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JUNE 2012

Christian Beedgen, CTO/Founder, Sumo Logic
Jason Carolan, CTO, ViaWest
Chris Coughlin,Revenue North - Answers to biggest challenges
Ben Deda, Full Contact... Solving the world's contact info problems
Greg DeKoeningsberg, Eucalyptus Systems
Brad Feld, Phil Weiser,Work / Life Balance, One-on-One
Nicole Glaros, Managing Director, TechStars Boulder
Robert Goodman, The Venture Capital Experience
Penny Lewandowski, Colorado Companies making a big impact
Jason Mendelson, VC Investments, Glue and Community
Eric Norlin, Founder, GlueCon
Project C.U.R.E., Martin Faith & Doug Jackson
Clara Shih, Founder/CEO, Hearsay Social
David Tolson, Managing Director, Capital Value Advisors
Frank Traylor, Change for big & small companies & government
Steven Willmott, 3 Scale Networks


Robert Goodman, "The Venture Capital Experience" at TiE Rockies Preparation and research are keywords when raising money
enclosure-voice 1226_ 6/18/12 - At w3w3.com, the voice of the technology community, we link people and organizations to valuable resources and we've cornered a great resource today at the TiE Rockies Entrepreneurial Roundtable with Bob Goodman presenting, The VC Experience. Of course, Bob's background is loaded with experience and is very interesting. Bob says he's got all the scars and bruises from working with venture capital as well as working with government and universities. And he's seen a lot of things, some done correctly and some not so correct. He is fortunate to have a lot of experience with startups, but he started with big Fortune 500 companies and worked his way into the startup world. It's been exciting for him and something he personally has driven towards. During his keynote address at "The Venture Capital Experience - Finding the right VC and working through the due diligence experience" Bob discussed these topic areas...1) Finding the right VC - Rifle shot versus the shotgun approach. 2) What to expect (change in control, stock options, equity, valuation) when receiving funding from a VC. 3) The due diligence process is something that should be taken seriously and expeditiously. He's sold companies, he's been with startup companies that made it, some didn't make it. That's just the nature of the beast. Larry recognized those early in his career and calls them 'learning experiences'. Bob has also dealt with investor types - mostly on the venture capital side in the Northern California environment, the Sand Hill Road gang. Also the Boston gang, and he's worked with foreign investors as well. We asked Bob for the single most important piece of advice for an entrepreneur wanting to raise money. "Preparation and Research! Be sure, if you're raising money, you know why you are raising money. So prepare all the background information. It's important." ...there's much more...listen now...
Related Links: Bob Goodman LinkedIn || TiE Rockies || TiE Charter Membership || Podcasting Directory || In the News || Venture Capital || Keywords: Bob Goodman, TiE Rockies, Venture Capital, VC Experience, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Preparation, Research, Raising Money, Due Diligence, bytes=4370153
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Change for big and small companies and government
Larry Nelson - w3w3® Media Network, Bob Goodman - The Venture Capital Experience and Frank Traylor, Colorado Entrepreneur - solving lack of innovation in governmentenclosure-voice 1228_ 6/18/12 - The TiE Rockies Entrepreneurial Round Table featuring Bob Goodman presenting the Venture Capital Experience was filled to capacity. We had a moment with one of the attendees, Frank Traylor, an entrepreneur and consultant. Frank wanted to talk about change, he'd just returned from a meeting he attended in New York, the National Association for Corporate Directors. These are directors of large companies and it was titled "Directors in the Digital Age". So Frank went to find out... Directors - Digital Age - Big Companies, how nimble are they being? The focus was strictly on social. Frank thought they'd talk about cloud, mobile, big data. They were all talking about social because it was a risk. They were worried about social media, what might get tweeted, what gets out on blogs - it could hurt their company. For these large companies it is all about risk. There is change going on throughout the economy, things are going so quickly, but what the companies are really worried about, rather than upside, is downside. - What is the risk? We see Kodak who led digital imaging for a century is now bankrupt and Instagram in 18 months went to a billion dollars. So what's the difference in small companies and big companies and why can't the big ones move at all? Frank thinks it's the environment. Everyone is gunning for the big companies, CEO's get egregious pay, that get's in the newspapers. If they do anything wrong it's in the newspapers. Where in the startup world it's all about pivoting, failing fast. If you talk to an entrepreneur who has failed five times, he's experienced. If you talk to a CEO of a large company that's failed once, he's in the doghouse. Frank is a native of Colorado and has been involved in government for a long time. And right now he is on the PPIC which is the Public Private Partnership Innovation Council. They're trying to figure out how to bring innovation to government. Government is in a similar position as big business. If government.. well, .there's much more to listen to...
