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Dec. 5, 2013 SVForum Game On Technology And Sports

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On December 5, 2013 in Palo Alto at SAP, SVForum held “Game On! Technology Meets Sports Conference.” Muthu Alagappan of Ayasdi gave the first keynote. Jon Gonzales of Procopio of introduced Kunal Malik of the San Francisco 49ers. Stephen Byrd of STATS talked about the rise of content and statistics. Lauren Hepler of Silicon Valley Business Journal moderated panelists Rishi Diwan of SAP, Gary McCoy of Catapult Sports, and Mike Musuris of Spinball Enterprises. Tracy Hughes of Silicon Valley Sports Ventures had a fireside chat with Tim Chang of Mayfield Fund and Jef Holove of Basis. Howard Greenfield of NXP Software moderated panelists Abel Cuskelly of Pogoseat, Kyle Ellicott of Wearable World, Jonathan Joseph of FantasyBrain and Shailo Rao of Beyond The Box. Phillip Kahn of Fullpower Technologies gave the third keynote. Jennifer Franklin of Comcast Sportsnet moderated panelists Ward Bullard of Google+, Anders Knox of GAGA Sports and Entertainment, Fortune 500 CEO Amy Love and Warren Packard of Thuuz Sports. Christine Anderson of Sportsvision gave the closing remarks.

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Dec. 3, 2013 SVForum PWC Electric Cars

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On December 3, 2013 in Palo Alto At Pillsbury Winthrop, SVForum and PWC held a breakfast discussion on the rise of electric vehicles. Alison Leopold Tilley of Pillsbury moderated panelists Mark Platshon of Birchmere Ventures, John Suh of Hyundai Ventures, and Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media. Some unmanned electric vehicles may fly while many ground vehicles will be self driving. While most will use lithium ion batteries, there are new materials that may be cheaper with more capacity.

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Nov. 5, 2013 SVForum Adobe Cloud Transition

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On November 5, 2013 in Mountain View at Microsoft, the SVForum’s Cloud and Virtualization SIG hosted “Adobe’s Transitioning to the Cloud –One Team’s View.” Adobe’s Computer Scientist / QE Manager Tim Beauchamp and Senior Program Manager Lori Tregoning discussed how to take a group of components from a traditional waterfall development process for a suite delivery to a “Shippable Anytime” mentality and methodology.

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Sep. 26, 2013 SVForum Tech Women Male Advocates

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On Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Cupertino at Apple, SVForum’s Tech Women SIG presented “Male Advocates Matter: How to Engage Men in Gender Diversity Efforts.” Catherine Ashcraft, Senior Researcher at NCWIT moderated panelists Shampa Banerjee, VP- Engineering at Socialtext, Genevieve Haldeman, VP- Global Communications at Plantronics, Jeevan Kalanithi, CEO of Sifteo and George Northup, CEO of Memeo. They discussed how male influencers and advocates are critical for the advancement of women in technology. The better a company’s employees reflect the society they work in, the better they will understand their customers. A diverse workforce brings together new people and ideas that spur innovation. If you can find some experience in your life where you can identify with someone different, then you might be able to help them and your company.


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Sep. 17, 2013 SVForum Southard Jones Birst

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On September 17, 2013 in Palo Alto at SAP, SVForum BI SIG hosted Southard Jones of Birst’s presentation “BI and Discovery Finally Available in the Cloud.” Jones said Birst’s own automated data warehouse, ETL and visual analytics give meaning to raw data in a business context so they can solve real world problems quickly.

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Sep. 12, 2013 SVForum Siamak Ashrafi Google Glass

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On September 12, 2013 in San Francisco at Nixon Peabody, SVForum Emerging Technology hosted Bio-Computational Specialist Siamak Ashrafi’s presentation “Embedded Technology / Functional Fashion (Demo of Google Glass) and the future of mobile.” Ash talked about the convergence of wearable computing, functional fashion and smartphones. Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) are replacing traditional dedicated embedded systems with smartphone apps leveraging internal sensors and antennas. He then compared and contrasted devices like the Nike+ Fuelband,  Lark, Fitbit, Jawbone UP, BodyBug, Motoactv, MSP430, Google Glass, Recon Jet and GlassUP. He wrapped up with what ware we will wear. Say that three times fast.

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Sep 11, 2013 SVForum Matt Haines Of IMP

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On September 11, 2013 in Santa Clara at Qualcomm, SVForum Digital Media SIG Chair Bob Ketner introduced Matt Haines, the Developer Community Manager at Imp. Haines talked about how Imp can make designing “The Internet Of Things” easier. Imp wants to a hardware and software environment that removes all the headaches of creating a wireless device so companies can focus on features they do best.

