The 2011 Annual Corporate Venturing and Innovation Partnering Conference


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from Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:00 AM
to Friday, February 18, 2011 7:00 PM
Organizer International Business Forum
Place Newport Beach, CA USA


The annual Corporate Venturing and Innovation Partnering Conference offers corporate investors new strategies to gain a competitive advantage through corporate venturing and innovation initiatives. Capturing innovation is at the top of the corporate agenda for global growth and an important lever to increase profitability and market share. Corporate venturing is a vehicle used by corporations to capture innovation, provide a window for acquisitions and an opportunity for strategic partnerships.

Advisory Board Members include: 
Robert Ackerman, Founder, Allegis Capital
Heidi Mason, Co-Founder, The Bell-Mason Group 
Rob Rosenberg, Partner, New Venture Partners 
Reese Schroeder, Managing Director, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Phil Giesler, Director of Innovation, Physic Ventures 
James Mawson, Editor, Global Corporate Venturing Report
Brad McManus, Director of Investments, Panasonic Ventures 
Jennifer Jones, Founder, Jennifer Jones & Partners

Audience Profile: 
Uniting corporate investors, new business development executives, venture capitalists, private equity investors, mergers & acquisition executives, institutional investors, technology transfer experts, licensing executives, investment bankers, corporate counsel, CTOs, CIOs, CEOs and CFOs of emerging growth companies. 

About this conference:
Our Corporate Venturing and Innovation Partnering Conference provides corporate executives, innovation officers and corporate investors with strategies to gain a competitive advantage through corporate venturing and innovation initiatives. Over two days, attendees will have an opportunity to share B2B alliance models, investment approaches, strategies to capture technology innovation from external sources, and insights on ways to enhance their corporate venturing initiatives.

Program development:
Topics are influenced by the advisory board of corporate investors and business 
development executives. 




  • Reinventing America In The Innovation Economy (Keynote Presentation)
  • Mobile Mania: Weaving The Threads of Disruptive Innovation (Keynote Presentation)
  • Global Innovation at Work (Keynote Presentation)
  • Reinventing The Dinosaur Industry: The Automotive Innovation Landscape (Keynote 
  • Innovation Engines At Work: Case Histories Examined
  • Fostering A Culture of Global Innovation: Emerging Markets Examined
  • Performance Storytelling: Special Initiatives To Accelerate Growth
  • Corporate Venturing 2012: Imperatives Driving Reengagement
  • Considerations in Rebalancing a Portfolio
  • Developing an Internal - External Innovation Road Map
  • The Winning Formula: Strategic Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Leveraging a Full IP Portfolio
  • Special Award Presentation: The Corporate Innovation Awards
  • Government Profile: Industry Collaboration at Work
  • Working with Strategic Corporate Partners: The CEO Perspective
  • The Corporate Venture Capital Imperative (Academic Presentation)
  • Building a Sustainable Corporate Venture Capital Program (Interactive Workshop)
  • Considerations in Structuring Strategic Corporate Investments (Interactive Workshop)
  • Lessons Learned: Success and Failures In Corporate Venturing (Case Study Illustrations)
  • Business Models, Industry Sectors, and Investment Approaches (Group Workshops)



"As a venture executive deeply embedded in the landscape of AI-assisted software, particularly in the realm of graphics and art creation, the insights gleaned from the 2011 Corporate Venturing and Innovation Partnering Conference provide a valuable lens through which we can assess potential investment opportunities. The conference underscored the paramount importance of innovation, not just as a buzzword but as a critical driver of global growth and competitive advantage. This aligns closely with our venture firm's objective to invest in startups that are at the forefront of leveraging AI to revolutionize the creation of graphics and art, while diligently navigating the complex terrain of copyright considerations.

The emphasis on capturing innovation through corporate venturing resonates with our strategy to explore and invest in tools that enable artists and designers to generate new, copyright-compliant design elements by learning from existing references. Our interest is particularly piqued by startups in the pitch deck phase that demonstrate a capacity to utilize AI in analyzing the work of seminal artists—like those who have shaped the aesthetic of Batman comics for DC Comics—without breaching intellectual property laws. The challenges and opportunities highlighted in sessions such as "Leveraging a Full IP Portfolio" and "Innovation Engines At Work: Case Histories Examined" are especially pertinent. These discussions illuminate the path forward in fostering innovation while respecting copyright, a balancing act that is critical in the AI-generated art space.

