On June 3, 2014 at Kelly Porter’s home in Lost Alto Hills, SVForum held its 17th Annual Visionary Awards. Tim Draper of DFJ was introduced by his son Billy Draper of Apartment List. Jessica Jackley of Kiva was introduced by Reza Aslan of AslanMedia. Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media was introduced by Steven Levy of Wired Magazine. Dr. … Continue reading Jun. 3, 2014 SVForum Visionary Awards
On December 5, 2013 in Palo Alto at SAP, SVForum held “Game On! Technology Meets Sports Conference.” Muthu Alagappan of Ayasdi gave the first keynote. Jon Gonzales of Procopio of introduced Kunal Malik of the San Francisco 49ers. Stephen Byrd of STATS talked about the rise of content and statistics. Lauren Hepler of … Continue reading Dec. 5, 2013 SVForum Game On Technology And Sports
On December 3, 2013 in Palo Alto At Pillsbury Winthrop, SVForum and PWC held a breakfast discussion on the rise of electric vehicles. Alison Leopold Tilley of Pillsbury moderated panelists Mark Platshon of Birchmere Ventures, John Suh of Hyundai Ventures, and Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media. Some unmanned electric vehicles may fly while many ground … Continue reading Dec. 3, 2013 SVForum PWC Electric Cars
On November 13, 2013 in Santa Clara at Qualcomm, the SVForum Digital Media SIG hosted Pinocc.io CTO Eric Jennings’ presentation “How to Build Wireless Web-enabled Projects in Minutes with Pinocc.io.” Jennings showed how to connect the Internet to things using open source hardware and software with their API. Their incredible low power management for a … Continue reading Nov. 13, 2013 SVForum Eric Jennings Pinocc.io
On November 12, 2013 in Redwood City at Sobrato Center , the SVForum Health SIG hosted a presentation “Hospital and Physician Office Work Flows Relative to Healthcare IT .” David Snyder of 42Tek moderated panelists Mike Aratow of CEP America, Connie Chen of Kaiser Permanente, Enoch Choi of Palo Alto Medical Center and Richard Loomis … Continue reading Nov. 12, 2013 SVForum Health Workflows
On November 5, 2013 in Mountain View at Microsoft, the SVForum’s Cloud and Virtualization SIG hosted “Adobe’s Transitioning to the Cloud –One Team’s View.” Adobe’s Computer Scientist / QE Manager Tim Beauchamp and Senior Program Manager Lori Tregoning discussed how to take a group of components from a traditional waterfall development process for a suite delivery to a “Shippable Anytime” … Continue reading Nov. 5, 2013 SVForum Adobe Cloud Transition
On October 23, 2013 in Palo Alto at the Quadrus Conference Center, SVForum held the first Startup Expo Day. The startups on hand were 1World Online, Adapteva, Althea Health, AudioTag, AuthenWare, Backpack Bed, Bright Robin, Corent Technology, CrowdFlik, DynoSense, eNano Health Limited (ENH), ePOST,Escardgot, eShares, eZ-Xpo, Fasetto, Fosmo Med, FyrePlug, Fun2Rent, Goombal, H2Bid, iFi Mobile, iFity, Kuona, Live Cell Assays, Lopoco, MetaCert, Musikara, NephoScale, neupaper, NexusTopia, NiceToMeetYou, nxtHealth, PatentHive, Phoneme Systems, Sandstone Diagnostics, ShoppinPal, sigSense, SponsorAny, StorageTree, TBQE, Talentral, Tiatros, Trendicy, TrintMe, UncleCare, VizKinect, YacTraq, … Continue reading Oct. 23, 2013 SVForum Startup Expo Day
On October 9, 2013 in Mountain View at Microsoft, SVForum’s Cloud and Virtualization SIG hosted Ted Blosser, the Platform Product Manager of Box.com. The topic was “Box Metadata: Adding Context to Content in the Cloud.” He showed how customers can store metadata along with their files using APIs. Copyright 2013 DJ Cine All rights … Continue reading Oct. 9, 2013 SVForum Ted Blosser Box.com
On Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Cupertino at Apple, SVForum’s Tech Women SIG presented “Male Advocates Matter: How to Engage Men in Gender Diversity Efforts.” Catherine Ashcraft, Senior Researcher at NCWIT moderated panelists Shampa Banerjee, VP- Engineering at Socialtext, Genevieve Haldeman, VP- Global Communications at Plantronics, Jeevan Kalanithi, CEO of Sifteo and George Northup, CEO of Memeo. They discussed how … Continue reading Sep. 26, 2013 SVForum Tech Women Male Advocates
Banner 6720 SVForum Visionary Awards. As usual, contact me for signed prints or legal permission. Copyright 2012 DJ Cline All rights reserved.
