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Partnering with Corporate Innovation Teams to Pilot Emerging Technologies


Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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RocketSpace and Pearson invite you to a discussion on engaging Innovation Teams to bring your technology to market. Corporate partnerships can be one of the best routes to rapidly test your product and identify viable go-to-market strategies, but it can be tough to get a foot in the door - or even figure out which door you want to get a foot in! Join us for a panel of leaders in corporate innovation who will share first-hand knowledge on finding the "right door". The panel will discuss best practices, opportunities, and different models for engaging corporate teams leading R&D and emerging technologies activities.


6pm-7pm- Registration, Networking, Light Appetizers and Beverages

7pm-8pm- Panel Discussion 

8pm-8:15pm- Q & A

8:15pm-9pm- More networking 


Rachael King, The Wall Street Journal, CIO Journal 

Rachael King is a reporter for the CIO Journal blog at The Wall Street Journal, a position she has held since March 2012. She covers workplace technology. Launched in April 2012, CIO Journal is a premium online news and information service for chief information officers and senior business executives focused on technology. 


Diana Stepner, Head of Future Technologies at Pearson

Diana's focus is building prototypes using new digital devices and technologies.  She also helps business units accelerate innovation by working with developer communities, incubators and start ups.


Claire Lee, Principal and Head of Partnerships for Microsoft Ventures 

Seasoned business development, sale and marketing manager and senior evangelist with deep expertise in the startup ecosystem, enabling growth through partnership and influence with leading accelerators and investors, driving adoption and revenue impact for emerging technologies among early stage developers globally.

Bernhard Gold, Investment Director at T-Ventures of America 

Bernhard is the Investment Director at T-Venture of America Inc. in San Francisco. T-Venture is the Corporate Venture Capital subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany. His main fields of interest are the online and media sector. Bernhard is responsible for the T-Venture investments Boxfish, Cooliris, Delivery Agent, Moviepilot, Pinger and Ruckus Wireless.

Michael Phillips, Group Executive Producer of BETA Group Goodby Silverstein & Partners

As Group Executive Producer, Michael leads the BETA Group at Goodby Silverstein & Partners - a team of creative developers, designers, UX specialists and producers that uses technology and an agile design and development process to build smart solutions to real-life problems. They seek to inspire GSP and its clients by exploring and pushing the boundaries of technology, interactive media and creativity. 

Hosted By:

Startup.  Blast off.  RocketSpace is an accelerator for high- growth, seed funded tech startups.  We provide the fuel that every startup needs to accelerate:  access to top talent, tier 1 venture capital, and blue-chip brands representing millions of potential customers.  Located in the heart of tech & new media in San Francisco, RocketSpace currently hosts over 130 of the hottest startups in mobile, gaming, and the web 2.0 as well as an alumni network including Uber, Zaarly, PocketGems, Zappos, and Podio. 


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Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, providing educational materials and services, and business information through the Financial Times Group. Pearson serves learners of all ages around the globe, employing 48,000 people in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.pearson.com and watch our video here. Follow @PearsonLabs to get the most up-to-date news about Pearson Catalyst. For more information, visit www.pearson.com or follow us on Twitter @Pearsonlabs
Have questions about Partnering with Corporate Innovation Teams to Pilot Emerging Technologies? Contact RocketSpace

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344 Pine St
San Francisco, CA 94104

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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