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Board of Directors Forum - “Big Data, Big Opportunities”

September 16, 2015
The Four Seasons
2050 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA   94303
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Jill Henderson
415-490-3217
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Thank you for your interest in this event. Online registration is now closed. Please contact Jill Henderson at jhenderson@bdo.com if you would like to attend or have any questions.


We would like to invite you to attend our exclusive Board of Directors Forum. This is a quarterly series presented by BDO USA, LLP in an intimate group format to provide a platform for Board Members to discuss hot topics currently impacting pubic companies.

This quarter's topic includes an elite panel of Silicon Valley technology leaders focused on "Big Data, Big Opportunities". We hope that you will join your fellow public company directors to engage with them and our panelists.
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Panel

5:30 PM to 6:00 PM Cocktails

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Dinner

Joe Lonsdale, Founding Partner, Formation 8, Joe founded Palantir, a multi-billion dollar global software company best known for its work in defense and finance, Addepar, a leading wealth management technology platform, and OpenGov. He serves on several boards including Addepar, OpenGov, Oscar, Illumio, Radius, Hyperloop and Wish. Joe received a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford. He often lectures and writes on entrepreneurship and technology.

Ullas Naik, Founding Partner, Cota Capital, Prior to Cota Capital, Ullas was the Founder and Managing Partner of Streamlined Ventures, a seed-stage investment firm focused on applications and enabling companies for the web, mobile, and enterprise markets. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Globespan Capital Partners and a top-ranked Internet Analyst at First Albany.

Mark Tonnesen, CISO, Neustar, Inc., Mark is responsible for Neustar’s technology infrastructure and services as well as the overall operations of the company’s IT and product infrastructure, data centers, and network and communications capabilities. Mark has also served as an executive consultant for MapMyID, Senior Vice President, CIO at Electronic Arts, Senior Vice President, CIO at McAfee, and Vice President, CIO at Logitech. Prior to Logitech, Mark held multiple executive management positions at Cisco Systems.

Moderated by:

Hitesh Shah, Director, BDO USA, LLP. Hitesh has served as CEO/CFO for four venture funded startups and has over 20 years of experience spanning from startup through venture financing and eventual M&A exists in multiple high technology companies.