Howard Hoffman Distinguished Lecture: Solution Pitching
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Washington, D.C., DC
Please join Mr. Dan Gordon, Technology Partner at Valhalla Partners, for a reception and Howard Hoffman lecture. Mr. Gordon will discuss an approach to better presentations he calls "Solution Pitching."
A reception with complimentary food and beverage will take place in the common area outside of Duques 651, followed by a brief lecture from Mr. Gordon, and finishing with Q&A from the audience.
Dan Gordon has over thirty years of experience working with technology, as a computer scientist, software developer, manager, analyst, and entrepreneur.
Dan is a Technology Partner at Valhalla Partners, a Tysons, VA-based venture capital firm investing in next-generation infrastructure and digital media. Valhalla companies Dan is involved with include App47, a mobile-application management company, Jetco, a social-payments company, Speek, a Reston-based conference-call provider, and Qumulo, a next-generation storage-system company.
Prior to joining Valhalla Partners, Dan was a Director and senior staff member at the PricewaterhouseCoopers Global Technology Centre, analyzing technology trends and consulting on technology-oriented strategies in the software, e-business, wireless, optical, networking, semiconductor IP, and life sciences arenas. He worked with clients from North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. Dan was a Contributing Writer and Contributing Editor to the Technology Centre's annual Technology Forecast, and a frequent speaker at industry and general business meetings.
Prior to joining PwC, Dan spent 20 years in Silicon Valley as a software technologist, manager, director, and entrepreneur, including senior technical roles at well-known Silicon Valley firms like Symantec, Intuit, and Oracle. Dan has also been involved in startup companies in the applied Artificial Intelligence and Web applications fields.
Dan has a B.A cum laude from Harvard University and an M.S. degree from New York University in Computer Science. He is a Professional Member of the IEEE and ACM.
Dan lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two children.
The Howard Hoffmand Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE).
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