Many open source projects are seeking commercial backing and growing into businesses – e.g. Spark, Cassandra, Hadoop. How do you market your project or product to investors or to enterprises? What should your pitch deck or customer presentation look like? This talk will show you the archetype (based on watching hundreds of these presentations) and exactly how not to do a presentation like this.
Mark Madsen’s exposure to the software industry can be measured in terapoints (that’s 1 million powerpoints). He received his Master’s degree in Science from an unnamed university in 1993 and has been doing what is described in technical jargon as “a lot of stuff” since then. With knowledge as broad as the wide Mississippi, his qualifications need not be divulged, and certainly not investigated. He doesn't want anyone to make a fuss over him—just treat him as you would any great man. Please welcome Mark Madsen