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VOSS Foundation Supports Clean Drinking Water Initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa

Gallery Opening Party and Fundraiser in New York City by invitation only

Roughly one sixth of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water. (1.1 billion people)  Nearly two million children die each year from preventable diseases due to unclean water and inadequate sanitation. (5000 deaths per day) Forty billion working hours are spent carrying water each year in Africa. Rural African households spend more than 25% of their time fetching water. This burden generally falls upon women and girls. With adequate access to water, a community’s economic output can increase by more than $200 per family per year. In countries where people ear less than $1 per day, this increase is life-altering. Voss Foundation reports have revealed that some children suffer physical developmental deformities from the weight of the water they carry daily. When removed from the water delivery cycle, women have the opportunity to fully participate in local economies and girls have the chance to attend school and contribute immeasurably to their communities’ economic and social fabric.

You are cordially invited to attend Leader Connections’ Executive Forum
Ira Neimark
Former CEO, Bergdorf Goodman
Wednesday, October 14th
The University Club, New York City

~ by invitation only ~
“An Insider’s Account on Luxury Retailing
in Today’s Economy”

Sir Ira Neimark is a legendary retail executive. As Chairman and CEO of Bergdorf Goodman, he set records for the company over the 17 years of his masterful leadership. He also distinguished himself in top management / merchandising posts at the Neiman Marcus Group, B. Altman, Fox, Gladdings and Bonwit Teller.

Sir Ira Neimark is a Director of both The Fashion Institute of Technology Foundation and Hermes of Paris. He also was Adjunct Professor of Retail Marketing at the Columbia University Business School. The President of Italy knighted Sir Ira Neimark the highest ranking honour and most senior order, Cavaliere Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, for “merit acquired by the nation” in the fields of literature, the arts, economy, public service, and social, philanthropic and humanitarian activities and for long and conspicuous service in civilian and military careers.

The Minister of Culture of France knighted Sir Ira Neimark the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, for his “significant contribution to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance.” He was also awarded the Medal of the City of Paris.

Sir Ira Neimark’s recent book, Crossing Fifth Avenue to Bergdorf Goodman, is a must read for anyone who wants to understand luxury retailing and the power of Leader Connections. Calvin Klein recently said “Ira Neimark set the standard for a chief executive in retailing. He turned Bergdorf Goodman into a leading fashion store in the U.S. and how he did it is a must read for any one interested in fashion.” Professor Jerry Cahn, PhD, JD, Managing Director, Leader Connections, adds “His thoroughly enjoyable book traces his career path and demonstrates the best-practices of leader connections. It’s perfect for anyone interested in advancing his/her career and mentoring others to advance theirs, regardless of industry.”

You are cordially invited to join us in welcoming Sir Ira Neimark at The University Club in New York City on October 14th at 6 o’clock in the evening.

Book signings are possible.

Location: The University Club, One West 54th Street, NY

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $49 ($39 Guests of Angelina Jao)

Please note: Jacket & Tie Required. By invitation only. Limited seating.

Further info: events@nyinnovates.com

Luxury retailer CEOs review Sir Ira Neimark’s book


Sept. 22, 2009 Tues 6-9 pm RSVP meetup.com/siliconalleycouncil                                                   Cool Cloud Computing Company Presents
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Pt. II of a Series for Entrepreneurs & Tech Professionals

“How to Fail Miserably as a Cloud Software Provider”

Happy Hour Networking, Drink Specials, Appetizers

Recession? What recession? Companies in the SaaS Cloud are doing well: Salesforce.com will be the first SaaS company to surpass $ 1 billion in annual revenue. American Express acquired 13% of Concur, the expense management software maker, for $ 251 million in cash to seal a mutually exclusive marketing partnership deal. And Taleo, a name both jobhunters and MNC human resource people trust, saw revenues jump 33% to nearly $ 192 million by July 2009.

Whether you’re building the next Salesforce.com or moving all of your internal web based applications to a single distributed environment for delivery and management, you’ll need a complete solution – the technology has to be comprehensive, absolutely, but the business end is critical to your success too.

