"Connection: Where Emotions Drive KPIs"—a Talk by Gilt CIO Steve Jacobs (bio below)
Bonus: As an attendee of this event, you can also have a chance to book 25 min office hours at Mission 50 during the day David Drahms, a venture partner at Osage Ventures. Details sent out to those with are RSVP'd as yes. First come, first served.
6:45 (sharp!) - 7:15: Speed Networking
7:15 - 8:15: Welcome/Startups present
8:15 - 9: Feature Speaker
9+: Closing remarks/head to Little Town (local bar) with food/drink specials
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Stevens students/faculty free: RSVP here
About Steve: Steve Jacobs serves as the Chief Information Officer of Gilt, where he is responsible for overseeing the company's technology and product execution and strategy. Steve joined Gilt in August 2009.
Prior to Gilt, Steve headed up the High Performance Computing group at Merrill Lynch, where he managed globally distributed teams that were focused on maximizing grid efficiency for the many thousands of servers used for pricing and risk calculations. Before entering financial services, Steve was the CTO of Poindexter Systems, an online ad personalization and targeting company. In his five years there, Steve was responsible for development, architecture and operations.
Steve holds a PhD in electrical engineering from Columbia University and currently serves as a mentor for NYCSeed, an early-stage New York City investment fund.