Spring 2020

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Leadership in a Digital Age
As Alliance members John Aisien of Blue Cedar, Linda Hand of Prealize Health, John Kelly of Zenreach, Johnny Loiacono of Movius, Alon Matas of BetterHelp.com, Rick O’Connor of Invicta Medical and Said Ouissal of ZEDEDA can attest, accelerated change has profoundly impacted the challenges they face, including how they manage, who they hire and how they communicate. It also forces business leaders to confront an almost impossible question: How does one lead when everything seems subject to change in today’s digital age?

Alliance Community Activities
Recent Alliance community activities included keynote discussions with Executive Speaking Success Founder, John Bates; Managing Partner of Blue Dots Partners, Philippe Bouissou; Age Wave Co-Founder, Maddy Dychtwald; and Perfect Fitness Founder & Author of Unstoppable Teams, Alden Mills. In celebration of National Entrepreneurship Month in November, the Alliance teamed up with Junior Achievement of Northern California to host the JA Centennial Entrepreneur Summit. Alliance members Nathan Harding of FoxEye Robotics, KaiYen Mai of Fusion Jerky, Mark Ruggles of Development Solutions & Services, and Hanna Wu of The Burlingame Company, shared their entrepreneurial journeys and how an “entrepreneurial mindset” can enable anyone to start a business. Alliance members and their guests from throughout the Bay Area gathered together on December 5th to enjoy our 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 Nadim Maluf of Qnovo and Brian Sohmers of PropelPLM 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: Water Cleaning Technology, Advanced Battery Diagnostics, Self-driving Service, Sleep Apnea Treatment, AI-Powered Identity Verification, Cognitive Automation, Pressure Energy Technology, Earth Intelligence & Space Infrastructure, Online Counseling, Large Scale 1-to-1 Communications, and Competitor Analysis Software. 

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including Alliance keynotes: Eamonn Kelly, Chief Futurist of Deloitte; Scott Seidewitz, Principal of the Seidewitz Group;  John Murphy, CEO of Virtual Incision; and Rao Mulpuri, CEO of View Inc. Don’t miss our upcoming Roundtable events: Alliance Life Sciences Roundtable on March 18th in South San Francisco; Alliance Software Roundtable on March 25th in Santa Clara; and our Alliance CyberSecurity Roundtable on April 24th in San Jose. We invite all Alliance members and their guests to join us for our Alliance Spring Dinner on April 23rd in San Jose and our Alliance Fall Dinner on September 24th in San Francisco. 

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