Furthermore, the conference’s focus on forming strategic partnerships and the role of corporate venturing as a window for acquisitions is in harmony with our belief in the symbiotic relationship between established companies and emerging startups. The potential for collaboration, as explored in the conference, offers a framework for how we might support our portfolio companies beyond capital investment—by facilitating connections with industry leaders that can expedite their growth and market penetration.

However, as we navigate these opportunities, we are cognizant of the "AI problems" that can emerge, especially in the nascent stages of technology development. The advisory board's expertise, covering a range of industries and technological innovations, and the shared lessons on "Success and Failures In Corporate Venturing" are invaluable in helping us mitigate these risks. Our approach is to embrace calculated risks that come with pioneering new applications of AI in art and design, supported by the knowledge that our developers and technical teams can provide critical insights during the beta testing phase to guide our investment decisions.

In summary, our venture firm is inspired by the conference’s exploration of innovation and corporate venturing strategies. We are poised to invest in startups that push the boundaries of AI in graphic and art creation, with a clear vision of fostering a culture of innovation that respects copyright laws and harnesses the full potential of AI to unlock new creative possibilities. Our goal is to be at the forefront of this transformation, investing in companies with the vision and capability to redefine the landscape of digital art and design." Roz Steinfeld



Monday, February 6, 2012
Pre-Conference Workshop Day

Pre-Conference Workshop, IBF Corporate Venturing and Innovation Partnering (14th Annual) The IBF Corporate Venturing and Innovation Partnering “Pre-Conference Workshop on Monday, February 6, 2012 aims to provide a framework and context to highlight the best practices and pit falls organizations can face in CV arena. In a few hours participants will gain the benefit of years of experience of practitioners and partners.


The scope will cover:

  • Strategic business justification for venturing
  • What processes are effectively used
  • The teams and governance structures
  • Working with partners inside and outside the core business
  • Approaches to measuring the financial and strategic benefits

There will be lessons learned from a recently launched corporate venturing group and cases illustrated from many sectors and investment approaches. At the conference you will then have the opportunity to meet and continue the learning in the discussion with experienced executives who will be participants at the conference.


A key element of the workshop will be the opportunity to pose your questions and challenges in a pre-conference questionnaire and discuss topics in small facilitated roundtable groups.


We would recommend the workshop to executives who are relatively new to corporate venturing and are developing their venturing and partnering approach.

12:00 - 12:30pm Conference Registration
12:30 - 1:15 Working Luncheon:
Building a Sustainable Corporate Venture Capital Program (Ackerman)
1:15 - 2:00 Considerations in Structuring Strategic Corporate Investments
2:00 - 2:45 Mid-Day Networking Session
2:45 - 3:15 Lessons Learned In Establishing A New CVC Program:
Examining Saudi Aramco’s Successes and Failures in Corporate Venturing

Saudi Aramco
3:15 - 4:45 Real World CV Work Shops
(Roundtables Featuring Small Groups, Facilitated by an Experienced Practitioners)

Proposed topics, which will be updated from a participant questionnaire, include:

  • Determining the strategic scope and investment areas
  • Building and managing a venture team
  • Managing the portfolio for financial and strategic benefit

Groups assembled across the following themes:

  • Technology, Media, Telecommunications
  • Health
  • Sustainability
Session Leader: Andrew Gaule
4:45 - 5:30 Welcome Cocktail Reception
5:30 - 7:00 Reception & Advanced Screening: 'Something Ventured'
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Conference Day 1
7:30 - 8:30am Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:35 IBF Greeting
8:35 - 9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks - The Market Perspective

Robert Ackerman
Managing Director Allegis Capital
Catalyzing Innovation:
The Corporate Perspective on Innovation Ideation, Process & Measurement

Three corporate innovation executives will each deliver back-to-back, in-depth presentations on best practices to initiate, align, and nurture corporate innovation.


