Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Pink Elephant Chair Named Within Top 20 Canadian Female Entrepreneurs
Fatima Cabral Ranks 17th In The 2005 Profit W100, Moves Up Ten Spots In One Year
BURLINGTON, ON – October 25, 2005 – Pink Elephant today announced that its Chair, Fatima Cabral, was named one of Canada’s most successful business owners in the 7th annual PROFIT W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Women Entrepreneurs. Awarded by PROFIT: Your Guide To Business Success, Ms. Cabral ranked 17th based on the annual revenue of 100 firms, advancing ten positions from the previous year.
“This achievement serves as a testament to the commitment of our people,” says Fatima Cabral. “Our success is due to superior customer service, strong marketing and sales, and great employees. As a team we strive for continuous growth and improvement, and acknowledgements like this confirm that we are on the right track. We are very proud to be recognized.”
Published in the November issue of PROFIT and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT W100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women.
“We’re happy to welcome the 2005 PROFIT W100 winners to this distinguished group of peers,” says Ian Portsmouth, editor. “Canada’s Top Women Entrepreneurs are generating economic growth both at home and abroad.”
Pink Elephant’s strong revenue results were derived from significant geographical growth in 2004. The company expanded its services in Latin America and established a regional office in Mexico, the area’s second largest IT market. New offices also opened in major U.S. cities, including San Francisco, Minneapolis and most recently, Philadelphia.
About PROFIT Magazine
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success, offers news, strategies, tips, interviews and other resources to entrepreneurs leading Canada’s fastest-growing companies. Each year PROFIT – which currently reaches more than 400,000 readers nationally – hosts a number of events that bring together business leaders in the fast-growth segment and champions the interests of those leaders. PROFIT was founded in April 1982 as Canada’s first magazine geared to entrepreneurs. Visit PROFITguide.com.
Monday, October 03, 2005
World’s Largest ITIL Conference Celebrating 10th Anniversary At The Bellagio, Las Vegas
Pink Elephant Preparing To Bring The ‘Best Of ITIL’ To Milestone Event
BURLINGTON, ON – October 3, 2005 – Pink Elephant, a global leader in IT service management consulting, education and events, today announced 10th anniversary plans for the International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition – the premier event dedicated to ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library). The 10th annual conference, set for February 12 to 15, 2006 in Las Vegas, will feature a full line-up of experienced practitioners, industry gurus and special keynotes.
Exciting new tracks will include:
• Leading Change – Based on the eight steps for leading change by Harvard’s John Kotter
• ITIL Service Support and Delivery – Two distinct tracks zeroing in on core ITIL processes
• Pink University – In-demand ITIL seminars taught by Pink’s own expert consultants
Another popular track returning to the program is IT Business School, taught by respected North American business school professors.
Other highlights will include an entertaining sketch, ‘What’s So Funny About IT?’, from the LaughingStock Comedy Company; the ITIL Awards, recognizing the best ITIL projects in the practitioner community; and the Exhibition Showcase, featuring a wide selection of ITIL compatible products and services.
ITIL is the most widely accepted approach to IT service management and was originally developed by the UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC). It is a non-proprietary set of books that outline a consistent and coherent set of best practices for the provision of IT services. Pink Elephant is recognized as one of the foremost champions of ITIL, and was the first to bring ITIL to North America in 1997.
“Year over year, we have noticed an increasing interest from global organizations that not only want to learn ITIL theory, but also want to understand how they can adapt the framework to tackle top IT issues such as governance and security,” says Pink Elephant President and CEO, David Ratcliffe. “Over the next ten years, Pink Elephant will continue to lead the way and create dynamic programming at the Conference that equips IT professionals with the most essential and up-to-date information.”
While the main focus of the ten-track, 100-session program for the 2006 conference is ITIL best practices, inspiring keynotes will also explore how to adopt best practices in other areas of life. Expert political consultant Allan Pease will share his tips for effective interpersonal communication; and Jim Murphy, formerly of the US Air Force, will explain how business professionals can apply the ‘Flawless Execution Model’ used by fighter pilots to improve team performance.
The 10th Annual International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition is taking place at the luxurious Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, rated among the world’s top ten hotels. Pink Elephant is offering its best ever Early Bird Special price of US$1,000 to guests who register and pay for the conference by October 31, 2005. The regular price is US$ 1,695. For complete program details and to register, visit http://www.pinkelephant.com or call 1-888-273-PINK.