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Jul. 11, 2013 SVForum After CMOS

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On July 11, 2013 in San Francisco at Nixon Peabody, the SVForum Emerging Tech SIG hosted Dr. Jeffrey J. Welser, Director, Almaden Services Research & Accelerated Discovery Lab at IBM’s presentation “When Scaling Hits The End Of The Road.” Moore’s Law talks about ever increasing computing power for less cost. Welser talked about the physical limits of increasing the performance per dollar in semiconductor chips by scaling the dimensions of the field-effect transistor (FET) in Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) technology. He then discussed newer logic devices, circuits and architecture that might be less volatile, use less power and easier to reconfigure.

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Jul. 10, 2013 SVForum Rapid Iteration Internet Of Things

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On July 10, 2013 in Santa Clara at Qualcomm, SVForum’s Digital Media SIG hosted Jeff McAlvay, Tempo Automation’s Co-Founder and CEO’s presentation “Rapid Iteration for an Internet of Things.” McAlvay demonstrated a software application and a robot that can etch traces, apply solder paste, place components, reflow connections, and test a circuit board.

McAlvay said “Today, prototypes cost thousands of dollars (folks in the audience mentioned prototypes they had seen that cost $1500 and $8000).  In the future, prototypes will have a shorter iteration cycle, stay securely within the company’s walls, and be more affordable.”

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Jul. 8, 2013 SVForum Visionaries


Here are some pictures of SVForum’s Visionaries over the years. Contact me for rights and permissions. Pictured are Forest Baskett, Eric Benhamou, Marc Benioff, Vinton Cerf, John Chambers, James Clark, John Doerr, William H. Draper III, Esther Dyson, Doug Engelbart, Judy Estrin, Carly Fiorina, Bill Gates, Louis Gerstner, James Gosling, Diane Greene, Promod Haque, Reed Hastings, Dr. Hermann Hauser, Trip Hawkins, John Hennessy, Reid Hoffman, Dr. Irwin Mark Jacobs, Guy Kawasaki, Vinod Khosla, Steve Kirsch, Dick Kramlich, Sandra Kurtzig, Steven Levy, Scott McNealy, Craig O. McCaw, Gordon Moore, Michael Mortiz, Walter S. Mossberg, Nathan Myhrvold, Ray Ozzie, Arthur Patterson, Arthur Rock, T.J. Rodgers, Heidi Roizen, Brent Schlender, Terry Semel, Chris Shipley, Larry Sonsini, Guy L. “Bud” Tribble, Ann Winblad, Steve Wozniak.

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I am still looking through the archives for Marc Andreessen, Craig R. Barrett, Carol Bartz, Andy Bechtolsheim, Grady Booch, John Seely Brown, Nolan Bushnell, Kaye Caldwell, Edwin Catmull, JoMei Chang, Alfred Chuang, Ron Conway, Scott Cook, Alan Cooper, Donna Dubinsky, Kamran Elahian, Charles Geschke, Jeff Hawkins, Gerald Kearby, Kay Koplovitz, Robert Metcalfe, Catherine Muther, Pierre Omidyar, Tom Proulx, Sandy Robertson, Alain Rossman, Jeff Skoll, Jimmy Treybig, John Warnock, Jerry Yang.

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Jul. 2, 2013 SVForum Cloud DevOps

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On July 2, 2013 in Mountain View at Microsoft, the SVForum Cloud and Virtualization SIG presented “DevOps: A Practical Guide” by Damon Edwards of DTO Solutions. Edwards showed how to make the case, educate the players, design and execute a DevOps project.

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Jul. 1, 2013 SVForum 3D Printing Gestures

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On July 1, 2013 in Mountain View at Microsoft, the SVForum 3D Printing and Scanning SIG presented “Gesture Interfaces for 3D Modeling.”Stephan Adams, founder of Artiful.net demonstrated the creation of virtual art that is then printed into physical objects of art. Raja Jasti, CEO of ZeroUI used a Kinect to create a colored vase on a virtual potters wheel.

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Jun. 5, 2013 SVForum Launch Silicon Valley And Visionary Awards


On June 5, 2013 in San Francisco at UBM, SVForum held a press conference to present the winners of Launch! Silicon Valley: Algorithms, Bugcrowd, E3 Clean Technologies , FLASHiZ, OnFarm and WHILL. SVForum also announced this year’s Visionaries are Steve Blank, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Academician, Peter H. Diamandis, Chairman/CEO of the XPrize Foundation Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google and Padmasree Warrior, CTO of Cisco. Speakers were Debbie Brackeen of Citi, Chris Gill of SVForum, Barbara Holzapfel of SAP and Leonard Heymann of UBM. Some press attending were Janet Rae-Dupree, Patrick Hoge of the San Francisco Business Times and Dan Nakaso of the Mercury News.

