing intellectual property, thus creating new sources of licensing revenues for these non-profit organizations.

Prior to founding Reveal Technologies, Mr. Tarence served Houghton-Mifflin as the Corporate Vice-President of Business Development for the Riverside Publishing operating unit. In this role, he was responsible for developing strategic partnerships and building creative cross-functional teams around emerging business opportunities.

Mr. Tarence founded Virtual Learning Technologies in April of 1997. Under his leadership as president, VLT experienced hyper growth in the emerging E-Learning marketplace. Mr. Tarence led in the efforts of designing, developing, financing, and marketing a patented online assessment technology. While focusing on long-term business strategy, he also secured strategic partnerships with several Fortune 500 companies and top-tier educational publishers. Within three years of the company's launch, publishing giant Houghton-Mifflin acquired VLT in a total cash buyout.

Prior to founding VLT, Mr. Tarence worked 12 years for IBM in various business development, consulting, and management roles. His most recent position at IBM was as an Emerging Technologies Practice Leader where he worked with Fortune 1000 clients in leveraging web-based technology in their core business processes. He managed successful consulting engagements in many of IBM's largest accounts. Working as an Intrapreneur at IBM, he led several collaboration projects between IBM and niche software application development firms. He managed the negotiation process to position these innovative solutions into IBM's international distribution engine.

Mr. Tarence earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Auburn University in Montgomery and Masters of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Southern Christian University. He holds professional certifications in several application development and process reengineering methodologies. He is regular speaker at national conferences dealing with technology and commercializing.


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