ITEXPO West 2009: Terry Matthews Keynote

Sir Terry Matthews gave a fascinating keynote address today to a standing room only crowd at TMC’s ITEXPO and started his address by discussing the opportunity he sees in the communications and technology markets. You know from my past writing that I consider Terry to be one of the most incredible people I have met – he has started 89 companies primarily in communications. He has also started companies in the leisure space – hotels and golf resorts.

He is worth billions and he still works as hard as anyone I know. He travels the world and closes business. He actually said selling things turns him on. It shows – the companies he has started are some of the most successful around. I hope to have a fraction of his energy at his age.

Based upon the crowd here at his address and the focus by audience members on every word Terry is saying, it seems we picked a great keynoter for this event. Here is a clip of Terry speaking and the crowd shot of who was there.

  • Dennis Firenze
    September 3, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    ITExpo 2009 LA Convention Center West, Keynote Sept 2nd from Sir Terry Matthews was a “Home-run” for me! I wish I could send him a personal email thank you. I only wish I was a recent college grad that could be “plopped” into one of his start-ups with my passionate results oriented attitude. But, I was happy to hear that his current burning problem to solve is “EXACTLY” what I am now focused on with a fresh solution to solve the “shrinkage” problem. If by chance this comment reaches Sir Matthews I just want to say THANKS!

  • Rich Tehrani
    September 6, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Dennis, thanks for the comment– the good news is Sir Terry seems to also value experienced people who he hires to mentor the kids. This is good news for those of us over 22. 🙂

  • Simon Gwatkin
    September 16, 2009 at 11:59 am

    Dennis,
    I have passed on your kind comment to Terry.
    All the best
    Simon

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