Related Links: Frank Traylor LinkedIn || TiE Rockies || TiE Charter Membership || govAscend.com || Podcasting Directory || Entrepreneurs Channel || Keywords: Frank Traylor, TiE Rockies, Entrepreneurial Round Table, Public Private Partnership Innovation Council, govAscend, National Association for Corporate Directors, Instagram, bytes=4934324
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Answers to the biggest challenges businesses face today
Chris Coughlin, President, Revenue North enclosure-voice 1222_ 6/11/12 - Chris Coughlin started his first business when he was seven years old--it ended when a policeman stopped him and informed him that taking mail from mailboxes to hand deliver to doorsteps in the hope of a tip was a federal crime. Lawn mowing and snow shoveling businesses soon followed. We asked Chris what he felt were the biggest challenges businesses face today. Chris tells us he believes there are two - "One is the uncertainty out of Washington D.C. I don't care how they solve it, everyone knows they have to put more money in and we have to cut spending. But the uncertainty and the growing debt makes someone like me more risk averse." He bought a farm last year - something solid, protection against inflation. Chris said, "I could have hired someone for that investment, but I just felt I needed a little insurance policy, an asset that was always going to be there." The second, "We're in a relatively flat economy. For small businesses, margins are under assault. You know in a growing economy there's more revenue for everybody - that's not the way it is today. So maintaining your margins and growing your revenue are very difficult in a flat economy environment. We discussed "What the greatest opportunities are for business in this environment, and then Larry asked, "Advice to an entrepreneur just starting out?" "Years ago Charles Schwab was asked that question. His answer was, "Take the two biggest things you wish to accomplish and everyday wake up to do every possible thing on those two things before you do one other thing." Chris said, in other words if you have two huge opportunities, don't get distracted by minutia. Do everything possible on the two biggest things, and you'll see your business turn and thrive. Chris gave us a bunch of good advice in this short interview. Check out the Revenue North BizCon, June 27th in Denver.
Related Links: Revenue North Biz Conference || Blue Ocean Strategy written by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne || Football Coaching Clinics || Training Trends || In the News || Keywords: Chris Coughlin, Revenue North, Conference, Blue Ocean Strategy, W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne, Glazier Clinic, Apple, iTunes, Denver, Colorado, Training, Football Coaching Clinics, Entrepreneurs, bytes=4044489
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Ben Deda, VP Community, FullContact Mission is to solve the world's contact information problem
enclosure-voice 1224_ 6/11/12 - Here at GlueCon, we've corralled another TechStars alum - class of 2011. Full Contact's mission is to solve the world's contact information problem. Ben Deda, Vice President, Business Development at Full Contact said, "We all have this pain point of having these partial contacts in your phone, address books and all your different applications. It's never complete, accurate or up to date." Ben said they saw that pain point and wanted to create a solution. "I think if we'd realized how big of a problem it was at the start, we might not have taken that on. But, you know, we just got into it..." Larry asked, “What do you see on the horizon?” Ben replied, “Full Contact actually started out as an API. It's an API that has the ability to take a partial contact and turn it into a full contact. So you send us just an email address and we'll bring back a profile picture, first name, last name a full social profile and any other publicly available information we can find. One thing that came out of that was so many of their customers were requesting Full Contact to push updates when they found them. So Full Contact actually developed a 'cloud address book'. It has the ability to take all these contacts from all these different places put it into one place. We cleanse it, normalize it, de-duplicate and merge all the contacts into a consolidated contact. Then they do an enhancement portion on it - even offer validation, verification on emails and phone numbers and allow you to sync all that information back to all the different places they came from. We're offering that as an API but also as a Web App. that's going to a private beta and then a public beta the of June or July. Listeners interested in that public beta, Ben said they will have a page up at FullContact.com where you can sign up and get on the public beta list for the cloud address book.
