Term: Spring 2013

SVCE Speaker Event - March 13, 2013

Topic: Innovative Regions: Silicon Valley as a Start-up Capital
Where: College of Business, Room 004, San Jose State Main Campus
Time: 6-7:30 pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Speakers: Dr. William F Miller, Professor, Stanford University; Co-Director, Stanford Program, Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Registration: Registration is Closed for this event.

Guest Speaker's Bio:
Dr. William F Miller



Dr. William F. Miller is Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management Emeritus and Professor of Computer Science Emeritus at Stanford University; Co-Director, Stanford Program, Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; President Emeritus, SRI International; Chairman Emeritus, Borland Software Corporation; and Chairman/Founder of Nanostellar, Inc. He has spent about half of his professional life in business and about half in academia. He was the last faculty member recruited to Stanford University by the legendary Frederick Terman, who was then Vice President and Provost of Stanford. Miller himself later became Vice President and Provost of Stanford. He conducted research and directed many graduate students in Computer Science.

In 1968 Dr. Miller also played a role in the founding of the first Mayfield Fund (venture capital) as a special limited partner and advisor to the general partners. As President and CEO of SRI International (1979-1990) Miller opened SRI to the Pacific Region; he established the spin-out and commercialization program at SRI and established the David Sarnoff Research Center (now the Sarnoff Corporation) as a for-profit subsidiary of SRI, and he became the Chairman and CEO of SRI.

In 1982 Miller was appointed to the National Science Board. He has served on the board of directors of several major companies such as Signetics, Firemans Fund Insurance, First Interstate Bank (and later) Wells Fargo Bank, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Varian Associates, and Borland Software Corp. (Chairman).

He co-founded SmartValley, Inc. and aided the formation of CommerceNet and serves on the board of directors. Dr. Miller was a founding director of the Center for Excellence in Non-profits. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Sentius Corporation and is a Founder and Chairman of Nanostellar, Inc.

Dr. Miller is a Life Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Life Fellow of IEEE, and Member of the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame.

SVCE Speaker Event - February 18, 2013

Topic: Superpowers as tools for Ideation
Where: College of Engineering, Room 189, San Jose State Main Campus
Time: 6-7:30 pm, Monday, February 18, 2013
Speakers: Munjal Shah, Entrepreneur in Residence, Charles River Ventures

Video Link:

SVCE Speaker Series - Munjal Shah from SJSU CoB on Vimeo.

Guest Speaker's Bio:
Munjal Shah

munjal shah

Munjal Shah

Mr. Munjal Shah is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for building great companies. He currently serves as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Charles River Ventures. Mr. Shah was co-founder and CEO of two E-Commerce companies, (sold to Google) and Andale (sold to Vendio/Alibaba). Munjal is also an investor and/or advisor to a number of Internet companies including Meebo (sold to Google), Aupytma (sold to Oracle), MesmoTV (sold to GSN), Kabam, TaskRabbit, Pubmatic, RocketFuel, Counsyl,,, SpotOn, and many more. Prior to embarking on his entrepreneurial career, Mr. Shah led the Internet Marketing and E-commerce Group for the Baan Company and also led product management and marketing activities for BlackSun Interactive. At IBM, Mr. Shah worked with the initial home banking applications group and was part of the team that brought Nation's Bank and Bank of America into the online home banking business for the first time, at the start of the Internet revolution. He was nominated as one of the top 10 “Up and Comers” in Business week in 2001. Mr. Shah holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University and B.S. in Computer Science from the University California, San Diego.