Tech Women: POSTPONED
This event has been postponed. If you have any questions, please contact Kim@svforum.org. Thank you!
Sometimes startups are acquired by larger, more established companies. While the prominent dialogue in the media these days revolves around ousted or departed founders from acquired startups, founders of startups have stayed on board with the parent organization to achieve great heights. This discussion with acquired entrepreneurs will explore what really happens in these situations, and offers insights on successful intrapreneurship.
Haiyan Song, VP & General Manager of Enterprise Security Products, ArcSight (Hewlett-Packard Company)
Haiyan Song oversees product management and marketing, engineering and customer support for HP ArcSight's enterprise security intelligence and risk management platform and solutions. Prior to this role, Song served as vice president of Engineering for ArcSight.
Before joining HP, Song was VPl of Engineering at SenSage, where she oversaw product and solution development. Song also has held engineering leadership positions at various enterprise software and service providers, including Escalate, IBM Informix, Ketera Technology and Omniva Policy Systems. As executive director at IBM Informix for the System Management product division, she led the development of trusted relational database management system (RDBMS) products.
Song studied Computer Science at Tsinghua University in Beijing, and holds a BS and MS in Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University.
Shanna Tellerman Founder/CEO of WildPockets (acquired by Autodesk)- Partner, Google Ventures
Shanna is a partner on the investing team at Google Ventures. Her career has focused on the intersection between design and technology, especially in the realm of 3D technology platforms.
Shanna was the founder and CEO of of Sim Ops Studios (Wild Pockets), a spin-off from Carnegie Mellon University that focused on democratizing 3D game development. Sim Ops was acquired by Autodesk in 2010, and Shanna worked there as a product line manager responsible for launching the cloud platform and Autodesk 360 applications.
Shanna holds a BFA and a master's degree in entertainment technology from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2009 she was named one of BusinessWeek's "best young entrepreneurs," and in 2012 she was featured in the book "Creating Innovators" by Harvard education expert Tony Wagner.
Sherry Thomas-Zon CEO of Krillion (now VP of Krillion Division of Local Corporation)
Sherry's experience in technology marketing and digital media spans 20 years and extends across entrepreneurial andgrowth-oriented media and Internet businesses, including leadership roles in marketing andadvertising sales management, product development, business development, operations, and audience acquisition.
Sherry currently serves as Vice President of Local Corporation's Shopping Data Business Unit, where she is responsible for the overall growth and direction of the company's technology platform and marketing initiatives. Sherry came to Local Corporation through the acquisition of Mountain View-based Krillion, Inc. where she served as the company's CEO and, earlier, its CMO.
Prior to joining Krillion, Sherry served as vice president of marketing for Jupitermedia's media division, where she led audience marketing, consumer research, and advertising programs across a network portfolio of 100 vertical technology websites. Before Jupitermedia, she held senior positions in consumer and business media operations, including Sr. Vice President and Publisher of DevX.com, Inc. (acquired by Jupitermedia) ; Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Fawcette Technical Publications; and Associate Publisher, Miller Freeman (UBM).
Anna Barber CEO/Co-founder of ScribblePress (acquired by Make Meaning)Anna Barber is currently a a product development and integration consultant with Make Meaning, which acquired her children's publishing concept Scribble Press in April 2013. Barber started her career as an M&A lawyer and then as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Co. She transitioned to the startup world in 1999 as VP Product at Petstore.com and has served in business development and strategy roles at other technology and media startups.Prior to Scribble Press Barber founded and ran an independent talent management and film production company, Barber Artists Group. She graduated from Yale and Yale Law School.Barber founded Scribble Press in 2008 and grew it from a single retail location to a multichannel children's publishing platform prior to the sale to Make Meaning. She is also currently a private business coach and a startup advisor at Mucker Lab.
Angie Chang, Director of Growth at Hackbright Academy
Angie is the Director of Growth at Hackbright Academy, an accelerated computer science and software development program exclusively for women in San Francisco. In 2008, she started Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners to network women in technology, asking that guys come as the "+1″ for once to a tech event. Dinners are sponsored by companies including Google, Facebook, Yahoo! and Palantir. Prior to that, she co-founded Women 2.0, a media company which promotes women in high-growth, high-tech entrepreneurship. She was named in Fast Company's 2010 "Most Influential Women in Technology" and more recently Business Insider named her one of "30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech". Angie has held positions in product management and web/UI production at various Silicon Valley startups. She holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Twitter handle: @thisgirlangie
6:00 - 6:45 p.m Registration & Networking
6:45 - 8:30 p.m. Panel discussion