You are Invited to an Entrepreneurship Master Class
Ecosystems, exits & lessons from Silicon Valley
with Deborah Magid, IBM
Wednesday September 18, 2019, 6-7 PM
ESSEC Executive Education
CNIT, Room 220
92053 Paris La Défense
Deborah's BIO:Deborah Magid is the Director of Software Strategy at IBM Venture Capital Group 2001. Deborah represents IBM’s $25 B software business in the company’s 12-year old Venture Capital Group. Deborah's expertise spans several industries. Deborah is responsible for sharing insights about emerging markets, technologies, and business models with venture firms and entrepreneurs around the world. Deborah scouts for emerging business opportunities, and shares views on innovation and growth areas of the market. As a Director of Strategy in IBM Software Group, Deborah also brings insight from the venture community to the development of IBM’s growth strategies. Deborah is responsible for fueling the ecosystem pipeline in strategic areas related to building a “smarter planet” and contributes to filling out the IBM product portfolio through M&A.
Deborah’s relationships are global and extend into emerging geographies. Deborah is a frequent spokes-person on topics of relevance to entrepreneurs and investors. Deborah was Chairman of the Board of SVForum, the Silicon Valley emerging technology network; on the Advisory Board of White Bull, serving the European entrepreneurial and venture communities; and on the Steering Committee of the California Sustainability Alliance.
Previously, Deborah held positions in product management, marketing, and user-centered design at Taligent, GE Information Services and AT&T.
Deborah holds degrees in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) and the University of Connecticut (M.A.).
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