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IBM Insiders Roundtable with Deborah Magid - from IBM VC Group

IBM Insiders Roundtable with Deborah Magid - from IBM VC Group

Reg. Day: Oct 06 2016

Event Time:2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Event Description

Welcome Deborah Magid - Director, Software Strategy from IBM Venture Capital Group, will be visiting at DreamPlex Coworking Space on Thursday, Oct. 06, 2016.

An open roundtable discussion with Deborah Magid (free only for Dreamplex Community/Members) about what we can learn from Silicon Valley and then have an extended Q+A on how to be a successful woman entrepreneur.

  • Location: DreamPlex Coworking Space
  • C Conference room, L10, 21 Nguyen Trung Ngan Street, Dist.1, HCM City, Vietnam.
  • Time: 2PM -6PM, Thursday, Oct. 06, 2016.
  • Max. attendees: 15 - 20 people.
  • Sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/nC2IIg5MvHpBSIln2

Agenda below: (English languague only discussing)

  • 2-3pm: Small private workshop in the conference room. Open discussion of hot topics in Vietnam Business Scene: - Fintech - Ed-tech - Consulting - Social/Online/Internet IoT Biz - Investing / Startups / Founder - Tech/IT/Cloud...
  • 3-4pm: Presentation with Q+A on how to be a successful woman entrepreneur.
  • 4-5pm: Open discussion on lessons from Silicon Valley that can be applied in Vietnam. Topics are:
  • Networking
  • Getting funding
  • Hiring
  • Mentoring
  • Openness and transparency (and why that is important)
  • Intellectual property
  • Coping with, and learning from, failure
  • 5pm-6pm: "Office Hours" where she makes herself available to any of the teams who wish to get feedback about their specific projects, since she is both a Silicon Valley and large corporate executive and often give advice on business plans.

A sample of IBM Industry Insiders Roundtable:

Deborah Magid's bio.: Deborah Magid Director, Software Strategy - IBM Venture Capital Group

Deborah Magid handles relationships with the venture capital ecosystem world wide on behalf of IBM’s $40 billion software and hardware businesses. Her expertise spans several industries.

She is responsible for sharing insights about emerging markets, technologies, and business models with the venture community and entrepreneurs around the world. She scouts for emerging business opportunities, tracks trends and shares views on innovation and growth areas of the market. As a director of strategy in IBM's software businesses, she also brings insight from the venture community to the development of IBM’s growth strategies. Deborah is responsible for fueling IBM’s ecosystem pipeline in high growth strategic areas such as IoT, cloud, security, analytics and cognitive computing; and contributes to filling out the IBM product portfolio through acquisitions.

Deborah is based in Silicon Valley. Her relationships are global and extend into emerging geographies. Deborah is a frequent spokes-person on topics of relevance to entrepreneurs and investors. She is a board director and past Chair of Silicon Valley Forum, the emerging technology hub.

Previously, Deborah held positions in product management, marketing, and user-centered design at Taligent, GE Information Services and AT&T. Deborah holds degrees in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Connecticut.