This month’s event is VERY exciting. We are going to hear directly from the creators of the revolutionary SaaSGrid SaaS Application server, who also happen to be the authors at SaaSBlogs, one of the most popular communities for Cloud and SaaS thought leadership! Apprenda’s CEO Sinclair Schuller will be giving a presentation entitled: “How to Fail Miserably as a Cloud Software Provider”. He’ll be discussing the key business and technical ingredients that make SaaS companies successful and why architecture reigns in the cloud.

You don’t want to miss this event. Networking time is expanded to before and after the presentation. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to see SaaSGrid in action at the demo station setup for those that are interested.

In the meantime, you can find out more about Apprenda here:
The founders of Apprenda began working on SaaSGrid in 2005, and by 2007, was officially funded by investment from High Peaks Venture Partners.


6:00 – 6:15 Check-in @ registration desk, drink specials, networking

6:15 – 6:45 Appetizers, drink specials, networking

6:45 – 7:45 Presentation: “How to Fail Miserably as a Cloud Software Provider”

7:45 – 8:00 Q & A, drink specials

8:00 – 9:00 Demo station, drink specials, networking, raffle


$3 draft & bottled beer – Bud, Amstel, Coors, Miller, Corona

$4 house wine – Glass Mountain chardonnay, cabernet, merlot; Santa Marina pinot

$5 mixed house drinks


Public House
140 EAST 41st St. (Lex/3rd)
New York, NY 10019


Sinclair Schuller, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder

Before co-founding Apprenda, Sinclair held positions at Morgan Stanley, Eden Communications, and the State University of New York (SUNY). Sinclair holds a dual Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Mathematics with a Minor in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Sinclair excels in understanding the economics of SaaS platforms and ecosystems, and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events.

Abe Sultan, Vice President of Engineering, Co-founder

Abraham focuses on coordinating engineering efforts and making technology choices. Previously, Abraham worked at SaaS vendor Informz and held a role as Director of Java Development at Eden Communications. Prior to that, he worked at SUNY as a lead engineer on a finance application that supported 40,000 users distributed across approximately 50 SUNY campuses. Abraham holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and it is a considered expert in the topic of SaaS and Cloud Computing.

Please bring extra business cards for networking & raffle!

RAFFLE: A free “SaaS Readiness Assessment”.  This includes a detailed analysis of your company’s existing application architecture and what would need to be done in order to begin delivering it as a true SaaS offering.  If your company does not have an existing product, Apprenda can substitute with a comparable offer of equal value and provide up to 2 hrs of free consulting time to help your company with your SaaS related efforts.




I created, promoted, and produced “New York to China” trade missions in 2002, 2003, and promoted 2004. Working in partnerships with CCPIT/CCOIC (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade/ China Chamber of International Commerce) and NYSIA (New York Software Industry Association), I brought several dozen U.S. and international technology executives and academia to China. We attended ChinaSoft 2002 and 2003, technology conferences of several thousand people, where I arranged for some of our delegates to have keynote presentations. We also toured the major “tier 1” and “tier 2” cities’ economic development zones and campuses.

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Buy NY Partners: Con Edison

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Stand With New York!

On March 8, 2002, the New York Software Summit 2002 was an exciting gathering of industry leaders, professionals and major New York political figures. Over 1,200 attendees came together at the historic Regent Wall Street at 55 Wall Street, and heard keynotes from Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

The Software Summit was created and hosted by NYSIA, the New York Software Industry Association. There were many co-sponsoring organizations, including: AOL Time Warner, Cadillac, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Ernst & Young, Holland & Knight LLP, IBM, Information Builders, JPM Chase, Microsoft, NYC Dept. of Business Services, NYC Economic Development Corp, NYSTAR, Pennie & Edmonds LLP, Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe LLP, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Rollins Insurance, RRE Ventures, SIAC.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hear the substantive speech give by Senator Clinton on the state of the tech sector, the recent tax incentive bill aimed at assisting Silicon Alley companies, establishing Centers of Excellence throughout New York State with the software Center based in NYC, and much more.

