Fall 2018

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Going ‘Live’ - Running a Business in Real-Time
With the increasing speed at which technology is fueling change, running a real-time business can be a huge difference maker. But as Alliance members Chris Beall of ConnectAndSell, Victor Chapela of Suggestic, Yvonne Linney of Transcriptic, Dennis O’Malley of Caliva, Rodney Pearlman of the Bluefield Project and Jack Peurach of Ekso Bionics can attest, theory and practice are two different things. One thing is certain, running a business in real-time can lead to incredible breakthroughs and achievements, but it also comes with a heavy set of challenges.

Alliance Community Activities
Great energy and collaborative conversations were exchanged during our Alliance Software Roundtable on June 27th at Ernst & Young in San Jose, enabling our members to share their experiences and insights within the software industry. On July 20th, Alliance member Sblend Sblendorio of Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel hosted a well-tuned, joint meeting for Alliance groups 127 and 431 at Coast Radio Company/KUIC in Vacaville. Alliance members and their guests savored an enjoyable Alliance Fall Dinner at the City Club in San Francisco on September 27th, enabling our members and their guests to connect and socialize with leaders throughout the Bay Area.

Nuggets From Behind Closed Doors
There are hundreds of years of experience inside every private Alliance meeting. While protecting the confidentiality of the member who challenged their private Alliance Group to “sit in their seat,” we’ve captured just a few of the insightful comments from a handful of members. Read how Erin Mendez of Patelco Credit Union, and David Earp of Circle Pharma would address the challenges faced by two of their fellow Alliance members.

New Members
Check out our newest Alliance members, who run a wide range of companies in industries such as: Protein Therapeutics, Bioelectronic Medicine, Exoskeleton Technology, Direct Fuel Production, Sport-Related Injury Treatment, Energy Efficiency Technology, FTD (Dementia) Research, Antibacterial Agent Development, Flow Cytometry Products and On-Demand Life Science Research.

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including Alliance Keynotes: Benno Dorer, Chairman & CEO of the Clorox Company, Patrick Renvoise, Co-Founder of SalesBrain, Scott McNealy, CEO of Wayin and Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems, Alfred Chuang, Co-Founder of BEA Systems & Magnet Systems, and Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware. Don’t miss our upcoming Alliance Software Roundtable on October 17th in San Mateo, our Alliance Cybersecurity Roundtable on October 25th in Redwood City and our Alliance Life Sciences Roundtable on October 26 in South San Francisco. We invite all Alliance members and their guests to join us for our Alliance Holiday Dinner in San Mateo on December 6th.  

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