How to Embrace Technology Innovation in Your Family Business

Join John Silvani, president & CEO, Gravity Software and David Shaw, publishing director, Family Business Magazine as they share insights you can use to build the business case for investing in new technology.


Wednesday, November 30, 2022
2 PM ET | 11 AM PT
60 miuntes

Today’s family-owned businesses and family offices face a multitude of challenges, from managing increasingly diverse portfolios to attracting and retaining top talent. For those willing to embrace new technology, each of these challenges represents an opportunity to grow.

However, just getting buy-in and implementing these solutions can be an obstacle itself.

Nearly one-third of family offices reported enhancing operations through process or technology changes was their most pressing challenge, according to a survey by the Deloitte National Family Office Forum.

Whether you’re running a family business or managing a single-family, multi-family or embedded family office, you can improve operations and your future outlook by embracing digital transformation in bigger ways.

In this webinar, you’ll discover how to:

  • Simplify investment management and reporting for multiple stakeholders
  • Use business intelligence to identify new opportunities
  •  Engage employees and family members by automating manual processes and facilitating real-time collaboration


John Silvani

President & CEO, Gravity Software

As president and CEO of Gravity Software, John Silvani has more than 35 years of experience in the software industry, including expertise with Microsoft ERP, CRM and business intelligence solutions. His background and leadership has provided him with an understanding of the demands and needs for growing organizations. In 2012, John sold First Tech Direct, a Microsoft Dynamics reseller company, and developed Gravity Software as a cloud-based accounting solution specifically for mid-sized organizations with multiple entities and companies doing business globally in multiple currencies. G2 has recognized Gravity as a high performer and a user-friendly solution for several consecutive years.  

David Shaw

Publishing Director, Family Business Magazine

David Shaw is the publishing director of Family Business Magazine and its sister publication, Directors & Boards. With more than 30 years of experience in business-to-business and consumer media markets, he has served as an editor, publisher, publishing director, group publisher and group vice president of a variety of publications, trade shows, conferences and websites.

Prior to founding GRID Media, David served as senior vice president for Phillips Business Information Inc., where he oversaw nearly 100 discrete media properties, and helped build the business from $35 million to more than $100 million in annual revenues. He is a frequent author and speaker on issues related to business-to-business media, multi-generational family businesses and private and public company governance. He is married, with two grown children, one serving in the Navy and the other in law school.


• No cost to attend 

• Opportunity for questions and feedback

• Unbiased third-party family business education 

• All participants can receive a copy of the webinar materials after the event, upon request

• All participants receive Family Business Magazine weekly newsletter, with news, tips and trends that impact your family business. You may, of course, opt out at any time.

• 60 minutes — maximum value for time




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