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Alan Weissberger Conferences

TiECON Flash: U.S. Dept of Commerce & TiE in Partnership to Promote Exports

TiE Silicon Valley President Venk Shukla kicked off TiECon (The Indus Entrepreneurs annual conference) by stating that “wealth creation through entrepreneurship” was TiE’s principal mission (or reason for being).  Also, that TiE was “deeply ingrained in Silicon Valley” through its members which are at start-ups, established companies, VCs and private equity firms. [Note: While the overwhelming […]

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Alan Weissberger

TiE-SV Panel: Personalization & Privacy in the Era of Big Data

Introduction: On Dec 17, 2013, TiE Silicon Valley (SV) hosted a panel entitled: When Does Personalization Overreach into Privacy in the Era of Big Data? The thin line between targeted content (obtained from on-line data collection/synthesis) and the intrusion of user privacy was explored by moderator Karthik Kannan, Co-founder Cetas and Product/GTM Leader-Pivotal along with three panelists: […]

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Alan Weissberger Software Defined Network Start-Ups

Arash Afrakhteh on How to Create a Successful Network Software Company

In 1993, Arash Afrakhteh immigrated to the U.S. from Iran to work at Microsoft. He initially felt like “a kid in a candy store,” as a result of the stimulating intellectual environment, bright people, and excellent software tools at the software giant. Arash later worked at Apple, Broadbase Software and at Vertical Networks where he was the principal architect of their award-winning network management software.

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Alan Weissberger Start-Ups

Highlights of 2013 TiEcon- Part I: Opening Keynotes

Introduction TiEcon is the largest global conference for entrepreneurs. It is organized by TIE (The Indus Entrepreneurs),  Silicon Valley chapter each year in Santa Clara, CA. This author has covered the conference for the past five years. This year’s conference convener was Ravinder Paul Singh, who is very highly regarded as a professional who always follows up […]

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Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing Technology

Microsoft, HP and SalesForce Assess Key Cloud Computing Issues

Introduction: At the April 12, 2012 TiE Cloud meeting in Santa Clara, CA, three leading Cloud Service Providers presented their views as to where the cloud industry is now and where it’s going.  Microsoft, HP and Salesforce are each addressing a different segment of the cloud market with what they believe are compelling value propositions […]