Announcing the 2013 Power Players in the Cloud

These individuals and their firms are the infrastructure workhorses behind the ideas that make the Global Silicon Valley an incubator for success, creating strong on-demand companies that are building forward-thinking, indispensable products and services.

May 7, 2013

AlwaysOn is proud to announce the second annual Power Players in the Cloud list, honoring the champions of entrepreneurship who are helping the Global Silicon Valley dominate today's on-demand technology marketplace.

The AlwaysOn Power Players in the Cloud list honors the most influential people in the banking, venture capital, legal, academic, government, and accounting world who support the on-demand startup entrepreneurs who are bringing massive technology breakthroughs to the world of cloud infrastructure, SaaS, and on-demand software. These individuals and their firms are the infrastructure workhorses behind the ideas that make the Global Silicon Valley an incubator for success, creating strong on-demand companies that are building forward-thinking, indispensable products and services.

The Power Players in the Cloud honorees span a wide range of talents, from seed investors to accountants to hardware boffins to corporate executives to venture capitalists to research academics to adverstigins and marketing specialists to legal counsel. This year’s Power Players in the Cloud list tops more than 220 players in eight categories and highlights a impressive range of talents available for startup entrepreneurs with the right ideas and mindsets to break away from the pack.

Pioneering the New Digital Age
Incredibly intelligent entrepreneurs are turning the concept of on-demand software and cloud-infrastructure into a reality that will carry us to the computing future. These visionaries in the entrepreneurial community are constantly enhancing cloud tools, platforms, security, data storage, management, and delivery. Their dedication and innovation has ensured that cloud infrastructure companies are becoming the go-to resource for the developers deploying today’s critical business and consumer applications. The Power Players in the Cloud list represents a wide range of talents, who are making sure that today’s on-demand, SaaS, and cloud infrastructure companies are stable and robust enough to propel us into a completely new computing universe.

Congratulations to this year’s Power Players in the Cloud winners. As the top venture capital-backed on-demand companies continue to bring new, innovative products and services to the world, they’re backed by the people from this list. These powerful individuals are bringing a new generation of innovation to the technology marketplace and the Global Silicon Valley, helping people connect with the products, services, and ideas that they need to enhance their lives.

Many of the winners of this competition will be featured at:

OnDemand 2013
Where the Internet Meets the Enterprise
May 20th – 21st, 2013
HP Executive Briefing Center
3000 Hanover St. Building 20
Palo Alto, CA

Register today to secure your ticket for OnDemand at the lowest possible rate while tickets are still available!

Contact Shannon Calvin (shannon@aonetwork.com, 954.663.2086), Nikki Nemer (nikki@aonetwork.com, 858.220.9159), or Paul Hamadeh (paul@alwaysonventures.com, 415.269.3738) for details on how your company can participate.

For more information on group rates or to make reservations by phone, please contact the AlwaysOn Concierge, John Schwartz, at 310.721.9451 or by e-mail at john@aonetwork.com.

Now is the time to get on board. Whether you are looking for new investments, strategic partners, or clients in the on-demand, SaaS, and cloud infrastructure space, OnDemand is the insider event you won’t want to miss. We hope to see you there!

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Introducing the 2013 Power Players in the Cloud

The Academics

David Cheriton
Professor / Investor and Founder
Stanford / Aster Data Systems, Zunavision, OptumSoft, Google

Michael Franklin
Professor / Chief Technolog Officer
UC Berkeley / Truviso

Hector Garcia-Molina
Professor / Venture Advisor and Board Member
Stanford University / Onset Ventures

Pat Hanrahan
Professor / Co-founder and Chief Scientist
Stanford / Tableau Software

The Accelerators

John McIntyre
Managing Director, Citrix Startup Accelerator
Citrix

The Accountants

Tom Lamoureux
Principal
KPMG

Conor Moore
Partner-in-Charge, Northern California Venture Capital Practice
KPMG

Rusty Thomas
Global and U.S. Tax Sector Leader, Technology Industry
KPMG

The Big Company Players

Rob Adams
Senior Director of Corporate Development
Cisco Systems

Amy Banse
Managing Director and Head of Funds
Comcast

Peter Barry
Managing Partner
Tane Mobile

James Beer
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Symantec

Ken Berryman
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development
BMC Software