View Introduction (0:57 mins.)

View Address (31:04 mins.)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Mayor Bloomberg addressed the Summit attendees as both the mayor of New York and as a prominent business leader. Find out what he had to say about the promising future that the software industry has in New York and the vital role it will play in rebuilding the city.

View Introduction (2:50 mins.)

View Address (16:12 mins.)

Harry Keitt trains rising star John Dutty at world-famous Gleasons Gym in Brooklyn

The New York Software Summit 2000 was a central “tribal gathering” of all groups of  business people as well as technical people in the software, IT, and internet development communities in New York city and state. With over 1,000 attendees, 20 tracks of workshops, each track consisting of 3 workshop breakout sessions, there was substantial material to share with all. From CEOs, to Sales VPS, CTOs, Project Managers, and others with an interest in high tech, hundreds of companies and all different job titles and sectors of the software/internet development industry led and attended workshops. Everyone had an opportunity to learn, to share business and technical information, and to develop a stronger sense of identity and presence as an industry. It was the largest annual gathering of New York software, IT, and internet professionals.

The Summit was held at the Brooklyn Marriot in Downtown Brooklyn, just one train stop across the river from Manhattan. NYSIA and many of the co-sponsoring organizations were committed to bringing NY’s high tech expansion to areas outside of Manhattan’s central business districts. We are supporting the Digital NYC program, which has opened up 7 high-tech districts in all of NY’s boroughs. Downtown Brooklyn is one of the districts offering affordable high tech commercial space.

The Summit was designed to be inclusive and cover the broadest range of topics, offering something for everybody and giving the many talented people in the industry a chance to share their views and knowledge.

In addition to the two all-star panels, “The Future of the Internet: The Analysts’ Crystal Ball” and “The Future of the Internet: The Practitioners’ Crystal Ball,” New York Senator Chuck Schumer will be the luncheon keynote speaker.

The Software Summit’s host, NYSIA, is a not-for-profit organization working to build the software development industry in the metropolitan area and assist companies and individuals in the New York software community.



Social Media Addicts!… media, web 2.0, video, film, publishing, entertainment… fashion, food, wine, retail, luxury… eco-destinations, global travel, photography, art, culture, politics, macro-markets, micro-enterprises, SEO/SEM, mobile apps, open source, cloud/saas, marketing, PR, finance, real estate, law, accounting, startups…relationships… Bloggers, facebookers, tweeters, youtubers, flickrers, all [social media]-mixers … NYINNOVATES is looking for the most innovative Social Media Mixologists to feature  in the upcoming spring 2010 launch edition.*
Want your social media site highlighted? Come out from behind your computer & socialize with us… Hot, cool, silly, or stupid – If you blogged about it, show us on the laptop set up with two flat screens and wi-fi in the private room. Submit your site(s) to events [at] nyinnovates [dot] com. Exchange business cards… Promote yourself… Expand your network… Meet someone new… Promote your business… Enjoy drink specials! All the job changes… War stories… New trends… A roller-coaster year — we deserve a drink, a pint, both! Congratulate other social media mavens in a convival gathering… Toast the holiday season and a great 2010… Pictures &/or videos will be taken so look the way you want to be seen! The location’s a private room in an upscale American bistro located in mid-town. You love your sweats – but give your suit, sport jacket, or dress a chance to show off how nice it is, out of your closet & on your body!
DRINK SPECIALS must have wristband on for specials 6 – 9 pm
$3 draft & bottled beer – Bud, Amstel, Coors, Miller, Corona
$4 house wine – Glass Mountain chardonnay, cabernet, merlot; Santa Marina pinot
$5 mixed house drinks
$10 per person – includes all-you-can-drink drink specials until 9:00 PM (as long as you keep your wristband on!)
$15 at the door  – no exceptions
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
http://www.publichousenyc.com        140 E. 41 St. (east of Lexington)

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