2015 FOLEYTech Summit

1 October 2015 Boston, MA Past Event

Location

The Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton St.
Boston, MA

Contact Information

Ellie Kemmeter
ekemmeter@foley.com

Agenda

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Please join us for the 2015 FOLEYTech Summit. In its 11th year, the FOLEYTech Summit continues to offer the top-notch industry insight and compelling speakers you have come to expect from Foley & Lardner LLP, while embracing the broader horizons of technology.

This year’s event will focus on the where the technology industry is heading, how its evolution affects business overall, and trends and innovation in funding.

Our highly interactive panel discussions seek to engage and enlighten entrepreneurs, C-level executives, managers responsible for growing technology businesses, and investors in and advisers to technology companies. Discussions will include the subscription economy, cybersecurity, corporate ventures and partnering, global expansion, Internet of Things, early stage funding, and exit strategies.

Presentation and Materials

Is global expansion on your company’s radar? Should it be? This panel will examine how to judge a company’s global readiness, outline the major issues facing companies looking to enter the international marketplace, and offer practical solutions.
Moderator
Gabor Garai, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Panelists
Scott Aldsworth, Vice President of Sales, Radius
Luis Barros, Founder and Managing Partner, Leading Business Ventures
Steve Kozik, Director, Omron Electronics, LLC
Choosing to sell is only the first of many complicated decisions company founders have to make when the time to exit has come. Highlighting the variety of options, our panel will outline the paths they have taken to sell, why it was chosen, and what challenges they faced when selling their own companies.
Moderator
Susan Pravda, Boston Office Managing Partner and Co-Chair, FOLEYTech Summit, Foley & Lardner LLP
Panelists
Robert T. Brown, Managing Director and Co-President North America, Lincoln International
David Friend, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Carbonite, Inc.
Ron Gruner, Co-Founder and Chairman, Sky Analytics, Inc.
Jay Steinfeld, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Blinds.com
This panel will explore the latest technology trends for the Internet of Things (IoT) and provide insight into the security, privacy, and data ownership challenges in adopting IoT as a business model and strategy. We will discuss scalability needs for IoT adoption across players and industries in the ecosystem.
Moderator
Chris McKenna, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Panelists
Brian Bedrosian, Senior Director of Embedded Wireless, Broadcom Corporation
Wynn Grubbs, Senior Vice President of Business and Partner Development, PlumChoice Roger Krakoff, Founder and Managing Partner, IoT Capital Partners
Tom Luczak, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Flowthings.io

Platinum Sponsors


BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Successful entrepreneurs get where they are because they invest so much of their time and resources in their companies. That professional focus can mean, however, that essential personal financial decisions get delayed or even overlooked. Whether it is calculating “how much is enough” to retire comfortably, making sure your retirement assets work as hard as you do, deciding the best way to use credit or creating a transition plan to pass your business to the next generation in a way that benefits everyone, BNY Mellon Wealth Management can help you create a comprehensive plan for your future. Through expert investment management, wealth planning and private banking, our 225 years of experience can help you achieve your personal and professional goals. For more information, please contact Brenda Travaglini, Senior Vice President, at 617-722-7115 or brenda.travaglini@bnymellon.com.


Lincoln International
Lincoln International is a global investment bank specializing in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With sixteen offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest. More information about Lincoln International can be obtained at www.lincolninternational.com.

Silver Sponsors


MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, LLP

MFA – Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico is a proactive CPA and consulting firm located north of Boston with national and global reach. Since 1982, clients have relied on MFA’s exceptional tax, audit and consulting services, but have stayed with us year after year because of our value as a proactive and trusted business advisor. Our over 100 professionals, including 18 partners, facilitate growth for our client base by going beyond ‘nuts and bolts’ accounting and supporting them with deep expertise, critical guidance and strategic advice when they need it most.

In-Kind Sponsors


RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley creates, manages, and delivers regulatory, transactional, and compliance communications required by the capital markets community. Each year, we file more than 160,000 documents with the SEC and produce many of the critical communications for business combinations, initial public offerings, compliance, and other financial transactions. We also tag, validate, and furnish financials in XBRL. We add value through highly personalized and around-the-clock service, single-source solutions, judgment-based business process outsourcing services, Venue virtual data rooms, project management, worldwide regulatory and industry expertise, and insight that comes from more than 150 years of experience and achievement.


MassChallenge
MassChallenge runs startup accelerators designed to catalyze a global renaissance by connecting high-impact startups with the resources they need to launch and succeed. Anyone can apply to MassChallenge, with any early-stage startup, in any industry, from anywhere in the world. MassChallenge does not take equity or place any restrictions on the startups it supports.

With programs in Boston, Israel and the UK, MassChallenge provides entrepreneurs with mentorship, office space, education, access to a vast network, and other resources during four months of acceleration. MassChallenge awards over $2 million in non-dilutive grants to the startups demonstrating the highest impact and highest potential. A nonprofit organization, MassChallenge is funded by corporate, public and foundation partners. To date, the 617 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $947 million in funding, generated $485 million in revenue and created 5,105 jobs. For more information, visit www.masschallenge.org.

Software-as-a-Service and the subscription-based delivery of software assets has dramatically altered the way companies manage and distribute software applications. This panel will focus on what the evolution of the subscription-based economy means for companies including procurement strategies, economic value and finance considerations, and the impact on data use and management.
Moderator
Matt Karlyn, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Panelists
Louis Hood, Manager – Cloud Client Services, CDW
Dennis Morgan, Chief Financial Officer, SHYFT Analytics
Matt Patton, Vice President of Operations, Agora

Cybersecurity attacks of increased sophistication — calculated to maximize reputational and financial damage — have become commonplace. We will discuss the rapidly changing landscape of cybersecurity, and what tech companies, at any stage, should consider when managing information security risks.
Moderator
Ed LeFevre, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Panelists
Seth Berman, Executive Managing Director, Stroz Friedberg
Greg Dracon, Partner, .406 Ventures
Amine Hamdi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Acelium

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As tech companies evolve, their funding needs and strategies are different from those just starting out. Our panel will explore the current trends, opportunities and challenges for tech companies seeking middle and later stage investing from VCs and strategic partners.
Moderator
Beth Felder, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Panelists
Dennis Costello, Managing Partner, Braemar Energy Ventures
Roger Hurwitz, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Volition Capital LLC
David Rochon, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SavingStar, Inc.
Nina Saberi, Founder and Managing General Partner, Castile Ventures
Harshul Sanghi, Managing Partner, American Express Ventures
From accelerators to crowdfunding, and angel funding to venture capital, early stage funding is evolving. Our national panel will discuss the benefits and challenges of these traditional and nontraditional funding models, regional and industry funding trends, and how the models affect each other.
Moderator
Dave Kantaros, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Panelists
Scott Bailey, Managing Director, MassChallenge Boston
Marina Hatsopoulos, Angel Investor, Windy Street
Praveen Tailam, Managing Director, TiE Angels Boston
Guy Turner, Partner, Hyde Park Venture Partners

Insights

2015 FOLEYTech Summit

Location

The Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton St.
Boston, MA

Contact Information

Ellie Kemmeter
ekemmeter@foley.com

Agenda

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern