Emerging Companies Summit

6th Annual Emerging Companies Summit, March 26, 2014

Now in its sixth year, the Emerging Companies Summit will provide companies an opportunity to share their technologies by utilizing the power of GPUs related to games, visualization, computing, cloud and mobile, among others.

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 *New this year*
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
San Jose Convention Center, Room 220B
14:00 - 16:30

ECS will feature an "Early Stage Challenge" with 12 leading startups selected to present their innovative work for a chance to win a $100,000 grand prize. Following the presentations, a distinguished panel of judges will challenge presenters with questions and provide insightful feedback. To share in the excitement, the audience will also have the opportunity to help the judges select the winning startup company!


Scott Budman Business & Technology Reporter, NBC
Scott Budman
Scott Budman is an Emmy Award winning reporter and anchor who hosts the station's long-running weekly technology program Tech Now! and reports on business and technology for NBC Bay Area. Born and raised in Oakland, Scott has been with NBC Bay Area since 1995. He began his broadcasting career in radio as a business reporter for KMNY radio in Anaheim. He then spent some time as a general assignment reporter and business anchor/producer at the Orange County News Channel. Before joining NBC Bay Area, Scott was a reporter and weekend anchor at KEYT in Santa Barbara. Scott has won many awards including a national Iris Award for a documentary about gays in the military. He also received Golden Mike Awards from the Southern California Radio and Television News Directors Association.
Jeff Herbst Vice President of Business Development, NVIDIA
Jeff Herbst
Jeff is the Vice President of Business Development at NVIDIA Corporation, the world leader in visual computing technologies (and inventor of the GPU). In this role, which he has held since 2001. Jeff leads NVIDIA's worldwide business development efforts, including overall ecosystem development, mergers and acquisitions strategy, investments, partnerships and other strategic business relationships and transactions.
Jens Hortsmann Executive Producer & Managing Partner, Crestlight Venture Productions
Jens Hortsmann
Jens Horstmann has 25 years of executive, technology and engineering experience in Silicon Valley and global High Tech industries. He is the founding Director and Executive Producer at Crestlight Venture Productions, a full service firm and venture fund that helps start-ups fill critical gaps and accelerate them through inflection points. He served as VP of Entertainment Technology of NCR Corp. and advises other Fortune 500 companies. Previously, he was CTO, president and CEO of DVDPlay, the creator of Redbox's original technology. Mr. Horstmann has invested in numerous start-ups, serves on the several boards and manages MXGO, an intellectual property licensing firm. He founded B2B solution provider Ensemble Solutions in the mid ninetieth, was CEO of Open Grid, an early location based services pioneer and lectured for UC Berkeley. His prior experience includes senior engineering, research and development positions at Sun Microsystems, Siemens, LSI Logic's Systems Research Laboratory, and X1 Corporation. He lives with his family in Silicon Valley and is an avid pilot.
Pat Moorhead President & Principal Analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy
Pat Moorhead
Patrick Moorhead was ranked the #1 tech analyst in the U.S. and U.K. by Apollo Research in October, 2013. He is President and Principal Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, an analyst firm focused on disruption in the IoT, smartphone, tablet, PC, datacenter infrastructure and cloud ecosystem, including the hardware, software, applications. Moorhead spent over 20-years at F100 technology companies and held senior executive positions leading strategy, marketing, and product groups. Moorhead departed AMD where he served as Corporate VP and Corporate Fellow in the strategy group. He developed long-term strategies for cloud-connected mobile computing devices and personal computers. Moorhead also served in his 11 years at AMD leading product management, product strategy, business planning, product marketing, regional marketing, channel marketing, and corporate marketing for server and client technology. Moorhead also worked at Compaq Computer Corp. during their run to the #1 consumer market share leader position in personal computers. Patrick also served as an executive at AltaVista E-commerce, pioneering cost per click e-commerce and infomediary models. He started his career at NCR where he learned UNIX server programming. Moorhead also has significant board experience. He served as an executive board member of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the American Electronics Association (AEA) and chaired AMD's Global Consumer Advisory Board. He chaired the board of the St. David's Medical Center, designated by Thomson Reuters as the 100 Top Hospitals in America. Patrick has been quoted globally in publications like the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today, NY Times, Computerworld, ZDNet, PC Magazine, Financial Times, Les Echos, Der Spiegel, and the South China Morning Post. Moorhead also appeared on TV shows like CNBC's Squawkbox, Bloomberg Asia, and the BBC.
Bill Reichert Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
Bill Reichert
Bill Reichert is Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, a leading seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund, based in Silicon Valley. Garage makes seed investments in promising early stage technology companies and works intensively with them to help them to the next step. Some of Garage's most successful startups include Pandora, Tripwire, LeftHand Networks, Coremetrics, Hoku Scientific, Kaboodle, WhiteHat Security and Simply Hired. Bill has spent most of his career as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Prior to joining Garage in 1998, Bill was a co-founder and senior executive at several early-stage, venture-backed technology companies, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, Infa Technologies, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, Bill worked at McKinsey & Co. in Los Angeles, the World Bank in Washington, DC, and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in New York. Bill earned his BA from Harvard University and his MBA from Stanford University.



Okam Studio
Game Development
Cloud-based Real-time Graphics
Global Valuation
Derivatives Simulation Engine
brytlyt ltb
Big Data Analytics
Clarifai Inc.
Image Recognition
Game Development
oMobio Inc.
Computer Vision
ShiVa Technologies
Cloud Game Engine
IGI Technologies
Medical Imaging
Big Data Analytics
Scalable Graphics
Remote Graphics
AudioStream TV
Audio & Image Processing


As part of the growing popularity, the "CEO on Stage" event will feature 11 executives showcasing the very latest trends and strategies for emerging companies to drive and sustain growth in the current economic environment. Combining independent industry presentations, research, solution applications and case studies, we hope you'll walk away with an understanding of practical strategies and potential growth opportunities specifically targeted at emerging companies.


