A Success Story - SWSoft about the World of Virtualization
Maxim Tsiplyaev/Acronis, Alexander Tormasov
SWSoft Chief Scientist
Within a short period of time the SWSoft company won recognition in the field of virtualization and automatization. The company's technical plans, operating principles and the possibility of cooperation with programmer groups and individual programmers will be spoken of by the company's chief scientist. The success of scientific cooperation programmes with Russia's leading universities - Moscow Physics and Technical Institute, Moscow State University, Novosibirsk State University, will also be reported. The implementation of the Parallels project that recently became one of the hits of Apple computer virtualization may be cited as a successful example of such development policy.
Panel: Russian Investment Specifics or Year Summary Viewed by VC
Roman Simonov (Intel Cap), Vladimir Bernstein (RU-tech /RTVP), Andres Susi (MTVP)
The panel will include a discussion of investment funds' activities on the Russian high-tech market for the last 12 months. Representatives of venture companies most active on the Russian high-tech market will share their impressions, experience, expectations and problems they had working with the Russian companies they invested or did not invest in. They will also speak of the particulars of their funds and the requirements to investment subjects. Such companies as Acronis, SWSoft, Invisible CRM, SJlabs, Reksoft, etc. are known to have been invested in by the indicated venture funds.
The joint fund Infinity RT sets itself the task of providing 'seed stage' investments and application of the proven and well-behaved 'Israeli' model of high-tech company promotion. What will the fund be like and what role will it play in the Russian investment industry – all that will be contained in the fund representative's report.
Vlad Voznesensky (Invisible CRM, CEO), Anton Chizhov (Invisible CRM, СТО), Dmitry Staviskiy (EverNote, Founder and President)
Two companies founded by Russians that received investments from different financial sources will share their experience of the pre-investment, investment and post-investment periods, and their plans for the future. The companies will demonstrate the presentations that enabled them to convince the investors of the correctness and feasibility of their concepts.
It is known that investors do not invest in ideas and sometimes not even in very interesting technological solutions. Investors invest in a business project, i.e. a well packed business implementation of a unique technological solution. The emergence of a service company like Value Tech on the market will allow to fill the gap between the entrepreneurs' hopes and investors' expectations. Value Tech representatives will share their intentions.
The evidence of virtual worlds profitability or getting investment on innovation projects
1. От технологий к бизнес-решениям. Бизнес-фантазии и реальный рынок. 2. Отрезвляющий эффект финансового плана. 3. Учимся говорить на языке инвестора. 4. Дилема: инвестиции в компанию или в бизнес-проект.
The development of business relations between global market giants and young companies is known to always stumble across the formers' bureaucratic barriers. IBM is trying to resolve the problem by introducing its Tornado programme.
VDI company's CEO will share his positive and negative experience in launching new projects and starting new companies on the basis of an existing business. One of the business ideas that were born in the depths of the business value added off-shore company and implemented as part of an investment project will be presented in the form of case-study.
Sergey Gorbuntsov (Analytical Consultant), Jason Smolek (Director)
Our abstract draws on the question, of why even successful companies (and not only startups) need investment to avoid commercial stagnation, loss of market share, management complacency, or slowing of R&D and product-service innovation. In our presentation, (J&P) will draw upon real case studies and examples from Russia and abroad of software, service and IT providers, who used, misused or even did not take investment and the consequences of each. We show compelling evidence that while many companies can grow organically to a point, further investment is required to reach the “next stage of growth” to reach critical mass and compete on a global basis. Our argument for Russian software, service and IT providers is that investment, if properly managed and bundled with real incentives and compliance can build value, in particular for improving their marketability, price competitiveness and competing in export markets. Russian software, service and IT providers have to attract quality investment (not purely financial) in order to compete with newcomers in Asian markets, where VC capital is becoming more available and direct competition from this region for Russia will become more dominant in the mid- to long-run.
Maximizing Company Value Through Strategic Partnerships
Mark Sochan will speak about how Russian software companies can accelerate their software license sales in the US and global markets through strategic partnerships with key ISVs. By accessing the large install base of customers, emerging technology companies can leverage the marketing muscle of large ISV's to find a cost effective way to build a sales channel, align technology roadmaps, and to increase shareholder value.
02/01/2013 ISDEF Spring 2013
Independent Software Developers Forum announces ISDEF Spring 2013, the spring conference, will take place 18-22 April in Belgrad, Serbia. First time conference will take place outside CIS countries.
08/23/2012 ISDEF 2012, the 11th annual fall conference
ISDEF 2012, the 11th annual fall conference organized by the Independent Software Developers Forum (ISDEF), will first time take place October 04 - October 07 at the Milan hotel in Moscow.