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  • FehertyDavid Feherty has a potty mouth.

    But that didn’t stop the crowd at Day 2 of Konica Minolta’s Art of Disruption dealer meeting from laughing and cheering the outspoken Golf Channel host’s keynote address.

    Feherty was introduced by Rick Taylor, President and COO, to help him announce a multi-year marketing relationship. Konica Minolta is now designated the “Official Multifunction Printers of the PGA TOUR,” along with its ongoing exclusive sponsorship of the popular Konica Minolta Bizhub SwingVision camera in PGA TOUR telecasts.

    Once the “business” was out of the way, Feherty got down to spinning yarns about past adventures on the PGA TOUR and present adventures as a writer and broadcaster with CBS Sports and Golf Channel, all peppered with his trademark no-holds-barred commentary.

    He wrapped up his remarks with a request to the audience to support our soldiers and remember their sacrifices. As a co-founder of Troops First Foundation, Feherty is passionate about the non-profit’s work to create programs and events designed for Wounded Warriors and their families.

    Well played, Mr. Feherty.

    Marketing, Solutions, Strategy

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    Robot Rick

    Rick Taylor finally got his wish.

    During his remarks opening the first day of Konica Minolta’s national Dealer Conference, Rick got to play out a boyhood dream: having a robot deliver him a note and a Snickers. Just like Rosie the Robot in his favorite cartoon, “The Jetsons,” the robot Savioke was ready to deliver whatever its “master” needed.

    In keeping with the conference’s theme, “The Art of Disruption,” Rick also mentioned Knightscope, a company that addresses data and fiscal security and uses … robots.

    For those keeping score, that’s one Rick and two robots.

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    Day 1 keynote speaker Robert Herjavec, entrepreneur and lead shark on ABC’s Emmy-winning “Shark Tank,” gave the crowd some food for thought.

    “Growth is a process of innovation” and “The art of selling yourself can be part of the disruption.”

    Exactly why #KMDisrupts.

    Leadership, Strategy, Technology

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