Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in Palo Alto at SAP, GABA presented “Big Data: Where to Start And What Does it Take?” Maureen Vavra, Partner at StrataFusion moderated panelists Ragnar Kruse, CEO and Co-Founder at smaato, Scott Kurth, Director, Data Insights R&D at Accenture Technology Labs, David Sonnenschein, Vice President, Strategic Business Development at SAP Labs and Michael Zeller, CEO and Co-Founder at Zementis. Despite the hype, big data forces us to use the logic in our head as much as the logic in our technology. More data requires more thought. Despite Hadoop and NoSQL, you may still find yourself using SQL and even the Socratic method to ask the right questions and get the right answers. Look for and retain the the database experts you have in the expanding and competitive market for skills. A experienced ETL professional can leverage their existing skills and combine them with new analytics tools to find answers you need.
On May 18, 2013 in Sunnyvale at Microsoft, the SVC-Wireless held a mobile and Internet Conference. The featured speakers are below.
Noman Ali, Founder & CEO, Peanut Labs
Kayvan Baroumand, CEO, NestGSV
Chandra De Keyser, Co-Founder & CEO, Moodme
Ben Chen, President, West Region Operation, China Unicom Americas
Chris Gill, CEO, SVForum
Stewart Gunther, Co-Founder and Managing Director, VC ~ Private Equity Roundtable
Twyla M Guyette, Manager, IBM ISV & Developer Relations
Dongxu He, Founder, Gamegou
Lilly Huang, Director, SVBank
Jack Jia, Partner, GSR Preston Reed, Founder & CEO, Footmarks
Fang Li, Founder, Swarmpix
Christian Limon, Director of Developer Relations
Xinhua Liu, CMO, Kingsoft
Willie Lu, Chief Architect of Mobile Cloud Platform, Technaut Intellectual Ventures
Laurence Marks, Chief Revenue Officer, Blue Kangaroo
Bob Miller, Co-Founder & CEO, CloudPrime
Tuyen Nguyen, Mobile Partnership Management, Google
Joe Jasin, Managing Director, DNA Partners
Mike Mayo, Cloud Developer Evangelist, Rackspace
Michael Pachos, Principal, Samsung Venture
Charles Tan, Managing Partner, Lumiera Holdings, LLC
Cheng Tang, Founder, Infolife
Mari Tangredi, Co-Founder & VP, CloudPrime
Edward Tsai, VP, DCM Paul Kohler, Global Technology Strategist, VMWare
Hua Wang, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Innovation Works
JianShuo Wang, CEO, Baixing
Vivien Wang, Partner, Deloitte
Carina Wu, Global Partnership Manager, Silu.com
Le Xu, Founder, TinyMobi
Kai Zhang, Founder, CooTek
Rui Zhang, Founder, Dreaming Game
XiangDong Zhang, Presient, GDT
Lixin Zhen, Founder, INTSIG
Michael Zhong, Standing Representative, Shanghai Yangpu US Innovation Center
On Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in Palo Alto at PARC, SVForum’s 3D Printing and Scanning SIG presented “Printed Intelligence.” Speakers included Brian Palacios of Praefectus Fabrum, Janos Veres of PARC’s Printed Electronics team and Leon Wong, Director, Market Strategy at PARC. They discussed printing semiconductors, flexible circuits, sensor arrays, memory arrays; batteries and display devices.
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On Monday February 13, 2012 in San Jose, the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service, City of San Jose, San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Consulate General of Brazil in San Francisco, BayBrazil and the US-Brazil Business Council presented “Export Opportunities in Brazil for California Green Companies.” Brazil’s government policies for sustainable energy independence contribute dramatically to its growing economy. This event demonstrated the many resources available for California companies to do business in Brazil.
Joanne Vliet, Director, Silicon Valley Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce, Dick Castner of US Chamber of Commerce and Joe Hedges of the City of San Jose welcomed the attendees.
Matthew Mahood, President & CEO, San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce talked about the opportunities for Silicon Valley green technology companies. The Honorable Eduardo Prisco Ramos, Consul General of Brazil in San Francisco gave an overview of Brazil compared to the United States and the consulate’s role in encouraging trade.
Dr. Michael Conniff of the Global Studies Program at the Silicon Valley Center for Global Innovation and Immigration at San Jose State University, moderated the first panel. Natalie Kehle, Analyst at the International Infrastructure Department, Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paulo (FIESP) had excellent pointers about doing business in Brazil. Shannon Fraser, a Clean Tech Trade Specialist at the Silicon Valley Export Assistance Center for the U.S. Department of Commerce spoke about the resources available to help business get started. Kathleen McInerney, Director of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council talked about how her organization increases communication and cooperation between the two countries.
Margarise Correa, Founder of BayBrazil moderated the second panel. Calvin Lam, Commercial Banking Officer at GBC International Bank spoke on the local resources and success stories of Silicon Valley companies in Brazil. Rob Guthrie, Business Initiatives Specialist of the Office of Renewable Energy & Environmental Exports at the Export-Import Bank discussed the bank’s unique history and how it helps bridge the gaps for trade. Jeff Lund, Vice President of Business Development of Echelon explained how they do business with Brazil.
Carlos Eduardo de Senna Figueiredo, Economist, National Confederation of Industry for Brazil (CNI) gave the closing keynote on Brazil’s economic growth.
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