IT Skills that Facilitate Cloud and BYOD Adoption

Tech Zulu Event

Sometimes it’s a question of marketing or pricing, but most of the time, it’s because people don’t see its true potential or lack the skills to make the most of it.

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HyreCar Names New Board Member

socalTECH

According to HyreCar, it has appointed Jay Vijayan, the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Tesla, and current CEO of Tekion, to its board. Tekion is a startup developing business applications in the automotive retail market. hyrecar board marketplace market auto automotive vijayan tekionLos Angeles-based car sharing marketplace operator HyreCar announced this morning that it has named a new member of its board of directors.

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Above the Cloud with Dave Linthicum | Shifting Perspectives on SaaS and Enterprise IT

Tech Zulu Event

Featuring panelists from SOA Software , Edgecast and Bitium , we’ll discuss: Top priorities and challenges for today’s CIO. The rise of the social enterprise and Chief Digital Officer – what it means for the CIO. In this role, Alex was responsible for developing HostPro’s shared, dedicated and managed businesses with 430 employees in sales, marketing, engineering, and product development.

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Future of The Cloud is Bright | Just Ask the Market

Tech Zulu Event

The job market, too, will feel a significant impact from cloud computing technology. He references CIO Bernard Golden’s argument, made in The IT Jobs Cloud Computing Will Create , that while some roles may disappear altogether, others will remain, but in much less demand.

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Gradient X Snags Exec From OpenX

socalTECH

Gradient X , the online mobile marketing and advertising technology developer backed by GRP Partners, Rincon Venture Partners, Crosscut Ventures, Founder Collective, Double M Capital, Baroda Ventures, Siemer Ventures, and others, has snapped up some talent from OpenX with its latest hire.

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WHAT ARE THE REWARDS OF GOING GREEN?

AeA Los Angeles Council

When a company is not in compliance, it looses its ability to sell in certain markets. The CIO: The optimal use of information & communication technology is critical to the CIO. According to Gartner, CIOs should only expect to pay hefty energy bills but beware that the vast majority of U.S. However, environmentalists and savvy consumers are on the look-out for “green-washing,” or marketing campaigns that masquerade as real environmental progress.

Cedars-Sinai Backs Censinet In $7.8M For Risk Management

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According to Censinet, it will use the funding round for scaling its go-to-market, and to accelerate its adoption by healthcare providers and vendors. Cedars-Sinai's participation in the funding was led by Darren Dworkin, the healthcare system's Senior Vice President and CIO. Los Angeles-based Cedars Sinai is one of the major backers of a new startup, Censinet , in the company's Series A funding. According to Censinet, it raised $7.8M

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Cylance Names Trio Of New Executives

socalTECH

Irvine-based antivirus and endpoint protection software developer Cylance has named a trio of new executives, saying that it has named Grant Johnson as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Kumud Kalia as Chief Information Officer (CIO), and promoted Eric Cornelius to Chief Product Officer (CPO).

Can You Really Build a Great Tech Firm Outside Silicon Valley?

Both Sides of the Table

If you are talented, of course, you can get funded in any region with enough venture capital and obviously in markets outside of the Valley it is easier to get noticed and get access. The LA / Southern California market has many people who are now on their second and third companies.

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How Technology Has Changed the Executive Boardroom

Tech Zulu Event

Sure, there are roles like CTO or CIO, but the input and decision making process has remained fairly static. While in years past that technology had much to do with production, today’s technology has more to do with marketing, Intel and communication.

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Who Should you Hire at a Startup?

Both Sides of the Table

One such meeting that he set up was with the CIO of the largest consumer products company in Europe. I got a call the morning of the meeting from my assistant (who was also shared with this gentleman) that he was planning to cancel the CIO meeting.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

Both Sides of the Table

But it’s more atypical for investors located in this market. If we extend a bit North up the coast line we have many affiliate marketing innovators including ValueClick, Commission Junction and FastClick. Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it.

7 Ways to Use Data and Analytics for Strategic Change

Startup Professionals Musings

Certainly it’s important to optimize current operations, but in this age of rapidly changing demands and competitors, it’s more important change quickly as the market changes. Strategic decision makers need to see the data, in addition to marketing and sales.

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Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

Both Sides of the Table

I kind of think LA is just LA and doesn’t need some clever marketing term. A market leader in content, music, entertainment, textiles, engineering, aerospace and trade. ZestCash, founded by Douglas Merrill, former CIO of Google [Hollywood].

Interview with David Loo, CEO and Founder of Perspectium

socalTECH

David Loo: Ultimately, at the C-level, the CIO requires data metrics and intelligence, in order to compete and make decisions and take actions to further a company's agenda. The third part we're trying to help get into this is the service provider market. The challenge as we break into this market, is to make those enterprise customers realize this is a product solution that can be had, rather than something they have to spend bespoke project money on.

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10 C-Level Positions That Are Red Flags For Funding

Startup Professionals Musings

A few other credible ones would include Chairman of the Board (COB), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Evangelism marketing is an advanced form of word of mouth marketing (WOMM), now largely replaced by Facebook and Twitter.

Biz2Beach To Stream Live Here On TechZulu

Tech Zulu Event

Their featured speakers, who range in marketing and business expertise, will lead four intimate breakout discussions. and most recently Myspace, where he ran an online marketing team focused on SEO, social media, and paid traffic acquisition.