Jeff Blackburn
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Amazon

Marc Brown
Managing Director, Corporate Development
Microsoft

Frank Calderoni
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Cisco Systems

Mark Carges
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President Global Products, Marketplaces
eBay

Michael Cristinziano
Corporate Vice President, Strategic Development
Citrix

Sachin Deshpande
Director of Product Management
Qualcomm

Ryan Downs
Senior Vice President of Global Operations
eBay

David Drummond
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer
Google

Martin Duursma
Vice President Citrix Labs and Chief Technology Officer Office Chair
Citrix

Dana Evan
Former Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
VeriSign

Claudia Fan Munce
Managing Director, IBM Venture Capital Group
IBM

Mohan Gyani
Former CEO
AT&T Wireless

Christine Heiss
Managing Director, Corporate Development
SingTel

Clarence Hinton
Vice President, Corporate Development
BMC Software

Deborah Hopkins
Chairman of Venture Capital Initiatvies and Chief Innovation Officer
CITI

Jason Hurst
Senior Director, Strategy and Corporate Development
VMware

Nagraj Kashyap
Vice President, Ventures
Qualcomm Ventures

Douglas Kehring
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning
Oracle

Joe Kraus
Partner
Google Ventures

Vinay Kundaje
Executive Director Corporate Business Development
AT&T

Lisa Lambert
Managing Director
Intel Capital

Matt Langdon
Vice President, Corporate Development
TIBCO

David Lawee
Vice President, Corporate Development
Google

John Leckrone
Director of Venture Development
Adobe Systems

Dan’l Lewin
Corporate Vice President
Microsoft

Nino Marakovic
CEO and Managing Director
SAP Ventures

Bill Maris
Partner
Google Ventures

Rich Napolitano
President, Unified Storage Division
EMC

Kristina Omari
Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions
Adobe Systems

Adrian Perica
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
Apple

Sanjay Poonen
President and Corporate Officer, Global Solutions
SAP

Anne-Marie Roussel
Executive-in-Residence
Illuminate Ventures

John Somorjai
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy
Salesforce.com

Rakesh Sood
Venture Advisor
DoCoMo Capital

Rob Trice
Partner
Swisscom Ventures

Angela Tucci
Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer
Symantec

David Wallerstein
Senior Executive Vice President, International
Tencent

Padmasree Warrior
Chief Technology and Strategy Officer
Cisco Systems

Amin Zoufonoun
Director, Corporate Development
Facebook

The Investment Bankers

David Chen
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

Paul Kwan
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

The Private Equity Partners

David Johnson
Senior Managing Director
Blackstone Group

The Super Angels

Jack Acosta
Former Chief Financial Officer
Portal Software, Sybase

Larry Augustin
CEO
SugarCRM

Howard Bain III
Former Chief Fanancial Officer
Symantec

Andy Bechtolsheim
Founder, Chairman, Chief Development Officer
Astra Networks

Marc Benioff
Founder and CEO
Salesforce.com

Jeff Bezos
Founder and CEO
Amazon

Bill Campbell
Chairman of the Board
Apple / Intuit

Ron Conway
Founder and Partner
Silicon Valley Angel

Esther Dyson
Founder
EDventure Holdings

Kenneth Goldman
CFO
Yahoo

Paul Graham
Partner
Y Combinator

Bill Joy
Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Max Levchin
Founder and CEO
Slide

Mike Maples
Founding Partner
Floodgate

Dave McClure
Venture Capitalist and Angel Investor
500 Startups

John Thompson
Chairman and former CEO
Symantec

Maynard Webb
Former Chief Operating Officer
eBay

The Venture Capitalists

Mike Abbott
Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Bob Ackerman
Founder and Managing Director
Allegis Capital

Puneet Agarwal
Partner
True Ventures

Neeraj Agrawal
General Partner
Battery Ventures

John Albright
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Relay Ventures

