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VP, Innovation Scouting, British Telecom
Mark is part of small Innovation Scouting team based in Silicon Valley. Mark’s role is to spot and evaluate innovation that is applicable for own use inside BT or to resell to BT’s customers. BT offers a wide range of products and services globally to enterprises and in the UK to consumers and SMBs.
Successful market launches from this innovation scouting process include: Salesforce, Netsuite, SugarCRM, Echosign, Genius, and Ribbit.
Director, AWS Corporate Development, Amazon Web Services
Peter Cohen joined Amazon.com in 1997 and has led numerous strategic technology and business initiatives for the company over the past decade. In his current corporate development role, Peter drives AWS’ strategic investment and acquisition activities. Before joining Amazon Web Services, Peter served as in various technology-related software development roles at Software AG, a German software company. Peter earned his bachelor’s degree in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Virginia.
General Partner, Battery Ventures
Sunil joined Battery in 1998 and focuses on investments in IT infrastructure and financial services. Sunil is currently an investor in GreenBytes, Next Investments, Opscode, and Viridity Software. He has previously served as a director or board observer at CipherTrust, Inc. (acquired by Secure Computing), Netezza Corporation (NYSE Arca: NZ), Storigen Systems (acquired by EMC), @stake (acquired by Symantec) and Storability Software (acquired by StorageTek). Sunil has also been involved with other Battery investments including Cbeyond (NASDAQ: CBEY), and Akara (acquired by Ciena). Prior to joining Battery, Sunil worked in the High Technology Group at Alex Brown & Sons, Inc., where he worked closely with growth companies in the communications and software industries.
Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet’s sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He’s a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.
John Foley launched InformationWeek’s Startup City blog in 2007, and he has taken Startup City TV to Boston, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, New York, and San Francisco for an ongoing series of video interviews. John also drives InformationWeek’s coverage of cloud computing as Editor of PlugIntoTheCloud.com, a Web site devoted to news, analysis, and opinion on “the cloud.” Since joining InformationWeek in 1995, Foley has covered operating systems, databases, business intelligence, and Microsoft, and he has written dozens of cover stories. He has twice served as Editor of InformationWeek magazine.
Director of Product Management for Google Enterprise, Google
Matthew is responsible for the development, management, and marketing of the Google Enterprise product lines. He brings 10 years of enterprise product management, marketing and sales experience to the team, specializing in the business and technology needs of enterprise customers. Prior to joining Google, Matthew was a senior member of the management team for the Computer Industry Business Unit at Trilogy, an enterprise software company based in Austin, TX. He was involved with the creation of Trilogy’s product direction and acted as the lead product manager on a number of Trilogy’s industry solutions. Matthew holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.
VP, Developer Marketing, salesforce.com
Adam Gross is vice president of Developer Marketing at salesforce.com. At the company, Gross focuses on bringing platform, integration and development technologies to developers, ISVs and companies around the world to build software-as-a-service applications on the Force.com platform and deliver them through the AppExchange marketplace. This work includes launching the company’s first Web services API, which has grown to become one of the most popular business Web services available, accounting for over 50 percent of all of salesforce.com’s traffic.
Prior to salesforce.com, Adam was an early innovator in the Web services market, serving as Vice President of Product Marketing at GrandCentral Communications (recently acquired by Google).
Managing Partner, First Round Capital
Rob joined First Round Capital in 2006. Rob came to First Round Capital from Omidyar Network where he was their first venture investor. He led most of Omidyar Network’s initial venture capital deals and later built and ran the technology investing group. Prior to joining Omidyar Network in 2004, Rob was at Palm where he started up their corporate venture fund. While in that role he also managed the strategy effort around Palm OS that led to the spinout of PalmSource. Rob started at Palm as product manager for the initial device-independent releases of Palm OS. During this time, Rob was responsible for the versions of Palm OS on dozens of devices including the initial Treo products. Rob previously spearheaded complex, system-level product development efforts at companies such as Geoworks and Go Corp where he focused on building products for the Japanese market.
