<ed.note>I’ve been tweeting and stuffing content into my “delicious knowledge management repository” [Update: Diigo] at a ferocious rate. Yet there’s some outstanding stuff I want to note. A City Sponsored BOINC Distributed Computing Effort – what if every municipality took advantage of its citizens as voluntary compute cylce resources this way (instead of that “give us more tax money approach”). BOINC, Facebook, GridRepublic and Intel wed social networking to distribtued computing promotion. HIMSS crowdsources.</ed.note>

1) A City Sponsored BOINC Distributed Computing Effort

Zivis is the first “city-wide supercomputer”. The project is run by the Zaragoza City Council, and the Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex System (BIFI) at the University of Zaragoza. The objective is to harness local (and non-local) computing resources for local research; and at the same time to involve the community in the science being done locally. The initial research being done on Zivis is on the subject of fusion plasma (“Integration of Stochastic Differential Equations in Plasmas”) — improved understanding of this could lead to better designs for fusion power stations. (Fusion power is a form of nuclear energy that produces a lower volume of less dangerous waste than traditional nuclear fission power.)

Start Date: October 2005
Users: 2,359
Project URL:

2) Intel introduces distributed computing to Facebook

Intel has set up a Facebook page designed to induce casual users to sign up for a distributed computing project that runs on the BOINC client system. Now Facebook users can crunch away on any of three DC projects… – Ars Technica

3) HIMSS crowdsources with Clinical Decision Support Wiki

Hello! The HIMSS Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Task Force helps guide and execute HIMSS efforts to ensure that CDS delivers on its promise to improve care delivery and outcomes.

What’s a Wiki? A wiki is an easy-to-use Web site that makes it easy to collaborate. You can use it to run a project at work, plan a trip, teach a class, etc.

Why a Wiki? The wiki provides a forum where stakeholders can come together to help develop, use, and discuss Task Force deliverables. The links below provide access to pages where this conversation and work is unfolding. Please browse this home page and links, and join us on this important performance improvement journey.

John Warner on InnoVenture Southeast and InnoMobility

As you may know, I run InnoVenture, which has two major initiatives to help you scout for and incubate new business opportunities. InnoVenture Southeast connects you with customers, capital, talent and technology you need to succeed in the southeastern United States. InnoMobility connects you with game changing business opportunities from the transformation of mobility globally. Below are a couple of examples of how we have helped people make connections.

Examples of Successful Connections
Jason Premo is co-owner of ADEX Machining Technologies, a middle market company that manufactures high-precision machined prototypes and production components for the aerospace, defense and energy-power generation industries. He presented at InnoVenture Southeast 2010 about his need to develop highly skilled talent to meet growing demand. Wendy Walden from Greenville Technical College connected with him about a recent statewide grant creating the "Dream It Do It" campaign to enhance exposure and improve curriculum through industry involvement. Jason joined the steering board and is working with other industry leaders and the state technical college system to develop highly skilled talent. Success at InnoVenture Southeast is making connections like Jason did, and he has committed to be back to InnoVenture Southeast 2011.

As Director of External Research for the Michelin Americas Research Company, Ralph Hulseman led Michelin to becoming the first corporate Anchor of InnoVenture Southeast several years ago. He made connections with universities, entrepreneurs, and even another large company, Milliken, with whom Michelin began a joint research project. Three years ago, Ralph spun out of Michelin to start Hoowaki. As president of an entrepreneurial company Ralph connected with Tom Strange of St. Jude Medical, who is now one of Hoowaki’s most significant early customers along with Michelin, and with SC Launch, which invested in the company. Ralph is one of InnoVenture strongest ambassadors. Download a Hoowaki Case Study to see how Ralph has found a whole community of customers, capital, talent and technology.

VC4Africa history and update current operations

VC4Africa was started as a LinkedIn group in the spring of 2008 and has grown organically into what is now the largest online community dedicated to Venture Capital in Africa. The VC4Africa community ( and related platforms have always been free for anyone to join, and the entire network and its content remain open and accessible.

Currently the community can be found on social networking platforms like LinkedIn (+/- 3.900 members), LinkedIn Incubators (+/- 2.200), (+/- 3.300 members), (+/- 3.400), Facebook Group (+/- 550 members) and Twitter (+/- 5.000). Members of the VC4Africa community use these social platforms to connect with other members and to exchange knowledge, information and contacts.

A core vision behind the project is that VC4Africa is only a platform within a larger social movement. Open communication and collaboration is encouraged and all members are invited to become active participants in both growing and developing the project. This means members are encouraged to invite new members, post content, start discussions, initiate networking events and join the VC4Africa management team in a more concerted effort to grow, develop and evolve the concept. Every member is expected to contribute in some meaningful way.

A few key points that make VC4Africa unique:

SME Pipeline: Entrepreneurs crunch their venture by choosing icons that represent some of the standard answers that a business plan must provide. Members can vote for ventures and their input is used to rank the projects per country, stage of investment and sector. The output is a dynamic style feed that sees the best projects rise to the top of their respective field so we can connect them with capital.

Matchmaking: Organizations and individuals interested in investing in African businesses are able to register their investment profile with VC4Africa. Once registered as an investor we can facilitate targeted e-mail updates with ‘high potentials’ that match their investment criteria. This is currently a manual process that we look to automate in the next phase of development.

Member initiated networking events: Second to networking online, VC4Africa makes use of the Barcamp model for events and organizes its own VC4Africa Meetups. Meetups have already been hosted in Johannesburg, Kampala, Nairobi, Kigali, Abuja, Lagos, Tunis, San Francisco, Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C., Amsterdam, Leuven and London. See a video about a VC4Africa Meetup.

Open Source Approach: VC4Africa is an open source project built on open source software and anyone can contribute code to the VC4Africa platform. We are also working on an open Application Programming Interface (API) that would allow anyone to access VC4Africa data and repurpose it for their own use.

Officers Program: The VC4Africa community also initiated an Officers Program used to engage active members in running and building the network. Officers take on different tasks in managing the community and are responsible for specific functions i.e. someone that manages the blog, someone that invites new members on LinkedIn or is responsible for growing the network on Facebook. These individuals are instrumental to the vitality of the project and help spread the word virally through their own networks. Moreover, they bring in new ideas and make valuable contributions that help define the scope and focus of the project. To this extent VC4Africa only builds what members demand.

Want to get involved? Has VC4Africa been useful to you in any way? Do you have a venture you would like to promote/share with the community? Please reach out and share your ideas and experiences with us!

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Nashville Startup Weekend, November 12th-14th

Nashville Startup Weekend

This year promises a great deal of added value!

