CoolTech Club with Paul Santinelli : SILIWOOD: Navigating Digital Media.

WHEN

August 2,2007

WHAT

As Silicon Valley continues to take on Hollywood, there are obvious (an not so obvious) limitations to technology's approach on conquering an age-old business. Paul Santinelli of North Bridge Venture Partners will be with us to discuss content creation, intellectual property and the impacts of technology on Hollywood.

WHO

 Paul Santinelli recently became part of the team at North Bridge Venture Partners, focusing on investments in Open Source, software, security and communications areas. Previously, he served as director of Red Hat Network and was responsible for product definition, strategy, engineering, product management, marketing and lifecycle management for the company’s flagship software services offering. Paul also served as the director of global information systems and technology during his tenure at Red Hat.

Prior to Red Hat, Paul was founder and CEO of NOCpulse, Inc., a Silicon Valley software startup focused on delivering the next generation enterprise systems management platform. NOCpulse was acquired by Red Hat in October 2002. While at NOCpulse, Paul was nominated for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002. Before founding NOCpulse, Paul was chief technology officer of Global Center and VP of technology for Global Crossing, a telecommunications company that built and operated the world’s first independent global fiber optic network. During the past twelve years, Paul has held various engineering, product management and marketing positions in companies including Red Hat, IBM, Lotus Development and Compuware.

Prior to North Bridge, Paul served on the advisory boards of Arrowpoint Communications (acquired by Cisco), Inflow, Kiva Software (acquired by Netscape), Mobility.net (acquired by Software.com) and One Secure (acquired by Netscreen).

Paul received a B.S. from Emerson College in Boston.

PRESENTATION

Corporate Members


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Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakayev,
co-CEOs, Wikimart