Startup Roots Speaker Series #4 Preview – Jeff Jonas & Ian McFarland

For our upcoming fourth Startup Roots Singapore Speaker Series on 18 Jun, I’m pleased to announce that we’ll be having a double “Saturday matinee” blockbuster with Jeff Jonas and Ian McFarland as speakers at HackerspaceSG.

RSVPs have just gone live, and if you haven’t noticed by now, we made the switch from Eventbrite to FlickEvents in support of local startups.

Next up in the Startup Roots Speaker Series
Jeff Jonas, Chief Scientist IBM Entity Analytics Group and IBM Distinguished Engineer
Ian McFarland, CTO at Digital Garage

Join us for an afternoon with our two awesome guests this week – Jeff and Ian. They will be sharing their thoughts and experiences in a candid Q&A, so bring questions!

Program
2.30pm: Ian’s talk on integrating design and development teams
3.00pm: Q&A with Jeff and Ian
3.45pm: Mingling

Space is tight. Please bring your ticket, you will require it for admission.

See you there! And follow @StartupRootsSG for more updates.


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We’ve been using registrations as a way to gauge interest instead of ticketing and entry, but we’re expecting record crowds and unfortunately will only admit you if you show us your ticket (email or otherwise). Make sure to come early if you want to grab a seat, as space and seats have been scarce resources at our first 3 sessions. Our fellows will be doing their Q&A with the 2 speakers from 2:00pm – 2:30pm; feel free to listen in if you’re early.

Jeff Jonas

Jeff will talk for 15 minutes about his first startup, going bankrupt at 18 years old, selling his next startup to IBM, innovating within IBM and what he sees next on the horizon. I think it’s going to be about Big Data.

Ian McFarland

Ian was previously CTO at Pivotal Labs, and recently joined Digital Garage as CTO. He will be speaking for 15 minutes about his current hypothesis on integrated design and software development teams.

About James Chan

James Chan is an entrepreneur, investor, geek, photographer and husband/father based out of Singapore. Apart from frequent travels to Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia for work, James can also be found online via his trusty 15" Retina MacBook Pro or iPhone 6+.