Software Meets Hardware. Expand Your B2B Business To Europe.

  • GACC West
  • 08 May, 2018 00:00
  • 08 May, 2018 00:00
  • San Francisco / California

GACC West on behalf of InnovationCamp BW and the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg cordially invite you to

Software Meets Hardware. Expand Your B2B Business To Europe.

Most successful U.S. B2B tech companies generate at least 50 percent of their revenue in international markets, usually led by Europe. Especially German corporations are eager to adopt new software solutions for their production and other business processes and look to Silicon Valley for new partners. This event brings together German corporations and U.S. tech companies that want to drive innovation in Industry 4.0 areas such as IoT, robotics, logistics, cyber security, process optimization, customer experience, predictive analytics etc.

Our keynote and panel speakers will share insights on opportunities and challenges when expanding outside the USA and when partnering with corporate clients in Europe. The event is sponsored by one of the strongest economic regions in Europe: Baden-Wuerttemberg known for its many engineering, manufacturing and automotive companies. Mingle with Europe’s “Hidden Champions”, while enjoying some German food and beer.


AGENDA

5:30 pm   Registration & Networking

5:50 pm   Welcome Remarks

6:00 pm   Keynotes

Lessons Learned on Going Global
Timothy Chou
Stanford Lecturer, Chairman IoT at Alchemist Accelerator, Board Member, Investor

IoT in Baden-Wuerttemberg: Opportunities for U.S. companies
Cornelia Frank
Head of International Economic Cooperation Baden-Wuerttemberg

6:30 pm   Panel Discussion on Doing Business with European Corporations 

(Panelists to be announced soon)


ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Timothy Chou has lectured at Stanford University for over twenty-five years.  Not only does he have academic credentials, but also he’s served as President of Oracle’s cloud business and today is a board member at both Blackbaud and Teradata. He began his career at one of the first Kleiner Perkins startups, Tandem Computers, and today is working with several Silicon Valley startups in roles from investor to executive chairman.   Timothy has published a few landmark books including, The End of Software, and Precision: Principals, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of Things, which was recently named one of the top ten books for CIOs.  He’s lectured at over twenty universities and delivered keynotes on all six continents.


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