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Jun. 4, 2013 SVForum Launch Silicon Valley


On June 4, 2013 in Mountain View at Microsoft, SVForum held “Launch: Silicon Valley.” Futurist Ray Kurzweil of Google gave the opening keynote on innovation and the rate of changing technology. Guy Kawasaki of Garage Ventures gave the second keynote on how to create a successful startup. Dr. Mike North of Discovery Channel’s “Prototype This!” gave the closing keynote on his collaboration developing technology and making a difference in the world.

Peter Delevett of the San Jose Mercury News moderated panelists Ryan Caldbeck of CircleUp, Deborah Magid of IBM Venture Capital, Bill Reichert of Garage Technology Ventures and John Gardener of Nokia Growth Partners. They discussed the future of venture investing.

Kelly Dempski of Accenture Technology Labs spoke about how “Every Business is a Digital Business.”

Arturo Duram of Digital First Media held a fireside chat with previous Launch winning leaders for HearPlanet, Intelen, Kiverdi and SocialIQ Networks.

The afternoon was a series of presentations from startup category ranging from clean tech, life science, mobile to next generation internet. The winners are:

Next Generation Internet 1 category:

Algorithms, predictive analytics algorithms, Mountain View, CA, www.algorithms.com Leverages cloud computing, open source software and proprietary technology delivering predictive analytics as a service.

Next Generation Internet 2 category:

Bugcrowd, crowdsourced bug identification, Santa Clara, CA, www.onebillsoftware.com. Provides crowdsourced security for web and mobile applications, by matching the crowd of bad guys with a crowd of curated good guys.

Mobile category:

FLASHiZ, mobile payments, Luxembourg, www.flashiz.com. Provides mobile payment solutions in Europe using both NFC and QR codes for payments in shops, online, paper invoices and peer-to-peer payments.

Life Science category:

WHILL, next generation personal mobility, Menlo Park, CA, http://whill.jp. Designs and creates new generation of personal mobility, sidewalk EV (Electric Vehicle).

Clean Tech category:

E3 Clean Technologies, Nox scrubber technology, Athens, OH, www.e3cleantechnologies.com. Provides devices that cost effectively clean up smog forming NOx emissions in diesel and power plant exhaust and contamination in wastewater while producing clean hydrogen fuel as a free by-product.

Technology category:

OnFarm, farm decision support, Fresno, CA, www.onfarmsystems.com. Integrates agriculture information in a cloud based decision and management system to increase yield and quality while reducing fertilizer, water, labor, and energy.

Bartley Andy Belokamen Serg Donny Lance Kawasaki Guy Kurzweil Ray North MIke Rochegude Alexandre Shields Kent

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Jun. 3, 2013 SVForum Launch Silicon Valley Reception


On June 3, 2013 in Palo Alto at Cooley LLP, SVForum held a reception for entrepreneurs and investors attending “Launch: Silicon Valley 2013.” Here are some pictures of that event.

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May 28, 2013 SVForum 3D Printing Intellectual Property

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On May 28, 2013 in Mountain View at the Singularity University in the NASA Research Park, SVForum presented “How will 3D Printing And Intellectual Property Co-Exist?” The speakers were legal experts Michael Mount, Attorney at Law and Patrick Reilly of the Tech Futures Group. They spoke about the current state of copyright law and the need for clarity and reform in the light of 3D printing technology.

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May 28, 2013 SVForum And The Hive Data Virtualization

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On May 28, 2013 in Redwood City at the Sobrato Center for Non-Profits, SVForum and The Hive presented “Data Virtualization: Beyond Traditional Data Integration.” The speakers were Jim Green, CEO of Composite Software, Sanjay Krishnamurthi, Chief Architect of Informatica, Sendil Thangavelu, Corporate Director-Analytics and Data Management of Flextronics and Angel Vina, CEO and Founder of Denodo Technologies. They discussed how demand from businesses, analysts and application developers is driving demand for data virtualization. ETL experts are extracting data from the traditional databases, the cloud, big data, mobile networks and social media to create more timely pictures of usable information.

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May 9, 2013 SVForum Game Changing Technology


On Thursday, May 9, 2013 in Mountain View at Microsoft, SVForum held its “Game Changing Technology Conference.” What if you had a machine that could build anything in your house, including the house? What about downloading a movie on a phone you downloaded as well? How soon will you be wearing Google glasses checking your messages in your Google car? Can a device recycle itself?

