Key Learnings: The Blockchain is Here!

The Blockchain is here. This is the message that rang out clearly from the monthly NetForum meeting hosted by LeumiTech on October 27, 2015.  Our featured guest was  Ron Quaranta, Founder and Chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance and CEO of the Digital Currency Labs.  This NetForum was one of the most intriguing events in our nearly 3 years of activity.  Why?  The NetForum again gathered some of the leaders in the subject matter we were discussing who shared what is really happening on the front lines.  For me it was particularly interesting because I got that stirring in…

Key Learnings: AdBlocking — Is it Destroying the Open Web?

PARKVIEW Technology Merchant Bank organizes the NetForum to provide a Peer to Peer learning network to CxOs of Digital Businesses and Corporate Development & Strategy executives in larger, established companies. ____________________________________________________ The NetForum NYC held its September monthly meeting (on 9/25/15) to discuss the burning issue of AdBlocking.  Our host was Richard Eisert, partner at Davis & Gilbert, LLP (www.dglaw.com), with featured guest Sean Blanchfield, CEO of PageFair, Ltd. (www.pagefair.com).   At our meeting, I tried to focus the discussion on What is AdBlocking and Why should I care about it?   What is AdBlocking?  I suggested to the group three…

What Every Digital CEO Must be Thinking About Now

The last days of August, with an upcoming long week-end, are a perfect time to recharge while getting some sound advice about the key issues Digital Leaders should be thinking about now from other CEOs and Digital Leaders. We did not come up with these great insights.  They came from people like you — CEOs, CROs, VPs of Corp Development and Strategy, VCs and Corporate VCs, as well as some of the best technology, legal and marketing experts around — in peer-to-peer (off the record) breakfasts meetings.  Parkview has been holding these NetForum breakfasts for nearly 3 years in NYC, London…

Key Learnings: CyberSecurity

PARKVIEW Technology Merchant Bank organizes the NetForum to provide a Peer to Peer learning network to CxOs of Digital Businesses and Corporate Development & Strategy executives in larger, established companies. ____________________________________________________   The NetForum NY monthly breakfast was hosted at Bank of America on June 25, 2015 — many thanks to Bina Kalola, Managing Director, Global Banking & Markets Financial Technology Investments at BAML.  The topic was CyberSecurity, and our guests were Mark Clancy, CEO of Soltra, and George Orlov, CTO of DMGInfo. This discussion was not a technical “How To.”  I was more interested in obtaining a framework for understanding…

INVITATION: CyberSecurity with Soltra’s CEO, DMGI’s CTO and BofA Head FinTech Investments

  Parkview provides M&A Advisory Services and Pre-Transaction Reviews, a one-of-a-kind service that helps startups understand what they need to do to prepare for a successful exit.    The next NetForum is hosted by Bina Kalola, global head of FinTech investments for Bank of America, and a long time NetForum member.  Our featured discussion guests areMark Clancy, CEO of Soltra, and George Orlov, CTO of DGMInfo.  See below for the full details. Why did we choose this subject for this month’s breakfast? The NetForum is not a technical group so we will not be discussing the technical aspects of CyberSecurity. We are going to…

Key Learnings: To Hire or Not to Hire, On Demand People

  Parkview provides M&A Advisory Services and Pre-Transaction Reviews, a one-of-a-kind service that helps startups understand what they need to do to prepare for a successful exit.    On-demand services have started popping up everywhere.  Some call it the sharing economy, where people have forsaken owning things for the fun of clicking and ordering whatever they wanted. What about people and their services? On-demand labor markets for chefs, lawyers, accountants, bankers, CMOs, CFOs, salespeople, programmers, copywriters, personal assistants, and almost any other task are popping up everywhere. The NetForum NYC gathered on May 20th at WEA’s HQ, hosted by its President Matt Signore, to…

Invitation: TO HIRE OR NOT TO HIRE?

  Warner Elektra Atlantic’s President Matt Signore is hosting the May 20 NetForum at their office located at 1633 Broadway NYC.  Space is limited so please RSVP below ASAP.  8am (discussion starts at 8:30am) to 10am. Our discussion topic is titled “To Hire or Not to Hire.” Are you hiring full time employees, consultants or using online labor markets?  On-Shore, Near-Shore or Off-Shore?  What are the drivers? Cost? Flexibility?  What have you learned about how to navigate the labor markets?  Come share your experience and learn from your peers. To RSVP, email laurent [at] parkviewventures [dot] com or jkeck [at]…

Key Learnings: CyberSecurity: An Oxymoron in the Making?

  Parkview provides M&A Advisory Services and Strategic Checkups, a one-of-a-kind service that helps startups understand what they need to do to prepare for a successful exit.      LONDON, United Kingdom May, 12 2015 – Another excellent morning discussion, this time hosts by our friends at Field Fisher.   Oxymoron? Doh. The somewhat provocative title was immediately dismissed as last year’s news. As well as pegging the trendy buzzword of CyberSecurity to the more familiar and prosaic Information Security (InfoSec), the participants were in agreement that privacy and security are de facto non-existent in today’s world (“If the NSA can’t stop Snowden, what…

Key Learnings: COULD CULTURE BE YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE?

  Parkview provides M&A Advisory Services and Strategic Checkups, a one-of-a-kind service that helps startups understand what they need to do to prepare for a successful exit.      NEW YORK, New York April 28, 2015 — Corey McAveeney, Culture Geek at CultureAmp, previously worked in international trade and insurance brokerage where she witnessed critical flaws in company culture.  So now she’s doing something about it.  Today, she helps hundreds of innovative organizations build better workplaces. Members of The NetForum met on April 23, 2015, at the offices of Holland & Knight to share their experiences, good and bad, about Enterprise Culture, and Corey was our Featured Guest.  We…

Invitation: COULD CULTURE BE YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE?

NEW YORK, New York — I just had a get together with a dozen of CEOs, where a question came up out of the blue: how much of your success is attributable to your company culture?  Immediately someone answered: “At least 30%!”  The person who answered was the CEO of a well known publicly traded web company with 750 employees, a $1.3B market cap and an astronomical growth rate.  The 3rd generation owner of a family business asked: “But isn’t it a lot of blah, blah, blah? How do you get your employees to believe in it?” Excellent questions and…