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October 03, 2017 VisionIT CEO David Segura was a featured speaker at Inner City 100 conference in Boston
DETROIT, MI (Oct 3rd, 2017) – David Segura, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of VisionIT gave an informative speech on how to “Stay Agile and Nurture your Partnerships” at the Inner City 100 conference in Boston.
VisionIT is a global software development company, a preferred systems integrator within large enterprise customers, and a conduit for new technology through its Innovation Studio. VisionIT produces enterprise software through their delivery centers in the U.S., Mexico and the Philippines. These software products are VisionIT developed platforms including CareTrail in healthcare communication/collaboration and FreightVerify in freight logistics tracking. VisionIT is also a certified technology partner and reseller of software and solutions with SAP, Microsoft, Samsung, and OpenText.
VisionIT was founded by Segura over 20 years ago in Detroit Michigan. Since its founding it has been recognized by many publications, organizations, and partners. In 2009, VisionIT was the #1 fastest growing inner city 100 firm in the United States recognized by ICIC.
“This was a great honor to come back 8 years later to the Inner City 100 conference to meet and speak to the current award winners,” stated Segura. “What has happened for VisionIT since that time is a good example of reinventing the business to stay both relevant and highly competitive in an ever changing environment”. Segura shared how VisionIT made strategic investments in areas like in-vehicle technology to healthcare solutions that aligned to existing partners and its customers.
Keynote speakers at the 19th Annual Inner City 100 Conference and Awards in Boston on October 3rd also included former CEO of Constant Contact, Gail Goodman; award winner and CEO of The Menkiti Group, Bo Menkiti; and Harvard Business School Professor and ICIC Founder and Chairman Michael E. Porter. Other speakers included Tom Lewand, CEO of Shinola, Lynda Applegate of Harvard Business School, and Arun Sundararajan of NYU’s Stern School of Business.
“We are extraordinarily proud of these pioneering entrepreneurs who lead the way in innovation, job creation and the economic revitalization of America’s inner cities,” said Steve Grossman, CEO of ICIC. “In addition to excellence in business, they have also demonstrated a deep commitment to and passion for their communities, which plays a huge role in the wellbeing of their local economies,” he said.
About ICIC – Inner City 100
ICIC’s Inner City 100 list seeks to celebrate and enable urban entrepreneurship. Over the course of nearly 20 years ICIC has awarded 928 companies whose success illuminates the innovation and business growth happening in our inner cities. Inner City 100 companies are forces of economic opportunity, optimism and transformation in their communities. Providing a platform for recognition, networking and learning, the Inner City 100 program continues to open doors for other budding urban entrepreneurs and stimulate inner city business development and job creation.
Boasting an average five-year growth rate of 320% between 2012 and 2016, the 2017 Inner City 100 companies represent a wide range of geographies, hailing from 27 states. Collectively, the winners employed 9,402 people in 2016, and on average 42% of their employees live in the same neighborhood as the company.