CTO, Getty Images
Steve Heck is the CTO, responsible for leading the continued development and execution of Getty Images’ overall technology strategy and vision. He oversees the global technology infrastructure to best serve Getty Images’ customers, and explores new business and technology opportunities. Heck brings over fifteen years of information systems-related experience to Getty Images. Prior to Getty Images, Heck was a database engineer for Photodisc in 1996 which was later acquired by Getty Images in 1998. His career at Getty Images includes director of enterprise architecture, vice president of architecture and emerging technologies, and vice president of web technology. Heck assumed his current role in April 2008.
General Partner, Canaan Partners
Dedicated to building stellar communications companies, Maha Ibrahim brings deep operational experience in the telecom industry to Canaan. Maha Ibrahim joined Canaan in March 2000 and focuses on digital media, networking and wireless investments. Known in the industry for her sharp business acumen and focused approach to investing, Maha has worked with some of the nation’s smartest entrepreneurs to build innovative companies from the ground up. A thought leader with deep insight into which business models will disrupt the status quo and propel companies to market dominance, Maha is a frequent speaker at digital media and venture conferences.
Senior Manager Innovation and Web 2.0 Technologies, Pfizer
Steve has worked in business technology in many areas of Enterprise IT, from clinical trials management, financial reporting and payments systems, and identity management to innovation and Enterprise 2.0 collaboration systems. Besides developing custom applications and implementing off-the-shelf packages, Steve has more recently successfully used Software-as-a-Service as a delivery model for his applications. He has a passion for enabling web-based collaboration, particularly related to idea management and context-based social networks. Before taking the plunge into the world of technology, Steve earned his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Connecticut in Natural Resources, studying fish biology and conservation.
Managing Director, Hummer Winblad
Mitchell has over 30 years of experience as a CEO of public and private software companies. Most recently, he was Chairman and CEO of Liberate Technologies, a provider of platform software for the delivery of digital services by cable television companies. Previously he was chairman of the board and CEO of Sybase, Inc., and founder and CEO of Powersoft, which merged with Sybase in February 1995. In 1991, Hummer Winblad invested in the company, which became the leading provider of client-server development tools with its flagship product, PowerBuilder. The merger with Sybase in 1995 was, at the time, the most valuable in the history of the software industry.
Thought Leader and Founder, Altimeter Group
Charlene Li is an independent thought leader on emerging technologies, with a specific focus on social technologies, interactive media, and marketing. She has a blog, “The Altimeter” that discusses these topics at blog.altimetergroup.com. She is also the co-author of the business bestseller, “Groundswell: Winning In A World Transformed By Social Technologies”, published by Harvard Business Press in May 2008. Charlene is one of the most frequently-quoted industry analysts and has appeared on 60 Minutes, The McNeil NewsHour, ABC News, CNN, and CNBC. She is also frequently quoted by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USAToday, Reuters, and The Associated Press. She is a much-sought after public speaker and has presented frequently at top technology conferences such as Web 2.0 Expo, SXSW, and adTech.
Partner, Morgenthaler Ventures
Gary was named to the 2008 and 2009 Forbes Midas 100 lists honoring the most successful and influential people in venture capital. He focuses on Internet services and software investments. His investments include NexTag, Netli (acq. by Akamai), TimesTen (acq. by Oracle) and KnowledgeNet (acq. by Thompson). Gary currently serves on the boards of Rhythm NewMedia, JasperSoft, Mule Source and Opinmind. He previously served on the board of imeem. Gary joined Morgenthaler Ventures in 1997. Previously, he served in several roles at Apple Computer, including SVP of Apple’s Power Macintosh Division, VP Sales Americas, and Sr. Dir of Marketing for Apple’s Pacific division (China, Japan, Asia, Latin America, Canada).
Senior Director, Windows Azure Partner Business Development and Strategy, Microsoft
Michael is responsible for crafting and implementing the partner programs and strategy, which will help create a vibrant and successful ecosystem for Windows Azure. In addition to building the marketing and support programs for Windows Azure, Michael also is responsible for the Windows Azure Marketplace, which is geared at helping connect buyers and sellers of services or software designed for Windows Azure. Michael has been with Microsoft for over eight years. He started at Microsoft supporting the MSN Communications product group (now Windows Live) and was involved in brokering such relationships as the instant messaging interconnection between Yahoo and Microsoft’s public networks. Prior to Microsoft Michael worked at Yahoo and Disney Online.
