World-Renowned Business Author Geoffrey Moore to Keynote TENCon 2013

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill., Aug. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet) and Applied Systems announced today that Geoffrey Moore, best-selling technology author and renowned business thought leader on innovation and industry futures, will be the featured keynote speaker at TENCon 2013.

Geoffrey Moore is a dynamic author, speaker and adviser with expertise in business dynamics, strategies and innovation, organizational development and the future of industries. He has authored six influential business books, including "Crossing the Chasm," which continues to be a best-seller and required reading in business schools and entrepreneurship curricula.

The keynote presentation will engage attendees in a discussion about how technology effectively transforms industries, with a focus on ways insurance businesses can harness change to drive growth, profitability, and better service for their customers. Moore will provide insight to attendees regarding how early-, mid- and late-stage technology adoption affects companies, as well as the impact of mobility, social media and other current business and societal trends.

"TENCon 2013 is about 'Powering the Future,' creating new opportunities and greater possibilities for insurance agencies and brokerages as technology continues to change the business of insurance," said Reid French, CEO, Applied Systems. "Throughout his distinguished career, Geoffrey Moore has provided valuable insight and powerful perspectives on how to succeed by embracing technological change. We are very pleased he will be our TENCon keynote speaker this year."

"ASCnet and Applied Systems work in close partnership to deliver a TENCon experience that provides our insurance agencies and brokerages with knowledge and professional development opportunities for success in the insurance business," said Leslie Lacroix, chair, ASCnet. "TENCon 2013 will be our largest user conference ever, and we are very proud to present our members with presentations and content that will enable them to build greater capabilities for their businesses."

TENCon 2013 will take place September 30 – October 3, 2013, at Aria Resort in Las Vegas. This year's event features more than 200 conference sessions, valuable presentations and an expanded partner exhibition. Insightful networking events and entertainment will also be featured as part of the flagship event for insurance professionals who use Applied Systems software. TENCon 2013 pre-registration discounts are available through August 30. All registration and event information is available at www.tencon.org.

About Applied Systems

Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance. The company is recognized as a pioneer in agency management systems and data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. By automating the insurance lifecycle, Applied Systems software enables millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most. To learn more, please visit www.appliedsystems.com.
About ASCnet

Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet) is the international association that promotes successful technology and business practices through communication, education and advocacy. Founded in 1985 and based in Chicago, ASCnet is the only authorized user group for Applied Systems software, and it represents close to 4,000 insurance agencies and brokerages worldwide. Visit www.ascnet.org.

CONTACT: Christina Ciurej ASCnet christinac@ascnet.org (224) 220-1381 Matt Fogt Applied Systems, Inc. mfogt@appliedsystems.com (404) 920-0815

Source: Applied Systems

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