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Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
World Financial Symposiums (WFS) announced today that Dr. Klaus Schauser, a founder and Chief Strategist of AppFolio, will be the keynote presenter at its Silicon Valley conference on November 7, 2013, "Growth and Exit Strategies for Software and IT Companies."
Dr. Schauser also keynoted the WFS Growth and Exits New York event in June. "I am looking forward to speaking at the Silicon Valley event," Dr. Schauser said, "and to interacting with the WFS' unique audience of entrepreneurs, executives and dealmakers."
WFS Chairman Nat Burgess said, "Klaus is an ideal person to speak on growth and exits. His sale to Citrix was a landmark deal still having an impact, and today he is growing another remarkable firm in Appfolio. We are fortunate he is willing to share his experiences in this venue."
Dr. Schauser was a Founder and CTO of Expertcity/CitrixOnline from 1999 through 2006 and was the visionary behind GoToMyPC, GoToAssist, and GoToMeeting. He led the teams responsible for building the products and their secure, reliable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) infrastructure. As a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Schauser is a widely published research scientist with extensive experience developing scalable, highly parallel computing environments. Klaus holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and has received numerous academic awards.
Dr. Schauser's presentation, "Start With the End in Mind," will discuss why today is an exciting time to run a business. He will examine the key components of launching a successful software company, including listening to the customer and conducting Market Validation, and will show how to build a foundation for long-term success. In addition, Dr. Schauser will share his experience of selling Expertcity (GoToMyPC and GoToMeeting) to Citrix for $230M and his experience in growing successful software companies in the current environment.
The Growth and Exit Strategies for Software and IT companies conference is an ideal networking and educational opportunity for CEOs, CFOs, corporate investors or other deal participants in the software and IT sector, including presentations and panels from venture capital, private equity, major strategic buyers and CEOs who have recently sold. Attendees who register before October 24 for the WFS conference at http://www.wfs.com can save $100 with the special Early Bird rate.
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