City of Ontario Announces Featured Speakers for 2015 State of the City: Business Leadership Conference

The Mayor and City Council announced today that leading ABC Shark Tank investor and Herjavec Group Founder & CEO, Robert Herjavec, and community and urban planning change agent Peter Kageyama will be the featured speakers at the City of Ontario’s 2015 State of the City: Business Leadership Conference.This annual event attracts nearly 1,000 business leaders, real estate professionals and dignitaries from across Southern California. It will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at the Ontario Convention Center.This year’s theme, “Made in Ontario,” will feature local stories of companies that thrive in Ontario. The event will kick off at 5 pm with registration and pre-event networking, followed by a welcome at 6 pm by Mayor Paul S. Leon and the Ontario City Council. The featured speakers will take the stage shortly thereafter. About Robert Herjavec: Robert is one of North America's most recognizable business leaders.  Born in Eastern Europe, he arrived to North America on a boat with his parents after escaping Communism in the former Yugoslavia. A dynamic entrepreneur, Robert has built and sold several IT companies to major players such as AT&T. In 2003 Robert founded Herjavec Group, and it quickly became one of the fastest growing technology companies. Today, Herjavec Group is recognized as a global leader in information security specializing in managed security services, compliance, incident response and remediation efforts for enterprise level organizations. He shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit Shark Tank. To Robert, running a business is a lot like one of his greatest passions, racing cars. He believes, “You have to stay laser-focused when driving a car over 200 miles an hour, and the same approach is required when growing a business in today’s world of rapidly changing technology.” Herjavecgroup.comAbout Peter Kageyama: Peter is a community and economic development consultant based in St. Petersburg, FL. Peter is the former President of Creative Tampa Bay, a grassroots community change organization. He has spoken all over the world about bottom up community development and the amazing people that are making change happen. His first book, For the Love of Cities, was recognized by Planetizen as a Top 10 Book for 2012 in urban planning, design and development. His second book, Love Where You Live (2015) is a “how to” manual for city leaders, both official and unofficial, on how we can be intentional about encouraging our emotional engagement with our places.Registration is now open and sponsorships opportunities are still available. This event will sell out. For more information and to register, please contact Tanya Spiegel at 909-395-2081 or visit www.ontariosoc2015.com.