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GTS 2011

"The BRIC countries have been the center of much attention from venture investors in Silicon Valley. But many other new markets are just over the horizon, too – places like Mexico, Africa, Turkey, and the Arabian Gulf have big domestic markets and a huge potential for innovation. They are places to find world-class startup companies, true 'diamonds in the rough.' Join me as we discuss what lies 'beyond the BRICs' at the 2011 Global Technology Symposium." – Lorraine Hariton

Lorraine Hariton
Lorraine Hariton

Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, State Department

Lorraine Hariton was sworn in as the State Department's Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs on September 14, 2009. Her experience in innovation and entrepreneurship will provide a unique perspective in addressing our global economic growth challenges. She will be responsible for State Department outreach to the business community and commercial advocacy efforts. She will work with the business community worldwide to ensure that commercial diplomacy efforts support U.S. foreign policy objectives. Read more>


Walid Bakr

Walid Bakr
Riyada Enterprise Development
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Wences Casares

Wences Casares
Bling Nation
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Aloy Chife

Aloy Chife
Kutana Corp.
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Faysal A. Sohail

Faysal A. Sohail
CMEA Capital
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Deep Dive

Deep Dive is a hands-on educational program tailored for early – and growth – stage technology companies looking to set up or expand their business in the US. The program facilitates understanding of "the Silicon Valley way" through meetings with successful entrepreneurs and investors, case studies, pitches, visits to companies, visits to Stanford and UC-Berkeley and after-hours parties. Deep Dive culminates in a business plan competition to allow participants to gauge investment interest.

Deep Dive is brought to you with the support of ABRT Venture Fund, Microsoft Corporation, Runa Capital, and Russian Venture Company. It is organized by RIS Ventures in cooperation with the Global Technology Symposium.

Join us for the premier investment conference on technology, venture capital, and growth companies in emerging markets.

The Global Technology Symposium brings over 300 selected international leaders in business, finance, politics, and technology to Silicon Valley to share insights into how entrepreneurs and blue-chip companies alike can seize the opportunities of globalization.


Who should attend

GTS 2011 Venue

  • Venture capital firms

  • Institutional Investors

  • Blue-chip companies

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Financial services firms

  • Law firms

  • Accounting firms

  • Trade associations

  • Policymakers

  • Opinion leaders

  • The 2011 Symposium will take place at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, California. The Rosewood's Madera Restaurant recently won a Michelin star in recognition of the culinary talents of Executive Chef Peter Rudolph and his team. Nestled amid 16 pristine acres in Silicon Valley, Rosewood Sand Hill melds California ranch architecture with fragrant gardens and stunning views of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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    Russian Connections is an official visa partner of the 2011 Global Technology Symposium. Russian Connections assist Symposium attendees in obtaining US visas, as well as with other travel needs. Please visit Russian Connections' dedicated Symposium website,, for further information.

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