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10Fold Upcoming Event Information

Media SharkTank 2018
The next 10Fold Media SharkTank is planned for October 25, 2018. This will be the eighth year we’ve brought journalists from publications such as the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, CNBC, and broadcast venues including FOX and ABC and more to provide advice to executives that want coverage in these hard-to-get places. It’s not just shallow advice, they listen to your pitch, and provide you feedback on the spot! Want to learn more? Check out one of our previous Media SharkTank events.

Pre-registration is now open:

Media SharkTank – 2017

Media SharkTank – Test Your Media Pitch In the Deep End

Pitch your story to the top broadcast and business press at the Annual Media SharkTank Charitable Event. SharkTank, now in its seventh year, allows Bay Area executives to “test” their business pitch with top members of the print, online and broadcast media. On Thursday evening October 12th, you can deliver that three-minute pitch to a panel of the nation’s sharpest broadcast and business press journalists, who will provide valuable, private, 1:1 feedback based on their expert opinion.

Media SharkTank 2017 has been completed
2017 version of Media SharkTank has been completed. For an impression and our social media impression of the event please click here

Event Date, Time and Location:

When: Thursday, October 12th, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Vitale, 8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Event Impression Video:
See the video for a quick impression and testimonials from participants…Here

The 2017 Judge Panelists:
See the currently confirmed panelist “Sharks” for Media SharkTank 2017…Here

There are two ways to participate in the 2017 event:

1. Pitch the Media SharkTank:

Participating companies are asked to donate only $1,995 for the opportunity to interact with the media, in this educational format by participating in the SharkTank media pitch. By making this donation, the executive spokesperson will present to four of our elite judges and may even have the opportunity to catch a story of their own. Proceeds from the SharkTank will be donated to the San Francisco BayKeeper charity.

2. Attend the Media SharkTank Reception:

You can also attend the networking reception with the elite broadcast and business press who panel the Media SharkTank. Network with the media panelists and B2B tech executives while enjoying a cocktail reception and hors d’ oeuvres by making a $595 donation to the San Francisco BayKeeper. Proceeds from the SharkTank will be donated to the San Francisco BayKeeper charity.

Event Registration Form:

This event is now past, please contact us at: [email protected] for an opportunity to pitch the Media Sharks next year

About Media SharkTank:

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Vitale, 8 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 – Google Maps

CEOs or executive spokespersons will deliver a private, three-minute pitch to a panel of the nation’s sharpest broadcast and business press journalists, who will provide valuable, private, 1:1 feedback based on their honest and expert opinion. Get the inside scoop like never before and learn exactly what you need to do to make it in the headlines!

Participation allows company leaders to hone their elevator and business press pitches along with their presentation skills to be more successful in the future. Companies are not guaranteed media coverage as a result of participation, though if your pitch wows our panel of media Sharks you may catch a story as past participants have.

People’s Choice Award
At the end of the evening two pitch finalists, as determined by the media, will deliver their “1 minute elevator pitch” to the full reception audience. The audience will vote and determine which participant is going home with the MST2017 People’s Choice Award!


Security Never Sleeps 2017 – Annual Luncheon Event – Review

This year 10Fold hosted its seventh annual Security Never Sleeps event during the 2017 RSA Conference tradeshow. This year’s event, held at the Red Dog restaurant just a few steps from the Moscone convention center included more than 80 CISOs, security architects, venture capitalists and security vendors participating in spirited discussions about the latest trends shaping the network security landscape.

The luncheon event featured a panel of experts including Mike Kearn – Principal Security Architect & ISO – Consumer Banking Division of US Bank, Suzanne Hartin – Chief Risk Officer at Early Warning, Daniel Ennis – retired Director of the Threat Operations Center for the NSA and current CISSM Senior Fellow & Executive Director Cyber Initiative at University of Maryland. The panel was moderated by Joseph Blankenship – Senior Security Analyst at Forrester.

The diverse panel discussed a wide variety of topics, including the impact of IoT on security, governmental regulations, and the fact that the biggest reason for a breach is still what they fondly referred to as an “oops.”


Backgrounds on this year’s panelists:

US Bank – Mike Kearn – Principal Security Architect & ISO – Consumer Banking Division

Mike Kearn is a seasoned senior leader responsible for proactively managing risk as it pertains to reputation, regulatory, and overall operational risk. Areas of specific expertise are application security, access control architecture, security operations and business continuity planning. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Assessment Methodology (IAM) as issued by the United States Department of Defense National Security Agency (NSA). U.S. Bank is the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States with $446 billion in assets and operates 3,106 banking offices in 25 states. Mike has been a featured panelist at events such as the CIO Finance Summit, CSO Magazine events, SC Magazine and the Minneapolis CISO Executive Summit.

Early Warning – Suzanne Hartin – Chief Risk Officer

As a senior executive at a top financial services firm, Ms. Hartin is known as an expert in Enterprise and Operational Risk. Major accomplishments include successfully leading resiliency activities during the events of 9/11, standing up programs to meet changing regulatory expectations, and supporting acquisitions with innovative solutions to minimize customer and employee impact. Under her leadership, each organization regularly received satisfactory regulatory ratings. Ms. Hartin currently serves as Chairman of the Board for a privately held corporation, Sytek Electric and serves as a Board member and Treasurer for a local non-profit, Renew Richmond. Previous positions include Chief Risk Officer for Capital One, American Express and Bank of America.

University of Maryland – Daniel Ennis – CISSM Senior Fellow & Executive Director Cyber Initiative

Ennis is a CISSM Senior Fellow and the Executive Director of the University of Maryland Cyber Initiative. He is also CEO of DRE Consulting. In these roles, he leverages over 36 years of U.S. Government service, principally with the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS).  Prior to his retirement from NSA, Ennis was the director of the Threat Operations Center (NTOC). NTOC is responsible for conducting 24/7 cryptologic activities to discover, characterize, and proactively counter cyber threats to U.S. national security systems and other networks of interest, while protecting the legal rights of U.S. persons. Ennis’ distinguished career with the U.S. Government began in 1979 with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He joined NSA in 1982 and has held numerous senior-level positions, primarily within the Signals Intelligence Directorate. Prior to becoming the NTOC Director, Ennis served as the Assistant Deputy Director of Analysis and Production, providing overall management of the U.S.

Event Summary
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Event Details
This is an intimate luncheon with a select group of data scientists and big data industry executives to discuss trends such as AI and machine learning. Join this small group of forward thinkers in discussing how these new technologies will fundamentally change how we interact with data and change entire industries. Held during Strata + Hadoop World SV in San Jose, this event provides an opportunity to look ahead beyond the hype. Wikibon’s Lead Big Data & Machine Learning Analyst George Gilbert will help lead discussion at the roundtable.

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