Earlier this week, LMGPR hosted a dinner with clients – ViVu and Lingotek – and two well-known influencers; Tom Foremski of Silicon Valley Watcher and Ryan Lawler, blogger for GigaOm.

We were excited to talk about all of the acquisitions happening in tech today, crowdsourcing and social CRM industries, what’s happening in the world of videoconferencing and, last but not least, Tom’s love for suvee cooking at Ame restaurant in the St. Regis Hotel.

Tom exchanged industry insights with ViVu CEO Sudha Valluru about the potential of video on the iPad. Ryan, who recently re-located from New York, spoke with Lingotek CEO Rob Vandenberg and VP of Product Marketing Calvin Scharffs about Lingotek’s spot in the up and coming crowdsourcing market – and why big enterprises like Novell and Adobe are benefiting from inside language translation solutions. The dinner sparked discussion, new connections, and even friendship as clients ViVu and Lingotek, based in Utah, were able to meet in person for the first time. Lingotek, having used ViVu’s Vu Room for interviews, had the chance to give Sudha first hand feedback from a user perspective.

The night was a success!  It was great to have Tom and Ryan on board to get the deep expertise we need, and we’re looking forward to more events in the future where we can help introduce our clients and influencers in the media.