Rob Enderle President and Principal, Enderle Group
Rob Enderle
Rob is President and Principal Analyst of the Enderle Group, a forward looking emerging technology advisory firm. With over 25 years' experience with emerging technologies he has provided regional and global companies with guidance on how to be successful in this changing world. Before founding the Enderle Group Rob was the Senior Research Fellow for Forrester Research and the Giga Information Group. While there he worked for and with companies like Microsoft, TI, HP, IBM, Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony, USAA, Texas Instruments, AMD, Intel, Credit Suisse First Boston, GM, Ford, ROLM, and Siemens. Prior to that he worked for IBM and held positions in Internal Audit, Competitive Analysis, Marketing, Finance, and Security. Currently Rob writes on Emerging Personal Technology, Security, and Linux for a wide variety of publications including TechNewsWorld, CIO, Forbes, TGdaily, TMCNET, Datamation, and IT Business Edge and international news organizations like CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, and NPR. Rob also does a semi weekly radio spot for Wall Street Journal radio on consumer technology. Rob sits on the advisory councils for a variety of technology companies.
Jeff Herbst Vice President of Business Development, NVIDIA
Jeff Herbst
Jeff is the Vice President of Business Development at NVIDIA Corporation, the world leader in visual computing technologies (and inventor of the GPU). In this role, which he has held since 2001, Jeff leads NVIDIA's worldwide business development efforts, including overall ecosystem development, mergers and acquisitions strategy, investments, partnerships and other strategic business relationships and transactions.
Jon Peddie President, Jon Peddie Research
Jon Peddie
Dr. Jon Peddie is one of the pioneers of the graphics industry, starting his career in computer graphics in 1962. After the successful launch of several graphics manufacturing companies, Peddie began JPA in 1984 to provide comprehensive data, information and management expertise to the computer graphics industry. Peddie lectures at numerous conferences on topics pertaining to graphics technology and the emerging trends in digital media technology. Recently named one of the most influential analysts, he is frequently quoted in trade and business publications, and contributes articles to numerous publications including as well as appearing on CNN and TechTV.
Anders Ranum Venture Partner, SAP
Anders Ranum
Anders focuses on early stage investments for our SAP Ventures. Prior to SAP Ventures, he was an executive at SAP for 12 years in product management and strategy for SAP solutions, SAP Enterprise Performance Management and SAP NetWeaver. Anders was also chief of staff to Vishal Sikka who is the Executive Board Member and CTO of SAP. Anders was instrumental SAP's the acquisitions of BusinessObjects and Sybase. Anders was born in Trondheim, Norway and has lived in Paris, South Dakota and California.
Savitha Srinivasan Partner, IBM's Venture Capital Group, IBM
Savitha Srinivasan
Savitha Srinivasan is a Partner in IBM's Venture Capital Group and Director in Corporate Strategy where she develops strategic relationships with venture capitalists and their portfolio companies to leverage external innovation for mutual strategic advantage. She has over 20 years of experience at IBM in leadership roles addressing the strategic priorities of IBM's Services businesses and leads the development of IBM's Services venture ecosystem, with each of the Global Technology Services business units – Strategic Outsourcing, Integrated Technology Services and Industry Analytics with early identification of companies, fostering pilots, partnerships and M&A insights. She is currently engaged in driving IBM Watson's Ecosystem strategy. Prior to this, she led multiple research teams as Senior Manager at IBM Research's first Services group to create and deliver value for IBM clients with data mining and business intelligence solutions. She also led the Services Information Strategy for IBM Research, and served as Research Advocate for key IBM customers bringing thought leadership and innovation to client engagements. She began her career at IBM Watson Research and has over 15 patents in unstructured information management. She received an MS in computer science from Pace University and an executive MBA from Columbia University. She is a member of IEEE and ACM and an area editor for IEEE Computer.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014
San Jose Convention Center, Room 220B

9:20 – 10:20 AM
Mantis Vision
Amihai Loven
3D Scanning
Kvantum Inc.
Harpreet Singh
Big Data Analytics
Nikola Bozinovic
Cloud-based Workstations
10:35 - 12:00 PM
SQream Technologies
Ami Gal
Mark Donovan
Game Platform
WeSEE Limited
Angie Lopez
Visual Search
G-cluster Global
Erik Piehl
Cloud Gaming
16:45 - 18:00 PM
N2N Connect
Andrew Tiang
Big Data Search – Finance
Brian Ahern
3D Scanning
Mark Long
Game Publishing
Scalable Display Technologies
Andrew Jamison
Large-scale Display


NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference is an amazing event and the Emerging Companies Summit is an interesting part of it. Here you see companies doing amazing things. This year I saw technology that could save my life, could allow me to finally customize my clothing and shoes, and could put my high-performance hardware in the cloud, reducing the chance a burglary would shut me down.

Rob Enderle, President, Enderle Group

Jeff Herbst and his employer Nvidia "get it" when it comes to emerging technologies. For a long time, he has been finding startups for Nvidia, the world's largest maker of standalone graphics chips, to invest in. Back then, his team found Keyhole, a mapping startup that later became Google Earth and which spurred demand for non-gaming 3D graphics on PCs. The goal isn't just to make money but to lift the whole ecosystem for visual computing so everyone can prosper.

Dean Takahashi, lead writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat



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