Partnering with Corporate Innovation Teams to Pilot Emerging Technologies
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
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.
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.
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.