HOLIDAY POWER PUB: THURSDAY, DECEMBER
"SENSORS AND HOMELAND SECURITY: WHO'S GETTING
Pub Master: Mr. Jim Hurd, Director, Nanoscience
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
- 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?
ABOUT JIM HURD
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!