Angel Investor to Speak at Sharecase Conference


The upcoming Sharecase conference’s featured afternoon keynote speaker will be Ron Conway, of the venture capital firm SV Angel. Conway is well-known for having been an early investor in companies such as Google, PayPal, Square, Dropbox, foursquare, Twitter and Facebook, as well as a stalwart advocate and friend of UCSF.

He will speak on the role of technology in innovation, especially in regards to health care, at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 8, at Sharecase 2013, a free, one-day event showcasing the best of information technology (IT) at UCSF.

Conway is a member of the UCSF Medical Center Chancellor’s Advisory Board and is active in fund-raising for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. In January 2012, he helped establish a new tech initiative with Mayor Ed Lee and the City of San Francisco, called, to promote tech jobs in the community. 

The Sharecase 2013 agenda also includes a morning keynote speech from School of Medicine Dean and Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs Sam Hawgood, who will discuss the new clinical enterprise strategy under development by the School of Medicine and Medical Center and the role of information technology in that strategy.

Sharecase will feature 50 booths and 30 sessions, including:

  • collaborating with ChatterBoxJabber and more,
  • using Drupal to build your UCSF website,
  • innovating business processes with Qualtrics Research and Survey Suite,
  • answering the tough questions, IT Leadership in the Hot Seat,
  • troubleshooting with an IT Guru.
  • The IT Innovation Contest winners will also demonstrate their projects.