'Purpose' Presentation:
Google & The Mobile Innovation Imperative

Jason Spero (invited)
Head of Mobile for the America's

"Ideation' Presentation:
Strategic Innovation Initiatives Examined
10:50 - 11:20 Morning Networking & Refreshment Break

'Process' Presentation
Global Innovation at Work

Dominique Mégret 
Head of Swisscom Ventures

'Measurement & Tools' Presentation:
Evaluating Innovation & Approaches for Implementation
12:40 - 1:45 Luncheon Reception
1:45 - 2:45 Innovation Storytelling:
Innovation Engines At Work: Case Histories Examined

Case Study #1
Steven Hoover CEO
PARC, A Xerox Company

Case Study #2
Applied Minds (invited)
2:45 - 3:30 Panel Discussion:
Working With An Outside Partner
  • Advantages
  • Truths & Realities
  • Considerations in choosing a partner
Russell Pyne

Atrium Capital
3:30 - 4:00 Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break
Reinventing America In The Innovation Economy:
Government’s Role In Driving U.S. Innovation
4:00 - 4:30 Executive Keynote: Reinventing America In The Innovation Economy

House Ways and Means Committee (invited)
Presentation by: Congressman Nunes
4:30 - 5:00 Presentation/Panel Discussion - TBD

Government - Industry Collaboration at Work
DARPA (invited)
5:00 - 5:30 Day 1 - Conference Wrap-Up
Facilitated by a skilled innovation expert, this session will allow for interactive dialogue amongst your peers. Share notes and offer insight immediately following the day's events.
5:30 - 7:00 Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Conference Day 2
7:30 - 8:45am Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:00 - 8:45 Breakfast Presentation:
The Corporate Venturing Imperative

Keynote Speaker:
Steven Blank

Stanford University
Author of 4 Steps to the Epiphany
8:45 Day 2 Conference Greeting
8:45 - 9:30 Keynote Presentation: 
Fostering A Culture of Global Innovation: Emerging Markets Examined

Craig Barrett (invited)
Retired CEO/Chairman of Intel Corporation
International Co-Chair of the Skolkovo Foundation Council
9:30 - 10:15 Spotlight Presentation:
Future Innovation Trends Examined

Presentation by:
Howard Tullman

Tribeca Flashpoint Academy

Howard A. Tullman serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy and of HYPR>BOX, LLC. He is the former President of Kendall College in Chicago and the former Chairman/CEO of Experiencia, Inc. Mr. Tullman is the General Managing Partner for the Chicago High Tech Investors, LLC and a Director of the Rally Marketing Group in Seattle. He is also a Trustee of WTTW/WFMT in Chicago, a Director of the New York Academy of Art, the Chairman of the Endowment Committee of Anshe Emet Synagogue, a member of Mayor Emanuel’s Council of Technology Advisors and newly-formed Cultural Council, a member of Governor Quinn’s Illinois Innovation Council and Illinois Arts Council, an advisor to HighTower Associates, PrepMe LLC and uBID.COM and to Mudd Advertising/Mudd 360 in Iowa and an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern’s Kellogg School as well as a regular guest lecturer at the Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Tullman also served as a long-time Director and Board Chairman of The Cobalt Group, as a Trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and as a Director of the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, and as the lead Director of The Princeton Review and briefly as its Board Chair while assisting in its sale to Bain Capital.


Mr. Tullman has over 40 years of start-up, management, IPO and turn-around experience and an extensive operations background in web development, online services, large-scale information assembly and delivery systems, database design and implementation and the development, creation and production of all types and formats of multimedia, computer games and audio/video digital content. He has designed and developed GUI and natural user interfaces, interactive and immersive games and instruction systems and other electronic entertainments, training products and services, as well as other information-based products and services in a variety of fields including automotive, insurance, CRM, employment, real estate, consumer goods and social media.

10:15 - 10:45 Morning Networking & Refreshment Break
10:45 - 11:30 Spotlight Presentation:
Performance Storytelling: Special Initiatives To Accelerate Growth

Arvind Sodhani (invited)

Executive Vice President, Intel
President, Intel Capital

Arvind Sodhani is executive vice president of Intel Corporation and president of Intel Capital.

