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Leadership Dinner: Bill Coleman

Thursday, May 5, 2016 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

Application Deadline: Sunday, Apr. 24, 2016

Application is closed.

Leadership Dinners bring proven leaders from various arenas together with a small group of graduate students for dinner and informal discussion about what it means to be a leader and to lead organizations, movements, and people. 

Bill Coleman, CEO of Veritas

Bill Coleman has been a partner with Alsop Louie Partners since 2010, ALP is an early stage Silicon Valley venture capital firm. He was also Chairman and CEO of Resilient Network Systems a cyber security software company from Feb 2012 until Dec 2013. Previously Bill was Founder, Chairman & CEO of Cassatt, Inc. an enterprise cloud computing software company acquired by CA in 2009. As Founder, Chairman & CEO of BEA Systems, Inc. it became the fastest software company to reach $1B in annual revenue under his leadership. At Sun he co-founded Sun Federal; founded Sun Professional Services; and was vp system software where he led the initially development of Solaris and related products. Before Sun, he co-founded and was vp engineering at Dest Systems. Prior to that, he was the director of product development at VisiCorp during development of the first spreadsheet, VisiCalc; the first office suite of pc applications, the VisiSeries; and the first personal computer window system, VisiOn. He began his career in the USAF as chief of satellite operations, Office of the Secretary.   

Coleman holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U. S. Air Force Academy and master’s degrees in computer science and computer engineering from Stanford University and an honorary doctorate from the University of Colorado where he founded the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities. He is a member of the board of directors of Avni Networks, Sapho, Virtual Power Systems, Dreamfactory, Seagate and iControl Corporations, a Commissioner of the Trilateral Commission and a Trustee of Santa Clara University.

Please Note:
Leadership Dinners have limited seating. If accepted, you will be required to submit a $50 deposit to secure your spot. If you do not attend the entire dinner (5-8PM), your $50 deposit will be cashed by Stanford University.

Contact Phone: 
650-736-0775
Contact Email: 
vpgeapplications@stanford.edu
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