On September 17, 2013 in Palo Alto at SAP, SVForum BI SIG hosted Southard Jones of Birst’s presentation “BI and Discovery Finally Available in the Cloud.” Jones said Birst’s own automated data warehouse, ETL and visual analytics give meaning to raw data in a business context so they can solve real world problems quickly. Copyright … Continue reading Sep. 17, 2013 SVForum Southard Jones Birst
On September 12, 2013 in San Francisco at Nixon Peabody, SVForum Emerging Technology hosted Bio-Computational Specialist Siamak Ashrafi’s presentation “Embedded Technology / Functional Fashion (Demo of Google Glass) and the future of mobile.” Ash talked about the convergence of wearable computing, functional fashion and smartphones. Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) are replacing traditional dedicated embedded systems with smartphone apps … Continue reading Sep. 12, 2013 SVForum Siamak Ashrafi Google Glass
On September 11, 2013 in Santa Clara at Qualcomm, SVForum Digital Media SIG Chair Bob Ketner introduced Matt Haines, the Developer Community Manager at Imp. Haines talked about how Imp can make designing “The Internet Of Things” easier. Imp wants to a hardware and software environment that removes all the headaches of creating a wireless device … Continue reading Sep 11, 2013 SVForum Matt Haines Of IMP
On July 30, 2013 in Palo Alto at Pillsbury, SVForum presented the Quarterly Venture Breakfast “Breaking Down the Big Data Buzz.” Allison Leopold Tilley of Pillsbury moderated panelists Paul Blase of PwC, Michael Borrus of XSeed Capital, Ajit Deshpande of Opus Capital and Jake Flomenberg of Accel Partners. They discussed the trend of big data investment from the consumer to the enterprise … Continue reading Jul. 30, 2013 SVForum PWC Big Data Buzz
On July 22, 2013 in Palo Alto at SAP, ACM, The Hive and SVForum co-hosted “Machine Learning as a Service.” David Steier of Deloitte moderated panelists Subutai Ahmad of Grok Solutions, Andy Bartley of Algorithms.io, Sashikanth Chandrasekaran of SnapAnalytx and David Gerster of BigML. They talked about new services using machine learning platforms in the cloud. They are … Continue reading Jul. 22, 2013 SVForum Machine Learning
On July 15, 2013 in Palo Alto at DLA Piper, SVForum staff held a volunteer meeting. Atttending were Jon Baer, Denyse Cardozo, Geoffrey Doyle, Francine Gordon, Steve Hogan, Joe Jasin, Bob Ketner, Jay Kumar, Michal Lenchner, Sonja London, Susan Lucas Conwell, Eilish McCaffrey, Waiming Mok, Kim Murray, Dave Nielsen, Christine Oliver, Rhinehart Reglos, Subu Sankara, … Continue reading Jul. 15, 2013 SVForum Volunteers
On July 11, 2013 in San Francisco at Nixon Peabody, the SVForum Emerging Tech SIG hosted Dr. Jeffrey J. Welser, Director, Almaden Services Research & Accelerated Discovery Lab at IBM’s presentation “When Scaling Hits The End Of The Road.” Moore’s Law talks about ever increasing computing power for less cost. Welser talked about the physical limits … Continue reading Jul. 11, 2013 SVForum After CMOS
On July 10, 2013 in Santa Clara at Qualcomm, SVForum’s Digital Media SIG hosted Jeff McAlvay, Tempo Automation’s Co-Founder and CEO’s presentation “Rapid Iteration for an Internet of Things.” McAlvay demonstrated a software application and a robot that can etch traces, apply solder paste, place components, reflow connections, and test a circuit board. McAlvay said “Today, prototypes cost … Continue reading Jul. 10, 2013 SVForum Rapid Iteration Internet Of Things
Here are some pictures of SVForum’s Visionaries over the years. Contact me for rights and permissions. Pictured are Forest Baskett, Eric Benhamou, Marc Benioff, Vinton Cerf, John Chambers, James Clark, John Doerr, William H. Draper III, Esther Dyson, Doug Engelbart, Judy Estrin, Carly Fiorina, Bill Gates, Louis Gerstner, James Gosling, Diane Greene, Promod Haque, Reed Hastings, … Continue reading Jul. 8, 2013 SVForum Visionaries
On July 2, 2013 in Mountain View at Microsoft, the SVForum Cloud and Virtualization SIG presented “DevOps: A Practical Guide” by Damon Edwards of DTO Solutions. Edwards showed how to make the case, educate the players, design and execute a DevOps project. Copyright 2013 DJ Cline All rights reserved.
