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Over 60 Corporate CIOs were in attendance for two days of the best and brightest presenters focused on innovation in Enterprise IT. Presenters included Lanham Napier (CEO, Rackspace), Jeff Weiner (CEO, LinkedIn), Tom Rosamilia (VP, Corporate Strategy, General Manager, Enterprise Initiatives, IBM), Dr. Mehmood Khan (Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo), Mark Carges (CTO and SVP, eBay), Satya Nadella (President, Server and Tools Business, Microsoft), and Jed York (Owner and CEO, San Francisco 49ers) as well as leading startups like Box, Arista Networks, Appcelerator, and Thismoment.
Sierra Ventures hosted its annual Friends of Sierra Summer Gathering and Wine Tasting in the courtyard of its Menlo Park offices on September 12, 2012. This annual event brings together the extended Sierra Ventures friends who support Sierra throughout the many years of success at Sierra.
Join CleanTechOC and OCTANe for the inaugural Cleantech Investor Forum on May 14. The Forum will bring together over 250 innovators and experts in the cleantech space across California. The event will feature:
Startup expos and hackathons are becoming pretty common these days in this new-age, entrepreneurial landscape. Recently, I attended one at Plug And Play Tech Center — one of the premier service providers for startups in Silicon Valley. Regular readers may remember my feature on them in February (Read: Plug and Play). They had organized a Spring EXPO March 22. These expos are Plug and Play’s quarterly flagship events showcasing “best of breed,” emerging technology companies and introducing new products and services. This was an all-day affair with various interesting events and presentations. This expo provides a platform for startups to…Continue Reading »
“For successful cleantech companies — and there have been 23, if success is defined as having gone public on a major U.S. [stock] exchange the average time to go public was nine years,” said Matt Trevithick of Venrock at a recent TiE (formerly The Indus Entrepreneurs) Energy event. “Entrepreneurs in cleantech have to have extraordinary patience. This is a 10-year journey just to get started.”
If you’ve ever been involved in a start-up enterprise of any sort, you know that some of the most precious insight and advice you can get comes not from your mother (Happy Birthday, Mom!…it really was my mom’s birthday yesterday, so I had to get that shoutout out there), but rather from the people who hand out the investment checks, the venture capitalists.
Over 60 Corporate CIOs in attendance for a biggest CIO Summit ever. With Mark Hurd as the closing keynote presenter, Ron Conway adding insight on emerging MEGAtrends, Sanjay Jha from Motorola Mobility, Steven Hoover from PARC, Sohaib Abbasi from Informatica & 25 leading start ups like DynamicOps, Alpine Data Labs, ThisMoment, Appcelerator & many others.