Enterprise Software - Quo Vadis? (Hosted with GABA & FACC)

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Name: Enterprise Software - Quo Vadis? (Hosted with GABA & FACC)
Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Registration: Sorry, registration for this event is closed.
Event Description:

The British America Business Council, German American Business Association, French American Chamber of Commerce and SAP invite you to this panel discussion on Enterprise Software.

SaaS, Big Data and IoT are the big paradigms of recent years and seem to have run their course. It is time to take stock and look at where we are today, and even more importantly, what the future holds. Our seasoned industry panelists will share their insights and experiences on this consumer driven revolution and the landscape for the coming years.

Questions we will ask the panel:

  • Will IT resources go beyond the cloud or will it be the cloud forever?
  • How are we building and delivering products that mesh conversational systems beyond apps?
  • What will the new age user experience look like?
  • And finally, what are some crazy notions that seem far fetched yet possible?

Hear from our expert panelists on the future of Enterprise Software and how they are charting a course for their own companies.

Sylvia Paull

Consultant, PR specializing in High-Tech
Berkely Ventures, Inc

Sylvia works with primarily high-tech startups, positioning them in the marketplace, networking them with partners, investors, and clients, and generating media attention and buzz among digerati, bloggerati, and populi (users). Former clients include Ask, Astrology.com, Wired magazine, and News.com. Current clients include WebThresher and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management (ISKME). In a partnership with the Berkeley Startup Cluster, Sylvia hosts a monthly tech lunch, INFUSION, at the Berkeley Rep for East Bay startups.
      Peter Graf
Business and Software Executive,
Lunera Lighting

Peter is a business executive with a track record of successfully applying technology innovation for accelerated revenue growth. He is attracted to new business models and disruptive innovation. Peter has global leadership experience in general management, strategy, marketing, product management and software development – in both business-to-business and business-to-consumer opportunities. Peter delivers results through data-driven decision-making, relentless focus on business optimization, and the ability to inspire others. He has a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence and is a sought-after speaker, board member and sustainability advisor.
Stefan Groschupf       Stefan Groschupf
CEO and Founder,

Stefan Groschupf is a big data veteran and serial entrepreneur with strong roots in the open source community. He was one of the very few early contributors to Nutch, the open source project that spun off Hadoop.  Open source technologies designed and coded by Stefan can be found running in all 20 of the Fortune 20 companies in the world, and innovative open source technologies like Kafka, Storm, Katta and Spark, all rely on technology Stefan designed almost a decade ago. 

Stefan is CEO and Chairman of Datameer, the company he co-founded in 2009 after several years of architecting and implementing distributed big data analytic systems for companies like Apple, EMI Music, Hoffmann La Roche, AT&T, the European Union, and others.

Stefan is a frequent conference speaker, contributor to industry publications and books, holds patents and is advising a set of startups on product, scale and operations. If not working, Stefan is backpacking, sea kayaking, kite boarding or mountain biking. He lives in San Francisco, California and trains for his next Ironman Triathlon.
Mark Finnern       Mark Finnern
Founder, Boutique Consultancy Playful Enterprise

Mark recently founded the boutique consultancy Playful Enterprise. He helps to create an environment of trust and playfulness at work. That environment of excellence is a strategic competitive advantage to any company.

In January 2016 he joined Conteneo's Advisory Board. Conteneo is a Silicon Valley Startup offering multidimensional collaboration solutions for the public and private sector.

Mark was a serial Intrapreneur at SAP, consistently seeing and successfully implementing opportunities with very limited resources.

He envisioned and developed one of the most successful Enterprise Tribes aka Community Advocacy Groups, the SAP Mentors, a group of ~150 top community influencers selected by and from the 3 million strong SAP Community Network (SCN).

Mark's focus since the early 2000s has been on bringing out the passion in the community. He brought blogging, wiki, un-conference style events, as well as an early reputation system to the SAP Community Network.

He is the founder and host of the Thrivable Future Salon a bi-monthly get together of leaders working toward a positive future.

Community strategy/vision – innovation - influencer relationship management - collaboration management - social software – wiki – blog - product management – reputation - product marketing management - development: Preconfigured Client - SAP implementation consulting
3410 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, CA, 94304
Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, Apr 26th, 2017
6:00 - 6:30pm Registration / Networking Reception
6:30 - 8:00pm Program
8:00 - 9:00pm Networking

Complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served.
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Early Bird until April 19:
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$30 Non-Members

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$35 Non-Members

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