Senior Writer, Fast Company
When she’s not chasing future Presidents or leaping social networks in a single bound, Ellen McGirt occasionally shows up at her job as Senior Writer at Fast Company magazine. She covers a range of business topics, but never stops looking for the writer’s holy grail: The business ideas – and people – who are changing the world. McGirt joined Fast Company in February 2007 from Fortune, where she was a senior writer. She was also a columnist and editor-at-large for Money, where she covered a wide variety of health care, consumer, personal finance and investing topics. McGirt has served as a guest correspondent for CNN’s American Morning, and has appeared frequently on Good Morning America, CBS Early Today, NBC Nightly News, CNBC, CNN, and American Public Media.
President, Cloud Business, Rackspace
Lew Moorman is instrumental in driving strategic planning, product development and new business initiatives for Rackspace. He joined the company in April of 2000 and has served a variety of strategy and marketing roles throughout the company’s growth. Before joining Rackspace, Moorman held several positions at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, advising a variety of high technology clients on critical strategic issues.
Editor at Large, CNET News
Rafe Needleman is Editor at large for CNET Networks and producer of the weekly tech issues podcast, Reporters’ Roundtable, a site about Web-based products and startups. Rafe has been a technology editor and writer since 1988. His experience and perspective makes him a keen judge of what works and what doesn’t. Previously, Rafe wrote Catch of the Day for Red Herring. He has written for Business 2.0, Always On, and Release 1.0. He has also edited several publications, including Byte Magazine, where he was editor in chief.
Mr. Phillpott is CIO for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, a leading provider of drugs for the treatment of Diabetes. Mr. Phillpott has over 20 years of broad experience in information technology and management that includes Fortune 500 and large global manufacturing companies. Prior to joining Amylin, Mr. Phillpott was CIO of Proflowers.com, a high volume e-commerce retailer. Steve was VP of IT for Global Enterprise Applications at Invitrogen(now Life Technologies Corp). Prior to that, he held various leadership positions at companies including Memec(Avnet), Gateway and Qualcomm.
Associate Information Consultant, Eli Lilly
Dave Powers has worked 19 years with the technical administration, architecture and systems engineering involved in large scale enterprise system administration and High Performance Computing. Dave is currently leading the cloud computing transformation at Eli Lilly and Company and has been actively involved in the analysis, selection and implementation of innovative cloud computing services and technologies and their application to the day-to-day tactical business needs as well as their alignment with the strategic vision of Eli Lilly and Company.
VP Technology Manager, Wells Fargo
Bipin Sahni is a vice president in Wells Fargo’s Wholesale Banking group. As the manager of the Wholesale Architecture & CEO-Mobile application development team, Bipin is responsible for providing and setting the direction for the application architecture for the wholesale banking products rendered through our CEO Portal, he also is responsible for application development of the CEO-Mobile channel. Bipin also leads the Research & Development team, which is constantly looking for new technologies, to fill gaps in the technology area. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Bipin, started out as application developer in India, working for Hexaware InfoSystems and then moved to become the lead for the production databases for Wells Fargo, supporting the wholesale Lob’s.
Founder, Stage Two
Jeremy Toeman is an expert in consumer lifestyle technology. Over the past ten years he has designed, built, and marketed numerous award-winning products in the “convergence” space. Jeremy founded Stage Two in October ’06, where he and his team advise companies on product design, go-to-market strategy, messaging/positioning, social media, and PR services. Stage Two clients have included Best Buy, Boxee.TV, NETGEAR, Pogoplug, Clicker.com, Bug Labs, DivX, Electronic Arts (EA), Vudu, and others. Jeremy was also a cofounder of Mediabolic (acquired by Macrovision in 2007), a VP at Sling Media (acquired by Echostar in 2007), founder of Legacy Locker, and on the advisory board of numerous startups and non-profits.
