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Wednesday, October 2 • 10:00am - 10:40am
PANEL: Ask an investor: Emerging Markets in Big Data

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Though the big data revolution began around an era of data-crunching and data-analyzing tools for any enterprise - the new frontier for big data technologies lies in industry verticals such as health care, energy, ecommerce, even small business or consumer. From an investor's perspective, what types of big data products - and what emerging markets for those products - are proving most interesting on the horizon? Is there more innovation to be funded in the narrow scope of simply crunching more data faster, or is the long tail of emerging markets where the next wave of innovation will occur?

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Derrick Harris

Senior Writer, GigaOm
Derrick has been a technology journalist since 2003 and has been covering cloud computing, big data and other emerging IT trends for GigaOM since 2009. He has written the words “cloud” and “Hadoop” possibly more than any other person on the planet. Derrick lives in Las Vegas and has a law degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Away from the office, Derrick trains in muay thai and is active in animal welfare... Read More →

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Brian Ascher

Partner, Venrock
Brian Ascher joined Venrock in 1998 as a Kauffman Fellow and is currently a partner based in Venrock’s Palo Alto office. Brian focuses on a broad range of Internet (both consumer and B2B) and Healthcare IT investments and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vocera (NYSE: VCRA), as well as several private companies, including Awarepoint, Retail Solutions, Inrix, and Billfloat. Past investments include ADiFY (acquired by... Read More →
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Ethel Chen

Vice President, Norwest Venture Partners
Ethel focuses on early and late stage venture investments in enterprise software and infrastructure including areas such as big data, SaaS, healthcare IT, security, mobile and cloud. Companies Ethel works with include Hadapt, InsightsOne, Health Catalyst, CareCloud, Act-On Software, Elemental Technologies and ClearDATA. | | Before joining NVP in 2008, Ethel worked at Index Ventures where she evaluated investment opportunities in technology... Read More →
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Mike Dauber

Principal, Battery Ventures
Mike has been with Battery since 2008, and as a Principal in the firm’s Menlo Park office he’s focused on entrepreneurs, ideas and companies building disruptive technology for the enterprise. Mike has been involved with Continuuity, a stealth big data startup born out of Battery’s Entrepreneur in Residence program, since the company’s inception, and is also engaged with Calxeda, Nutanix, and Platfora. He is also on the... Read More →
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Karan Mehandru

General Partner, Trinity Ventures
Karan is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures. Karan joined Trinity Ventures in 2010 and brings significant technology investing and operating experience to the firm. At Trinity, he focuses on venture investments in SaaS, big data, cloud computing and mobile. Karan led Trinity’s investments in Act-On Software, ScaleArc and RJMetrics. Karan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Act-On Software and RJMetrics, and works closely with... Read More →
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Luis Robles

Partner, Sequoia Capital
Luis Robles focuses on cloud computing investments and leads our big data efforts. He is a Director of 10gen and ThousandEyes. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2010, he was an early software engineer and a Senior Product Manager at VMware where he helped build out various product lines that grew into $100M+ businesses for the company. Luis has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2013 10:00am - 10:40am
Fort Mason Center 2 Marina Blvd San Francisco, CA 94123