Related Links: Full Contact || TechStars || Glue 2012 || Defrag and Blur || Software Channel || PodCasting Directory || Photos GlueCon 2012 || Keywords: Ben Deda, Full Contact, TechStars, Gluecon, API, Cloud Address Book, Web App, Public Beta, bytes=2918925
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Eric Norlin, it's moving away from the CIO/CTO level
Eric Norlin, Founder, GlueConenclosure-voice 1220_ 6/4/12 - Finally we actually corralled Eric Norlin, the founder of GlueCon as well as Defrag and Blur - who is, as you can imagine, a study in constant motion - plus he understands all of this techno babble. First we asked Eric for an overview of Glue. "So, Glue is a conference focused on developers (hence the techno babble). Thematically it is organized around the ideas of Cloud Computing, mobile development, big data and APIs." Glue's future? Eric sees a lot more growth. The strange phenomenon when you're talking about cloud computing, mobile development, big data or APIs, is that you run into the idea that this department level developer inside the enterprise is where the power is migrating to. It's moving away from the CIO/CTO level and going downstream. The research is needed to build applications or to move legacy applications on to mobile platforms or to analyze huge amounts of data. But this no longer requires seven figure budgets that need approval and nine month time frames. It's something a person or a two member team can do with ten grand, a proto type and bust it out in three days. There is this trend of the renaissance enterprise developer, something akin to what we saw when Borland and Visual Studio ruled the day, and it involved lots of development vs. suites. Eric said it feels like we are entering a phase similar to that. Now you might be wondering what is Defrag and how do the conferences compare - so we asked Eric. "It's an idea driven conference where we're trying to put 20 of the smartest people we can find on stage to talk about interesting ideas related to technology. That doesn't mean they're CEOs of big companies, they may be working on something interesting that would make us want to put them on stage. Defrag is capped at 325 people, it's a very intimate and exclusive audience, tends to be more a C-level type person.
Related Links: Glue 2012 || Defrag and Blur || GlueCon Event Photos || Software Channel || Blog || Keywords: Eric Norlin, GlueCon, Defrag, Blur, Cloud Computing, Mobile Development, Big Data, APIs, CIO, CTO, Techno Babble, Renaissance Enterprise Developer, bytes=4051176
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Nicole Glaros, Managing Director, TechStars Boulder Nicole Glaros says we have over 150 companies in our portfolio
enclosure-voice 1218_ 6/4/12 - We've run into an 'old friend', she's not old but a long time friend and familiar to nearly everyone in Boulder and Denver. We're talking with Nicole Glaros, the Managing Director of Boulder TechStars. Nicole says as the managing director she has the wonderful opportunity of working with 10-12 teams a year, giving them a little bit of seed capital and a whole bunch of mentorship to take them to the next level. Of course, w3w3® has met and interviewed a number of TechStar alumnus here at GlueCon. TechStar teams are here from Boulder, but also TechStars Cloud, which is their first thematic program. Larry recalled interviewing David Cohen just a few months before TechStar One. He asked Nicole what has changed over the years? "Oh Wow!" said Nicole. "We started off in Boulder, the first program was in 2007. Since then we've launched four more programs, Boston, Seattle, New York and now TechStar-Cloud which is based in San Antonio. We also have a book and there was a TV show last year. We've got our web series and it has been going great!" Larry asked what she thought we might see in the future with TechStars. Nicole said, "We are committed to helping entrepreneurs get to the next level of growth and being a value add for investors as well. Continuing to focus on that any number of things can happen." Nicole has been with TechStars since almost the beginning. She was there when it was just one office in Boulder and, she said, "It's been really fun to see the program grow and mature. Now we have over 150 companies in our portfolio now. So we've just created a massive network of entrepreneurs across the country and the world as well - it's been a lot of fun!" Nicole said...listen for more...