Market Manager, Cloud Computing and Data Center Virtualization, Cisco
James Urquhart manages cloud computing and data center virtualization marketing for the Data Center Solutions group at Cisco. One of the most respected subject matter experts on the cloud, he is also the author of the popular C|NET Blog Network blog, The Wisdom of Clouds (http://news.cnet.com/the-wisdom-of-clouds). Mr. Urquhart is a seasoned field technologist with almost 20 years of experience in distributed systems development and deployment, focusing on service-oriented architectures, cloud computing, and virtualization.
Managing Director, Mayfield Fund
Robin’s clear understanding of software technology served him well in his early career as an entrepreneur. As a managing director in the firm, he is applying these insights primarily to enterprise software, particularly in applications and infrastructure involving security and open source technologies. Robin currently serves on the boards of Alfresco, Centrify, GroundWork Open Source Solutions, Informance International, Kickfire and TrueDemand Software, as well as leading the firm’s investment in Webroot. Prior to joining Mayfield in 1999, Robin was a founder and/or key member of several successful software start-ups, including CATS Software, Infinity Financial Technology, acquired by SunGard (SDS), and Risk Management Solutions.
Strategy and Emerging Services Vice President, Corporate Bus. Development, AT&T
Joe Weinman leads global portfolio strategy and business development for AT&T, the world’s largest telecommunications and information technology firm. A 28-year veteran of the company, a prolific inventor and author, and frequent global keynote speaker, he has held a variety of executive positions of increasing responsibility spanning research and development at AT&T Bell Laboratories, marketing, sales, product management, engineering and operations, and corporate strategy and business development.
Abiquo began in 2006 with an open-source product and has developed the Enterprise Edition into the leading Cloud management and enablement software. Abiquo empowers enterprises of all sizes to dramatically improve business agility, mitigate risk, and reduce costs. With Abiquo, organizations can create and manage private, public and hybrid Clouds leveraging globally deployed computing infrastructure, comprising unlimited physical resources, through a “single pane of glass”. As a result, Abiquo customers are able to significantly decrease the cost and complexity of managing their virtual IT environments, while maintaining control of the physical infrastructure and increasing agility to change hypervisors as needed.
@abiquo Located in Redwood City, CA
Axcient is an innovator of comprehensive data protection SaaS solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The company’s hybrid on-premise and cloud data protection and business continuity service is the first of its kind to make business continuity and backup simple for SMBs. The pay-as-you-grow service features zero infrastructure, license, or software costs, thereby eliminating capital expenditures and minimizing operating expenses to meet SMB requirements for affordability and simplicity.
@axcient Located in Mountain View, CA
Cloudkick is a management tool and portability layer for cloud based infrastructure. Cloudkick provides a common set of tools, such as performance trending and fault detection, that work no matter what cloud provider you choose. This means companies can run their infrastructure on Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud, GoGrid, etc, and never have to worry about what tools are used to manage their infrastructure. Additionally, with Hybrid Cloudkick, companies can to manage their existing non-cloud infrastructure as if it was cloud based. This gives the administrator a unified set of management tools and APIs for cloud and dedicated servers.
@cloudkick Located in San Jose, CA
Easily share your files, recover previous versions, and prevent data loss.
CTERA delivers next-generation storage solutions that combine the convenience of Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances with the reliability and scalability of online backup and storage services. Founded by experienced entrepreneurs and executives from the networking and security industry, CTERA is changing the face of storage and data backup, by introducing Cloud Attached Storage™.
@ctera Located in Palo Alto, CA
Egnyte provides the On Demand File Server for professionals and businesses to store company files, share with the team and backup personal computers. No Hardware, No IT. Unlimited Storage. The physical file server architecture has not evolved with the times. Egnyte’s On Demand File Server provides the benefits of a Cloud based solution. Recently, Egnyte has launched a complementary solution to its existing On Demand File Server, the “Local Cloud” on cheap commodity hardware. The unique combination of the Cloud based File Server coupled with the Local Cloud provides the benefits of unlimited storage, secure access anywhere, easy file collaboration, built in disaster recover – of the Cloud; and fast access, off-line access and ability to run client server application locally.
