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October 7, 2015
This week's Pulse is sponsored by NetSuite

The Sharing Economy’s Impact on Software

Chris Lockhead

Chris Lockhead
Co-Founder and Partner
Play Bigger Advisors

The media is bringing a lot of attention to the on-demand and “sharing economy.” We asked several experts in their fields to share their opinions regarding how it affects software companies. They also share their primary external source of business insights.

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On-Demand Economy and Identity Verification

Yossi Zekri

Yossi Zekri
President and CEO

The on-demand economy is disrupting business models. The popularity of mobile app-based personal services reflects a growing preference for self-service options, but there is a risk with user identity. This article discusses the importance of mobile ID scanning and verification in an economy that runs on trust.

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Should Encryption Software be Banned or Weakened?

Harold Byun

Harold Byun
VP of Product Management
Skyhigh Networks

A growing chorus of law enforcement officials is calling for the weakening of commercial encryption software, or even the outright banning of encryption. This article discusses why Terrell McSweeny, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, disagrees, and shares advice on securely protecting data.

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Zurich’s Calling to Cyber Entrepreneurs

Steve Morgan

Steve Morgan
Founder and CEO
Cybersecurity Ventures

Evolution Equity Partners recently announced the first close of The Evolution Technology Fund L.P., focused on growth stage investments in cybersecurity and next generation enterprise software and services in the U.S. and Europe. This article discusses the fund’s targets and first investments.

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This Week's Sponsor: NetSuite



Finance Leaders Breakfast (Oct 28): The Path to Success for the New Revenue Recognition Standard

You’re invited to join high-tech finance leaders in Silicon Valley on October 28, 2015, at Four Seasons Silicon Valley, East Palo Alto, Calif., for an invitation-only breakfast and in-depth discussion on preparing for the new revenue recognition standard. Register now.

Hear from CFOs, revenue accounting experts and other finance leaders on the actionable next steps that must be taken to prepare for ASC 606 across systems, processes and people.


8:30 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m.: “The Road to Success for Adopting ASC 606,” Jim McGeever, president and COO, NetSuite
9:30 a.m.: “The CFO’s Path to Adoption of ASC 606,” Beverly Welch, senior principal, Finance Strategy Group, Accenture
10:00 a.m.: CFO Panel Discussion, led by Jim McGeever
10:30 a.m.: Q&A
10:45 a.m.: Networking

At this complimentary breakfast briefing, you will take away best practices in preparing your company for these sweeping revenue accounting changes, while networking with your peers in the Bay Area high-tech finance community.

If you have questions regarding this event, please email

Register now.


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