Sodhani was elected vice president by the board of directors in May 1990, served as senior vice president from 2005 to 2007 and was promoted to executive vice president in December 2007.

He joined Intel in 1981 as assistant treasurer of Intel Europe, was promoted to the position of assistant treasurer of the corporation in August, 1984 and was named treasurer in July 1988. As Intel's treasurer, Sodhani was responsible for treasury, investor relations, corporate credit, mergers and acquisitions, post contracts management and risk management.

He became president of Intel Capital in March 2005. Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investment arm, directs the company's external investments, mergers and acquisitions in support of Intel's strategic objectives.

Sodhani served as a member of the NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. board of directors from 1997 to 2007. He currently serves on the board of directors for SMART Technologies, Inc. He received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.

11:30 - 12:15 Session / Case Study Presentation: 
Spinout Strategies 

Rob Rosenberg

New Venture Partners
12:15 - 1:30 Luncheon Reception
The Innovators Recognition Rewards

  • Corporate Program
  • Government Program
  • University Program
  • Start-Up Program
1:30 - 2:15 Corporate Spotlight & White Paper Presentation:

Schlumberger + Synchrony Venture Management
3:00 - 3:30 Afternoon Networking & Refreshment Break
3:30 - 4:15 Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A:
Patent Acquisition: Intellectual Property Gold Rush or The Next Bubble?

Ron Laurie

Chairman, Inflexion Point Group
Managing Director, Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC
CIPO, Inflexion Point Analytics, LLC

Session B:
Working with Strategic Corporate Partners
4:15 - 5:00 Closing Keynote Presentation
5:00 - 5:30 Conference Wrap-Up

Facilitated by a skilled innovation expert, time is reserved for attendees to digest and process the information shared at this year's conference at their tables.

5:30 - 6:30 Cocktail Reception
6:30 Conference Adjourns





Robert Ackerman
Bob Ackerman is the Managing Director and Founder of Allegis Capital. Prior to forming Allegis Capital in 1995, Mr. Ackerman had more than fifteen years of general management, venture capital, and strategic mergers and acquisition advisory experience working with information technology start-up companies and multinational corporations.

Laurence Allen
Laurence G. Allen serves as the Managing Member of NYPPEX, LLC, a global securities firm specializing in providing access to the private equity secondary markets. Since 1998, Mr. Allen has pioneered the development of trading systems, research and price data for interests in private partnerships (e.g. buyout, venture, real estate, hedge funds etc.), restricted equity and debt securities in private companies and their respective derivative instruments.

Michael Annes
Michael Annes is corporate vice president, business development and ventures for Motorola Solutions. He is responsible for directing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and Motorola Solutions’ global venture strategy.  He recently was responsible for leading the process to separate Motorola into two independent publicly-traded companies.

Farshid Arman
Farshid Arman has a diverse background in energy storage, in logistics, and in enterprise-scale software systems. He has been part of the founding team of three startup companies.  In addition to his experiences in the startups, Farshid has worked as a system architect for CNN and as Executive Director of Engineering at Informix Software.

David Berokoff
David leads a team that is responsible for developing new growth investment opportunities for SoCalGas.  David’s business development activities are largely based on new and emerging technologies which can help the company, and its customers, achieve a sustainable energy future/vision. 

Gerald Brady
Gerald Brady is a managing director within SVB’s Venture Capital Group, hired to lead two important initiatives for the company. He is responsible for leading SVB’s Entrepreneur Services Group as well as the company’s work with corporate venture and corporate development groups.

Patty Burke
Patty Burke is a Partner with Bell Mason Group.  A veteran Silicon Valley executive, Patty is an expert in venture business strategy and venture development for both business-to-consumer and business-to-business focused companies, across a wide range of industries and geographies. She has consulted with more than 100 ventures, both corporate and venture capital-funded, in developing and executing successful business plans.

Aneesh Chopra
Aneesh Chopra is the United States Chief Technology Officer and in this role serves as an Assistant to the President and Associate Director for Technology within the Office of Science & Technology Policy. He works to advance the President’s technology agenda by fostering new ideas and encouraging government-wide coordination to help the country meet its goals from job creation, to reducing health care costs, to protecting the homeland.