Related Links: TechStars || Glue 2012 || Defrag and Blur || GlueCon Event Photos || Software Channel || Keywords: Nicole Glaros, TechStars, Portfolio, Boulder, Boston, Seattle, New York, TechStar-Cloud, Glue Conference, Entrepreneurs, bytes=3632799
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Jason Carolan, CTO, ViaWest Jason Carolan, organizations are grappling with big data challenges
enclosure-voice 1219_ 6/4/12 - One of the things we've noticed is that Roy Dimoff and Nancy Phillips, co-founders of ViaWest are constantly announcing new things coming up. Jason Carolan is CTO for ViaWest and we've worked with ViaWest for a number of years. We asked Jason if he had something new to announce, and of course he did. "Sure, just this last week we launched our new storage offering - storage as a service offering. It's an extension to our 'connected storage platform'. We have it both here in Colorado and in Utah. So for customers grappling with the 'big data challenge', and we all know that data is growing faster than ever before. We've got the right platform for that." We wondered if this had an impact on the Cloud services. Jason told us, "Absolutely! It's one of the reasons we have GlueCon with APIs and how all these systems talk together and integrate together - it's about the resources. i.e. Cloud, getting to that data, processing it, real time analytics, doing something with it to change your business. So we see Cloud and storage and data being very much linked together." Larry asked Jason what was coming down the road that he could talk about? Disaster Recovery (DR) Services is something they are launching later this year, so DR is between our Colorado and Utah facilities. Really lowering the cost of entry into that platform." Jason said the time is over for customers to go build a bunch of additional hardware at another data center where they pay full price for it and it just sits there idle most of the time. We asked for Jason's advice to businesses today. He said, "Constantly look what's out there because it a very dynamic landscape. If you're not looking at SaaS, you should be. If you've got your own exchange servers, how do you move that to the cloud? There's just a great portfolio of offerings that are out there to really lower your costs and probably to make your employees much more productive at the same time.
Related Links: ViaWest || Glue 2012 || Defrag and Blur || GlueCon Event Photos || Software Channel || PodCasting Directory || Keywords: Jason Carolan, ViaWest, Glue Conference, Hosting, Disaster Recovery Services, APIs, Colorado, Utah, Connected Storage Platform, SaaS, Cloud, bytes=3132502
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Feld-Weiser One-on-One: Feld on Work-Life Balance
Brad Feld & Phil Weiser, One-on-One Series, 
        Feld on Work/Life Balance
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1229_ 6/25/12 [Pub. 6-15-2009] - For entrepreneurs, lawyers and other professionals, work-life balance is often a topic that individuals plan on thinking about when they have time. Phil Weiser, Dean of the Law School, University of Colorado - Boulder, engages in a discussion with Brad Feld, Managing Partner, Foundry Group, about a topic that is very elusive for many entrepreneurs. Brad said, "This topic took me 15 years, a failed first marriage, and my current wife (Amy Batchelor) almost calling it quits for me to realize that I had to figure out what 'work-life balance' meant to me." This recognition lead to Brad's commitment to a series of rules, which evolved into a set of habits that include: 1. Spend time away; 2. Life dinner; 3. Segment space; 4. Be present; 5. Meditate. Notably, Brad's view on life-work balance is not that working hard is not important; it's that "balance improves the quality/quantity of work that you can get done and you become more effective at accomplishing stuff." Listen to the entire Feld & Weiser, One-on-One on Work-Life Balance.
Related Links: Photos || Silicon Flatirons Passing Baton Ceremony || Feld Blog || Foundry Group || Venture Deals - Feld & Mendelson || Keywords: Brad Feld, Phil Weiser, Work-Life Balance, Entrepreneurs, Work-Life Balance, Amy Batchelor - Bytes: 44730621
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Cloud-based log management and analytics for security
Christian Beegden, CoFounder/ 
        CTO, Sumo Logic enclosure-voice 1231_ 6/25/12 - A big question surrounding Cloud services and applications has to do with security. We've asked Christian Beedgen, founder and CTO of Sumo Logic to help us understand. Sumo Logic is a cloud-based log management and analytics service that leverages Big Data to deliver real-time IT insights, headquartered in Mountain View, California, we met Christian at Glue Con 2012. A cloud-based log management service eliminates the operational overhead and complexity of today's on-premise log management solutions. On-premise solutions quickly run into scaleability issues with increasing log volumes, and logs are voluminous. A cloud native solution with its elastic scaleability enables you to process all your log data with zero extra overhead. Sumo Logic was founded in April 2010 by Kumar Saurabh and Christian Beedgen, and received funding from Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures and angel investor Shlomo Kramer. The round of series B funding announced in January 2012 brings the company’s total venture capital backing to $20.5 million. . Sumo Logic modeled its approach on that of Google, according to Christian Beedgen, the company’s CTO and one of its Cofounders. Sumo Logic uses advanced machine learning algorithms to whittle down mountains of log file data into common groupings...