  • A heavy focus on mentoring and feedback
  • A much improved mixer
  • Better location
  • More industry leaders
  • Spoils for the weekend victor
  • And a shot at $15K in funding

We’re in need of YOUR feedback already….. Along with the focus on mentoring and superb entrepreneurship, we’re involving some of the greatest examples of this in Nashville. Let us know what the most iconic businesses are in Nashville.

More development to come! Follow the leaders on Twitter: @leeGTurley, @NashvilleEC, @MichaelRBurcham and join us on Facebook.

Hash tag for this year is #NSW2010 and new site URL is!

Have a great day!

Lee G Turley

Summit at Stanford Co-Presented by AlwaysOn and Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Jul 27, 2010

  • 05:00 pm
    Ballroom 1

    Opening Remarks

    • Tony Perkins, Founder and Editor, AlwaysOn
    • Co-Host: Tom Byers, Founder & Faculty Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program
    • Co-Host: Tina Seelig, Executive Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program
  • 05:05 pm
    Ballroom 1

    The AlwaysOn Global 250 of 2009: Where They Are Now?

    • Tim Miller, VP, 451 Group
  • 05:25 pm
    Ballroom 1

    Top Private Companies: The AlwaysOn Global 250 of 2009

    • Tony Perkins, Founder and Editor, AlwaysOn
    • Packy Kelly, Partner, KPMG
  • 05:45 pm
    Ballroom 1

    The Anatomy of a Successful Startup

    • Host: Guy Kawasaki, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
    • Mike Lee, Co-Founder, Tapulous, former Senior App Engineer, Apple Online Store & Apple Design Award winner
  • 07:00 pm

    Reception in the Ford Alumni Gardens

    Gardens behind the France C. Arrillaga Alumni Center

Jul 28, 2010

  • 08:15 am
    Ballroom 1

    Keynote: Turning on a Dime – Lessons from SAP’s journey into the world of Cloud Computing

    • Doug Merritt, Executive Vice President, SAP
  • 08:35 am
    Ballroom 1

    CEO Showcase Session

    The following industry experts will comment, and thereafter CEOs will be available for 30-minutes of Q&A and demos in the lobby.

  • 09:00 am
    Ballroom 1

    Here Come the Super Angels!

    Companies & strategies that work –and how to pitch (and find) the right Angel

    • Host: Sam Angus, Partner, Fenwick & West
    • Jeff Clavier, Founder, SoftTech VC
    • Aydin Senkut, Founder & President, Felicis Ventures
    • Allen Morgan, Partner, Mayfield Fund
    • Patrick Chung, Partner, NEA
    • Howard Morgan, Partner, First Round Capital
  • 09:00 am
    Ballroom 2

    CEO Showcase Session

    The following industry experts will comment, and thereafter CEOs will be available for 30-minutes of Q&A and demos in the lobby.

  • 09:45 am
    Ballroom 1


    • Paul Jacobs, CEO, Qualcomm
  • 10:00 am
    Ballroom 2

    CEO Showcase Session

    The following industry experts will comment, and thereafter CEOs will be available for 30-minutes of Q&A and demos in the lobby.

    • Host: Ed Lambert, SVP, Bridge Bank
    • Soujanya Bhumkar, CEO, Cooliris
    • Kurt Garbe, CEO, ImageSpan
  • 10:00 am
    Ballroom 1

    Mobile Monetization – Billions for the Taking

    Capturing and Monetizing consumer’s bite size behaviors. How advertising, virtual gifts and virtual currency have taken over the minds of millions and have turned in to real dollars for a number of startups. What business models and revenue channels will drive the next billion dollars in Mobile.

    • Moderator: Tim Chang, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners
    • Neil Young, CEO, Ngmoco
    • Simon Khalaf, President & CEO, Flurry
    • David Marcus, Founder & CEO, Zong
    • Sunil Verma, Co-Founder and COO, MobClix
  • 10:45 am


  • 10:55 am
    Ballroom 1

    Keynote: Good Boss, Bad Boss

    • Professor Robert Sutton, Department of Management Science and Engeering, Stanford University
  • 11:00 am
    Ballroom 2

    CEO Showcase Session

    The following industry experts will comment, and thereafter CEOs will be available for 30-minutes of Q&A and demos in the lobby.

  • 11:15 am
    Ballroom 1

    Mobile Content Creation, Distribution and Consumption

    As smartphone and device sophistication grows, how will users create and consume digital content? What challenges will incumbent content creators face in the era of constant connectedness to get mindshare and engage the millions of mobile consumers around the world.

    • Host: Craig Menden, Partner, Venture Capital/Emerging Growth Company Group, Sonnenschein
    • Sunil Verma, Co-Founder and COO, MobClix
    • Charlie Lax, Managing General Partner, GrandBanks Capital
  • 12:00 pm


    Lunch will be served from noon to 1:30 pm

  • 12:45 pm
    Ballroom 2

    CEO Showcase Session

    The following industry experts will comment, and thereafter CEOs will be available for 30-minutes of Q&A and demos in the lobby.

    • Sumit Rai, CEO, MobClix
  • 12:45 pm
    Ballroom 1

    How are Hot Private SaaS/Cloud Companies Moving from Cloud 1.0 to Cloud 2.0?

    • Host: Jeff Kaplan, Managing Director, THINKstrategies
    • Treb Ryan, CEO, OpSource
    • Marten Mickos, CEO, Eucalyptus
  • 01:30 pm
    Ballroom 1

    How the Established Players are Competing in Cloud 2.0

    • Host: Gary Matuszak, Global Chair, Information Technology, Communications & Entertainment, KPMG
    • Kaj Van de Loo, Office of the CTO, SAP
    • Jim Curry, VP, Corporate Development, Rackspace
  • 02:15 pm
    Ballroom 1

    CEO Showcase Session

    The following industry experts will comment, and thereafter CEOs will be available for 30-minutes of Q&A and demos in the lobby.

    • Host: Ed Lambert, SVP, Bridge Bank
    • Mike Cheiky, CEO, Cool Planet Biofuels
    • Mike Levy, CEO, OPEN Sports
  • 02:45 pm
    Ballroom 1

    The State of IPO, M&A, and Secondary Markets

    Are IPO’s on the uptick?  Will the M&A bonanza continue through 2010?  What is the update on the Secondary Markets?

    • Host: Hale Boggs, Partner, Phelps & Phillips
    • Barry Silbert, Founder & CEO, SecondMarket
    • Dwight Badger, CEO, Advanced Equities
    • Ted Smith, Partner, Union Square Advisors
    • Sam Schwerin, Managing Partner, Millennium Technology Ventures
  • 03:35 pm
    Ballroom 1

    Video Presentation: The AlwaysOn Generation Speaks Out On the Future of Books

    • Host: Tina Seelig, Executive Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program
  • 03:45 pm
    Ballroom 2

    CEO Showcase Session

    The following industry experts will comment, and thereafter CEOs will be available for 30-minutes of Q&A and demos in the lobby.

