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George Llado - Chief Information Officer, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Meet the CXO – George Llado

George Llado – SVP & CIO, Alexion Pharmaceuticals We had the opportunity to catch up with George Llado, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Alexion Pharmaceuticals and long-time CXO Advisory Board Member. George is responsible for Alexion’s Global Information Technology function to serve patients and families affected by rare diseases by delivering innovative, …

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What Investors Look for in Artificial Intelligence Startups

What Investors are Looking for in AI/ML

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have enabled machines to begin to outperform humans in areas like picking stocks, interpreting X-rays, and language translation. AI enables machines to perform human-like tasks with increasing degrees of autonomy by learning from experience and adjusting to new pieces of information.  Businesses are eager to use AI for new opportunities …

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CXO Advice for Startups - Sierra Ventures Blog

CXO Advice for Tech Startups – Q2 2020

Startups selling to technology leaders are being required to shift their go-to-market strategy based on the current environment and new priorities. During our CXO Advisory Board call on the “The Road Ahead”, CXOs from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Procter & Gamble, PwC, and Medidata advised startups to consider the following when revising their strategy:  Customer-Centric Outcomes …

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Analyst Relations Advice for Entrepreneurs

Effective Analyst Relations for Startups – 10 Top Principles

As an early-stage startup, it is essential to find ways to accelerate your visibility within your sector to reach potential customers. An often overlooked method that presents “growth hacking”-like benefits is Analyst Relations (AR). Analyst Relations is the practice of engaging with independent third party technology research and advisory firms to communicate your company’s strategy …

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Preparing for 2020 – Tips for Entrepreneurs from the Sierra Ventures Team

Whether it’s keeping a pulse on trends and market dynamics, or providing tried and true tips for running a business, the Sierra Ventures team is always helping entrepreneurs navigate how to build and run a successful company. As we get ready for the New Year, the Sierra Ventures team shares thoughts around things founders and …

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