Related Links: Sumo || Glue 2012 || Foundry Group || TechStars || PodCast Directory || Keywords: Christian Beedgen, Sumo Logic, Glue Conference, Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, GlueCon, bytes=3816701
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Colorado companies that are making a big impact
Penny Lewandowski, Edware Lowe Foundationenclosure-voice 1225_ 6/18/12 - The Edward Lowe Foundation and the Companies to Watch Program were started by Edward Lowe in Michigan. His claim to fame was that he invented Kitty Litter. With that he made his fortune and then decided he wanted to put part of that fortune back into an organization that would help make the life of an entrepreneur a little easier than what he had. So that was the genesis on which the foundation was started. Penny Lewandowski tells us "What they do is work with communities and help them understand what we call their second stage growth businesses. We help them understand those businesses and their special needs as they grow their companies, what kind of programs can be put around those companies -[ the foundation has developed a significant number of those programs] - and Companies to Watch is one of those." Larry said, "The second stage companies that you work with have such a tremendous impact on the state of Colorado." Penny replied, "You're right and I've got some numbers for you. We have a database called 'Your-Economy-dot-org'. Existing, expanding companies contribute most to U.S. job creation. In fact, from 1990 to 2008, existing companies generated 71 percent more new jobs than startups." We're talking with Penny Lewandowski, Director, Entrepreneurship & Development, Edward Lowe Foundation, about a very interesting event we have coming up on June 23rd, here in Denver. Pat and I along with lots of celebrities and well known business people will be looking for you at the Colorado Companies to Watch Gala and Award Celebration. There are plenty of good reasons for you to be there and that's why we've cornered Penny, to give us a little background about this program and why it's so important to all of us. Companies to Watch is really centered around recognizing second stage companies. "Those are companies between 6 and 99 employees with $750K to $50 Million in revenue. And these are companies that have both the intention and capacity to grow. We pay a lot of attention to them because they are huge job creators, so they are making a big difference in their communities in a lot of different ways." There's much more and we are looking forward to seeing you there on June 23rd.
Related Links: Colorado Companies to Watch || YE (Your Economy) || Edward Lowe Foundation || YE (Your Economy) || Colorado Companies to Watch Channel || PodCast Directory || Gala Event 2011 || Keywords: Penny Lewandowski, Edward Lowe Foundation, Colorado Companies to Watch, Gala Event, COCTW, Second Stage Companies, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, bytes=4359212
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They contribute about 86% of the employment in the state
David Tolson, Managing Director, Capital Value Advisorsenclosure-voice 1227_ 6/18/12 - We're talking with David Tolson, Managing Director at Capital Value Advisors investment banking firm, and they're involvement with a community project that we think is very special. Larry said, "Give us an overview of Capital Value Advisors." Dave said, "We are an investment bank which is basically a fancy term for our focus on valuations, mergers and acquisitions, both buy side and sell side representation, as well as capital raises. And we really focus on mid market, privately held businesses, anywhere between $5-$50 Million in terms of revenue." We are all really excited about the annual Colorado Companies to Watch event coming up this week, Friday, June 22, 2012. Capital Value Advisors is the presenting sponsor. David tells us they became involved about three years ago, they attended the very first Gala. It was right in the darkest depths of the economic recession. What they saw was amazing and very compelling. And that was a lot of second stage companies with great ideas, that were growing very rapidly, that were adding employees. It was such a stark contrast to what you were hearing in the news at the time, not only regionally and locally but also nationally. We looked at this and said these are the types of companies we need to support not only as a company, but quite frankly as a community need to support. Because these companies while they represent only about 8% of the overall companies in Colorado, they contribute about 86% of the total employment in the state of Colorado. So it's a wonderful place for experienced people to go and develop their business and continue to grow their business. Colorado Companies to Watch focuses on and celebrates second stage companies and really the alums who have been past winners and this year's current winners are part of a community that includes sponsors like Capital Value Advisors, community partners, media relations partners like w3w3®, as well as a host of other government and community resources that are working towards the success and trying to help these second stage companies continue to grow and prosper." Tickets are still available to attend the gala...we'll see you there...