On July 1, 2013 in Mountain View at Microsoft, the SVForum 3D Printing and Scanning SIG presented “Gesture Interfaces for 3D Modeling.”Stephan Adams, founder of Artiful.net demonstrated the creation of virtual art that is then printed into physical objects of art. Raja Jasti, CEO of ZeroUI used a Kinect to create a colored vase on … Continue reading Jul. 1, 2013 SVForum 3D Printing Gestures
On June 26, 2013 at Kelly Porter’s home in Lost Alto Hills, SVForum held its 16th Annual Visionary Awards. The honorees were Steve Blank, Silicon Valley Serial Entrepreneur, Author and Academician; Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman and CEO of the X-Prize Foundation; Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google and Padmasree Warrior, Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at … Continue reading Jun. 26, 2013 SVForum Visionary Awards
June 20, 2013 in Palo Alto at SAP, SVForum’s Engineering Leadership SIG hosted Gayatri Patel eBay’s Director, Product Management, Marketplace Analytics & Platform Technologies. Her presentation was “Being “You” . . . An Executive Entrepreneur’s Experience of the Journey to Greatness in Career and Life.” Patel talked about finding yourself and success with your personal and … Continue reading Jun. 20, 2013 SVForum Gayatri Patel
June 13, 2013 in San Francisco at Nixon Peabody, SVForum’s Emerging Technolgy SIG, Vivek Agarwal, founder, inventor and architect of Surfmark and Agust S. Egilsson, PhD, co-founder, inventor and architect of QuantCell spoke on their strategies for helping humans collaborate and navigate a sea of data. Copyright 2013 DJ Cline All rights reserved.
On June 5, 2013 in San Francisco at UBM, SVForum held a press conference to present the winners of Launch! Silicon Valley: Algorithms, Bugcrowd, E3 Clean Technologies , FLASHiZ, OnFarm and WHILL. SVForum also announced this year’s Visionaries are Steve Blank, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Academician, Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman/CEO of the XPrize Foundation Ray … Continue reading Jun. 5, 2013 SVForum Launch Silicon Valley And Visionary Awards
On June 4, 2013 in Mountain View at Microsoft, SVForum held “Launch: Silicon Valley.” Futurist Ray Kurzweil of Google gave the opening keynote on innovation and the rate of changing technology. Guy Kawasaki of Garage Ventures gave the second keynote on how to create a successful startup. Dr. Mike North of Discovery Channel’s “Prototype This!” … Continue reading Jun. 4, 2013 SVForum Launch Silicon Valley
On June 3, 2013 in Palo Alto at Cooley LLP, SVForum held a reception for entrepreneurs and investors attending “Launch: Silicon Valley 2013.” Here are some pictures of that event. More pictures of SVForum Launch events at http://www.djcline.com/2013/06/04/jun-4-2013-svforum-launch-silicon-valley/ and http://www.djcline.com/2013/06/05/jun-5-2013-svforum-launch-silicon-valley-and-visionary-awards/ Copyright 2013 DJ Cline All rights reserved.
On May 30, 2013 in Palo Alto at Sheppard Mullin, SVForum held its monthly VC Breakfast. Deborah Magid, Director of Software Strategy for IBM Venture Capital Group, gave feedback to entrepreneurs on their startup ideas and funding strategies. Magid helps build ecosystems for IBM by sharing insights about emerging markets, technologies, and business models with venture firms and entrepreneurs … Continue reading May 30, 2013 SVForum VC Breakfast
On May 28, 2013 in Mountain View at the Singularity University in the NASA Research Park, SVForum presented “How will 3D Printing And Intellectual Property Co-Exist?” The speakers were legal experts Michael Mount, Attorney at Law and Patrick Reilly of the Tech Futures Group. They spoke about the current state of copyright law and the … Continue reading May 28, 2013 SVForum 3D Printing Intellectual Property
On May 28, 2013 in Redwood City at the Sobrato Center for Non-Profits, SVForum and The Hive presented “Data Virtualization: Beyond Traditional Data Integration.” The speakers were Jim Green, CEO of Composite Software, Sanjay Krishnamurthi, Chief Architect of Informatica, Sendil Thangavelu, Corporate Director-Analytics and Data Management of Flextronics and Angel Vina, CEO and Founder of Denodo Technologies. … Continue reading May 28, 2013 SVForum And The Hive Data Virtualization
On Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in Redwood City at Sobrato Center for Nonprofits, SVForum Healthcare IT SIG presented “Healthcare IT Staffing – How Will We Meet the Need?.” SIG Chair David Snyder moderated panelists DJ Mauldin, Account Manager of TEKsystems, Deborah Medeiros, RN, MSN, Senior Director of Clinical Systems and Informatics at El Camino … Continue reading May 14, 2013 SVForum Healthcare IT Jobs
On Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Mountain View at Microsoft, SVForum held its “Game Changing Technology Conference.” What if you had a machine that could build anything in your house, including the house? What about downloading a movie on a phone you downloaded as well? How soon will you be wearing Google glasses checking your messages … Continue reading May 9, 2013 SVForum Game Changing Technology