    • Host: Ed Lambert, SVP, Bridge Bank
    • Bart Becks, CEO, SonicAngel
    • Tom Beecher, CEO, Mall Networks
  • 03:55 pm
    Ballroom 1

    The Future of Books (and other formerly printed text media)

    Amazon sold more downloaded books than print last Christmas and Apple will sell a million iPads in 2010.  Is long-form text content?

    • Host: Suzanne Bell, Partner, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati
    • Tina Seelig, Executive Director, Stanford Technology Ventures Program
  • 04:30 pm
    Ballroom 1

    AlwaysOn "25 Women in Technology to Watch" List presented by Accenture

    • Co-Host: Elizabeth Tinkham, Global Lead, Management Consulting and Integrated Markets Communications & High Tech Industry Group, Accenture
    • Co-Host: Tony Perkins, Founder and Editor, AlwaysOn
  • 04:45 pm
    Ballroom 1

    Women and Entrepreneurship

    • Host: Elizabeth Tinkham, Global Lead, Management Consulting and Integrated Markets Communications & High Tech Industry Group, Accenture
    • Donna Wells, President and CEO,
    • Victoria Ransom, Founder & CEO, Wildfire Interactive
    • Lisa Stone, CEO, BlogHer
  • 05:15 pm
    Ballroom 1

    Monetizing Hollywood 2.0

    • Ben Silverman, CEO, Electus
    • Kurt Garbe, CEO, ImageSpan
  • 06:00 pm
    Ballroom 1

    Keynote: The Past, Present, and Future of Silicon Valley

    • Steve Blank, Consulting Professor, Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Stanford School of Engineering
  • 07:00 pm

    — Reception in Dohrmann Grove —

    The reception will begin after the networking session concludes.

Jul 29, 2010

  • 08:10 am
    Ballroom 1

    The State of Privacy & Security In the Midst of the Open Revolution

    • Host: Randy V. Sabett, J.D., CISSP, Partner, Internet & Data Protection, Sonnenschein
  • 08:55 am
    Ballroom 1

    How the Fittest VCs Have Survived

    • Host: Packy Kelly, Partner, KPMG
    • Kevin Efrusy, Partner, Accel Partners
    • Daniel H. Ahn, Partner, Voyager Capital
    • Peter Sonsini, Partner, NEA
  • 09:40 am
    Ballroom 1

    CEO Showcase Session

    The following industry experts will comment, and thereafter CEOs will be available for 30-minutes of Q&A and demos in the lobby.

    • Albert Santalo, CEO, CareCloud
  • 11:15 am
    Ballroom 2

    CEO Showcase Session

    During this session the following industry experts will comment, and thereafter CEOs will be available for 30-minutes of Q&A and demos in the lobby.

    • Host: Ed Lambert, SVP, Bridge Bank
    • Feyzi Fatehi, CEO, Corent Technology, Inc.
  • 11:15 am
    Ballroom 1

    Online Music – From Napster to Pandora – Where are the Consumers Now?

    • Host: Mark Stevens, Partner, Fenwick & West
    • Joe Kennedy, CEO, Pandora
    • Keyvan Mohajer, CEO, SoundHound
    • Bill Gurley, General Partner, Benchmark Capital
  • 11:15 am
    Ballroom 1

    Open Session

  • 12:00 pm


  • 01:15 pm
    Ballroom 1

    Keynote #1: You Are Not a Gadget

    • Jaron Lanier, Author, You Are Not a Gadget, 2010 Time Magazine top 100 most influential people list
  • 01:15 pm
    Ballroom 1

    Keynote #2: The Real-Time City & The MIT Sensible Cities Lab

  • 02:00 pm
    Ballroom 1

    How “Real-Time” do we really want to be?

    • Host: Jamis MacNiven, Just the pancake guy, proprietor of Buck’s of Woodside
    • Jaron Lanier, Author, You Are Not a Gadget, 2010 Time Magazine top 100 most influential people list
  • 02:30 pm
    Ballroom 1

    The Seed Round — CEO Showcase Session featuring The AlwaysOn Seed Council’s Top Seed Stage Companies to Watch

    • Host: Sam Angus, Partner, Fenwick & West
    • Larry Orr, Partner, Trinity Ventures
    • Mark Gorenberg, Partner, Hummer Winblad
    • Howard Hartenbaum, Partner, August Capital
    • Mark Gorenberg, Partner, Hummer Winblad
    • Greg Gretsch, Partner, Sigma Partners
    • Wim De Waele, CEO, IBBT
  • 03:45 pm
    Ballroom 1

    Fireside chat: From the “Blogosphere” to the FB & Twitter Feed: Are We Better Informed?

    • Host: Michael Arrington, Founder & Editor, TechCrunch
    • Guest: Biz Stone, Co-Founder, Twitter
  • 04:15 pm
    Ballroom 1

    The Open Media Revolution Is Over: Are We Better Off?

    • Biz Stone, Co-Founder, Twitter
    • Michael Arrington, Founder & Editor, TechCrunch
    • Chamillionaire , Rapper, Singer & CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment
    • Josh Tyrangiel, Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek
    • Robert Scoble, Chief Blogger, Scobelizer
    • Kevin Rose, Co-Founder, Digg
  • 04:35 pm
    Ballroom 1

    Closing Remarks

    • Tony Perkins, Founder and Editor, AlwaysOn

The Venture Capital East 50

Business Services

Woody Benson
General Partner, Prism VentureWorks
Sector Focus: Consulting
Notable Investments: M:Metrics, Maven Networks, LogMeIn

Andy Goldfarb
Co-Founder and Executive Managing Director, Globespan Capital Partners
Sector Focus: Networking
Notable Investments: Covergence, m-Qube, VirtusaGlobespan

Patrick Hackett
Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
Sector Focus: Technology, media, telecommunications
Notable Investments: Bridgepoint Education, Yodlee

Adarah Sarma
Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
Sector Focus: Technology, media, telecommunications
Notable Investments: Bridgepoint Education


Sean Dalton
General Partner, Highland Capital Partners
Sector Focus: IT
Notable Investments: Covergence, Casero, Virtual Iron Software, Starent Networks, PA Semi, Optasite Communications, CCTV

Michael DiPiano
General Partner, NewSpring Capital
Sector Focus: IT
Notable Investments: I-pipeline, Cybershift

Rick Ganong
Partner, Tudor Ventures
Sector Focus: IT, communication, media
Notable Investments: Transmeta, Digital Island, Switch and Data

Patrick Kerins
General Partner, NEA
Sector Focus: IT, enterprise, consumer technology
Notable Investments: Millennial Media, TidalTV, ChannelAdvisor

Marc Sokol
General Partner, JK&B Capital
Sector Focus: Networking
Notable Investments: AlterPoint, CITTIO, CounterStorm