Dr. Jeffrey Welser of IBM delivered the first keynote “The Impact of New Technologies on the Enterprise.”

Geoffrey Doyle of GrowShapes and US Partner Percipient Capital moderated panelists Brock Hinzmann of Business Futures Network, Andrew Rutter of Type A Machines and Chris Yonge of StudioCruz. The topic was “3D Printing – The 3rd Industrial Revolution!”

Dan Levin, COO of Box had a fireside chat with Chris Gill on “Building An Enterprise Software Company That Doesn’t Suck: How Startups Are Disrupting Enterprise Software Incumbents.”

Dr. Harry Partridge of NASA’s Ames Research Center delivered the third keynote “Game On – NASA’s Space Technology Program.”

Bernard Golden of enStratus moderated panelists Stacey Bishop of Scale Venture Partners, Byron Deeter of Bessemer Venture Partners and Howard Hartenbaum of August Capital. The topic was “Investment Landscape – How to Invest in an Accelerating Environment.”

John Murray of SRI International moderated panelists Grit Denker of SRI International, James Leftwich of Orbitnet and Steve Whittaker of UC Santa Cruz. The topic was “The Future of Human Interface.”

Futurist Paul Saffo of Discern delivered the final keynote “Foresight For Innovators – Inflection-Spotting in the Face of Rapid Change.”

Baer Jon Bartschat Steffen Belknap Diane Bennetsen Henrik Bishop Stacey Boladian Razmig Carlsen Larry Castle Michael Chizick Jonathan Deeter Byron Denker Grit Doyle Geoffrey Gill Chris Gittleman Dylan Hartenbaum Howard Hindus Debbie Hinzman BrockJames Frankie Ketner Bob Kornitsky John Langberg Mike Lau Rob Leftwich James Lichty Ron Loftus Mike Mahon Bernie Mehr Saeed Mubarak Fares Mueller Ann Murray John Oesterle Ursula Painter Chris Papa George Partridge Harry Pozdnyakova Irina Reichert Bill Rost Linda Rutter Andrew Sabharwal Vinay Schulz Lene Sneep Patrick Snyder David Sridevi Pasumarthi Valencia Mauricio Vasseur Sebastian Welser Jeff Whittaker Steve  WU JinqiangAndy Yonge Chris

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Apr. 30, 2013 SVForum 3D Printing Intelligence

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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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Apr. 25, 2013 SVForum Tech Women Social Networking

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On Thursday, April 25, 2013 in San Francisco at Salesforce, SVForum’s Tech Women presented “Leveraging Social Networking to Advance Your Career.” Janet Fouts of Tatu Digital Media moderated panelists LaSandra Brill  of Cisco Systems, Marilyn Lin Director of Salesforce.com, Erica Lockheimer of LinkedIn and Jana Messerschmidt of Twitter. They talked about the best social media career strategies. The Pareto Principle asks a question: does 80 percent of your business come from 20 percent of your clients? How do you find that 20 percent? Soft skills may beat software. Social media is not a replacement for the time-honored principles of treating your contacts as human beings.

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Apr. 17, 2013 SVForum E-Commerce & Gamification

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On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 in East Palo Alto at  DLA Piper, SVForum presented “E-Commerce & Gamification.” Benjamin Hautefeuille, Co-Chair for SIG eCommerce, introduced Kris Duggan, CEO & co-founder of Badgeville and Carlos Diaz, co-founder of Kwarter. They discussed social media using game mechanics to encourage the desired user behavior like customer loyalty or contact center productivity. The result can be amusing or annoying, but not all gamification is trivial. In the protein folding game FoldIt, the public predicted protein configuration of an AIDS enzyme, which had stumped scientists for 15 years, in 3 weeks. While the phrase gamification has peaked, the demand for a user interface that is easier (and possibly fun) to use will continue.

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Mar. 21, 2013 SVForum Big Data Analytics Future


On March 21, 2013 in Palo Alto at SAP, SVForum presented “Big Data Analytics Conference: Between Now And 2020.” The big data market will grow from $3.2 billion in 2010 to $16.9 billion by 2015 according to the IDC. This is causing major changes in the way data is gathered, analyzed and capitalized.

Jeremy Howard of Kaggle gave the opening keynote “Can Data Science Really Do That?”

TM Ravi of The Hive moderated panelists Kevin Foster of IBM, Guido Schroeder of Splunk, Adam Smith of Metamarkets and David Sonnenschein of SAP. They discussed “Real-Time Big Data.”

