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Join like-minded entrepreneurs for coffee and conversation with Ned Lily, President & CEO of xTuple, at Assembly.

Come grab a complimentary coffee and listen to Ned Lily, President & CEO of xTuple converse about building a business, hiring and retaining talent, finding and signing customers and driving a culture of entrepreneurship.

About Ned: In October 2001, Ned co-founded xTuple, originally called OpenMFG, with the aim of bringing the worlds of open platform software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) together to solve the unmet needs of small to mid-sized manufacturers. xTuple was acquired by CAI Software in July 2022; CAI is majority-owned by Symphony Technology Group, a private equity partner to market-leading companies in software, data, and analytics. Ned continues as General Manager of the Manufacturing ERP group inside CAI today.

In 1999, he was a co-founder of Great Bridge, an early business built around the PostgreSQL database which is also the core technology for xTuple today. Great Bridge was incubated inside Landmark Communications, a mid-sized media company where Ned directed corporate venture investments, mergers and acquisitions and startup activity. Prior to Landmark, Ned worked for a regional technology group in Washington D.C. and had a brief first career in political media — television, radio and a non-partisan news wire. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.A. from George Washington University.

About NIC: The Norfolk Innovation Corridor is a thriving technology zone founded for the purpose of encouraging growth in entrepreneurship and innovation, attracting new technology start-ups, retaining a talented workforce, developing a dense community of innovators and providing 21st century career opportunities for residents of Norfolk and our region.

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