Scott Ungerer
Managing Director, EnerTech Capital
Sector Focus: Semiconductors
Notable Investments: Intellon, Comverge, Circadiant Systems, Enerwise Global Technologies, Cablematrix, Fuelquest, Catch the Wind, Catalytic Solutions, Clean Air Power


Adam Dell
Managing General Partner, Impact Venture Partners
Sector Focus: IT
Notable Investments: Open Table, Buzzsaw, HotJobs, Connectify

Ross Goldstein
Co-Founder and Managing Director, DFJ Gotham
Sector Focus: Internet
Notable Investments: Mimeo, ContextWeb, Searchandise,, Medialets

Fredric W. Harman
Managing Partner, Oak Investment Partners
Sector Focus: Internet, new media, enterprise software
Notable Investments: aQuantive, Captura. Qpass

Joshua Kopelman
Managing Partner, First Round Capital
Sector Focus: Internet
Notable Investments: Jingle Networks, Odeo, Eventful,, myYearbook, VideoEgg

Chris Lanning
Managing Director, General Atlantic
Sector Focus: Internet
Notable Investments: Dice Holdings, WebLoyalty

John Martinson
Managing Partner, Edison Venture Fund
Sector Focus: Education
Notable Investments: Mathsoft Engineering & Education, Presidium

Alan Patricof
Founder and Managing Director, Greycroft
Sector Focus: Internet, digital media
Notable Investments: Pump Audio, ContentNext Media, Huffington Post, Takkle

Nina Saberi
Managing General Partner, Castile Ventures
Sector Focus: eCommerce, security, networking
Notable Investments: GeoTrust, Brix Networks

Ian Sigalow
Partner, Greycroft
Sector Focus: Advertising technology, Internet, mobile services
Notable Investments: Buddy Media, Buzzd, Collective

W. Thomas Smith Jr.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Total Technology Ventures
Sector Focus: IT, eCommerce
Notable Investments: PayCycle, KnowledgeStorm, Silverpop Systems

Alan Spoon
General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners
Sector Focus: IT, digital media, eCommerce
Notable Investments: TechTarget, Cushcraft Corporation

Life Sciences and Biotechnology

Peter Barrettt
Partner, Atlas Venture
Sector Focus: Healthcare, pharmaceuticals
Notable Investments: Archemix, Helicos Biosciences, InfaCare Pharmaceuticals, Stromedix, Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Zafgen

Alan Crane
General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners
Sector Focus: Biotechnology
Notable Investments: Adnexus Therapeutics, Sirtris Pharmaceuticals

Kent Gossett
General Partner, SR One
Sector Focus: Healthcare services
Notable Investments: Morphotek, Alere Medical

Michael Greeley
General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Sector Focus: Healthcare, medical technology investments
Notable Investments: ENTRA Pharmaceuticals, Predictive, TARIS, T2 Biosystems

Peter Grubstein
Founder and Managing Partner, NGEN
Sector Focus: Greentech
Notable Investments: Renaissance Lighting, and Hycrete

Bob Higgins
Co-Founder and General Partner, Highland Capital Partners
Sector Focus: Biotechnology, software
Notable Investments: Helicos BioSciences, Conor Medsystems, WordWave

David Lincoln
Managing Partner, Element Partners
Sector Focus: Greentech
Notable Investments: Advent Solar, Capstone Turbine

Terry McGuire
Co-Founder and General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners
Sector Focus: Biotechnology and pharmaceutical
Notable Investments: Remon Medical Technologies, GlycoFi

Sherrill Neff
Founding Partner, Quaker BioVentures
Sector Focus: Pharmaceutical
Notable Investments: Amicus Therapeutics, Medmark, BioRexis Pharmaceutical

Rosemary L. Ripley
Managing Director, NGEN
Sector Focus: Greentech
Notable Investments: Carbonetworks, Flipswap, MokaFive

Jon Sakoda
Partner, NEA
Sector Focus: Greentech
Notable Investments: Opower, ScienceLogic, Suniva

Steven Weinstein
Managing Director, Novartis BioVenture Fund
Sector Focus: Medical devices and instruments
Notable Investments: Ablation Frontiers, Visiogen


Ajay Agarwal
Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
Sector Focus: Mobile, Internet
Notable Investments: Skyhook Wireless, Thumbplay, m-Qube

David Barrett
General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners
Sector Focus: Software
Notable Investments: mValent, LogMeIn

Bill Helman
Partner, Greylock
Sector Focus: Enterprise
Notable Investments: Upromise, Outlooksoft, Hyperion Software

Jeff Horing
Managing Director, InSight Venture Partners
Sector Focus: Software, Internet
Notable Investments: SolarWinds, DataCore

Bill Kaiser
Partner, Greylock
Sector Focus: Consumer, enterprise
Notable Investments: Constant Contact, RedHat, WildTangent

Steven B. Klinsky
Founder, CEO, and Managing Director, New Mountain Partners
Sector Focus: Software
Notable Investments: Deltek

Charles R. Lax
Co-Founder and Managing General Partner, GrandBanks Capital
Sector Focus: Infrastructure, security, mobile media
Notable Investments: E*Trade, FireFly Networks, GeoCities

J. Benjamin Nye
Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
Sector Focus: Software
Notable Investments: SolarWinds, Apparent Networks

Justin J. Perreault
General Partner, Commonwealth Capital Ventures
Sector Focus: IT software
Notable Investments: Ounce Labs, SoundByte Communications, NexGen

Dave Tabors
General Partner, Battery Ventures
Sector Focus: Software
Notable Investments: BladeLogic, Vastera


Edward T. Anderson
North Bridge Venture Partners
Sector Focus: Software
Notable Investments: Starent, Veveo

Tom Huseby
Venture Partner, Oak Investment Partners
Sector Focus: Software and mobile
Notable Investments: SNAPin Software, Qpass

Morgan Jones
General Partner, Battery Ventures
Sector Focus: Telecommunications equipment
Notable Investments: Optium, Qtera, Achronix

Andrew Marcuvitz
Co-Founder and Chairman, Alpond Capital (ZeeVee)
Sector Focus: Telecommunications equipment
Notable Investments: Starent Networks

John Simon
Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners
Sector Focus: Mobile
Notable Investments: Hands-On Mobile, Maven Networks, m-Qube

Thomas A. Smith
Partner, Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds
Sector Focus: Networking and telecommunications
Notable Investments: sentitO Networks, Colubris Networks, NexTone Communications

Troy D. Templeton
Managing Partner, Trivest Funds
Sector Focus: Telecommunications equipment
Notable Investments: Directed Electronics

InnoVenture South East 2010

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(InnoVenture forms an online communty when profiles are added while registering to attend. To see the online profiles of others in the community, you must sign in or add a profile online without registering.)

