On September 9, 2010 in Menlo Park, SDForum was a sponsor to IBM SmartCamp! This is the sixth event bringing entrepreneurs, investors and mentors together to build a smarter planet. Claudia Fan Munce, VP of IBMâ€™s Venture Capital Group, introduced Gerald Mooney, GM for IBMâ€™s Public Sector, who talked about â€œSmarter Cities for a Smarter Planet.â€
Deborah Magid, Director of IBMâ€™s Venture Capital Group explained how the finalists qualified for SmartCamp. The panel of judges consisted of Susan Lucas Conwell of SDForum, Curtis Mo of DLA Piper, Gerald Mooney and Ann Winblad. The finalists were Kyle Brinkman and Jason Kiesel of CitySourced, Neil Helfrich of iFind Systems, Zia Yusuf of Streetline, Shahram Javey of Aquacue and Albert Santalo CareCloud. The judges chose two winners: CareCloud and Streetline.
Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad presentation was â€œFrom Start to Finish: Building a High Performance Company.â€ She advised startups working with IBM to be patient but persistent when working with IBM.
Mark Hanny, VP of IBM ISV and Developer Relations made the closing remarks.
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