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VLAB - MIT Enterprise Forum Bay Area at Stanford Message Board › New Meetup: VLAB Planning Meeting Tomorrow! Jan 4, 2011

New Meetup: VLAB Planning Meeting Tomorrow! Jan 4, 2011

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Michael C.
San Mateo, CA
Announcing a new Meetup for MIT/Stanford Venture Lab (VLAB)!

What: VLAB Planning Meeting Tomorrow! Jan 4, 2011

When: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 7:00 PM

Where: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Hi VLAB Meetup Members: Come join us at our Pitch Meeting tomorrow (Tues Jan 4) and share your ideas and panelist suggestions for our upcoming events. Events to be discussed are (chairs and co-chairs are listed in parentheses, event descriptions in italics):

Open to everyone, lots of pizza -- please forward to folks who have a passion for technology and entrepreneurship!

REVIEW: December: Out of Labs (Liz Crowell and Michael Chong)

Jan 18, 2011: Vision Computing (Waiming Mok)
While computer image processing have been an important element for industry for years, rapid advances in computing, mobile, and businesses associated with the internet have driven the need for more computing intelligence to deal with the billions of photos, recorded and real-time videos. The applications are enormous, including security surveillance, augmented reality, to improved findability on the internet to changing the experiences of online shopping and more others. Many of these applications are driven by the new advances in algorithms for image recognition and computer learning. These advances could foster the growth of new startups with just a few experts in computer vision into the next major corporation.

Feb 15, 2011: Predictive Analytics: New Ways to Play the Game (Fred Stein)
Now the web is all about the active, engaged users, whether it’s on-line gaming, networking, or purchasing. The actions of engaged users create datasets for predictions about their behavior which are dramatically superior to the old approaches for predictions - relying on passive browsing or coarse demographics. With better datasets and predictions, entrepreneurs offer new targeting platforms to on-line merchants and on-line content providers. Since data about user interactions is monetizable, should the users be compensated? What about Open Data vs proprietary? What is the impact on the giant on-line incumbents such as Google, Yahoo, FaceBook, etc? Or legacy incumbents such as Nielsen? The game changers in Predictive Analytics impact web designers, media buyers, and others in the on-line retailing and content ecosystem.

Have an idea or a company to include for any of these events? Interested in joining one of the planning teams? Have any feedback to make these events even better? Would love to hear from you at the meeting -- which will be held at:

Time: 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Date: Tuesday, Jan 4th

LOCATION: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304-1050

Hiroshi Wald + Vivek Kumar

Program Co-Chairs
MIT/Stanford Venture Lab

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