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Jun. 7, 2011 IBF Incubators And Tech Transfer

On June 7, 2011 in Redwood City at the Sofitel, the International Business Forum (IBF) held the 22nd annual Venture Capital Investing Conference.

One session was “Incubation: The Premier Resource To Accelerate Innovation.” Susan Lucas Conwell of SDForum moderated panelists Alfredo Coppola of US Market Access, Camilla Rygaard-Hjalsted of Innovation Center Denmark and John McIntyre of Citrix Startup Accelerator. They talked about how incubators can help entrepreneurs by providing space, expertise and connections to encourage success.

Another session was “Turning Government Green Into Venture Gold.” Joe Sciabica of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory explained to David Novak of Inventis Group how investors can take advantage of technology transfer from the Air Force.

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Oct. 26, 2010 SDF Future of Health Innovation

On October 26, 2010 in Palo Alto at Stanford University, SDForum and Innovation Center Denmark held a two day event called the “Future of Health Innovation.” The event covered the “health life cycle” and the new solutions optimizing a healthcare system for the individual. This ranged from promoting healthy living and preventing diseases to better managing and sharing of data between physician, hospital, pharmacy and patient. Done properly it can reduce costs and increase wellness.

Camilla Rygaard-Hjalsted of Innovation Center Denmark and Susan Lucas-Conwell of SDForum welcomed the attendees.

Erik Rasmussen of Monday Morning’s talked about “The Health Journey.” Bertel Haarder, Danish Minister of Interior and Health gave a keynote on ”Entering the Health Age – a Danish perspective.” Hal Wolf of Kaiser Permanente countered with his keynote “Entering the health age – a US perspective.” Erik Rasmussen then moderated a fireside chat with both Haarder and Wolf on ideas and visions in health innovation from two spearheading parts of the world called “Where do we go from here?”

Susan Lucas-Conwell of SDForum moderated panelists Lene Asholm of National Board of Health, Henning Bruun-Schmidt of IBM ACURE, Matthew Douglass of Practice Fusion and Adams Dudley of UCSF. The subject was “Electronic Medical Records.”

Drew L. Clark of IBM Venture Capital Group gave a keynote “Sustainability on a Smarter Planet: Smarter Hospitals from the Earth up.”

In the afternoon there was showcases of innovation in healthcare IT-systems with Patrick Hulsen of Daintel, Jan Waage of Medical Insight, Lene Grosen and Dr. Henrik Schroll of DAK-E.

Philip Korn of TriNet moderated panelists Anne DeGheest of Medstars Ventures, Dr. Louis Lange of Asset Management, Dan Munro of ipatient and Henrik Bjerregaard Jensen of MedCom. They discussed integrating and educating the IT systems for tomorrow.

Adam Bosworth of KEAS gave a keynote about “Taking health online.”

Jody Ranck of mHealth Alliance moderated panelists Henrik Bennetsen of KataLabs & Mette Terp Hoybye, Stanford, Torben Nielsen of myRegence.com, and Michael Nichols of HealthTap on “Best practices in online health care.”

Mette McCall of McCall Media moderated a fireside chat with the Nordic Chef, Claus Meyer, entrepreneur and co-owner of NOMA Restaurant and “Doctor Slim”, Arne Astrup, Human Nutrition Dept. Head, University of Copenhagen on the subject ”Eat right now! – a debate on how to promote health and healthy living through food.”

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Sept. 9, 2010 SDF IBM SmartCamp

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 IBM’s Venture Capital Group, introduced Gerald Mooney, GM for IBM’s Public Sector, who talked about “Smarter Cities for a Smarter Planet.”

Deborah Magid, Director of IBM’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 “From Start to Finish: Building a High Performance Company.” 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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