555 Mission Street, Suite 2400
San Francisco, California 94105

SVASE StartUp-U San Francisco Building an Advisory Board with Faysal Sohail (CMEA) and Tien Tzuo (CEO of Zuora)
Start: 09/09/2010 - 11:45 am
End: 09/09/2010- 1:30 pm

Contact Info: Anne Donker
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 415.378.3966

Location: DLA Piper
555 Mission Street, Suite 2400
San Francisco, CA 94105


Tien Tzuo joined as CEO of Zuora after 9 years at salesforce.com. Tien was one of the “original forces” at salesforce.com, which he joined in 1999 as the 11th employee, when the company was still operating out of a house on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. In his 9 years at salesforce.com, Tien built salesforce.com’s original billing system and held a variety of executive roles in salesforce.com’s technology, marketing, and strategy organizations, including building out the product management & marketing organization, serving as Chief Marketing Officer for two years, and most recently as Chief Strategy Officer.

Tien personally oversaw the vision, direction, and design of the first 17 releases of salesforce.com’s award winning product line, including overseeing the launch of salesforce.com and the AppExchange. In 2004, Tien was named CMO of the Year Finalist by the CMO Council and BusinessWeek Magazine. Tien is also widely recognized as one of the thought leaders in the software-as-a-service industry. His podcast on the Secrets of Salesforce is widely cited and has been downloaded over 250,000 times since it was first published.

Prior to salesforce.com, Tien was at CrossWorlds Software, where he launched CrossWorlds' Telecommunications business unit focused on integration with billing systems such as Portal, Kenan, Amdocs, and MetaSolv, and at Oracle Corporation where he managed several of Oracle's largest Telecommunications accounts, including MCI, NYNEX, Bell Atlantic (now Verizon), and AT&T. Tien holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a master’s in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Faysal Sohail does not shy from big challenges. Where many venture capitalists avoid risky, breakthrough technologies, he expends considerable energy helping companies develop new applications to solve tough problems addressing large markets.

Nor is Faysal a pure academic. Before joining CMEA, he helped build three companies, which became successful either via IPO or through a merger or acquisition, including Cadabra Design Automation, which was eventually acquired by Numerical Technologies (NMTC). His world revolves around helping entrepreneurs, and he understands the stress and demands involved in building something of value.

When he’s not building companies, Faysal pursues a second passion – education. He’s committed to improving computer literacy and increasing high school graduation rates among young people in Silicon Valley and emerging regions like Asia and Africa.

His commitment to education is instructional in his work with technology entrepreneurs. Like young people in the emerging world, entrepreneurs are fundamentally at a disadvantage. The deck is stacked against them. They need someone to open doors, to present opportunities previously out of reach, and to be their mentor. Successful entrepreneurs learn to make the most of limited resources and never take anything for granted. That excites Faysal.

11:45-12:00 Registration, Networking and Food
12:00-12:15 SVASE/Startup-U Overview, Introductions, Speaker Intro
12:15-1:15 Speaker Presentation & Interactive Q&A
1:15-1:30 Networking with the presenters!

Pre-registration closes at 9 AM the day of the event.

With your help, we will start on time so the speaker can provide you with as much interactive information as possible.

Please note topics are subject to change without notice.

Official Website: http://www.svase.org/events/startup-u-san-francisco-building-advisory-board-faysal-sohail-cmea-and-tien-tzuo-ceo-zuora/20

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