Monday, May 10

9:00 – 5:00 Innovation Hall Move-in

Tuesday, May 11

7:30 Registration Open
8:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 Senior Leader John Kelly – Clemson University

Session 1 – Smart Communities

9:00 Slot 1 Kevin Ryan – CareCore National – Using technology and clinical expertise to control utilization in the health market.
9:10 Slot 2 Bea Wray – ERLink – Peer-to-Peer interactive mobile community for Emergency Room Physicians.
9:20 Slot 3 Lonnie Emard – Consortium for ESM – Collaborating to grow IT talent from the classroom to the boardroom.
9:30 Slot 4 Neil McLean – EngenuitySC
9:40 Slot 5 Andy Bernardin – IBM
9:50 Break
10:00 Slot 6 Marvin Reem – Bob Jones University
10:10 Slot 7 John Denise – Advanced Automated Consulting
10:20 Slot 8 Ralph Heredia – Zipit Wireless – Connect the World
10:30 Slot 9 Aaron Arvia – Electrolux Major Appliances – Developing and commercializing new technologies with the second-largest home appliance manufacturer in the world.
10:40 Slot 10 Jason Breazeale – BILO
10:50 Break
11:00 Slot 11 Bill Roberts – Sealed Air – active and intelligent packaging, a longstanding focus area for Sealed Air, is surely poised for new and exciting developments…but which ones?
11:10 Slot 12 Bill Kernodle – Balanced Flow Supply Chain Solutions, LLC – Supply chain synchronization – an untapped strategic advantage?
11:20 Slot 13 Mike Mazen – SiMT – Catching the 3D Tsunami – a look at the future of 3D communications.
11:30 Slot 14 Lee Stogner – SC Engineering Cluster
11:40 Slot 15 Stephen Bronack – Clemson University Moore School of Education
11:50 Special Presentation – South Carolina Collegiate Entrepreneurship Awards
10:00 Innovation Hall Open
11:45 Lunch on Exhibit Floor
1:00 Senior Leader – Ed Sellers, BlueCross BlueShield of SC

Session 2 – Transformed Mobility

1:30 Slot 1 George Fletcher – New Carolina: SC Council on Competitiveness
1:40 Slot 2 Joachim Taiber – CU-ICAR – Interaction of Clean Transportation and Networked Vehicle ecosystems and their transformational impact on the automotive industry
1:50 Slot 3 Saied Taheri – Virginia Tech – Tire Research and its Impact on the Economy of Southside Virginia
2:00 Slot 4 Paul Venhovens – CU-ICAR – Deep Orange is a unique open-innovation framework for research & development, education, and collaboration for a future sustainable automotive industry
2:10 Slot 5 Dale Hill – Proterra
2:20 Break
2:30 Slot 6 Tony Smith – Zero Motorcycles
2:40 Slot 7 Imtiaz Haque – CU-ICAR – Building partnerships and opportunities for collaboration at CU-ICAR
2:50 Slot 8 Brian McSharry – Sage Automotive Interiors
3:00 Slot 9 John Dabels, EV Power Systems (SC Launch) company – Designs and installs retrofit hybrid-electric drive systems for trucks.
3:10 Slot 10 Evan Solida – Cerevellum – a cycle-computer with an integrated rear-view camera and accident recording feature.
3:20 Break
3:30 Slot 11 Bob Solomon – SIMPACK US Inc. – Supporting the Conceptual to Detailed Vehicle Design that includes complex Electronic / Mechanical Systems for New Vehicle Technologies.
3:40 Slot 12 David Bodde – Clemson University – The AutoVenture Forum offers entrepreneurs an efficient and effective opportunity to connect with the auto industry and key suppliers.
3:50 Slot 13 Matt Dunbar – UCAN – creating capital connections between promising start-up companies and smart local angel investors to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in South Carolina.
4:00 Slot 14 Leighton Lord – Nexsen Pruet – Boeing Team Leader
4:10 Slot 15 Jason Premo, ADEX Machining Technologies – a low-tech manufacturer that transformed into machining advanced aerospace materials, grew 4x in sales in 2 years, and created over 30 higher wage factory jobs
4:30 Senior Leader – David Stafford – Michelin Americas Research Company
5:00 Reception

Wednesday, May 12

7:30 Registration Open
8:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:30 Senior LeaderChris Desoiza – Milliken Research Corporation

Session 3 – Advanced Materials

9:00 Slot 1 Tom Vogt – NanoCenter at USC – Nanotechnology expanding the parameter space for materials design
9:10 Slot 2 Rod Bailey – Michelin – Michelin Challenges and Needs
9:20 Slot 3 Heather Killgallon – Milliken
9:30 Slot 4 John Ballato – Clemson University – Highlighting the analytical testing capabilities and services available at Clemson University to industrial partners.
9:40 Slot 5 Mike Panasko – Innovate Anderson – Designing the future for Anderson County through economic development innovation.
9:50 Break
10:00 Slot 6 Scott Violette – Milliken
10:10 Slot 7 Tara Sabo Attwood – NanoCenter at USC – Avoiding past costly mistakes by considering environmental consequences of nanomaterials early in their development.
10:20 Slot 8 Bernard Spielvogel – BoroScience International – The leader in boron chemistry
10:30 Slot 9 Michael Bolick, Lab 21 (SC Launch)
10:40 Slot 10 Steve Johnson – SC Bio – the new SCBIO can make any life science company in SC more competitive
10:50 Break
11:00 Slot 11 Jonathan Wilke – SiMT
11:10 Slot 12 Ralph Hulseman – Hoowaki (SC Launch) – Transforming surfaces to add value to your products.
11:20 Slot 13 Jason Premo, ADEX Machining Technologies – a low-tech manufacturer that transformed into machining advanced aerospace materials, grew 4x in sales in 2 years, and created over 30 higher wage factory jobs
11:30 Slot 14 Gene Kodama – South Carolina Forestry Commission – Aggressively market SC forest products and business opportunities.
11:40 Slot 15 Jeremy Stipkala – Stipkala LLC – offers intellectual property legal services featuring Ph.D.-level expertise in clean energy and advanced materials with a lower-cost law firm business model.
11:50 Special Presentation – SC Launch Big Check Presentation to Hoowaki
9:00 Innovation Hall Open
11:45 Lunch on Exhibit Floor
1:00 Senior Leaders – Harris Pastides – President of the University of SC