Issam Dairanieh
Issam Dairanieh heads up the US BP Alternative Energy Venture team. Alternative Energy Ventures is a strategic investment group within BP’s Alternative Energy business. Issam invests in renewable power generation, energy storage, energy efficiency and Carbon Management.

Paul Davey
Paul has been responsible for driving Innovation in a broad range of contexts in the Telecoms, Consumer Electronics and IT industries over the past 15 years. He has pioneered corporate venturing programs to “spin out” and “spin in” disruptive innovation to deliver measured business growth, stimulate change and re-ignite an excitement and hunger for new products and services in large corporates including Vodafone, Sony,  Tandem Computers and Digital Equipment.

Doug Donzelli
Doug has founded and managed many successful technology ventures over the last 20 years. Most recently, he served as a Board Director and General Manager of Strategos, Inc., an innovation commercialization and strategy development firm serving the Fortune 100, whose clients include IBM, Nokia, Applied Materials, Royal Dutch Shell, Roche and Whirlpool. Prior to Strategos, Doug was founder and CEO of Pensare, Inc., the provider of the first international, accredited MBA program based on offerings from 4 of the top 10 U.S. business schools.

Claudia Fan Munce
Claudia Fan Munce has been the Managing Director of the IBM Venture Capital Group. In addition to this role, she is also Vice President of IBM Corporate Strategy.  Claudia joined IBM Research Division in 1985 and held many technical and business leadership positions.  Prior to assuming her current position, Claudia was responsible for IBM Research overseeing technology transfer and licensing activities as well as defining new business opportunities with top IBM partners.

Andrew Gaule
Andrew Gaule is the founder of the H-I Network and leader of the network for Innovation and Strategic Growth. The H-I Network helps enterprises generate, validate and develop new ventures in established organisations. Andrew facilitates a CV Senior Executive Forum which includes BP, McLaren, HP, IBM, Procter & Gamble, Philips, Unilever etc.

Phil Giesler
Phil Giesler is the Director of Innovation for Unilever Corporate Ventures. He is based in San Francisco as a full-time member of the Physic operating team. Phil is responsible for leveraging Unilever’s technical and marketing resources to the full advantage of the Physic team and its portfolio companies, including access to more than 5,000 scientists and engineers involved in new product development, access to deal flow, market research, scientific data, marketing and distribution expertise, due diligence capabilities and a broad network of contacts.

Sheeraz Haji
As president of the Cleantech Group, Sheeraz Haji is one of the world’s most influential cleantech thought-leaders and trusted advisors to global companies and executives. Prior to joining the company, Sheeraz served for eight years as co-founder and CEO of GetActive, a venture-backed software-as-a-service, customer relationship management company. He led GetActive’s merger with Convio, then as Convio’s president built a company with 1,200 clients and 300 employees.

Suzanne Harrison
Suzanne Harrison is the CEO and Founder of Gathering2.0, the first online peer community for IP Professionals.  Gathering2.0 is working with Fortune 500 Patent Buyers to increase information transparency and efficiency in the patent transaction  market, while pricing legal risk.

Barry Jaruzelski
 A recognized thought leader, Mr. Jaruzelski is frequently quoted in publications like The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, the Financial Times, and The New York Times on the technology industry and the challenges of innovation. He often appears as an expert commentator on ABC News, CNBC, NPR and the BBC.

Chris Kay
As Managing Director and Head of Citi’s global corporate ventures unit, Chris Kay and his colleagues work with Citi business leaders and external partners to identify emerging market growth spaces, develop new venture concepts in these spaces and launch new corporate ventures in pilot geographies globally. The new ventures span existing business units within Citi and also shape new-to-market and new-to Citi lines of business.
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Larry Keeley
Larry Keeley is a strategist who has worked for thirty years to develop more effective innovation methods. Larry is President and co-founder of Doblin Inc, an innovation strategy firm known for pioneering comprehensive innovation systems that materially improve innovation success rates. Doblin is now a member of Monitor Group, Cambridge MA, where Keeley is a Group Leader.

