Innovation Week: Appareo Systems president to discuss developing teams, finding talent


The final day of Innovation Week ’13 at NDSU features Dave Batcheller, president and chief operating officer of Appareo Systems, Fargo, N.D., as he presents “Developing your team and finding talent,” from 12:15-1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Century Theater.

The Brown Bag seminar is one of several events scheduled today at NDSU to conclude Innovation Week ’13. A keynote address and awards ceremony also will be held. The events are free and open to the public.

Throughout Appareo’s rapid growth and commercial success as a provider of custom design electronics and software applications, Batcheller has worked to fill gaps in the company’s roster, having roles in everything from purchasing and sales to marketing and development. In his current role, he oversees the operation of the company’s Fargo, Phoenix and Paris locations, with responsibilities for finance, administration, engineering and production.

Batcheller graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

Keynote address and awards ceremony
Entrepreneur, scholar and author Randal Pinkett will give the Innovation Week ’13 keynote address in the Memorial Union Great Plains Ballroom. The Innovation Challenge ’13 awards ceremony will follow. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the keynote address will begin at 5 p.m.

Pinkett is the founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar management consulting and information technology solutions firm. He is the author of several books, including “Campus CEO.” He holds five academic degrees and was the first and only African-American to receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University. He was also the winner of NBC’s reality television show, “The Apprentice,” with Donald Trump. To register, visitwww.ndsuresearchpark.com/about/Pages/Events.aspx.

Innovation Week ’13 is sponsored by NDSU and the NDSU Research and Technology Park.

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