Don Herriott – Director of Innovista Partnerships

Session 4 – Clean Energy

1:30 Slot 1 Philip Wilson – Milliken – Seeks to identify opportunities to contribute to the growth of the Clean Energy industry with new materials that enable total system optimization in collaboration with innovators in clean energy core technologies.
1:40 Slot 2 Wesley Greene – sgblue – Developing leading edge technology is the greenest way to eliminate pollution, reduce your carbon footprint and change the air we breathe.
1:50 Slot 3 John Perkins – Nexsen Pruet – Growing green businesses start to finish in the alternative energy practice group
2:00 Slot 4 Doug Webster – CB Richard Ellis
2:10 Slot 5 Gary Alexander – Carolina Gas Transmission – Seekng to be a key business ally for industries who are high volume users of natural gas
:20 Break
2:30 Slot 6 Joseph James – Agri-Tech Producers – Innovative torrefaction technology used to cost effectively make, a renewable coal replacement, biochar, a biocrop based cooking fuel.
2:40 Slot 7 Daryl Whitt – RMT, Inc.
2:50 Slot 8 Brad Van Meter – Hyperion Partners (SC Launch)
3:00 Slot 9 Roland Zimmer – Zimmer America
3:10 Slot 10 Eric Lensch – Argand Energy Solution
3:20 Break
3:30 Slot 11 Hildy Teegen – Moore School of Business – The university as Bastion of Specialization and a model of best practice in innovation commercialization
3:40 Slot 12 Chad Sands – NextGenEn – Empowering life through clean energy.
3:50 Slot 13 Brian Benicewicz – NanoCenter at USC
4:00 Slot 14 Ron Seftick – Tru-lite (SC Launch)
4:10 Slot 15 Jeff Archie – SCANA
4:30 – 5:00 Senior Leader – Bill Mahoney – SCRA
5:00 InnoVenture Southeast closes

Advanced Materials

The future of advanced materials is being created here. Milliken has one of the world’s preeminent materials research centers, and has developed over 55,000 different products. The Michelin Americas Research Company is one of their three global R&D centers. The NanoCenter at the University of SC and the Clemson Advanced Materials Research Center have attracted preeminent scholars through the Centers of Economic Excellence program. Zeus Industrial leads in extruded polymers for medical devices, and St. Jude Medical leads in capacitors for pacemakers. KEMET is one of the world’s leading capacitor manufacturers.

Clean Energy

The future of clean energy is being created here. GE Energy produces a large share of the world’s wind turbines, and Clemson received $98 million to build a wind test facility. GE operates the world’s largest gas turbine plant. The Savannah River National Lab has the world’s largest concentration of hydrogen scientists, and the University of SC has the National Science Foundation Center for Fuel Cells. The nuclear renaissance in the US will occur in the Carolinas. South Carolina grows a large percentage of the cellulose which can be converted to biofuel on the east coast.

Transformed Mobility

The future of the mobility industry is being created here. The country’s first PhD in Automotive Engineering recently graduated from the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research and went to work for the Michelin Americas Research Company. The BMW Information Technology Research Center is inventing connected vehicle technologies we will use in our cars tomorrow. BMW Manufacturing has invested $4.3 billion, employs 5,000, and has produced 1.5 million cars. Boeing landed in North Charleston, and Lockheed is in Greeenville.

Smart Communities

The future of smart communities is being created here. BlueCross BlueShield of SC operates 6 of the 90 IBM Z10 mainframes in the world. Health Sciences SC is developing a leading health information technology infrastructure to support research and advance patient care. Sealed Air is developing intelligent packaging to keep our food fresher, safer and less expensive. Wind turbines built off the coast will be connected through smart grids to consumers. Electrolux is building 2 million appliances which are increasingly connected and personalized to our lifestyles.

Conference Presenters
7 Senior Leaders

David Stafford COO of the Michelin Americas Research Company Chris Desoiza VP of the Milliken Research Corporation John Kelly VP for Public Service and Economic Development of Clemson University Ed Sellers CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Harris Pastides President of the University of South Carolina Don Herriott Director of Innovista Partnerships, University of SC Bill Mahoney CEO of SCRA

60 Passionate Champions

Brian Benicewicz CoEE Endowed Chair, NanoCenter at USC, Columbia, SC Bill Roberts Research Fellow, Sealed Air Jonathan Wilke Manager of Rapid Prototyping Center, Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Design, Florence, SC Ralph Hulseman President of Hoowaki, LLC Jason Premo CEO, ADEX Machining Technologies Mike Panasko President of Innovate Anderson John Ballato Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Clemson University Hildy Teegen Dean, Moore School of Business, Columbia, SC

Over 2 Days 7 Senior Leaders and 60 Passionate Champions describe the future they are creating to attract the expertise and resources needed to succeed. The audience is hundreds of influential, connected people.


Women Who Tech funding women start-ups webinar, April 30th, 2PM ET

Women-owned firms account for 40% of all privately held businesses in the US, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners. Yet how many small and start-up business owners are taking advantage of government-backed financing and funding and programs to finance their business? What options are the best fit for your business? Join Melissa Fischer of the Small Business Administration and Julie Lenzer Kirk, co-founder of the Path Forward Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, home of the ACTiVATE program for this soup to nuts webinar on Demystifying Government Funding for Business on April 30th at 2:00 PM EDT.

    You’ll learn:

  • various options for government funding
  • tips for further exploration of SBA-backed loans
  • state and federal government grants

When: April 30th at 2:00 PM EDT.
Cost: $10
Please note that we have limited webinar lines, so please take a moment to sign up now Details to login to the webinar will be sent to registrants couple of days prior to the event.
Sponsored By: National Center for Women in Technology, ACTiVATE Program, Path Forward International, Women Who Tech, Small Business Administration, Women 2.0 and NTEN.
Allyson Kapin

