SPJ and Tony Scott Announce Strategic Affiliation

February 22, 2019
Press Release

SPJ GTM and RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners launch a strategic affiliation to bridge the gap between technology innovation, capital and customers. The firms collectively offer early-stage technology entrepreneurs an accelerated path to scale through enterprise and government contracts.  Portfolio companies will receive an integrated offering of advisory, capital and development, including special invitations to private meetings with CIO roundtables, VC demo-days, product strategy sessions and go-to-market strategy development.

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RSA Conference - SPJ Startup Suite

March 4 - 7, 2019
InterContinental - Presidential Suite
San Francisco, CA
Thank you to all who made the RSA Start-up Suite a success! Our portfolio of cybersecurity companies met with cybersecurity DevOps Engineers, Product Leaders, Founders, VC’s, and C-Level Executives in the Presidential Suite at the InterContinental Hotel. We look forward to see you all again next year.

SPJ & Technologent New Venture Symposium & Dinner

Thursday, January 24, 2019
Jonathan Club - Wine Cellar
Los Angeles, CA

Technologent and SPJ along with Armorblox, Banyan and Templarbit hosted an exclusive dinner event in the wine cellar at the Jonathan Club Downtown Los Angeles. CIO, CTO, and IT leaders in the SPJ Karma Network mingled with the finest startups in Silicon Valley and discussed what’s hot in IT and how our collective expertise can transform business' IT solutions.

The evening was moderated by industry veteran Rhos Dyke with special guest and venture expert Ross Mandel, Co-Founder of The Tony Scott Group and Policy Advisor to Squire Patton Boggs.

College Football Playoff Championship with Technologent

Monday, January 7, 2019
Levi’s Stadium
Santa Clara, CA

SPJ partnered with global IT solutions provider, Technologent, to host an Emerging Technologies Discussion before the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship with their network of leading CIO and CTO executives. 5 SPJ startup founders networked with the SPJ Karma Network of IT enterprise leaders and Technologent executives. Not to mention they all watched a great game from a luxury box at Levi’s Stadium.

AWS re:Invent - SPJ Startup Suite

November 26 - 27, 2018
Aria Resort - Sky Suite Penthouse
Las Vegas, NV

SPJ startup founders from Armorblox, DarkOwl, Banyan, Templarbit, Security Scorecard shared their technologies in-person at a penthouse suite at the Aria Resort and Casino with VC and C-Level Executives attending the premier AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this past November. This casual networking event gave conference attendees the chance to get away from the crowded conference floor, enjoy food and drinks, and have meaningful conversations with SPJs portfolio of companies.

Digital Transformation Privacy Series

November 8, 2018
Squire Patton Boggs
San Francisco, CA

SPJ and Squire Patton Boggs co-hosted business leaders from across the globe at the Digital Transformation Privacy Series on November 8th. Rick Arney, co-author of The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and board member of Californians for Consumer Privacy, presented a keynote “fireside chat” at the forum.
Rick discussed the path that California’s groundbreaking initiative – based on the principles of transparency, control and accountability – took from concept to reality. Following the keynote discussion, leading Silicon Valley voices explored the space between laws that seek to protect individuals and companies that are driven by personal data, and considered how we strike a workable balance between fostering innovation and adhering to regulations.

Read more about this event on our Medium channel here.

SPJ & Technologent Customer Event at the 2018 World Series (Dodgers v Red Sox)

October 26, 2018
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, CA

SPJ partnered with global IT solutions provider, Technologent, to host an Emerging Technologies Discussion before Game 3 of the 2018 World Series. SPJ startup founders networked with the SPJ Karma Network of IT enterprise leaders, CIOs, CTOs, and Technologent executives. Then, they all watched the LA Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 3 to 2 from great seats behind home plate.

SPJ Demo Day - P1 Technologies Tech Summit

October 18 - 19, 2018
Beach House Hotel
Hermosa Beach, CA

SPJ startups, Armorblox and Banyan were invited to present their innovative technologies to forward thinking enterprise IT executives at the P1 Technologies Technology Summit this past October. P1 Technologies prides themselves on delivering “best fit” information technology solutions that accelerate business growth and align technology, applications, processes, and people as equal parts of a complete solution.

Ruckus Networks - Big Dogs Conference

October 9 - 11, 2018
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, CA

SPJ Founders Steve Erbst and PJ Johnson are consistently invited to exclusive, invitation-only events like the Big Dogs Conference. As guests of a senior executive at Ruckus Networks, they attended the conference to forge partnerships and strengthen relationships with the Ruckus team on behalf of the SPJ Startup Portfolio, gain further insight into Ruckus’ strategic direction, and continue to expand the SPJ network of peers.

SPJ Demo Day - Palo Alto Networks

September 26, 2018
Santa Clara, CA

The SPJ team hosted a SPJ Demo Day at Palo Alto Networks for their Corporate IT and App Store Teams in September. We featured 3 startups that bring value to IIoT field device access control, enhanced access control for cloud applications, and automated search platform for the Darknet.

Bike MS: Waves to Wine

September 22, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Founder PJ Johnson led SPJ team “Snow Leopards” at the Bike MS Waves to Wine fundraising cycling series benefiting the National MS Society. The 100 mile cycling course runs from San Francisco to Sonoma County and raises more money than any other cycling event for any other cause. To date, Bike MS cyclists, volunteers, and donors have raised more than $1B to help people affected by MS live their best lives, stop MS in its tracks, restore what’s been lost, and end MS forever. Team Snow Leopards alone raised over $10K at the 2018 event!

SPJ Demo Day - Gilead Sciences Global Executive IT Summit

September 12, 2018
Claremont Hotel
Berkeley, CA

SPJ startup Banyan was invited to present their zero trust remote access technology to enterprise IT executives at the Gilead Sciences Global Executive IT Summit this past September. SPJ hosted this event together with one of its partners, CTA for Gilead Sciences and their IT leadership team. This included new technologies that can help Gilead and their teams obtain a finer grain review of their infrastructure, applications or security.

4th Annual IoT in Oil & Gas Conference

September 18, 2018
Hilton Americas
Houston, TX

Founder PJ Johnson was a featured speaker at the 2018 IoT in Oil & Gas Conference. Speaking on behalf of SPJ Startup, Xage, PJ shared with an audience of oil and gas IT and OT influencers, decision makers, and leaders how Xage helps Oil & Gas lower costs, improve production via real-time analytics, and secure the field from cyber attacks. This conference focuses on helping operators drive down costs and increase efficiencies and how IoT technology can assist them in surviving and thriving in the sustained low oil price environment.

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