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In-Q-Tel: Looking for Innovative Technologies from Emerging Companies

May 15, 2013

The Military SIG Presents…

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In-Q-Tel, a non-profit private organization that adapts and delivers innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the Central Intelligence Agency and broader U.S. Intelligence community. They are currently concentrating in two broad technology areas of interest to the 17 government organizations that comprise the Intelligence community.

* Information and Communications Technologies

* Physical and Biological Technologies

In-Q-Tel makes investments in start-up companies that have developed commercially-focused technologies that will provide strong, near-term advantages to the IC mission. They design their strategic investments to accelerate product development and delivery for ready-soon innovation . They specifically help companies add capabilities needed by their customers in the Intelligence Community. In-Q-Tel effectively leverages its direct investments by attracting a significant amount of private sector funds, often from top-tier venture capital firms to co-invest in their portfolio companies. As a private company with deep ties to the commercial world, In-Q-Tel attracts and builds relationships with technology startups outside the reach of the Intelligence Community. More than 70% of companies that IQT partners with have never before done business with the government. This is a unique opportunity for small startup and even larger San Diego based companies to hear directly from an In-Q-Tel representative on opportunities for technology development and delivery along with investment and partnering.

Katie Gray
Principal, Investment Team,
Katie Gray is a member of the Investment Team at In-Q-Tel, the not-for-profit, strategic venture firm that identifies, adapts, and delivers innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the Central Intelligence Agency and broader U.S. Intelligence Community. Katie focuses on identifying investment opportunities in Information and Communications Technologies, including big data, advanced analytics, mobile technologies, and Physical and Biological Technologies, including power, sensors, and chemical and biological detection. Before joining IQT, Katie spent more than ten years in software product management for mobile consumer electronic products, including the Handspring Treo line of smartphones, mobile phones and tablets at Palm and HP, and an electronic reader at Plastic Logic. Prior to joining Handspring, Katie was a member of the founding team and Vice President of Marketing for Bluelark, a pioneer in mobile web software. Handspring acquired Bluelark in 2001. Before moving into the technology industry, Katie worked in Washington, D.C. as professional staff for the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. Katie earned both a B.A. in Human Biology and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Vice Admiral Walter Davis, USN (Ret.), Board Director, CommNexus
Dan Taylor, Director, BAE Systems, Reserve Officer, United States Marine Corps & Aviator, USMC
Michael Lapadula, Fmr. VP of Strategic Business Development, Qualcomm Inc. Government Technologies Division
Bruce Roberts, Fmr. Sr. VP Security Programs, Cubic Corporation (ret)

Wednesday, May 15th 2013

5:30PM Registration/Networking/Refreshments
6:00PM Program Begins
7:30PM Program Ends

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3580 Carmel Mountain Road Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130

Pre-Registration: (Please pre-register by noon on 5/14/13)
$10.00 – CommNexus Sponsor
$20.00 – Non-Sponsor
FREE –  Mentor Sponsor

At the Door:
$20.00 – CommNexus Sponsor
$30.00 – Non-Sponsor
FREE –  Mentor Sponsor

Students, Military & Press: FREE


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May 15, 2013
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