Yesterday I had two opportunities up on stage – but talking about very different subject matters in the two. First was on stage with our customer – Kevin Bailey from Symantec – talking about how Symantec uses real-time intelligence and FirstRain monitors to provide unique, instant customer intelligence to their sales force – and how FirstRain is integrated into their SymBrain portal. Great fun – and I get a huge kick out of customers talking about FirstRain. More to follow on this – we’ll put up some video from his talk shortly.
Second was on a panel at Astia in San Francisco – speaking to a group of young women entrepreneurs about leadership. It is always both humbling and energizing to be asked to talk about my experiences and views on leadership. This panel was part of week long event for 43 women to help them get their businesses started and connect them with people who can help them raise money. Three terrific women on the panel with me:
One example: FirstRain powering the competitive matrix pages in SymBrain
- Robin Edwards who is a partner at SNR Denton,
- Renee Knee who is WW VP/GM Commercial Sales and Growth Initiatives at HP,
- Karen Riley who is a member of the Angels’ Forum
- Greg Ketchum of Talent Planet (Panel Moderator)
Renee, Karen, Robin, me and Greg