Summer 2018

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Preparing for the Next Wave in Data Privacy
Alliance members Ian Cohen of Experian Consumer Services, Himanshu Dwivedi of Data Theorem, Ted Elliott of Jobscience, Ju-kay Kwek of Switchboard Software, Ersin Uzun of Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and Christy Wyatt of Dtex Systems, discuss the sweeping new Data Privacy and GDPR rules taking effect, and how organizations should reconsider the ‘what, where and why’ behind their data practices.

Alliance Community Activities
During our May 23rd Alliance Roundtable we brought members of the Alliance community together to discuss the critical topic of managing Data Privacy and GDPR Compliance at the offices of Automation Anywhere, whose leadership team includes Alliance members Mihir Shukla, Edmundo Costa, Peter Meechan and Richard French. Alliance members from throughout the Bay Area gathered on April 26th to enjoy our annual Alliance Spring Dinner at the Silicon Valley Capital Club in San Jose. Alliance Group T300 members enjoyed a first-rate experience at SAP Center in San Jose on March 8th, hosted by Alliance member John Tortora of Sharks Sports & Entertainment. After their private Alliance group meeting, they enjoyed a tour of the arena, dinner and watched the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues!

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 Paul White of Muir Services, and Peter Koshland of Koshland Pharm 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 Plasma Technology Solutions, Clean Energy Financing, Wireless Systems, Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity, FPGA Network Solutions, Engineering Design Services, Restaurant Management, and Wealth Management Services.

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including Alliance Keynotes, Jes Pedersen, CEO of Webcor Builders, Erin Mendez, President/CEO of Patelco Credit Union, Bracken Darrell, President & CEO of Logitech, Scott McNealy, CEO of Wayin and Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems, and Benno Dorer, Chairman & CEO of The Clorox Company. For those in the software industry, don’t miss our Alliance Software Roundtable on June 27th in San Jose. We invite all Alliance members and their guests to join us for our Alliance Fall Dinner on September 27th in San Francisco, and our Alliance Holiday Dinner in San Mateo on December 6th.
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