ND Tech Forum
The Notre Dame Technology Forum is hosted periodically by the ND Founders Club and Amy Guarino, an alum active in tech business. Tech Forums are attended by University Notre Dame alumni active in the tech and biotech industries in Silicon Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
The primary goal of the ND Tech Forum is to create and foster a community of professional sharing among Notre Dame alums and friends of Notre Dame. We host evening events throughout the year that focus on relevant topics of interest to the tech community.
Since September 2020, Tech Forums have been hosted virtually, via Zoom, making them available to everyone in the Notre Dame community.
Register for upcoming events:
February 8, at 5:30 PM Pacific
Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, DeFi, and DAOs + The Future of Work
We're joined by 2 industry leading experts, John Gibbon and Mike Nevens. John, a FinTech executive, presents, "A few central concepts around Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, DeFi, and DAOs." Mike, a retired Partner at McKinsey and active board member at multiple companies, presents on the future of work.
January 11, at 5:30 PM Pacific
ND-California 2022 Program News and Updates
The first Tech Forum of the new year features an update on the Notre Dame-California program with a discussion about our new initiatives, expanding student programs, and exciting plans for 2022!
December 14, at 5:30 PM Pacific
Conor Holahan and Alex Tullman, hosts of the Silicon Street Podcast
Conor and Alex founded Silicon Street, a podcast on venture capital, technology, and entrepreneurship that is geared toward college students and young professionals. The hosts share insights about what their audience wants to know about investing and tech and discuss what they've learned from their dozens of discussions with entrepreneurs and tech leaders.
July 13, at 5:30 PM Pacific
Building a Software Product: Product Management from Strategy to Sales
John Gibbon is President & COO at Mercatus (Past GM/Product at SFDC, SAP Concur and Marketo). John talks about product management and some of the most important things to consider when growing a software company: company strategy, product/market fit, marketing and communication, customer success, KPIs, and people.
March 9, at 5:30 PM Pacific
featuring 6-minute presentations from leaders at 9 alumni-led companies:
Connor Toohill -- Ritual
Max Towey -- RocaNews
Jude Ash -- BrainDrive
Conder Shou -- Brevy
Duncan Swezey -- HelloDivorce
Jacob Wenger -- Shortwave
Ryan Destefano -- NEWCO women's sports network
Evan Wray -- Mavely
Amy Guarino -- Ironclad
Moderated by Pablo Cruz Pou
February 9, at 5:30 PM Pacific
Learning from Each Other: 5 Participant-Led Topics
An opportunity to engage in a participant-driven speaking event. Based on the surveys and interest from speakers, we'll hear from experts within our community on the following topics:
Amy Guarino: ND Tech News
Brandon Hardy: Influencer Marketing
Tom Wrappe: 5G Trends
Mike Precobb: Digital Disruption in Democracies
Dave Iuppa: Leadership during the Pandemic
September 2, at 6:30 PM Pacific
The Effects of COVID on GTM, engagement, and tech organizations
Bob O’Donnell, president and chief analyst at TECHnalysis Research
Carilu Dietrich, CMO and former head of marketing at Atlassian
Matt Thompson, VP of global sales at Rakuten Ready
Katie Georgi, Organizational change consultant at Accenture
October 13, at 5:30 PM Pacific
November 10, at 5:30 PM Pacific
ND Founders' DEMO DAY
Featuring 10-minute presentations from 6 ND alumni founders
Hosted by Michelle Carlos McCauley, VP, Global Renewals, at Salesforce
Rian McDonnell → CEO/Founder → FloWaste
Heather Eaton → CEO/Founder → Frankly Apparel
Roy Stillwell → CEO/Founder → NearWave
Heather MacKenzie → President/Chief Content Offices → BestReviews
Greg Stewart (CEO) and Tom Digan (President) → Co-Founders → Ladder
Tom Loarie → Co-Founder & CEO → BryoLogyx
December 8, at 5:30 PM Pacific
Design Thinking Workshop
with Dennis Boyle, partner and founding member at IDEO
Dennis will lead an interactive presentation focused on solving one of the world's toughest challenges. We will work together to employ strategies and design solutions to the problem. Join us for a great event with an innovative industry leader.