Spring 2019

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Are Virtual Workforces Worth the Effort?
As Alliance members Evan Bailyn of First Page Sage, Ann Barnes of Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO), Ross Fernandes of Q Analysts, Everett Harper of Truss, Paul Lipman of BullGuard and Bernie Tobin of Crescendo Bioscience will argue, leveraging a virtual workforce is definitely worth the effort. While the benefits can be significant, there are no guarantees of success. Only by planning properly, finding employees with the right mindset, focusing on culture and investing wisely in technology, can leaders ensure their teams are all on the same page, even when they aren’t in the same place.

Alliance Community Activities
Our October 17th Alliance Software Roundtable, hosted by Alliance member Skip Hilton of Jobvite, provided yet another great opportunity for collaborative, innovative and strategic conversations to happen between our community of leaders. We thank Alliance members Andy Berkenfield of Duncan Channon, Victor Chapela of Suggestic, Ben Davis of Phizzle, Cat Lincoln of CLEVER, Ken Lynch of Reciprocity, Matt Miller of Embroker, Greg Saunders of CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, and Sinohe Terrero of Quid for inspiring 100 SFUSD High School Business Academy students with their stories, leadership and insights at the Junior Achievement Entrepreneur Speaker Event on November 27th at DocuSign’s San Francisco offices. Alliance members and their guests from throughout the Bay Area gathered together on December 6th to enjoy our 2018 Alliance Holiday Dinner at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club in San Mateo.

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 Bill Newell of Sutro Biopharma and Edmundo Costa of Automation Anywhere 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: Vaccine Development, Home Improvement Financing, Concierge-Style Primary Care, Veterinary Pharmaceuticals, Plant-Based Nutritional Bioactives, Semiconductor Equipment, Immuno-Oncology Protein Therapeutics, Computer Vision & Image Processing R&D, Mechanical Systems Equipment, and Emotion Sensor Platforms.

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including Alliance Keynotes: Crossing the Chasm and Zone to Win author Geoffrey Moore, Alfred Chuang, Co-Founder of BEA Systems and Magnet Systems, and Craig Goehring, Executive Chairman of Brown and Caldwell. Don’t miss our upcoming Alliance Life Sciences Roundtable on February 22nd in South San Francisco, our Alliance Software Roundtable on March 22nd in San Francisco, our Alliance Cybersecurity Roundtable on April 25th in San Jose, and our Alliance Professional Services Roundtable on April 25th in San Francisco. We invite all Alliance members and their guests to join us for our Alliance Spring Dinner in San Jose on May 23rd.

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