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Networking Events This Week

From: guy d.
Sent on: Monday, October 22, 2012 12:48 PM


Did not find anything going on today, Monday.

Tuesday there will be Bio2Device as usual at the Sunnyvale Council Chambers at 8:30am.  Topic is “Angel View on Investing” with speaker Lee Rauch - Founding Member - HealthTech Capital.

Later at the nearby Connect center at 1pm will be Toastmatchers.

( This week I won’t be at either event unfortunately )

 Wednesday evening at Triple Ring in Newark will be the ASQ Northern California BioMedical Discussion Group Roundtable, topic this time is “Working with Contract Manufacturers”.

I’ve been to this group’s event twice before now, and have found it very worthwhile, strong recommendation here.

Thursday evening, this kinda sneaked up on me, another MIT Club / IEEE PES collaboration, this time at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 1000 Marsh Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025

“Smart Grid: Opportunities for Innovation”

With Panelists:

Andy White – CEO, Trilliant

Brian Thompson - CEO, Stem

Lisa Caswell – President, eMeter

Steve Malnight – VP, Pacific Gas & Electric

Dinner and Networking @ 6:00 pm; Presentation @ 7:00 pm

RSVP: Registration Required.

Expensive, but wine and very high quality snacks are always a part of these events.

Think I’ll wrap it for now.  If I find something going on Friday or Saturday or something I left out I’ll put out another update this week.  Looking ahead, Monday next week there will be Steve’s Drop In Strategy group at 1pm at Connect for those in, post or interested in, ProMatch.

Last Monday’s AIAA meeting at the Hacker Dojo was one of the best I have attended, very interesting subject and folks hung around talking until 10pm, a measure of the interest level.

Tuesday I missed Bio2Device unfortunately, that’s two weeks in a row, but I was at Toastmatchers which is always fun.

Wednesday’s lunchtime IEEE VTS meeting on hydrogen fuel cell cars was excellent, big turnout and a Toyota Highlander fuel cell vehicle was on site ( it was the presenter’s ride home also ).  Failed to snap a photo of the sign-in sheet though, and they keep it under wraps otherwise.  Other pics here:

Wednesday evening I chose ASQ over IEEE and Medical Device Meetup also going on that evening.  Good meeting, lively, had a circus tent revival flavor … the ever-changing meaning of “Lean” does trouble me however.

Thursday morning, I did get to the Eco Green Group meeting albeit a few minutes late.  The topic was Vote Yes on Prop 37, for reasons including 250,000 Indians have committed suicide due to GMO’s, our forests and National Parks will be ruined, Donald Rumsfield, etc., etc.  In reflection, at a previous event similarly I also did detect hostility toward the presenter because fuel cells consume natural gas.  After long consideration, I have to conclude that this isn’t really so much a job-finding activity as it is a political protest organization…so Caveat Emptor.  OTOH I did make one good new contact.

The Csix event that followed, about body language, was one of the better presentation’s I’ve seen there.

Thursday evening I chose IEEE Antennas and Propagation over ASME’s “Thirsty Third Thursday”, a tough call obviously, but the Antennas thing was very interesting and the venue, the Carnegie Mellon facility at Moffett Field, I was previously oblivious to.  Pics here:

Friday and Saturday I missed Post ProMatch, CAM and the Electric Car Club meeting, all because I was at the “SME Leadership Conference” in Long Beach, a worthwhile adventure as it turned out.  If anyone attended the other events mentioned, perhaps you can shoot me a write-up.


Guy D.

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