OnMedia 2010 Program

OnMedia 2010 Speaker Line-up
• Mark Cuban, Chairman, HDNet & Owner, Dallas Mavericks
• Walt Frazier, Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee & Commentator, MSG
• Jon Miller, Chief Digital Officer, News Corporation
• Jim Lanzone, CEO, Clicker
• Avner Ronen, CEO, Boxee
• Peter Hirshberg, Co-founder & Chairman, The Conversation Group
• Fred Graver, Founder of iLarious & Award-winning TV Writer
• Jay MacDonald, Partner, DeSilva + Phillips
• Ryan Steelberg, CEO, Brand Affinity Technologies
• Craig Roah, Founder & COO, Rubicon Project
• Paul Palmieri, CEO, Millennial Media
• Quincy Smith, Partner, Code Advisors
• Dave Morgan, CEO, Simulmedia
• Tim Cadogan, CEO, OpenX
• Jessica Vascellaro, Reporter, Wall Street Journal
• Greg Coleman, President & Chief Revenue Officer, Huffington Post
• Steven Kydd, Executive Vice President, Demand Media
• Gilbert Fuchsberg, President, Skiff
• Ken Krick, Partner, KPMG
• Iain Scholnick, CEO, Imagespan
• Sam Angus, Partner, Fenwick & West
• Bob Davis, General Partner, Highland Capital Partners
• Alan Patricof, Founder & Managing Director, Greycroft Partners
• Michael Greeley, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
• Andy Goldfarb, Executive Managing Director, Globespan Capital Partners
• David Kirkpatrick, Senior Editor, Internet & Technology, Fortune
• Eric Wheeler, CEO, 33Across
• Tom Phillips, CEO, Media6Degrees
• Jessica Schell, SVP, NBC Universal
• Dan Rose, VP Business Development & Monetization, Facebook
• Jay Hallberg, CEO, Spiceworks
• Drew Stein, COO, IMO Entertainment
• Brian O’Kelley, CEO, AppNexus
• Lexi Reese, Director Content Network, Google
• Rajeev Goel, CEO, PubMatic
• Amiad Solomon, CEO, Peer39
• Mike Monahan, Partner, KPMG
• David Pakman, Partner, Venrock
• Ian Sigalow, Principal, Greycroft Partners
• Warren Lee, Venture Partner, Canaan Partners
• Amish Jani, Managing Director, FirstMark Capital
• Bo Yaghmaie Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish
• Jai Haissman, CEO, Affective Interfaces
• Konrad Feldman, CEO, Quantcast
• Steve Goldman, CEO, Ace Metrix
• Eric Best, CEO, Mercent
• Joe Zawadzki, CEO, MediaMath
• Jon Carson, CEO,
• Brian Hughes, Partner, KPMG
• Carol Cone, Chairman & Founder, Cone
• Joe Marchese, President & Founder, SocialVibe
• Atul Bagga, VP, ThinkEquity
• Nir Eyal, CEO, AdNectar
• Kevin Xu, COO, IGG
• Mitch Davis, CEO, Live Gamer
• Alex St. John, President & CTO, hi5
• Peter Kafka, Senior Editor, All Things Digital, Wall Street Journal
• Bill Rusitzky, Head Strategic Alliances Group, Adobe
• Bryan Perez, SVP & GM of Digital, NBA
• Jason Glickman, CEO, Tremor Media
• Joy Marcus, U.S. Head, DailyMotion
• Ron Yekutiel, CEO, Kaltura
• Doug Scott, President, OgilvyEntertainment
• Michael Siegenthaler, Director, MSN Branded Entertainment & Experiences Team, Microsoft
• Jordan Levin, CEO, Generate
• Lisa Stone, CEO, BlogHer
• Janet Cullum, Partner, Cooley Godward Kronish
• Sergio Monsalve, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners
• Richard de Silva, General Partner, Highland Capital Partners
• Gerry Campbell, CEO, Collecta
• Sean Morgan, CEO, Critical Media
• Mike Kwatinetz, General Partner, Azure Capital
• Victor Boyajian, Global Chair, Sonnenschein Venture Technology Group
• Rick Heitzmann, Managing Director, FirstMark Capital
• Satya Patel, Partner, Battery Ventures
• Woody Benson, Partner, Prism VentureWorks
• George John, CEO, RocketFuel
• Greg Stuart, Former CEO, IAB
• Calvin Lui, CEO, Tumri
• Shiv Singh, VP, Razorfish
• Adam Oliveri, MD, Private Company Market, SecondMarket
• Mark Stevens, Partner, Fenwick & West
• Rachel Lam, SVP, Time Warner Ventures
• Joe Josephson, Partner, Union Square Advisors
• John Gardner, Partner, Nokia Growth Partners
• David Horowitz, Managing Director, Comcast Interactive Capital
• Ian Schafer, CEO, Deep Focus & Kristin Ganong, VP, Diageo
• Max Herrnstein, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
• Michael Katz, President & Founder, InterCLICK
• Carl Fremont, EVP & Global Media Director, Digitas
• Michael Barrett, CEO, AdMeld
• Matt Seiler, Global CEO, Universal McCann
• Prashant Nedungadi, CEO, IM Shopping
• Siva Kumar, CEO, TheFind
• Stefan Weitz, Director Bing Search Team, Microsoft
• June Bower, VP Marketing, Cisco
• Jeff Litvack, GM, Mobile & Emerging Products, Associated Press
• Michael Moroney, SVP Digital, TBA Global
• Dave Courtney, CEO, JiWire
• Frank Barbieri, CEO, Transpera
• Tolman Geffs, Managing Director, JEGI
• Jon Hsu, CEO, 24/7 RealMedia & Head B3, WPP
• Omar Tawakol, CEO, BlueKai
• Chad Little, CEO, FetchBack
• Peder Magee, Senior Attorney, Division of Privacy & Identity Protection, FTC
• Jeff Hirsch, CEO, Audience Science

CEO Showcases
• Moshe Vaknin, CEO, Todacell
• Phil Fernandez, CEO, Marketo
• George John, CEO, Rocket Fuel
• Scott Silk, CEO, SeeWhy
• Rahul Sonad, CEO, Geodelic
• Jeff Hirsch, CEO, AudienceScience
• Jaan Janes, CEO, Pulse360
• Oded Itzhak, CEO, AdSide
• Ben Kartzman, CEO, Spongecell
• Kirby Winfield, CRO, AdXpose
• Calvin Lui, CEO, Tumri
• Roger Wood, CEO, OrcaOne
• Jay Kulkarni, CEO, Theorem
• Rajeev Goel, CEO, PubMatic
• Pamela Springer, CEO, Manta Media
• Michael McNabb, CEO,
• Boris Fridman, CEO, Crisp Wireless
• Michael Lee, CEO, Thoora
• Eric Conn, CEO, Gloto
• Walter Doyle, CEO, uLocate Communications
• Siva Kumar, CEO, TheFind
• George Garrick, CEO, OfferPal Media
• Chris Boone, CEO, Visuvi
• John Federman, CEO, Searchandise Commerce
• Al McGowan, CEO, Redlasso
• Marc Shedroff, VP Partnerships, Cooliris
• John Straw, CEO, Linkdex
• Mark Watkins, CEO, Goby
• Kimbal Musk, CEO, OneRiot
• Christine Marie, CEO,Gingerbread Media
• Bettina Bennett, CEO, WhichBox Media
• Steven Rosenbaum, CEO,
• Dave Otten, CEO, LongTail Video
• Alex Mashinsky, CEO, GroundLink

Now is the time to keep your business and personal brand visible in front of the top customers, prospects, and partners that are the most important to you, while your competitors are still recovering from 2009. OnMedia is a great place to meet the most innovative companies and top investors in digital media.

We look forward to the prospect of seeing you tomorrow night when we kick off OnMedia 2010!

