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Pub Talk

Pub Master: Mr. Jim Hurd, Director, Nanoscience Exchange
5:00 p.m.: Networking
5:30 p.m.: Pub Exchange
6:30 p.m.: Networking
7:30 p.m.: Pub Closes!
Open to the Public. Fee: $15 (cash or check, payable at the door).
Note: Black tie is not required. Holiday attire highly encouraged.

With the call for technologies to support solutions geared toward Homeland Security from the Federal and State governments, the Valley community is asking what specific technologies are going to be considered -- and will be viable for implementation -- by Homeland Security offices and initiatives around the U.S. Please join us for a Power Pub Exchange led by Pub Master, Mr. Jim Hurd, around the specific area of sensor technologies -- including bio-sensors, wired and wireless sensors -- for use in Homeland Security solutions. The driving questions for this informal, townhall-style discussion will be:

  • What are the key types of sensors important to Homeland Security?
  • How effective are these sensors today? And how effective could they be 6-12 months from now?


Jim Hurd is the Director and Founder of the NanoScience Exchange, a "Think & Do" Tank for venture-backed start-up companies, based in San Francisco, CA. The NanoScience Exchange facilitates action between the six stakeholders of nanotech - - start-ups, corporations, government agencies, national labs, universities and investors. Mr. Hurd also consults for nanotech start-ups in building strategic alliances and rounds of investment. Previously, he consulted with companies to build strategic relationships, rounds of investment and hire key individuals for leading technology companies in wireless and semiconductor markets. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Hurd was President of Up Software, Inc., which produced innovative transferable skills software training used by corporations, universities and job training centers around the U.S. Mr. Hurd grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from George Washington University.

This is the final Power Pub for 2003. We will extend the networking time after the Pub Exchange to allow for celebrating the end of the year, welcoming the new year, and cheering on the holidays. We encourage holiday wear and ornaments to hang on our cross-cultural, pseudo-"tree." Come for a great discussion and a lively party!