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Jun. 24, 2010 SDF Visionary Awards 2

On June 24, 2010 at Kelly Porter’s home in Lost Alto Hills, SDForum held its annual Visionary Awards. It was a great chance to meet people who change history.

Previous visionaries attending were Forest Baskett of New Enterprise Associates, Bill Draper of Draper Richards, Doug Engelbart of Stanford, James Gosling, Diane Greene of VMware, Steve Kirsch of Propel, Steven Levy of Wired and Ann Winblad of Hummer Winblad. This year the first visionary was Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn introduced by Jeff Weiner. The second visionary was Arthur C. Patterson of Accel Partners introduced by Ram Varadarajan of Arcot Systems. The third visionary was Brent Schlender of Techonomy introduced by Bill Gates of Microsoft. The third visionary was Chris Shipley of Guidewire Group introduced by Wendy Lea of Get Satisfaction.

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June 25, 2008 SDF Visionary Awards

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On June 20, 2008, Heidi Roizen hosted the SDForum’s 2008 Visionary Awards, given to pioneers leading the way in high technology. Executive Director Susan Lucas-Conwell welcomed San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed who praised this year’s guests and awardees. Scott Sandell of NEA introduced fellow partner and Visionary Forrest Baskett. Dr. Mendel Rosenblum of VMware introduced his CEO and Visionary Diane Greene. Tim Haley of Redpoint introduced Netflix founder and Visionary Reed Hastings. Dr. Richard C. Atkinson of the University of California introduced Qualcomm chairman and Visionary Irwin Jacobs. John Markoff of the New York Times introduced Visionary Steven Levy who recently left Newsweek to begin writing for Wired magazine. Text from DJCline.com. Continue reading June 25, 2008 SDF Visionary Awards