Whittaker Associates frequently hosts both live and web-based presentations to spread the knowledge of smarter online market research techniques. 

Our Presentations

Our presentations and webinars typically focus on topics of interest to the economic development and real estate communities. Please review our most recent presentation below.

Using Claude to Schedule Business Appointments in London – October 2023

Presentation given at the Surge AI Roundtable Workshop on 10-17-23. The presentation covers the use of, a generative AI tool, to schedule business appointments in London by identifying the target companies, drafting emails to schedule meetings, and selecting routing to make best use of travel time.

IEDC Virtual Annual Conference Presentation: The Future of Work After COVID-19


This is the 2020 presentation I gave at the Virtual Annual Conference on the post COVID changes in how we work. How will work be changed in the long term? We have learned that it is possible and, in some cases, preferable to work from home (or any) that portable work allows us to be productive and engaged. If you would like to handouts, outline, narrative, polls, and breakout questions, drop me an email and I send them to you.

Westchester County of Tomorrow Keynote Presentation

Dean Whittaker, an economic development futurist and CEO of Whittaker Associates, Inc. gave the keynote address at the Westchester County Association’s Westchester: County of Tomorrow event, held April 29, 2016.

Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference

Predicting Corporate Behavior Using Data Analytics – June 2019

By Dean Whittaker

TVA Talent Attraction Workshop – May 2018 

By Dean Whittaker

Becoming an Age-Friendly Community – March 2017

By Dean Whittaker

Rockland County New York Economic Development Awards Luncheon – November 2016


By Dean Whittaker

Revitalizing Small Town America – November 2016

By Dean Whittaker

Why Gold Collar Workers Are Your Community’s Key to Growth, Pro Learning Lab Webinar –  September 2016

By Dean Whittaker & Jason Sosa

Click here for webinar recording information.

Predictive Analytics in Economic Development at the International Development Council Leadership Summit – New Orleans 2016

By Dean Whittaker

"I have worked with Whittaker Associates for over 20 years and find their services valuable to my marketing strategies. They enable me to reach a broader, more diverse groups of prospects in a shorter time frame than any other data source I’ve used."

Vern Schultz, SIOR
Executive Vice President – Chicago, Colliers International

"Whittaker data has been a great resource to my success in identifying quality leads for our organization. The way the data is presented and managed in Whittaker’s WALTER CRM system is extremely focused, and helps me to stay up-to-date on the most recent events within a prospective company."

Craig A. Price
Business Development Representative, JobsOhio

"Whittaker has found prospects in our targeted geographic areas and market segments that we have not found through other directory and association sources."

Jan McDonough
Director of Business Development – Linc Facility Services

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