MARQUETTE CIRCLES NETWORKING EVENT - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Monday, June 3, 2013
Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper St., Palo Alto
$20 per person (includes attendee directory, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar)
NETWORKING AND SOCIAL PRE-RECEPTIONS
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (optional; immediately before the CIRCLES event)
CURRENT AND FUTURE FAMILIES of MARQUETTE
Join Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., associate vice president of Marquette University’s Office of the Executive Vice President, and Marquette families to connect and build your knowledge of what makes the university special.
PEOPLE, PROGRAMS AND PLACES: MARQUETTE ENGINEERING
Join Dr. Robert H. Bishop, P.E., Opus Dean of Engineering, for an inside glimpse of the dean’s vision for the college and an opportunity to connect with Bay Area engineering alumni, parents and friends.
5:30 p.m. — Registration
6:15 p.m. — Welcome
Tom Werner, Eng ’86
Marquette University Trustee
CEO, SunPower Corp.
6:30 p.m. — Panel Discussion: A NEW APPROACH TO INNOVATION: WHAT'S NEXT FOR SILICON VALLEY, YOUR CAREER AND YOU
Learn more about the panelists below.
7:15 p.m. - Network
Meet with Marquette alumni, parents and friends connected to your business sector.
Dr. Dixon Doll, University of San Francisco Trustee — Co-founder and
General Partner, DCM
For more than 35 years, Doll has influenced and guided entrepreneurs, investors, and executives in the computer and communications industries. Forbes Magazine listed Doll on its Midas List of top
100 venture investors for four consecutive years.
Andy Foster, MU Arts ’87 — President and COO — Advanced Fuels, Aemetis, Inc.
Foster manages Aemetis’ $180 million Advanced Fuels subsidiary, for which scientists are focused on producing renewable chemical and fuel substitutes for petroleum-based products. This platform helps companies increase their brand value and operating margins while decreasing their environmental footprint.
Eric Koester, MU Bus Ad ’99 — Co-founder and COO, Data Collateral; Co-founder, Zaarly
After receiving early funding from actor Ashton Kutcher, Koester left his career as a successful corporate attorney to pursue an entrepreneurial venture and co-founded Zaarly. The online marketplace connects individuals looking for services, goods and experiences with local people and businesses.
Denise Zarins, MU Eng ’93, Grad ’95 — Former Director — Product Development,
Medtronic Ardian; Co-founder and Former VP — Research and Development, Ardian
Zarins has been a key player in several Silicon Valley medical device startups. Most recently, she co-founded Ardian, Inc., which is developing a novel catheter-based approach to treating hypertension that has potential to help treat heart failure, insulin resistance and chronic kidney disease.
Moderated by Vicky Nguyen, USF ’00 — Emmy Award-winning Investigative Reporter, KNTV/NBC Bay Area