SwitchPitch Atlanta opens with an expert panel discussing the best way for established companies and entrepreneurs to structure their partnerships.
Genevieve is a successful media and technology entrepreneur who has launched and sold multiple venture-backed companies. Today, she is the CEO and “Global Connector of People and Ideas” at her newest company called — IdeaString. IdeaString is a web-based Software-As-A-Service platform that helps F500 companies like GE, Coca-Cola and Coca-Cola Enterprises and The Home Depot drive collaboration, engage and inspire employees to share their knowledge to accelerate change management, business process optimization, reduce costs and accelerate innovation. She has been featured sharing her start-up secrets in Forbes magazine, and on many television networks including CNBC, NBC & CNN. She is also known for launching and successfully running then selling the publishing lifestyle brand PINK – created exclusively for professional women – think of it as “Fortune Meets Oprah” positively impacting millions of women.
Dr. Paul Judge is a serial entrepreneur. He is Chief Research Officer and VP at Barracuda Networks. He is also chairman of Pindrop Security and Monsieur. In 2007 he founded Purewire and served as Chief Technology Officer until Purewire was acquired by Barracuda Networks in 2009. Previously he served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for Secure Computing. Judge was the Chief Technology Officer at CipherTrust, where he managed the research and product management teams and was the lead inventor on all patented messaging security technologies. CipherTrust was the market share leader in messaging security prior to its acquisition in 2006 by Secure Computing. . Prior to his tenure at CipherTrust, Dr. Judge worked with IBM and NASA. Having been named to MIT’s list of the top 100 young innovators in the world in 2003, Dr. Judge has spearheaded multiple research initiatives and founded the Internet Research Task Force’s Anti-Spam Research Group. Dr. Judge is a recognized authority on information security issues, having authored numerous papers that have been published in leading academic journals, presented at multiple industry and academic conferences including Interop, RSA, and Defcon. Dr. Judge has also been featured in hundreds of national media outlets including ABC World News, CNN, Forbes, Business Week, Fox News and the LA Times. Dr. Judge holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Morehouse College, and earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.