Lecture Series to Feature High-Tech Leaders

The Management of Technology (MOT) Program will kick off its spring lecture series this month with venture capitalist and author Geoffrey Moore of Mohr Davidow Ventures on March 17.

Moore is one of three venture capitalists to speak as part of the spring lecture series "What's New and What's Next," organized by MOT, a joint program of the Haas School and the College of Engineering. Widely quoted, Moore is the author of Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, and Dealing with Darwin.

Following Moore, Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO of Synopsys, will speak on April 28. He has led Synopsys, a leader in electronic design automation for semiconductor design and manufacturing, from its formation in 1986 to its current position with $1.36 billion in revenue.

On April 28, the series will bring Randy Komisar, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, to campus. Komisar, former CEO for LucasArts and a founding director of TiVo, will explain how the top-tier venture capital firm known for record-setting returns makes its picks and will discuss the current environment for entrepreneurs.

The final speaker in the series will be Mark Kvamme, a venture capitalist and partner at Sequoia Capital, who will speak on May 5. Kvamme is widely known for his successful launch of Apple Computer in the European market and for creation of Internet companies in the 1990s. At Sequoia, Kvamme leads new investments in software and services startups.

All of the lectures will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. For more information on the lecture series, visit the MOT Lecture Series website.