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President's Speaker Series

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Santa Clara Lecture Series

The Santa Clara Lecture Series is sponsored by the Bannan Institute, which is committed to examining Catholic identity and Jesuit character.

Ethics at Noon

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics sponsors the Ethics at Noon lecture series. These lunch-hour programs provide a forum for SCU faculty members and other experts to explore ethical issues in many fields.

de Saisset Museum

The museum offers several lectures and programs based on current exhibitions.

CIE Spring CIE Speaker Series Welcomes Peter Gotcher

May 8, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Music and Dance Facility, Recital Hall
Cost : Free

Join us for the Spring CIE Speaker Series as we welcome

Peter Gotcher
Independent Venture Investor
Chairman, Dolby Laboratories
Chairman & Co-Founder, Topspin Media
Director, Pandora and Line6

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Check In/Registration: 6:30 pm (Complimentary desserts provided)
Program begins at 7 pm
Recital Hall, Music & Dance Building



About Our Speaker:

Peter Gotcher is an independent venture investor focusing on investments in digital media companies.  He is Chairman of Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) and Chairman of Topspin Media, Inc., which he co-founded in 2007. He also serves on the boards of Pandora (NYSE:P), Line6 and Trion Worlds.

Peter founded Digidesign Inc. in 1984 and served as its President, CEO and Chairman.  Digidesign became the world?s leading manufacturer of Digital Audio Workstations and completed a successful Initial Public Offering in December of 1993 (NASDAQ: DGDN).  Digidesign was acquired by Avid Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID)  in January of 1996, and Peter remained as the General Manager of Digidesign and an Executive Vice President of Avid until May of 1996, and served on the company?s board of directors until 2001. At the 2000 Grammy Awards, Peter accepted the Technical Achievement Grammy in honor of Digidesign?s contributions to the recording industry.  Digidesign also received an Oscar from the Motion Picture Academy in 2004.  In 2010, Peter was awarded the Philo Farnsworth Lifetime Achievement Emmy award.

Peter became a technology-focused venture capitalist upon joining Institutional Venture partners as a Venture Partner in 1997. In 1999 he was a founding Venture Partner with Redpoint Ventures of Menlo Park, California, a leading Silicon Valley technology venture capital firm.  Peter is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Berklee College of Music.

He attended the University of California at Berkeley where he graduated with a BA degree with University Honors in 1981.   



About the CIE Speaker Series: On a quarterly basis, the CIE hosts the CIE Speaker Series-informative, entertaining events that feature a dynamic leading entrepreneur or leader in innovaton sharing experiences and advice with the SCU community, generating awareness of the role played by and importance of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

In compliance with the ADA/504 please direct your accommodation requests to: Linda Jenkins via email at at least 7 days prior to the event.

"The presence of a guest speaker on the campus of SCU does not necessarily imply approval or endorsement by the University of the views expressed by the guest speaker or by anyone else present at the event"

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