5 Palo Alto Square, 1st Floor Conference Room, 3000 El Camino Real,
Palo Alto, California

SVASE StartUp-U Silicon Valley: Building Buzz on a shoestring! with Kevin Surace (Serious Materials), Kelly Herrell (Vyatta) & Tom Steding (Red Condor)

Start: 04/27/2010 - 11:30 am
End: 04/27/2010 - 1:30 pm

Contact Info: Dan Grosh
Email: [email protected]

Location: Mintz Levin 5 Palo Alto Square,
1st Floor Conference Room,
3000 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 94306

URL: www.svase.org/events/startup-u-silicon-valley-building-buzz-shoestring-kevin-surace-serious-materials-kelly-herrel

The Panel:
Kevin Surace - CEO of Serious Materials. Mr. Surace, a noted speaker and writer on climate change and the built environment, is on a mission to drive energy efficiency in the built environment, and bring green jobs and manufacturing back to the US. As CEO of Serious Materials, Kevin leads the company in its mission to reduce energy usage and CO2 generation of the world’s largest contributor, our buildings. By developing new materials and processes that require little energy to manufacture, and advanced products which dramatically improve the insulation and comfort of homes and offices, climate change can be minimized and the US can lead the world in the next industrial revolution.

Before joining Serious Materials in 2002, Mr. Surace held executive and technical positions with Perfect Commerce, General Magic, Air Communications, National Semiconductor, and Seiko-Epson. He received his degree in electrical engineering technology from Rochester Institute of Technology where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees, and has been awarded 9 patents. Mr. Surace also serves on the boards of Array Converter, Arch Rock, and Integrity Block; and was recognized as 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine.
Tom Steding - President and Chief Executive Officer for Red Condor. Tom brings nearly four decades of technology industry experience to Red Condor, including serving as CEO of eight high tech companies and Chairman of several others. Tom brings extensive experience in the security industry - as founding CEO of Pretty Good Privacy, Inc., an Internet encryption company; and CEO of RedCreek Communications, a virtual private network company. Overall, Tom's leadership has resulted in nearly $100 million in committed venture capital and more than half a billion dollars in capital transactions. Tom earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s of Science in Management (Sloan Fellow) from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is the co-author of “Built on Trust – How to Gain Competitive Advantage in Any Organization.”
Kelly Herrell - CEO of Vyatta. As CEO and member of the Board of Directors, Kelly provides the strategic leadership and vision for Vyatta and drives it through to rapid execution. Kelly has a proven track record for growing companies based on open source in the systems, embedded and telephony industries. Before joining Vyatta, Kelly was the SVP of Strategic Operations at MontaVista Software, the world's pre-eminent embedded Linux supplier, where he led the strategic focus into telecommunications equipment and mobile phones. Today operators around the world such as NTT DoCoMo have network infrastructure and tens of millions of mobile phones in use that are based on MontaVista Linux. Prior to joining MontaVista, Kelly was Vice President of Marketing for Cobalt Networks, the dominant provider of open source-based server appliances for web hosting. After helping drive the company growth through an explosive IPO and beyond, he played a key role in driving its successful $2.3B merger with Sun Microsystems. Previous to Cobalt, Kelly was VP of Marketing for CacheFlow (Nasdaq: BCSI), directed worldwide marketing for Oracle's database products, and served in various product- and market-focused roles at NCR, Teradata and AT&T. Kelly holds a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Marketing from Washington State University, and an MBA from Cornell University.
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.

Added by svaseinfo on March 5, 2010