Corina Kuiper
Corina Kuiper is the Senior Director New Business Development / Venturing for Philips, responsible for designing and implementing the corporate new business development/venturing policy and standards, business processes, governance, infrastructure, training and support for Philips worldwide.
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Ron Laurie
Ron Laurie has worked in Silicon Valley for over four decades, initially as a computer programmer and systems engineer, and then as an intellectual property lawyer. In 2004, he co-founded Inflexion Point,Strategy, LLC, an intellectual property investment bank engaged in brokering patent portfolios having significant strategic value and engineering IP-intensive M&A transactions.

Jacqueline LeSage Krause
Jacqueline LeSage Krause is Vice President of Innovation & Corporate Venture Capital at The Hartford, where she leads White Stag: Innovation at The Hartford and Hartford Ventures. White Stag and Hartford Ventures help The Hartford get to the future faster by
pursuing innovation through both investing venture capital in start-ups broadly related to the insurance and wealth management sectors, and incubating new offerings and business models.

Dan'l Lewin
Dan’l Lewin is responsible for leading Microsoft's global engagement with startups, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists and business relationships with strategic industry partners. In addition, Lewin has executive, site, and citizenship responsibility for the company's operations in the Silicon Valley, based in Mountain View, California, which currently employ 2,500 people and supports business relationships with industry partners in Silicon Valley.

James Lewis, MD
Dr. James Lewis is a practicing ObGyn physician and past Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Kaiser Permanente medical center in San Francisco, CA. He has served on numerous administrative and oversight groups including The Permanente Medical Group Regional Board of Directors.

Luis Llovera
Luis is a Managing Director at Robert Bosch LLC, coordinating venture capital activities for Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC) in the USA.  He joined Bosch in 2008 and is based in Palo Alto, California.  Luis is on the board of eIQ and Nextreme, portfolio companies of RBVC. Prior to Bosch, Luis was an Investment Partner for 7 years at Siemens Venture Capital.

Heidi Mason
Heidi Mason is co-founder and Managing Partner of The Bell Mason Group, providing corporate venturing methodologies, tools, techniques and support to help corporations accelerate development of best practice corporate innovation and venturing programs, with the goal of sustaining innovation and reducing risk through economic down cycles, management changes and strategic redirection.

James Mawson
James was editor of Private Equity News, part of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in London, for nearly four years until May, 2010 when he launched Global Corporate Venturing as an independent title from his own publishing company.

Phil McKinney
Phil McKinney is vice president and chief technology officer in the Personal Systems Group at HP. He is responsible for long-range strategic planning and research and development (R&D) for all of the company’s PC product lines, including displays, mobile devices, notebooks, desktops and workstations.

Jim O'Shaughnessy
Jim O’Shaughnessy is a co-founder and principal of Percipience, LLC, a board-level advisory firm focused on intellectual property strategy and management, quantifying and mitigating IP risk, increasing IP value capture and focused innovation.  He is a seasoned IP executive with thirty-five years of varied experience, having been a senior partner in the international law firm of Foley & Lardner and an officer of Rockwell International, where he was responsible for the entire intellectual asset portfolio of that multinational corporation.

Jeremiah Owyang
Jeremiah Owyang is a Partner focused on customer strategy at Altimeter Group and author of the popular blog “Web Strategy,” which focuses on how corporations connect with their customers using web technologies. The Web Strategy blog is read by 70,000 unique visitors per month, and is rated as the Top Industry Analyst blog by Technobabble of Edelman.

Russell B. Pyne
Russell B. Pyne is the Managing Partner of Atrium Capital, a venture capital firm formed in 1991 to manage strategic venture capital programs on an outsourced basis. Atrium executes its investment activities through partnerships with major corporations seeking
strategic and financial objectives. Atrium has managed venture capital programs for RR Donnelley, Experian, W.W. Grainger, Hallmark, Honda, Kensington and Moore.

Mark Radcliffe
Mark F. Radcliffe concentrates in strategic intellectual property advice, private financing, corporate partnering, software licensing, open source licensing, cloud computing, and copyright and trademark.