Related Links: Capital Value Advisors || Colorado Companies to Watch || Edward Lowe Foundation || YE (Your Economy) || Colorado Companies to Watch Channel || PodCast Directory || COCTW Gala 2010 || Keywords: David Tolson, Capital Value Advisors, Edward Lowe Foundation, Colorado Companies to Watch, Gala Event, COCTW, Second Stage Companies, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, bytes=4462448
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Jason Mendelson, VC Investments, Glue and Community
Jason Mendelson, Managing Director, Foundry 
        Group enclosure-voice 1221_ 6/11/12 - Sometimes, a person can really surprise you. We're talking with the very serious, local business mogul, JD, part-time professor, volunteer, and very busy telephone personality, Jason Mendelson, founder of the Foundry Group here in Boulder, Colorado. You will have to listen to this interview to understand that opening and it will be worth your time. We're at the Glue conference and Jason said, "You know it's just such a great conference. It's all these companies that the average person is never going to know exists - but if they didn't exist their entire Internet world would fall apart. It's just amazing looking at all these things; they're making other people's lives easier. In fact, most of these companies are making developer's lives easier. There are companies like Cloudabilty, for instance. Today you've got a developer with a dozen spread sheets just trying to manage their web architecture across the cloud. So one service does it all. You can see everything, how much your paying, what the loads are, and from one dashboard, see everything that's going on in your company. Or other companies, one of our new investments, a company called SendGrid, a very gluey company in our world. Jason puts a lot of time into volunteering with CU and other organizations; we asked what he was looking at today. "Well from a volunteer standpoint he is still very much into the Silicon Flatirons and what they're doing at the University of Colorado. Our buddies Phil Weiser, Brad Bernthal and Paul Ohm who has now taken a temporary position with the FTC - 'privacy god', these guys are just unbelievable. It's not just what they're doing for the students, but what they're doing for the community. Jason and his partner Brad Feld are coming out with a second edition of their book, Venture Deals which will be geared toward students. Starting even earlier in the process to help students have a view into what entrepreneurism and venture capital looks like. Then on the other hand, TechStars, that is one of the hubs of our community here and rapidly spreading across the nation. Spending time with these young, awesome entrepreneurs and really trying to help them accelerate their business. Don't miss Jason Mendelson and partner Ryan McIntyre at the Fox Theatre, August 25th, for their Album Release Party
Related Links: Foundry Group || Mendelson's Musings || TechStars || Glue 2012 || Defrag and Blur || Photos GlueCon 2012 || Software Channel || || Keywords: Jason Mendelson, Foundry Group, Venture Capital, GlueCon, Brad Feld, Ryan McIntyre, Cloudabilty, SendGrid, Picasso, Photobucket, Facebook, Cloud, bytes=4498393
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Allows you to build your own private version of a cloud
Greg Dekoenigsberg, Vice President, Community, Eucalyptus Systemsenclosure-voice 1223_ 6/11/12 - We hope you're getting a good bit of a sense of the Glue Conference. We are learning and seeing so much - exciting new API's and mobile apps and trying to Glue it all together. Here we're talking with Greg DeKoenigsberg who is the VP of Community at Eucalyptus Systems. We asked Greg to tell us about his organization. Eucalyptus Systems is based out of Santa Barbara, California and they do private cloud. What that means is, if you're familiar with the Amazon Web Services Cloud, which is pretty much the biggest cloud out there. Eucalyptus provides software that allows you to build your own private version of a cloud that looks very similar to Amazon AWS. Talk about exciting and this is open source software. You can go to Eucalyptus.com and download it for yourself. It takes a minimum of two systems at the very most basic configuration and then you can just add systems and it manages all of the virtual machines just as if you were managing an Amazon cloud. The promise of the cloud is that it allows you to self-administer your own boxes. Greg has a favorite story called the Sys Admin's Lament. In large organizations the sys admin traditionally has lots of power. Whenever someone inside a large organization needed a new computer, they would always go to the sys admin and say, 'hey, I need a box or two.' Being a sys admin is a hard job... managing all these assets and requests, they developed processes. There came a point where Amazon Web Services came to be a big deal - where the frustrated developer inside the organization, who just needed a resource for a skunk works project. It became easier for that developer to take out their credit card and put it down and pay Amazon $50 a month for their own system and then they didn't need to deal with the IT folks. Once this became really popular...
