Founding General Partner, Storm Ventures
Ryan is a founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Ryan focuses on enterprise IT and web opportunities. He has primarily invested in SaaS (Crowd Factory / Acquired by Marketo, BlackStratus), mobile (Appcelerator) and cloud/internet related investments (Hubpages, Kidaro/Acquired by Microsoft, MetaCloud, Spalshtop and Swiftstack). He has also invested in semiconductors/components as well (SandForce /Acquired by LSI and Ignis Optics /Acquired by Bookham).
Prior to founding Storm Ventures, Ryan directed the business development activities at E-TEK Dynamics where he focused on building strategic OEM and customer relationships, scaling E-TEK’s manufacturing operations as well as directing the equity investing and acquisition activities until E-TEK merged with JDS Uniphase in 2000.
Prior to joining E-TEK, Ryan was with Summit Partners, a private equity firm, where he focused primarily on IT, including Summit’s investment in E-TEK Dynamics in July 1997.
Ryan received his B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.
Cloud Executive Summit at Cloud Connect Silicon Valley 2013 will bring together key influencers and executives from the Industry for a thought provoking discussion on emerging trends and future opportunities in the Cloud. This exclusive program attracts CIOs, entrepreneurs, software and infrastructure industry executives and investors, for a rich discussion and networking opportunities in advance of the Cloud Connect event. What are the next opportunities in cloud computing and how are you positioned to take advantage of them?
1:35pm-2:00pm Opening Keynote - Opportunities in the Mobile Cloud
2:00pm-2:20pm What's the Big Data Deal: Market Insights and Opportunities
2:20pm-2:40pm How Software Defined Networks Change Everything
2:40pm-3:00pm How to Get Your Cloud Startup Funded
3:15pm-3:40pm Understanding Enterprise Requirements for the Cloud - A CIO Interview
3:40pm-4:10pm Are you Being a Good Cloud Broker for your Business?
4:10pm-4:35pm Finding the Next Cloud Opportunity - VC Panel
4:35pm-4:55pm Have Business Buyers Driven us to the Tipping Point for Cloud Adoption?
5:00pm-6:00pm Networking Reception