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TechIQ’s Creators and Visionaries

TechIQ is the brainchild of Microcast Communications, a progressive media company that helps high-tech marketers create intelligent conversations and build relationships with their key audiences.

Microcast was founded in 2004 by Al Perlman, Gary Bolles and Mike Perkowski, three of the high-tech media industry’s most experienced and successful executives. Microcast creates and packages custom media products for high-technology audiences, in formats including online, face-to-face events, market research and print.

Perlman, Bolles and Perkowski are publishing pioneers in the high-technology market and the computer channel, having been founding editors and publishers of CRN, VARBusiness, Smart Reseller and Computer Systems News. During the past two-and-a-half decades, they have launched 16 media platforms, many of which have won awards for editorial, design and circulation excellence, including the prestigious Neal Award for the 1985 launch of VARBusiness. Their impressive list of successful publication launches includes Network Computing, InformationWeek, InteractiveWeek, CIO Insight and Baseline.

Since its founding, Microcast has developed custom-media projects for such blue-ribbon customers as:

  • Google
  • Cisco
  • Nokia
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Oracle
  • Verizon Wireless

Perlman, Bolles and Perkowski are deeply involved not only in the strategy behind TechIQ , but in its actual day-to-day operations on both the editorial and publishing activities. They work closely with TechIQ Editor-in-Chief Joe Panettieri and VP of Sales Amy Katz to build compelling content and instegrated media programs for our sponsors.



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