Kim Polese is a Silicon Valley-based technology entrepreneur and business leader. She currently serves as Chairman of CrowdSmart, which provides a technology platform for continuous innovation to help entrepreneurs build better products and companies. Ms. Polese is also Chairman of ClearStreet, whose employer-sponsored financial wellness platform incorporates behavioral science and the power of social connectivity to help people save money and eliminate debt. Ms. Polese has a deep track record of technology innovation. She began her career at IntelliCorp, helping Fortune 100 companies use AI expert systems, and later moved into product management at Sun Microsystems where she led the launch of Java in 1995. She then co-founded Internet software pioneer Marimba, serving as President, CEO and Chairman and leading the company to profitability, an IPO and a successful acquisition by BMC. Ms. Polese advises numerous technology startups and serves on several boards, including the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, TechNet, the Public Policy Institute of California, the University of California President's Board on Science and Innovation, and the Long Now Foundation. In 2011 she was named to President Obama's Innovation Advisory Board. Ms. Polese received a Bachelor's degree in Biophysics from UC Berkeley and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Business and Economics from California State University. An Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow, Ms. Polese is the recipient of the numerous awards and recognition including Information Week's "Top Technology Executives," The National Center for Women and Information Technology Innovator Award and Time Magazine's “25 Most Influential Americans".
Startup Grind Scotland are delighted to host this special event with Heidi and Kim in partnership with Entrepreneurial Scotland, a network of current and future entrepreneurial leaders worldwide, who are ambitious, globally minded and have the potential to make a significant impact on Scotland.
Friday, May 15, 2015
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM UTC
|5:00 PM||Networking and Food|
|6:00 PM||Fireside Chat|