International SIG: Innovation in Large & Small Companies in a Global Culture



  • The Int'l SIG has found a new home - Please note new location

    The International SIG meetings will return to the 3rd Monday of each month at our new location - Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Clara.



    Alain Couder, former roles include COO Agilent, CEO Confluent, COO Groupe Bull


    About the Presenter

    Alain Couder has an oustanding background in technology. At present he is a board member at Solid, a distributed data base company, and Acterna, a test and measurement company. Most recently, Couder has been an entrepreneur, as chief executive officer of Confluent Software, a web services management company for the enterprise that was acquired by Oblix in February 2004. He was also CEO of IP Dynamics, a security solutions company. Prior to this, Couder was chief operations officer for Agilent Technologies, where he was responsible for all the operations and management processes of the $10 billion company. As chairman and CEO of Packard Bell NEC, he led the turnaround of the company, improving net profitability by over $500 million in one year. Additionally, Couder was COO of the $4 billion French computer company Groupe Bull, and an executive with Hewlett-Packard and IBM


    Event Logistics


    Silicon Valley Bank

    3003 Tasman Drive

    Santa Clara, CA 95054


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments

    7:00-7:15pm announcements and introductions

    7:15-8:30pm program

    8:30-9:00pm networking/one-on-one discussions



    No charge for this inaugural meeting


    Regular Cost

    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members

    No charge for SDForum members

    Please call 408.494.8378 for student memberships

    No registration required