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Tech conference puts oldest rookie in the lineup

Tech provider eCommerce Industries Inc. (ECI), a leader in industryspecific information technology solutions, arranged for Jim Morris to deliver the keynote address at Connect Conference 2011, a national users’ meeting for their software solutions. 

The conference will be held Nov. 1 to 3, 2011, at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.

As the featured speaker, Morris will open the conference Nov. 2, delivering his inspirational message about following dreams and the importance of having a game plan for success. His story begins when, as a 35yearold high school physics teacher and coach, he made a bet with his baseball team that if the team won a district championship he would try out for the big leagues. When the team won, he followed through with his promise. Just three months later, Morris achieved his dream of pitching in the big leagues by striking out the first hitter he faced. Morris’ story was highlighted in the Disney movie “The Rookie,” starring Dennis Quaid.

“Everyone can relate to Jim Morris’ remarkable story,” said Ron Books, president and CEO of ECI Software Solutions. “He is just an ordinary guy who, through hard work and determination, experienced something extraordinary. But really, it’s a story about how having a game plan and sticking to it produces awesome results."