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Martin Faith, President, 
    Scottish Group Companies and Dr. Douglas Jackson, President/CEO, Project C.U.R.E. Doug Jackson, Martin Faith, Summer Solstice Celebration
enclosure-voice 1217_ 6/4/12 - Planning to celebrating the Summer Solstice this year? You're invited to join Dr. Douglas Jackson, President/CEO, Project C.U.R.E. and Martin Faith, President, Scottish Group Companies at their very special event, Summer Solstice, Glass, Grapes and Gruyere. You will have the opportunity to make an impact in the world, have some great fun and pick up a rare piece of antique Scottish Stained Glass. When asked what advice Martin Faith would offer to entrepreneurs and business leaders, he said simply, "I would like to think people would run their businesses with a conscience and not just be in business to make money. To provide, obviously, valuable services to their clients but also to give something back to the community. When you do that you get it back ten times over - what comes around, goes around." Here is a man who walks his talk. In Scotland, for many years Martin collected these beautiful antique stained glass windows, it was his passion. When he came to the U.S. he brought his collection with him and sold a lot of them to pay for his immigration to this country. He's kept some beautiful pieces for himself. For several years he wondered what he should do with the rest. After he met Doug Jackson he knew what to do. Martin decided he would sell the collection and give the money to Project C.U.R.E. and the Summer Solstice, Glass, Grapes and Gruyere event was born. Dr. Douglas Jackson, President/CEO, Project C.U.R.E.
Doug said, "You know the neat thing about the solstice, it's the one day in the year where we get the most sun and what better way to celebrate the sun than coming through beautiful pieces of stained glass. It's exciting and we're hoping to raise enough to ship a container (we're talking about a semi truck trailer - or similar weight) and that is going to be worth about $400,000.00, because of Martin's effort. That's remarkable!"
      Denver is the world headquarters for Project C.U.R.E. founded by Dr. James W. Jackson, (Founder Emeritus) in 1987, after visiting a small clinic in Rio de Janeiro. There, he saw patients turned away due to the lack of basic medical supplies and equipment. He made a promise that he would help provide relief to those people. Within 30 days of returning to his home in Evergreen, Colorado, Dr. Jackson had collected over $100,000 worth of medical equipment and supplies. He personally paid to have these shipped to that clinic. PROJECT C.U.R.E. builds sustainable healthcare infrastructure by providing the medical supplies and equipment that medical personnel need to deliver healthcare to their communities. Since its inception, PROJECT C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief to needy people in more than 120 countries. PROJECT C.U.R.E. works with recipient partner organizations by donating the medical supplies and equipment they need to provide healthcare to the people in the local community. Meet these extraordinary men Thursday, June 21, for an evening of stained glass education, demonstration and donation with all the profits from the sale of this century old stained glass window collection going to help PROJECT C.U.R.E. deliver a 40-ft container of desperately needed medical supplies to an ill-equipped clinic or hospital in a developing country.