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How ZestFinance Is Using Machine Learning to Reshape Lending, with Jay Budzik

socalTECH

One of the hottest sectors of the technology startup market today is the use of artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning across many different sectors including finance. Jay Budzik: ZestFinance was founded in 2009, by Douglas Merrill, the former CIO at Google, in order to make fair and transparent credit available to everyone.

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Making The Enterprise Cloud Real: Unitas Global's Cloud Vision

socalTECH

We caught up with founder and CEO Grant Kirkwood --a serial entrepreneur and veteran of providing infrastructure to the enterprise markets--on the vision behind the company. Most of the CIOs we are talking to are at large banks and healthcare providers.

10 Job Titles Never Found in an Investable Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

A few other credible ones would include Chairman of the Board (COB), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Evangelism marketing is an advanced form of word of mouth marketing (WOMM), now largely replaced by Facebook and Twitter.

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I Knew Bill Gates When He Was a Regular Guy

Startup Professionals Musings

Bill Gates ran the technical show, but Steve Ballmer never let him forget the marketing and business side of the equation. handling marketing for Duncan Hines' Moist & Easy cakes – so he and Bill were a perfect mix, so to speak. Market vision, focus, and opportunity.

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Why.Net???

Alon Schwartz

I’m being asked this by technologies, of course, but also from other, non-tech people like private investors, VCs, SEO experts, marketing guys, potential hires, partners, and any random guests that just happen to stop by and say hi to Jason (of course…). Our job as technology leaders (CTOs, CIOs, and other fancy titles) is to find and implement technology solutions for world/business problems. From the first day we started Docstoc people have been asking me “ why.Net ”?

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Ryan Blair, HashtagOne: From Gang Member, To Entrepreneur, To Anti-VC

socalTECH

So, how is it you ended up going from a technology infrastructure entrepreneur at SkyPipeline, to the consumer market with Visalus? My CIO had been ex-CIO at Herbalife, and was an EVP of Software for Disney.

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Why.Net???

Alon Schwartz

I’m being asked this by technologies, of course, but also from other, non-tech people like private investors, VCs, SEO experts, marketing guys, potential hires, partners, and any random guests that just happen to stop by and say hi to Jason (of course…). Our job as technology leaders (CTOs, CIOs, and other fancy titles) is to find and implement technology solutions for world/business problems. From the first day we started Docstoc people have been asking me “ why.Net ”?

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Why.Net???

Alon Schwartz

I’m being asked this by technologies, of course, but also from other, non-tech people like private investors, VCs, SEO experts, marketing guys, potential hires, partners, and any random guests that just happen to stop by and say hi to Jason (of course…). Our job as technology leaders (CTOs, CIOs, and other fancy titles) is to find and implement technology solutions for world/business problems. From the first day we started Docstoc people have been asking me “ why.Net ”?

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Ten Executive Titles You Don’t Want in a Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

A few other credible ones would include Chairman of the Board (COB), Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Evangelism marketing is an advanced form of word of mouth marketing (WOMM), now largely replaced by Facebook and Twitter.

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Dallas Day of.Net | Training and Trends on Microsoft Technologies

Tech Zulu Event

Ria Consulting is hosting its 3rd annual Dallas Day of Dot Net on February 8-9, 2013 at Sheraton Market Center in Dallas, Texas. The event is a 2-day training in.Net, HTML5, Windows 8, Asp.NET MVC and other Microsoft technologies.

How Cloudvirga Wants To Disrupt The Slow, Antiquated Mortgage Industry

socalTECH

My counterpart, Mark Attaway, our CIO, was at Fidelity national and LSI, both title companies, building automated platforms for the title process. Bill Dallas, our CEO, has been an industry icon for 30 years, and built a massive mortgage company, which he sold to Open Market, for hundreds of millions of dollars. For anyone who has ever gotten a mortgage for a home, they know it's a very slow, antiquated, frustrating, and time consuming process.

Taming The Enterprise Texting Tiger, With TigerText's Brad Brooks

socalTECH

One of my friends, the CIO of a large healthcare system, did a study with Verizon of their facility, and found that there were 3 million SMS messages sent in a month. That''s important in how we market.

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ZunguZ Facebook Payment Application | Interview With The Founder Robert Sussman

Tech Zulu Event

African ICT Achiever Awards – Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year – WINNER multiple times (Annex.13). As a result, various rounds of global meetings were held with: Facebook – Head of growth markets. This stimulates additional marketing and revenue for merchants.

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Interview with Jeff Kukowski, SecureAuth

socalTECH

However, we have a different view on the market. We also have the CEO of Forescout on our board, the CIO of Malwarebytes, and lots of other different security leaders who are familiar with this space. In a world where there seems likes there is a major, security breach every day, where usernames and passwords are just not enough because they keep getting stolen, and where hackers have even started to hijack people's mobile phones to break into accounts, what do you do?

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Ten Tips for Business Traction to Attract Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

A CEO who has “been there and done that” is traction, especially if teamed with a financial lead (CIO) and a product lead (CTO). For a business, you must define the absolute minimum features you need to satisfy the customer problem, and test it in the market.

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Interview with Dipanshu Sharma, Kadonk

socalTECH

Most companies use Microsoft Project, and although there are a bunch of other projects, Microsoft has the most market share. So we built this product, and we believe we're the first ones to have it in the market. We found that software wasn't being bought by the team members and product leaders who needed it, but was being bought by CIOs in large corporations.

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