Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 10/21/14

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 10/21/14:

0700-0730: Introductions and assistance. 

0730-0800:  SPEAKER:  Jace Johnson (USMA '81).

Jace will talk about his experiences while doing business in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  The following bio from LinkedIn gives a sense of Jace's background on the topic:

2009 – 2014 (5 years)Central & Eastern Europe
Co-founder & one of five principals; practice sold in early 2014.
DVA performs distinctive and lasting improvements supporting technology, operating, fiscal, and administrative disciplines in interim advisory and transaction roles (buy and sell-side) to broadband cable telco operators and MSOs providing advanced video, Internet access, and telephony services, including broadcast media, primarily throughout Central & Eastern Europe.

Board of Directors (Secretary & Treasurer)
2006 – 2012 (6 years)
The Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (Europe) is a nonprofit, non-commercial, professional association that provides education, recognition, and cooperative marketing initiatives for cable companies, content providers and others who supply products and technology services to the cable industry.

1999 – 2009 (10 years)Budapest, Hungary

Regional CFO and key contributor to organic and acquisition growth of minor players into market leaders providing broadband cable (advanced video, Internet, voice) and satellite (video) services to over 5 million residential and business customers in Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Romania with combined revenues of over $1 billion. Also held development roles in finance, planning, & acquisitions with UPC's Central Europe Group and Telekabel (UPC Austria) from 1995 - 1999.


10/21/14 (this week):   Jace Johnson - see above.
10/28/14:  TBD/Open.
If there's a speaker you'd like to schedule for Oct 28 or any furture Tuesday morning, please send a note to Joe Paniccia, at

3. WPSD SPECIAL EVENT -- Presentation by Royal Military Academy Sandhurst:

The West Point Society of Denver is hosting the following special event this week, on Wednesday, Oct 22.  Grads of other academies are also welcome to attend.

Wednesday, 22 October 1800Hrs - Dinner & Presentation
THE ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY SANDHURST, the education and career development of a British Army officer. Enjoy an elegant buffet dinner at the Denver University Club while listening to two Sandhurst graduates talk about their experience at the British equivalent of West Point, and throughout their career in the UK Army. Find out how America’s staunchest ally holds up their end of the “Special Relationship”. More information and a sign up link can be found at:

Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), however you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). There are no dues or fees. Our schedule, roster and other information are posted at

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