@egnyte Located in Mountain View, CA
enStratus is a cloud infrastructure management platform for deploying and operating enterprise-class applications in the cloud. enStratus has a multi-cloud architecture that focuses on security and high availability for mission-critical web applications. We enable an enterprise to run applications that operate on sensitive data in a cloud infrastructure and exceed the service levels supported by the underlying cloud provider.
@enstratus Located in Minneapolis, MN
Eucalyptus is an open-source software infrastructure for implementing “cloud computing” on clusters. The infrastructure is designed to support multiple client-side interfaces. Eucalyptus is implemented using commonly available Linux tools and basic Web-service technologies making it easy to install and maintain.
@eucalyptus Located in Goleta, CA
eVapt’s software solution is the only pluggable monetization platform for online subscription business service providers. eVapt’s platform allows online web based software service vendors to handle flexible pricing, manage subscriptions, meter service usage, bill customers and integrate with existing CRM and accounting processes. The platform also allows providers to offer their end users self-service capabilities such as bill verification.
@evapt Located in Austin, TX
Heroku is a leading provider of cloud computing, offering a Ruby platform as a service focused on ease of use, automation, and reliability. The San Francisco, CA-based company is a passionate and active supporter of Ruby technologies and cloud architecture. Tens of thousands of developers worldwide have deployed over 53,000 applications to Heroku. For more information, please visit http://heroku.com and http://blog.heroku.com or follow Heroku on Twitter at http://twitter.com/heroku.
@heroku Located in San Francisco, CA
Mezeo provides a deployable platform for cloud storage that enables IT hosting providers, managed service providers, SaaS providers, and converged telcos to immediately offer and monetize cloud storage services. Our Cloud Storage Platform Solutions include Cloud Storage with advanced Web services APIs, Access Cloud Storage, SaaS Cloud Storage and Personal Cloud Storage. These solutions feature secure file storage, advanced file sharing and collaboration, content tagging and true anywhere access from an integrated Windows desktop, rich Web 2.0 browsers and iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile native client access. Mezeo is easy to deploy, highly scalable and secure, with well-designed APIs for platform extensibility.
@Mezeo Located in Houston, TX
New Relic, Inc. offers a SaaS solution called RPM, a web application performance management solution that enables developers to monitor application performance and quickly detect, diagnose, and fix performance problems in real time. New Relic has more than 3500 customers using RPM to monitor and manage production Java and Ruby on Rails applications. RPM Lite is a free, fully supported version for unlimited use. Installation and setup take less than 2 minutes. Investors include Benchmark Capital and Trinity Ventures.
@NewRelic Located in San Francisco, CA
RunMyProcess enables agile enterprise information systems, providing you with the means to increase the ROI of your technology investments. RunMyProcess combines the benefits of a pay-per-use model, of an on demand delivery and of a process oriented integration approach.
@runmyprocess Located in Paris, France
Software developers want to deliver new features faster. To do so responsibly requires heavy use of automation. Setting up automation infrastructure is difficult, expensive, tedious and high-maintenance. Sauce Labs solves that by offering an instant cloud appliance that is a simple-to-adopt, software test infrastructure. Sauce Labs frees software developers to spend more time doing what they’re good at and through massive parallelization, find bugs sooner so features get deployed faster. What’s your favorite sauce?!?
@saucelabs Located in San Francisco, CA
Sonian is a technology platform and hosted services company on a mission to help millions of organizations world-wide manage their critical IT functions such as archiving, search, compliance, e-discovery and storage management. The Sonian platform is easy to use, cost effective, scalable and secure. The Company leverages a mixture of Web 2.0 frame works, open source components, proprietary intellectual property, and grid computing utility infrastructure to deliver competitive hosted services at a fraction of the cost of other current vendors.
@sonian Located in Newton, MA
Symplified is the On Demand Identity Company. Our network delivered services – Symplified Access and Symplified KeyChain enable enterprises to securely and simply manage SaaS and on-premise Web identity. Symplifed solves the challenges of managing user access and SSO – allowing you to extend existing infrastructure seamlessly to the cloud.
