TLC 2017: McCord and Moneyball and so much more

By Craig Daniels, Anthony Reinhart and Bill Bean
An open mind. A willingness to buck a trend. A determination to overthrow orthodoxy, ask hard questions, and push back against the status quo.
If there was an overarching theme on Thursday at the Bingemans Conference Centre for the final day of Communitech’s two-day Tech Leadership Conference 2017, surely it was that – innovation expressed by leaders in their fields, leaders who took calculated risks, who followed the data, who altered outcomes and businesses by treading paths others had not yet braved.
“These are exciting times,” said Communitech CEO Iain Klugman, marking Communitech’s 20th anniversary in his welcoming remarks to the crowd of approximately 800.
For the first time since its inception, TLC, as it’s colloquially known, unfolded over two days rather than one. And the event, as it turned out, was a swan song. Klugman closed the proceedings by announcing TLC is slated to be reborn next May as ‘Communitech151’ – what Klugman described as “a large-scale urban conference.” Further details are to follow in the coming weeks and months.
Thursday’s audience – wearing suits and hoodies, pearls and yoga pants, the livery of success and aspiration – was treated to 11 speakers on range of topics relevant to tech,

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