Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bay Area Tech Wire -- April 16

BAY AREA TECH WIRE -- April 16, 2015
Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit - May 8 - Washington, D.C.

San Francisco-Based Appirio Raises $35 Million, Names CTO
Fremont-Based Attivo Networks Raises $8 Million in First Round
San Francisco-Based Digital Realty Trust Hires CFO and COO
Kapsch TrafficCom Buys Controlling Stake in Foster City's Streetline
o CEA Names Eight to Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame
Briefly Noted: Bridge Capital - Nativo, Lending Club


> Job/Event/Marketplace Classified Listings (Full Listings Below Stories)

--Director, Product Marketing in Tysons
--The Delicate Art of Persuading Your Boss
--IT Report Developer -- Kennedy Center
--The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium - May 20 - Cambridge, Mass.

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o San Francisco-Based Appirio Raises $35 Million, Names CTO

San Francisco -- Appirio, a San Francisco-based provider of cloud services to businesses, said on Thursday it has raised $35 million in its fifth round of funding, led by Fidelity Management & Research. The company will use the proceeds to accelerate the global expansion of its cloud and enterprise crowdsourcing services, as well as bolster its core platform. Appirio also has named Alex Castro as its new CTO. Castro most recently served as the vice president of product for Electronic Arts' cloud-based data and analytics platform. Founded in 2006, Appirio has nearly 1,200 employees and counts Cardinal Health, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Georgia-Pacific, Home Depot, Moen and Sony Playstation among its clients. 

o Fremont-Based Attivo Networks Raises $8 Million in First Round

Fremont, Calif. -- Attivo Networks, a Fremont-based developer of advanced threat detection technology for corporate and data center networks, said on Thursday it has raised $8 million in its first round of funding, led by Bain Capital Ventures. The company said it will use the proceeds to bolster its product development and support activities. "[It] will allow us to continue product development and scale our organization," said CEO Tushar Kothari. Enrique Salem, the former president and CEO of Symantec, has been named to the company's board of directors. 

o San Francisco-Based Digital Realty Trust Hires CFO and COO

San Francisco -- Digital Realty Trust, a San Francisco-based owner and operator of data centers, on Thursday announced the hiring of two key executives, naming Andrew Power as CFO and Jarrett Appleby as COO. Power will succeed William Stein, the company's CEO, who also has held the title of CFO since 2004. He most recently has served as managing director of the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Appleby, who moves into the newly created position of COO, previously served as the COO of CoreSite Realty and CMO of Equinix. 

o Kapsch TrafficCom Buys Controlling Stake in Foster City's Streetline

Foster City, Calif. -- Kapsch TrafficCom, an Austria-based developer of intelligent transportation systems, said on Thursday it has acquired a controlling stake in Foster City-based Streetline, a developer of mobile parking apps. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Streetline's Apple and Android apps provide users with real-time parking data, analytics and other transportation information. Georg Kapsch, the CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom, said his company plans to integrate the technology with its own intelligent transportation system, electronic toll collection and traffic management tools. 

o CEA Names Eight to Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame

Arlington, Va. -- The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has named eight people to its 2015 class of the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. Inductees include: Robert Borchardt, the former president and CEO of Recoton; Tom Campbell, consumer electronics retail executive and consultant; George Feldstein, an early pioneer of the modern connected home; Vic Hayes, founding chairman of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group for Wireless LANs; Noel Lee, the founder of Monster Inc.; Bernie Mitchell, the former president of Pioneer America; Floyd Toole, a pioneering psychoacoustic engineer; and Wilfred Schwartz, founder consumer electronics retail chain the Federated Group. The new class was selected by a panel of media and industry professionals, who judged the nominations submitted online by manufacturers, retailers and industry journalists. All will be inducted into the CE Hall of Fame Nov. 9 in New York. 


> Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit - May 8 - McLean, Va.

The Mid-Atlantic Marketing Summit, now in its 4th year, will be held on May 8, 2015, at the Gannett Headquarters in McLean, Va. The annual summit has become the "must-attend" annual marketing event for the DC region and beyond. The summit brings together 400+ CMOs, Senior Marketers, Agency Professionals and Technology Executives from the DC area to discuss the most important issues facing marketers in 2015-2016. The event features: (1) Dozens of case studies; (2) Keynotes from leading CMOs and marketers; (3) Presentations; (4) Panel discussions; (5) Analytics and data insights; and (5) Networking breaks; breakfast, lunch and cocktails. For more information, go to:



o Briefly Noted:

(San Jose, Calif.) San Jose-based Bridge Capital said it has provided a $6 million credit facility to Los Angeles-based Nativo, developer of an ad technology platform for brand advertisers and publishers. The company, which is venture-backed by Greycroft Partners, Signia Ventures and, said it will use the funds to support working capital and fuel expansion. 

(San Francisco) San Francisco-based Lending Club, operator of an online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors, on Thursday named Scott Hansma as its senior vice president of technology. Hansma most recently has served as the chief architect of Salesforce. 

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> Director, Product Marketing - Tysons, Virginia

Perspecsys, a leading cloud security software provider, is seeking a Director, Product Marketing. Reporting directly to the CMO, the individual will be responsible for all outbound lead generation campaigns, Sales and Channel enablement, competitive analysis and positioning, product launches, etc. This position is ideal for entrepreneurial candidates with strong Product Marketing experience, a successful track record achievement, and a desire to be part of a rapidly growing start-up. For more information and to apply, go to:

> The Delicate Art of Persuading Your Boss

You’ve got a brilliant idea to transform the business. Or maybe you're just trying to stop the stupid train from rolling over the great work your team has done. You make your case to your boss, but she's not convinced. What next? Real leaders take a step back and get serious about the persuading.

> IT Report Developer -- Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center Information Technology department's Report Developer would help to gather report requirements, document specifications, estimate project timelines, and will be responsible for the design, development, QA, and delivery of custom reports and reporting solutions. Also required will be an understanding of ETL processes and data warehouse concepts, transactional databases, star/snowflake schema databases, as well as familiarity of OLAP cubes. Responsibilities Include: Perform advanced report development utilizing SQL Server Reporting Services. Utilize an understanding of relational database concepts as well as data warehouse and ETL concepts. Design, code, and test database objects to support reporting. Experience: 3+ years’ experience with full life cycle of Report Development projects. 1+ years' experience with SQL Server Reporting Services. Excellent written and verbal communication. For consideration, apply online here.


> The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium - May 20 - Cambridge, Mass.

The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium will help CIOs to invent their future and accelerate success through technology. CIOs will engage with business leaders, technology trendsetters, and academic thought leaders in panel discussions and explore new thinking and practices. Panel discussions include: Academic Keynote Panel -- The Impact of Automation; Platform Shift -- How New Business Models are Changing the Shape of Industry, and the Role of CIOs; Leading Digital: A Manifesto for IT and Business Executives; The Board, CEO and CIO Roles in Dealing with Digital Disruption; Cybersecurity - New Approaches to Assessing and Maximizing Your Protection; Demand Shaping: How IT Becomes a Distinctive Advantage; and Cashing in on Your Data. Use code 15NETECHWIRE when registering for a $200 discount. Register at


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