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Executive Next Practices Forum to Host Two Unique Sessions for So Cal C-Suite Executives in September

Top Thought Leader Panelists Share New Practices in Business – from IT to Productivity


LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTY (September 10, 2011) – The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP), a unique mastermind-like group for C-level business executives to review new leadership and business strategies, will host two upcoming sessions for Los Angeles- and Orange County-area attendees. Orange County-area members can participate in the “ENP Technology Summit” on September 22; andLos Angeles executives are welcome to a session on syncing and mobilizing teams for critical shifts in strategy – “Targeted ‘FastBreak’ Execution.”

“Both of these topics are top-of-mind for today’s business leaders,” says Scott Hamilton, Executive Next Practices Institute President and Co-founder of Allign. “Whether you’re looking to create teams with a stronger synergy or improve how technology supports your business, this month’s sessions will provideSouthern CaliforniaC-level executives an opportunity to collaborate on new, more effective approaches for their organizations.”

ENP Technology Summit in Orange County, September 22

The Orange County session, which will be held on September 22 at the Microsoft Technology Center in Irvine, Calif., will feature local technology executives Ashwin Rangan, CIO, Edwards Life Sciences; Joel Manfredo, CTO, County of Orange; and Charles Araujo, President & CEO of IT Transformation Firm, CastlePointe. The three presenters will discuss a business-IT relationship model and what executives must be doing now to leverage greater value from their technology investments. The ENP Technology Summit is designed for C-suite business executives and IT executives to attend together to explore how IT is changing the entire organizational landscape. The ENP Technology Summit will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 a.m. at the Microsoft Technology Center – 3 ParkPlaza, 16th Floor, Irvine, Calif. To register, visit

Targeted “FastBreak Execution” in Los Angeles, September 28

Thought leaders Robert Chartoff, CEO Chartoff Productions (Producer of Rocky Films, Raging Bull, others); Linda LoRe, CEO, Fredericks of Hollywood; and Paul David Walker, CEO, Genius Stone Partners will host the September 28 session at the Pepperdine/Graziadio School of Business and Management in Los Angeles, where executives will come together to discuss best practices to sync and mobilize their teams. “Targeted ‘FastBreak Execution,” will help business leaders across industries with ways to create a positive synergy within teams during critical shifts in strategy. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pepperdine/Graziado School of Business and Management – 6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, Calif.To register, visit  .

Both events include a complimentary continental breakfast. Early registration is encouraged as all ENP sessions fill quickly and no at door registrations are accepted.

ENP gives its members a unique experience by delivering a highly-collaborative session format with top-level speakers on inventive topics in strategic and relevant business practices. Rather than a one-time session, association meeting or “fly-by” networking experience, ENP offers its members and guests a safe haven for honest and revealing discussion around emerging trends and “next practice” opportunities. Over the course of a year, a full arc of strategic topics are covered so that ENP attendees–who comprise of a unique mix of the entire executive suite and its key advisors (CEO, CIO, HR, CFO, CMO, COO)–can look holistically at issues, gauge their personal impact, and examine relevant leadership applications. The ENP approach is aligned with the goals of its members. Its non-solicitation environment promotes long-term relationship-building and powerful connections amongst business leaders.

About the Executive Next Practices Forum: The Executive Next Practices Forum (ENP) is an established group of Southern California Fortune 1000 C-level and top functional leaders (CEO, CFO, CMO, HR, CIO) who meet to discuss innovative business and leadership strategies. Roundtable sessions are held with a strict “no-selling” policy to encourage leaders to interact, engage and think collaboratively, and to ensure maximum relationship-building. The group follows a “next practices” development method which discards the status quo in favor of a more effective and relevant approach to today’s business problems and tomorrow’s solutions. For more information on the ENP, contact Executive Next Practices Institute President, Scott Hamilton,  or call 888.857.9722

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