Each year, the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California (HBSANC) honors a business leader who has made a significant impact on the business world and a meaningful contribution to the nonprofit community in the Bay Area and beyond. This 50th year is particularly special as we honor Keith Krach. A long-time supporter of Sand Hill - and recently appointed Secretary of State (Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment)
SaasOptics CEO, Tim McCormick has seen his share of businesses go from start-up to acquisition. Having helped businesses like ISS grow from $5M to over $400M and helped their IBM acquisition for $1.9B, he's the right person to detail how SaaS businesses can either misstep or experience rapid growth.
Where do you find SaaS operational benchmarks? How accurate and statistically valid are the available benchmarks? And how do you benchmark KPI’s without spending too much time and money? Ray Rike has answers.
No stranger to balancing a full academic and entrepreneurial plate, Luke Marsden started his first web infrastructure services company at 15. More recently, while scaling Dotscience the Founder and CEO graduated with a first-class computer science degree from Oxford University. As an academic and thought-leader, Luke's view that today's AI and data science today is like software engineering in the 1990s was a comparison we enjoyed discussing.