My Story: Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur...Featuring Ursheet Parikh

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TiE Conference Center
2903 Bunker Hill LN
Santa Clara 95054
United States
Member $20.00 - Non-Member $35.00
Member $30.00 - Non-Member $45.00

Registration and Cancellation Policy:
Registration: Online Registration closes at 12:00 Noon of the day of the event.
Cancellation: All Registration Fees are Non-Refundable and No Credit is offered for cancellations

How do you create a successful Cloud Storage technology startup?

How do you find a market opportunity in the emerging cloud market and turn it into a successful technology leader in a short span of time. This is what Ursheet and the StorSimple team were able to do. Not only did they make StorSimple a leader in cloud-integrated storage for Windows and VMware environments but also recently were acquired by Microsoft. StorSimple securely and transparently integrates the cloud with on-premises enterprise storage through a single solution that delivers high-performance tiered storage, live archiving, and cloud-based data protection/disaster recovery, reducing costs by up to 80 percent compared to traditional enterprise storage.

Ursheet’s story will be inspiring not just to founders, entrepreneurs but also, to professionals and executives in large companies who are trying to understand the opportunity and challenges in taking advantage of a new markets such as cloud etc... Join us to hear from this amazingly successful entrepreneur, ask all your questions, learn from his successful experiences and connect with other aspiring entrepreneurs at TiE office on Tuesday February 5, 2012.

About Ursheet Parikh
Ursheet is currently a General Manager for Microsoft’s Server & Tools Business. Prior to Microsoft, he was a co-founder and the CEO of StorSimple. StorSimple has emerged as the leader in cloud-integrated storage and has been the preferred vendor for Fortune 1000 enterprises across verticals like retail, oil & gas, manufacturing, services, consumer goods, healthcare and banking as well as government customers, many of whom have done their first deployments on public clouds using StorSimple. StorSimple enables Microsoft to leverage its Azure cloud to tap into the $50 billion per year enterprise storage business. Microsoft recently acquired StorSimple.

Prior to StorSimple, Ursheet was the Director of product management for Cisco’s WAN optimization and application acceleration business unit, building the Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) product from concept to industry leadership with #1 market share. Ursheet came into Cisco through the acquisition of Andiamo Systems, where he held a product management role. Prior to that, Ursheet held leadership positions at Kuokoa Networks, a file system virtualization company and at Jalva Media Inc, a digital asset management software and outsourcing company. Ursheet started his career in enterprise IT at Deloitte Consulting where he worked as analyst, technical architect and project leader for a range of data-center, networking and applications IT infrastructure projects across multiple industries.

Ursheet holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science & engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay (Mumbai), India and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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So you want to know how he did it. What are his secrets and learning that you can apply in your business? Then come and join us for this inspiring talk on Tuesday February 5, 2012.
at the TiE office.

TiE Host:
Naveen Bisht, Chair, My Story and Chair, Programs/Board Member, TiE Silicon Valley

6:00 PM - Registration, Dinner & Networking
7:00 PM - Program
8:15 PM - Q & A
9:00 PM- Adjourn

For more information contact:
Patricia Acosta 

Introducing My Story – another TiE SV Original Program
This talk is part of TiE SV’s recently introduced monthly program “My Story – Inspiring Journey of an Entrepreneur” to celebrate entrepreneurship and bring stories from successful entrepreneurs in their own words. The invited speaker(s) share their entrepreneurial journey and talk about lessons learnt, mistakes they wish they avoided and key decisions that helped make their venture successful.