Tony Perkins
Founder and Editor, AlwaysOn

Arden Pennell
OnMedia Program Director and Editor, Venture Capital, AlwaysOn

For more information on group rates or to purchase tickets at the lowest possible price over the phone, please contact John Schwartz at 310.721.9451 or by e-mail at

To find out how your company can join AlwaysOn’s distinguished group of sponsors and for detailed information on the CEO Showcase opportunity, please contact Marc Sternberg at 310.403.3330 or e-mail him at

Current Venture Summit Silicon Valley 2009 Program

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ballroom 1 
 Opening Remarks 
  Co-Host: Tony Perkins, Founder, AlwaysOn 
  Co-Host: Arden Pennell, Program Director, AlwaysOn
Ballroom 1
Keynote: What is Really Happening to the VC Industry? 
Bill Gurley, Partner, Benchmark

Ballroom 1 

The VC Industry in Transition — What's Next for Sand Hill Road?Experienced VCs Discuss The Future of the Asset Class, as LPs, Banks and Markets Undergo Changes   
Moderator: Packy Kelly, Partner, KPMG

Todd Chaffee, General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
David Cowan, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners 
Dixon Doll, Co-founder & General Partner, DCM
Deepak Kamra, General Partner, Canaan Partners 



10:20amBallroom 1 

Exits: What's the M&A and IPO Outlook for 2010? 
Paul Deninger, Vice Chairman, Jefferies & Co.
George Lee, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs


10:20amBallroom 2


Keynote: The Deal — The Importance of Free-Trade 
Tim Draper, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
10:30amBallroom 2 Bulls in a China Shop — The Local Advantage in Chinese VC 
As the Chinese VC market matures and major American tech firms are bested by Chinese rivals, how do Leading Venture Firms hone their local advantage? 
Moderator: Rebecca Fannin, International Editor, Asian Venture Capital Journal
Tim Draper, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Richard Lim, Managing Director, GSR Ventures 
Glenn Solomon, Managing Partner, GGV Capital

11:00amBallroom 1 
What Funding Crisis? 
Silicon Valley's Leading Early & Angel Investors Discuss What's Whetting Their Appetite and the 2010 Funding Strategy
Moderator: Sam Angus, Partner, Fenwick & West
Ron Conway, Founder, Angel Investors LP
Ram Shriram, Founding Partner, Sherpalo Ventures
Joyce Chung, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
Esther Dyson, Founder, EDVenture  
Aydin Senkut, President & Founder, Felicis Ventures

11:05amBallroom 2


CEO Showcase — Digital Media

11:45amBallroom 1


Fireside Chat: The VC 100 –Insights & VC Outlook 
Moderator: Tony Perkins, Founder & Editor, AlwaysOn 
Victor Boyajian, National Chair, Venture Capital, Sonnenschein
12:20pmBallroom 1

Announcing the Top 25 Women in Tech, Presented by Accenture



1:30pmBallroom 1 

CEO Showcase Sessions

2:00pmBallroom 1 

Corporate Buyers — Where’s the Action for 2010?
Hear from the most active acquirers of AlwaysOn's top private companies about next year's strategy
Moderator: Doug Cogen, Co-Chair, M&A Group, Fenwick & West
David Lawee, Corporate Vice President, Google
Ken Berryman, SVP, Strategy, Symantec
Hilton Romanski, VP, Corporate Development, Cisco

2:00pmBallroom 2 Addressing Private-Company Liquidity 
Which are the best ways for stakeholders in private equities to buy & sell? After a surge in 2009, what's the secondary-market outlook in 2010 and beyond? 

Joseph Marks, Principal, Coller Capital 

2:45pmBallroom 1

The New-Millenium Strategy for Boutique & Middle-Market Banks 
In the post-Lehman world, the banking sector is open to disruption. What's the 2010 outlook for leading boutiques and middle-market banks? What are alternate strategies to IPO? 
Jamie Montgomery, CEO, Montgomery & Co.
Gary Vollen, Managing Director, Baird & Co.
David Lavallee, Managing Director, Revolution Partners
Jason Hutchinson, Managing Director, Houlihan Lokey

2:45pm Ballroom 2 

CEO Showcase — SaaS & Enterprise
   Lukas Biewald, CEO, CrowdFlower
   Roman Stanek,  CEO, Good Data
  Wences Casares, Meyer Malka, Co-CEOs, Bling Nation

3:30pmBallroom 1



3:45pmBallroom 1 

 Fireside Chat  

4:30pmBallroom 1

The IT Outlook for 2010 and Beyond 
The nation's top VCs who have produced exits for LPs and entrepreneurs discuss investing strategy in infrastructure and infotech 

Woody Benson, Partner, Prism VentureWorks
Jim Boettcher, General Partner, Focus Ventures 
Neal Dempsey, Managing General Partner, Bay Partners
Michael Kwatinetz, General Partner, Azure Capital Partners 



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ballroom 1

Secrets of a Successful IPO 
Despite a trembling bear market, these executives steered companies to enormously successful exits in '09

Moderator: Lise Buyer, Founder & Principal, Class V Group
Paul Kwan, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Mike Rubino, CFO, A123Systems
Brian Helman, CFO, Rosetta Stone
Jim Kelliher, CFO, LogMeIn
Kevin Thompson, CFO & COO, SolarWinds

Ballroom 1

Why I Went Social — And How You Can Too
As the VC Sector Enters a Post-Crisis Shakeout, Will Social Venture Investing Offer an Alternate Risk/Return Model (and help save the world)? 
Moderator: Arden Pennell, VC Editor, AlwaysOn
Kevin Jones, Founding Principal, Good Capital
Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner, Double Bottom Line Investors
 Paul Herman, CEO, HIP Investor

Ballroom 1

Wireless Devices: Opportunities for the Global Growth Investor
Leading Investors Debate What's Promising in the Major-Growth Mobile Sector, from Healthtech to Smart Cities to Mobile Computing
Reese Schroeder, Managing Director, Motorola Ventures 
Tim Chang, Principal, Norwest Venture Partners
Nagraj Kashyap, VP, Qualcomm Ventures 
Kevin Hamilton, US CEO, IREX

Ballroom 2

CEO Showcase — Greentech

Break & Refreshments

Ballroom 1

Corporate Investors: Outlook 2010
Hear where top corporate venture firms are spending seed to mezzanine capital –which game-changing ideas do they want to fund? 
Sanjiv Parikh, Managing Director, Corporate Ventures, Hewlett-Packard
Bill Maris, Managing Partner, Google Ventures 
Louis Toth, Senior Managing Director, Comcast Interactive Capital
Jai Das, Partner, SAP Ventures 
Rachel Lam, SVP, Time Warner Investments  

Ballroom 2

CEO Showcase — Wireless

Ballroom 1

The Greentech Evolution — What's Next?
A sophisticated analysis of the sector as a whole with top investors. After mini-bubbles, increased govt attention, spiraling public awareness, and huge VC outlays –what's next for greentech investment? Where are we going?
Jennifer Fonstad, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Marianne Wu, Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures 



Closing Remarks