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The mobile web and many opportunities to partner
Steven Willmott, CEO, 3scale networks enclosure-voice 1232_ 6/25/12 - Here, again at the Glue Conference in Broomfield, Colorado. This is a very exciting conference and the only one of its kind in the country. There are so many interesting companies and so much to learn about. We're talking with Steve Willmott, CEO of 3scale networks. We asked Steve for an overview of what 3scale networks does. "Right now, many people have websites and that's how they engage with their customers. Now with the mobile web there are many opportunities to partner. For instance, if you have content or a service and you'd like to spread it around to different places not just your own website, 3 scale enables you to put those technical channels in place so that mobile applications and partners can get your data or service directly without having to go via your web site. It's a little bit like having your database and sharing that with partners. You might charge them for that data or allow them to use it but to put your brand on their website for example. Steven explains more. Larry pointed out that a lot of people are concerned with security in the cloud. Steve thinks that is a number one concern. It's very important to keep data secure, especially if it's personal data of your customers - or your own. Cloud has advantages and disadvantages. One of these is obviously, the data in the cloud is a little bit out of your control...listen for more...
Related Links: 3Scale || Glue 2012 || GlueCon Event Photos || Entrepreneurs Channel || Keywords: Steven Willmott, 3scale networks, Glue Conference, Cloud, Technical Channels, GlueCon, bytes=3449733
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Clara Shih, Author, The Facebook Era and Founder/CEO Hearsay Social Expert advice for managing social media
enclosure-voice 1230_ 6/25/12 [Pub. 12-12-2011] - Lucy Sanders, CEO for the National Center for Women and Information Technology or NCWIT along with Larry Nelson, Director of w3w3® Media Network are interviewing Clara Shih the best selling author of The Facebook Era and founder/CEO Sequoia-backed Hearsay Social, one of the fastest-growing and most exciting technology companies in Silicon Valley. Clara is a renowned social media authority and technology leader whose New York Times-featured book has been translated into nine languages and is used as a textbook at Harvard Business School. Hearsay Social develops social media software to enable large franchise brands to create, measure and distribute content out to local reps, agents, and franchisees' Facebook or Twitter pages. Consider insurance agents, financial advisors, coffee houses or restaurant chains. They are part of important corporate brands, but what makes them thrive are local relationships. Social media can help, but it needs to be managed in a way that supports the brand, customer satisfaction and hence the business bottom line. Our listeners are familiar with “customer relationship management” for businesses this is something like, social media relationship management. In 2007, Clara created the first business application on Facebook and subsequently authored the New York Times-featured best selling book The Facebook Era, which has sold over 21,000 copies worldwide. Previously, Clara was a marketing executive at salesforce.com, and held technology and product positions at Google and Microsoft. Clara has a BS in computer science and economics and MS in computer science from Stanford. She is a frequently invited keynote speaker on social media at global conferences including AlwaysOn, Web 2.0 Expo, Enterprise 2.0, CRM Evolution, Social-Loco, American Marketing Association, Toronto TechWeek, and Social Ad Summit. There are a number of learning points for entrepreneurs and leaders offered by Clara...listen for more...
Related Links: Hearsay Social || Find Clara on Facebook || and Twitter @clarashih || NCWIT Home || NCWIT Blog || Heroes Channel || Why Facebook Matters for B2B || Keywords: Clara Shih, Hearsay Social, National Center for Women in Technology, Lucy Sanders, NCWIT, Entrepreneurs, The Facebook Era, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, bytes=152933443
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w3w3® Media Network Links that will make a difference
914_ 10/25/10- w3w3® Media Network is all about supporting business and technology in Colorado.  We specialize in creating valuable links and relationships to help you grow your company, build your team, get insights to various industries, keep you up-to-date, raise money, increase your income and profits, and so much more...Venture Capital; Tech Transfer; Communications Technology Professionals; Mergers and Acquisitions; It's the Law; Training Trends; Colorado Companies to Watch; Mastering Change; Looking for Money; In the News; and more...Just click on the topic of your interest and you'll find treasure trove of information...
Related Links: Venture Capital || Podcasting Directory || Tech Transfer || Communications Technology Professionals || Mergers and Acquisitions || It's the Law || Training Trends || Colorado Companies to Watch || Mastering Change Blog || Looking for Money || In the News || Keywords: Venture Capital, Tech Transfer, Communications Technology Professionals, Mergers and Acquisitions, It's the Law, Training Trends, Colorado Companies to Watch, Mastering Change, Looking for Money, In the News 10/25/10

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