Jeremy Allaire
Technologist in Residence
General Catalyst Partners/Brightcove

Marc Andreessen
General Partner
Andreessen Horowitz

Mickey Arabelovic
Partner
Sequoia Capital

Frank Artale
Partner
Ignition Partners

Brian Ascher
Partner
Venrock

David Barrett
General Partner
Polaris Venture Partners

Tim Barrows
General Partner
Matrix Partners

Forest Baskett
General Partner
New Enterprise Associates

Rajeev Batra
Partner
Mayfield Fund

William Baumel
Managing Director
RWI Ventures

Charles Beeler
General Partner
Icon Venture Partners

George Bischof
General Partner
Meritech Capital Partners

James Boettcher
General Partner
Focus Ventures

Tom Bogan
Venture Partner / Chairman
Greylock Partners / Citrix

Larry Bohn
Managing Director
General Catalyst Partners

Roelof Botha
Partner
Sequoia Capital

Kirk Bowman
Partner
Accel Partners

Jim Breyer
Managing Partner
Accel Partners

Bandel Carano
Managing Partner
Oak Investment Partners

Douglas Carlisle
Managing Partner
Menlo Ventures

Navin Chaddha
Managing Director
Mayfield Fund

Todd Chaffee
General Partner
Institutional Venture Partners

Asheem Chandna
Partner
Greylock Partners

David Chao
Co-Founder and General Partner
DCM

Rob Chaplinsky
Managing Director
Bridgescale Partners

Bruce Cleveland
General Partner
InterWest Partners

Matt Cohler
General Partner
Benchmark Capital

Mary Coleman
Managing Director
Walden International

David Cowan
General and Managing Partner
Bessemer Venture Partners

Sean Dalton
Managing General Partner
Highland Capital Partners

Robert Davoli
Managing Director
Sigma Partners

Byron Deeter
Partner
Bessemer Venture Partners

Sunil Dhaliwal
Founder and Managing Partner
Amplify Partners

Jonathan Ebinger
General Partner
BlueRun Ventures

Kevin Efrusy
General Partner
Accel Partners

Barry Eggers
General Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners

Deborah Farrington
Founder and General Partner
StarVest Partners

Peter Fenton
Partner
Benchmark Capital

Paul Ferris
Founding General Partner
Azure Capital Partners

Norm Fogelsong
General Partner
Institutional Venture Partners

Winston Fu
General Partner
US Venture Partners

Sameer Gandhi
Partner
Accel Partners

Venky Ganesan
Managing Director
Menlo Ventures

Ashu Garg
General Partner
Foundation Capital

Jim Gauer
Managing Director
Palomar Ventures

Jim Goetz
Partner
Sequoia Capital

Michael Goguen
General Partner
Sequoia Capital

Andy Goldfarb
Co-Founder and Executive Managing Director
Globespan Capital Partners

Jamie Goldstein
Partner
North Bridge Venture Partners

Mike Gordon
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Meritech Capital Partners

Mark Gorenberg
Managing Director
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Gregory Gretsch
Managing Director
Sigma Partners

Tim Haley
Founding Partner
Redpoint Ventures

Promod Haque
Managing Partner
NorWest Venture Partners

Stephen Harrick
Managing Director and General Partner
Institutional Venture Partners

Kevin Harvey
General Partner
Benchmark Capital

Aaref Hilaly
Partner
Sequoia Capital

Reid Hoffman
Partner
Greylock Partners

Paul Holland
General Partner
Foundation Capital

Ben Horowitz
General Partner
Andreessen Horowitz

Matthew Howard
Managing Partner
Norwest Venture Partners

Bob Hower
General Partner
Advanced Technology Ventures

Gary Hromadko
Venture Partner
Crosslink Capital

Scott Irwin
General Partner
Rembrandt Venture Partners

Brian Jacobs
Founder and General Partner
Emergence Capital

Deepak Kamra
Partner
Canaan Partners

Vinod Khosla
Partner
Khosla Ventures

Kittu Kolluri
Partner
New Enterprise Associates

Steve Krausz
General Partner
US Venture Partners

Ray Lane
Managing Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Lars Leckie
Managing Director
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Douglas Leone
General Partner
Sequoia Capital

Cameron Lester
Partner
Azure Capital Partners

Rick Lewis
General Partner
US Venture Partners

Ping Li
Partner
Accel Partners

Gary Little
Partner
Morgenthaler Ventures

Audrey MacLean
Advisor
Foundation Capital

John Mandile
Managing Director
Sigma Partners

Frank Marshall
General Partner
Big Basin Partners

Tom Mawhinney
General Partner
Jafco Ventures America

Matt McIlwain
Managing Director
Madrona Venture Group

Chris McKay
Managing Director
Granite Ventures

Kevin McQuillan
General Partner
Focus Ventures

Mary Meeker
Partner
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Peter Meekin
Managing Director
Trident Capital