Brett Uyeshiro of Pandora gave the second keynote “Big Data in Music: Lessons for the Rest of the World.”

Andy Bartley of Algorithms.io moderated panelists John Akred of Accenture, Christian Beedgen of Sumo Logic, Steve Morin of Autodesk and Tim Park of Microsoft. They discussed “Big Data in the Enterprise – Technology & Teams.”

Bernard Golden of enStratus moderated panelists Jai Das of SAP Ventures, Mark A. Siegel of Menlo Ventures and Andy Vitus of Scale Venture Partners. They discussed “The Investment Landscape.”

Entrepreneur Satyen Sangani moderated panelists Justin Erickson of Cloudera, Joseph M. Hellerstein of Trifacta/UC Berkeley, Ju-kay Kwek of Google and M.C. Srivas of MapR. They discussed “Beyond Hadoop.”

Mike Gualtieri of Forrester gave the closing keynote “Big Data Analytics – Analysis & The Future.”

Note: Hina Ashar of e8Security attended this event.

Adelus John Akred John  Bagby John Bartley Andrew Beedgen Christian Bhatnagar Neeraj Block Rob Brackeeen Debra Carter Evonne Chang Michael Choudry Trip Clabaugh Chris Codelli David Csendes Audrey Das Arun Das Jai Desai Ankur  Erickson Justin 3  Fan LucyXuan Fogelsong John Foster Kevin Golden Bernard Greene Jason Gualtieri Mike Hellerstein Joseph Highbey Tomas Hittle Mike Howard Jeremy Ignatyev Oleksiy Ishfin Edward Jelinek Brian Keyston Douglas King April Kippola Tom Kwek JuKay Lencher Michal Lichty Ron Lingard Bob Loukianof Peter Mack John Magill Jeffrey MalekMadani Gus Mangtani Nitin Marripudi Gunna Marwah Manish Milhem Ray Montalvo Olin Morin Steve Murphy Irene Nathan Vaidhi Nguyen Van ORorke Paul Park Tim Ravi TM Richardson Chris Sangani Satyen Sasao Sooichi Savage Andrew Schroeder Guido Shikiar Andrew Siegel Mark Sipola Pekka Sloan Robert Smit Marco Smith Adam Sonnenschein David Srinivasan Srini Srivas MC Tarma Juulia Thorleifsson Kristinn U Filomena Uyeshiro Brett Vik Jostein Vitus Andy Walling David  Wilkins Tanya Woods Jorden Xia Mu Yoder Laurie

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Feb. 28, 2013 SVForum Women Improving The World


February 28, 2012 in San Jose at Brocade,  SVForum Women In Technology SIG presented “Using Technology To Improve The World.” Janet Fouts of Tatu Digital Media moderated panelists Jill Finlayson of Dallant Networks, Mona Motwani of SparkSF, Jennifer Pahlka of Code for America and Celine Takatsuno of Benetech. They discussed new strategies to make the world a better place.

Chaffin Dawn Erbes Rebecca Ergueta Taia Finlayson Jill Fouts Janet Gordon Francine Jain Sheena Klein Jodi London Sonja Michille Motwani Mona Pahlka Jeniifer Philip Kathy Podolsky Joni Rane Manali Reksa Abigail Scharmer Kathy Sethi Deepa Simpson Audrey Snitzer Carole Webster Amaya

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Jan. 29, 2013 SVForum 3D Printing


On January 29, 2013 in Mountain View at Microsoft Silicon Valley, SVForum hosted “3D Printing and Scanning SIG Event: Investment Trends & Printer Marketing and Technology” Speakers included Brook Drumm of Printrbot, Geoffrey Doyle of GrowShapes, Timothy Lipton of ReAllocate.org and Rich Stump of Fathom. They discussed the most disruptive technology since the Internet.

“In the same way the printing press democratized information and the internet democratized communication, 3D printing will demassify and democratize manufacturing – “The Third Revolution.”

3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing, is a new way to design, manufacture, distribute and finance products.  A standard digital file (.stl) of an object is created on Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software or a 3D scanner, and is sent to a dedicated printer which builds the object layer-upon-layer in a plastic, metal or ceramic material.

Large manufacturers use it for rapid-prototyping for high-value low-run production. Smaller businesses are adopting it as costs come down.  A desktop machine costs for less than $10,000 compared to more than $100,000 five years ago.  The home printer market is growing as hobbyists embrace open sourced technology which originated from the “RepRap” project (Self-Replicating Manufacturing Machine).

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