@Symplified Located in Boulder, CO
Tap In Systems provides systems management services for cloud-based applications. Traditional systems management tools are not designed to work in a virtualized environment. Founded by IT management veterans, Tap In Systems is developing systems management services to respond to the unique needs of today’s increasingly heterogeneous and virtual IT infrastructures. It’s cloud-based, scalable monitoring service can manage both cloud and on-premises systems, providing the operational status views, performance reports, and automation processes required to keep applications running smoothly.
Located in San Francisco, CA
Twilio hosts a telephony infrastructure web service “in the cloud”, allowing web programmers to integrate real-time phone calls into their applications. Twilio’s patent-pending simple, powerful API minimizes the learning curve required to build advanced, reliable voice communications applications that solve real business needs. The company’s simple Pay-As-You-Go pricing model means customers pay for capacity only when they need it, not before.
@twilio Located in San Francisco, CA
Usable Security Systems was acquired by Webroot in 2010.
Usable keeps your secrets safe in the cloud. With UsableLogin, websites can instantly deploy “zero footprint”, multifactor authentication that is both secure and easy to use. Websites can seamlessly integrate UsableLogin into their existing authentication systems without changing their infrastructure and without burdening users with hardware or complex procedures. Usable is a pioneer in cloud computing security. Our innovative design dynamically creates secure, unique passwords by combining secrets from the user’s computer and multiple cloud locations. Users can login securely to any
UsableLogin-enabled website with one simple codeword. A browser add-on extends the benefits of UsableLogin to any website.
uTest is the world’s largest marketplace for software testing services. The company provides real-world testing services through its community of 20,000+ professional testers from 158 countries around the world. More than 1,000 companies – from web startups to global software leaders – have signed up for the uTest marketplace to get their web, desktop and mobile applications tested. More information can be found at http://www.utest.com or the company’s software testing blog at http://blog.utest.com.
@utest Located in Southborough, MA
Virsto, founded by seasoned server and storage management experts, is inventing storage management for the virtual server age. We believe every server should be virtualized so that cloud and enterprise data centers can be more responsive, green, and inexpensive to build and operate. But bloated storage infrastructure, designed for the pre-virtual age, means that half of servers can’t go virtual. Virsto’s mission is to obliterate the storage barriers to universal deployment of virtual servers. We are seeking additional beta customers and partners for the products we’ll be launching later this year.
@virsto Located in Sunnyvale, CA
Zephyr is an on-demand Enterprise Test Management company. Our innovative solution manages all aspects of the testing lifecycle, integrates various test tools and systems (on-premise and cloud-based) and provides global access, collaboration and management visibility. Built on an extensible management platform and leveraging Amazon’s Cloud infrastructure, Zephyr provides end-to-end management of the testing lifecycle in the test department including resources, releases and sprints, test cases, scheduling, test execution, defects, documents, collaboration and all aspects of reporting and metrics in real-time. Customers see dramatic improvements in quality, productivity and time-to-market, all while reducing costs and decreasing TCO.
@yourzephyr Located in Fremont, CA
Zetta delivers scalable enterprise class storage with high security, high integrity and full POSIX compliance across standard protocols and features sets. Zetta brings the features, transparency and control of true enterprise class storage to the cloud.
@zettanet Located in Sunnyvale, CA
Zimory technology enables the most efficient use of infrastructure resources – harnessing heterogeneous virtual servers across one — or many — data centers to build an internal computing cloud. Zimory technology then enables the harnessing of those internal clouds — providing companies of all sizes instant, easy and flexible access to external computing power and giving capacity providers the ability to generate additional revenue.
@zimory Located in Berlin, Germany
Zuora is the fastest-growing on-demand subscription billing and payment service. Zuora’s subscription management platform lets customers focus on creating, managing, and growing their core business, not on their infrastructure. Zuora’s Z-Billing and Z-Payments products make it fast and easy to launch new products, scale operations, and automate subscription billing and recurring payments in one solution. Zuora was founded by SaaS industry veterans Tien Tzuo, former chief strategy officer from salesforce.com, and K.V Rao, an early employee of WebEx, where he forged key alliances and signed on fortune 50 companies. Zuora is based in Redwood City, California.