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Big Data and the Internet of Things
May 30, 2013 | 6:00-8:30 PM | Two Palo Alto Square | Palo Alto
Event Sponsor: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

With the advent of the "internet of things", big data will only get bigger. As GigaOM Pro analyst Adam Lesser wrote recently in his report on energy data, when smart meters are fully deployed they could generate 1,000 petabytes of data a year -- about 5x the amount of data currently on AT&T’s network.  Proponents of the Internet of Things believe there could be up to 50 billion sensors hooked up by the year 2020–turning the promise of Big Data into a reality.  Says Andy Stanford-Clark, Master Inventor, IBM, “The implications are huge. We can help solve the energy crisis and improve agriculture, transportation and healthcare. It will make getting things done easier, cheaper and more efficient.”

Please join us as experts in this arena speak to the opportunities in this booming arena now and in the not so distant future...

Charlene Yu Vaughn, CEO, The Algonquin Group
Matt Sarrel, Renowned Technology Analyst (CNN, GigaOM, etc.)

Gerd Goette, Managing Director, Siemens Ventures
Gerd is a Partner, based in Silicon Valley, CA. He specializes in investments in energy and cleantech.
Gerd serves on the VC advisory board of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and is a Charter Member of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA). With 25 years of worldwide industry experience, he combines a strong technical background with wide-ranging operational skills. Prior to joining Siemens Venture Capital in September 2000, Gerd held the position of Vice President and Head of CableTV Solutions in Siemens Information and Communication Networks. Additionally, Gerd's managerial and operating expertise stems from earlier focus on R&D, system integration, product line management, technical sales support, project management and general management in the fields of telecommunication equipment and solutions. Gerd received a master’s degree in electrical engineering (Dipl. Ing.) from Technical University Darmstadt, Germany.

Hiten Trivedi, Big Data/Analytics,
Hiten is a Manager of Business Architecture, Strategy and Planning group in IT Customer Care division of PG&E. His areas of expertise are business technology, IT Strategy & planning and business architecture for utilities and renewable energy sector. With 15 years of total IT experience, which includes 10 plus years’ extensive utilities and energy industry experience, he combines a strong technical background in data networking and security with extensible managerial and operational skills. Prior to joining PG&E, Hiten held the position of Engagement Manager/Customer Solutions Architect at Cisco Systems wherein he was engaged in pre-sales, business development and advisory services in their Smart Grid Solutions Unit. Hiten received a master’s degree in Computer engineering (MS) from University of Denver and bachelor’s degree in Electronics engineering from Mumbai University, India

Bryan Kester, CEO, SeeControl
SeeControl is a cloud service for mobile network operators and systems integrators that collects, analyzes and presents Thing Data. Customers include ABB, All Terrain Communications, HP, Telespree and Western Power Products. Kester held a number of sales, operational and corporate development roles at Atlantes Wireless, Cardinal Health, Vistant, Redleaf Ventures, USWeb, Organic, and PwC. He has over a decade of machine-to-machine (M2M) experience across verticals including telematics, industrial automation, security, logistics, health care, and defense. Kester has a BA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mike Dolbec, Managing Director, Venture Capital, GE Software 
Dolbec is Managing Director, Venture Capital, at GE Software. He is responsible for GE ’s software venture investing program in big data and cybersecurity.  He has led corporate venture capital activities at LG, Orange, 3Com, and IBM.  Earlier he co-founded an award-winning mobile internet startup.  Mike began his investment career at Kleiner Perkins.

Registration, Networking: 6:00 - 6:30
Panel Discussion:
6:30 - 8:00
Q&A: 8:00 - 8:30
Hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks will be served.

$55 VC Taskforce members
$65 Affiliates Organization Members
$85 General
(If space is available, door registration is an additional $10)

Seating is limited; register early!

Corporate VC SIG Board
Chair: John Park, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Co-chair: Charlene Yu Vaughn, CEO, The Algonquin Group
Program Manager: Rose Mortilla, Vice President, Yes Partners
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