Ravi Mhatre
Managing Director
Lightspeed Venture Partners

Cameron Mhyrvold
Founding Partner
Ignition Partners

Sandy Miller
General Partner
Institutional Venture Partners

Ravi Mohan
General Partner
Shasta Ventures

Hany Nada
Partner
GGV Capital

Tae-Hea Nahm
General Partner
Storm Ventures

Rory O’Driscoll
Managing Director
Scale Venture Partners

Brian O’Malley
Partner
Battery Ventures

David Orfao
Managing Director
General Catalyst Partners

Cindy Padnos
Managing Partner
Illuminate Ventures

Doug Pepper
General Partner
InterWest Partners

Jason Pressman
Managing Director
Shasta Ventures

William Quigley
Managing Director
Clearstone Venture Partners

Theresia Ranzetta
Partner
Accel Partners

Lisa Reeves
General Partner
Vista Ventures

Ren Riley
General Partner
Oak Investment Partners

Danny Rimer
Partner
Index Ventures

Gordon Ritter
General Partner
Emergence Capital Partners

Jon Sakoda
Partner
New Enterprise Associates

Scott Sandell
General Partner
New Enterprise Associates

Paul Santinelli
Partner
North Bridge Venture Partners

Chris Schaepe
Managing Partner
Lightspeed Venture Partners

Dan Scholnick
General Partner
Trinity Ventures

Bryan Schreier
Partner
Sequoia Capital

Brooke Seawell
Partner
New Enterprise Associates

Andy Sheehan
Managing Director
Sutter Hill Ventures

Carl Showalter
Partner
Opus Capital

David Skok
General Partner
Matrix Partners

Michael Skok
General Partner
Northbridge Venture Partners

Glenn Solomon
Partner
GGV Capital

Peter Sonsini
General Partner
New Enterprise Associates

Kevin Spain
Principal and Kauffman Fellow
Emergence Capital

Dana Stalder
General Partner
Matrix Partners

Josh Stein
Managing Director
Draper Fisher Jurvetson

David Stern
Partner
Clearstone Venture Partners

George Still,
Managing Partner
NorWest Venture Partners

Bryan Stolle
General Partner
Mohr Davidow

Rob Theis
Managing Director
Scale Venture Partners

Robin Vasan
Managing Director
Mayfield Fund

Mike Volpi
Partner
Index Ventures

Peter Wagner
General Partner
Alpha Venturi

John Walecka
Founding Partner
Redpoint Ventures

David Walrod
Partner
Bridgescale Partners

Rob Ward
Managing Director
Meritech Capital Partners

David Weiden
General Partner
Khosla Ventures

Warren Weiss
General Partner
Foundation Capital

Harry Weller
General Partner
New Enterprise Associates

Jim White
Managing Director
Sutter Hill Ventures

Ann Winblad
General Partner
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Bill Woodward
Managing Director
Anthem Venture Partners

Geoff Yang
Partner
Redpoint Ventures

Devdutt Yellurkar
Partner
Charles River Ventures

Alberto Yépez
Managing Director
Trident Capital

Ben Yu
Managing Director
Sierra Ventures

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The winners of this competition will be honored at:

OnDemand 2013
Where the Internet Meets the Enterprise
May 20th – 21st, 2013
HP Executive Briefing Center
3000 Hanover St. Building 20
Palo Alto, CA

Register today to secure your ticket for OnDemand at the lowest possible rate while tickets are still available!

Contact Shannon Calvin (shannon@aonetwork.com, 954.663.2086), Nikki Nemer (nikki@aonetwork.com, 858.220.9159), or Paul Hamadeh (paul@alwaysonventures.com, 415.269.3738) for details on how your company can participate.

For more information on group rates or to make reservations by phone, please contact the AlwaysOn Concierge, John Schwartz, at 310.721.9451 or by e-mail at john@aonetwork.com.

Now is the time to get on board. Whether you are looking for new investments, strategic partners, or clients in the on-demand, SaaS, and cloud infrastructure space, OnDemand is the insider event you won’t want to miss. We hope to see you there!

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