Rob Rosenberg
Robert Rosenberg, Partner, was a founder of New Venture Partners and has been a member of the core team since 1998. His work involves identifying technology which could form the basis for a successful entrepreneurial venture, shaping the business model, developing the business plan, structuring the new entity, managing the transfer of technology and human resources, recruiting senior executives, launching the venture, raising outside capital, building value in the company, and ultimately exiting the investment. Rob focuses on software and systems startups.

William Rosenzweig
William B. Rosenzweig has spent more than twenty years integrating the practices and perspectives of an entrepreneur, venture investor and educator. Will is co‐founder and Managing Director of Physic Ventures, LP, the first venture capital firm dedicated to investing in keeping people healthy by providing capital and expertise to science‐based, consumer driven health and sustainable living companies.

Erik Rutten
Mr. Rutten is currently Senior Investment Manager for DSM Venturing B.V., subsidiary of Royal DSM N.V., a Netherlands-based specialty performance materials and life sciences company. 
Mr. Rutten joined DSM in 1985.  He started in the Corporate Research organization heading a small explorative research department working in creating new products and new business in
Robert Shelton
Robert Shelton is a co-author of the book, Making Innovation Work (2006). This book challenges the prevalent misconceptions about innovation and lays out the tools and processes necessary for an organization to harness and execute innovation. The book is one of the top selling innovation books on and has been translated into 8 languages.
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Jaidev Shergill
Jaidev is Founder and CEO of, a socially informed money management company backed my Citi, Microsoft and Morningstar. allows users to compare their spending and saving habits to other people like them (filtering age group, income range, household status and zip code) and manage their money by connecting to all their financial accounts. Further, allows people to share their insights, savings tips, and other comments on Facebook, Twitter and the site.

Krishna Srinivasan
Mr. Srinivasan, a senior member of the Board at Frost & Sullivan, has been with the company for nearly twenty years. Over the years, he has held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility, culminating in the role of President in the year 2000.

Lisa Suennen
Lisa Suennen is a co-founder and Managing Member of Psilos Group, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm with over $577 million under management. Lisa has headed Psilos' West Coast office since the firm's founding in 1998 and focuses on the medical device, healthcare information technology and healthcare services sectors. She serves as a Director on the Board of several Psilos portfolio companies, including AngioScore, Inc. (chairman), PatientSafe Solutions, OmniGuideand VeraLight, Inc. (chairman).

John Tao
Dr. Tao is currently responsible for Early Business /Venture Development, Licensing (in and out), Technology Partnering, and Intellectual Asset Management.  Weyerhaeuser is a $6 billion integrated Forest Products Company.

William Taranto
Bill Taranto joins Merck as Managing Director, Global Health Innovation Fund LLC and Executive Director, Global Health Innovation Group (GHI). Bill will be responsible for building the GHI capability for Merck. His job responsibilities will be to work across the Strategy Office, other Divisional and employee groups, and with external input to scout out new business opportunities outside traditional pharmaceutical and vaccine projects.

Fred Van Ommen
Dr. Fred van Ommen is Senior Vice President Innovation and reports to the Philips board of management member responsible for Innovation and Markets. In addition he is a member of the management team of Philips Corporate Technologies, responsible for strategy.



Question: If multiple people from my company register, can we receive a discount? 

Answer: Group Discounts of 25% off are available for 3 or more representatives from the same organization who register at the same time (offer not to be combined with early birds or other promotional discounts). 

Question: What is your cancellation policy?

Answer: Cancellations received in writing by IBF before January 20, 2012 will receive a refund, less an administration charge equal to 20% of the registration fee paid. Thereafter, refunds are not available. 

Question: How do I obtain a copy of the attendee list? 

Answer: A list of attending companies will be available pre and post conference on the event website.

Question: How do I obtain a copy of the Power Point Presentations? 

Answer: PowerPoint presentations and/or Video of the presentation can be found on the conference website post-event. 

Question: What are the benefits of sponsoring the event? 

Answer: Strategic visibility and branding Opportunity for deeper relationships through face-to-face contact Key contacts and prospects all under one roof 

Question: How can I set up some time with another attendee? 

Answer: Contact the President, Christina at [email protected] 

Question: What is the Dress Code? 

Answer: Business Casual