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About Michelle McIntyre

I'm a PR and marketing communications consultant for software and other tech start-ups in the U.S., Canada and Europe. I've served 21 clients, mostly big data analytics and consumer apps since I went into business for myself in 2013. I spent more than a decade with IBM PR. I'm on the executive team, TEDxSanJoseCA, a board member of Santa Clara Valley PTA, VLAB marketing volunteer, and past board member of SVIABC. In my free time I enjoy blogging, running 5ks, book club, spending time with my family and big dog, and advocating for stronger math programs in the U.S. I have a BSJ degree in Journalism from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a major in PR. @FromMichelle on Twitter

Meet Sangam Sangameswara, Event Chair and Company Founder

Sangam Sangameswara, founder of several companies and event chair of the upcoming “Young Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Living The American Dream” event on January 30 was recently interviewed by VLAB blogger Michelle McIntyre. During their lively chat, they discussed his motivation for success, his time working with Intel Founder Andy Grove, the reasons why Mahatma Gandhi and [...]

By | 2018-01-26T17:09:41+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Vivek Kumar, VLAB Chair

VLAB Chair, Vivek Kumar, known for his positivity and ready-to-change-the-world mindset, was recently interviewed by VLAB blogger, Michelle McIntyre. Vivek had a lot to say about the application of artificial intelligence, why VLAB works, his early days with the organization, and whom he admires the most and why. 1. Silicon Valley is a special place partially [...]

By | 2018-01-25T15:54:42+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meet Vivek Kumar, VLAB Chair

VLAB Panelists Join Forces: John Deere Acquires Blue River Technology

When Blue River Technology co-founder, Jorge Heraud, joined the VLAB AgTech panel in September 2015, little did we know his company would be acquired two years later by the company seated next to them on the stage. Blue River was recently acquired by Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), a leading manufacturer of agricultural equipment for $305 [...]

By | 2018-01-25T15:55:15+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on VLAB Panelists Join Forces: John Deere Acquires Blue River Technology

The Vulnerability of IoT: Deep Thoughts from an Expert

The speed of Internet of Things (IoT) adoption is creating opportunities for startups developing IoT security solutions. But at what cost? VLAB Blogger Michelle McIntyre sat down with Ravi Prasad, chair of VLAB’s IoT Security: High Stakes for Billions of Devices event happening Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6-8:30 pm at SRI International Conference Center, to discuss [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:09+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Volunteers|Comments Off on The Vulnerability of IoT: Deep Thoughts from an Expert

Freedom Defined by a Volunteer Event Chair

As an all-volunteer organization, VLAB has the “best of the best” greeting you at events, putting together thought-provoking panels, and working behind the scenes to make it all run smoothly. This week, we caught up with Anshuman Tripathi, Event Chair for  "The Future of Transportation: Freeways or Flyways?" at SRI International on November 15, 2016 [...]

By | 2016-11-14T20:10:14+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Uncategorized, Volunteers|Comments Off on Freedom Defined by a Volunteer Event Chair

VLAB Volunteer “Sawe” the Light and Became an Event Chair

As a volunteer run organization, VLAB is lucky to have phenomenal volunteers helping out in every aspect of its operation. This week, we caught up with Anil Sawe, event chair for “Augmented Reality: Where Virtual and Physical Worlds Converge” at SRI International on October 18, about his volunteer experience. Here’s what Anil had to say. [...]

By | 2016-10-03T09:46:20+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on VLAB Volunteer “Sawe” the Light and Became an Event Chair

Nathan Yi: Chatbots Event Chair and Volunteer Extraordinaire

As a 100% volunteer organization, VLAB is fortunate to have amazing volunteers helping out across the organization.  This week, we caught up with Nathan Yi, Event Chair for Chatbots: The Machines Are Talking Back, about his volunteer experience. Here's what Nathan had to say: Who is Nathan Yi? I'm a Bay Area native, an average guy doing [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:09+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Uncategorized, VLAB|Comments Off on Nathan Yi: Chatbots Event Chair and Volunteer Extraordinaire

Founders’ Series Special Guest Ann Winblad Talks About Her Hero

Parents are often the source of inspiration that leads to success. This was the case for prominent venture capitalist Ann Winblad, Founding Partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. Winblad was the oldest daughter of a winning coach. When asked about her hero, she named her father, a high school basketball coach who passed away five [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:10+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Founders' Series|Comments Off on Founders’ Series Special Guest Ann Winblad Talks About Her Hero

Getting Personal: How Mobile Deep Linking Helps Put Cash Back into the Pockets of Consumers

Image Courtesy of Wanderful Media One of the most widely shared goals of mobile technology providers is to create a more personal, more direct, and more relevant connection with each and every consumer. Mobile deep linking, a recent innovation that provides links to content across apps, may hold the key to unlocking the untapped [...]

By | 2017-05-18T17:47:10+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Events, Mobile Deep Linking|Comments Off on Getting Personal: How Mobile Deep Linking Helps Put Cash Back into the Pockets of Consumers

Drone Swarms Poised To Invade Stanford Campus

Attendees of VLAB’s Drone Swarms: The Buzz of the Future event will experience the invasion themselves on Stanford’s campus. Liquid Robotic SV3 Wave Gliders on their way to launch A massive change is taking place in the industry with commercial applications of drone swarms. These groups of mostly autonomous, robotic devices are [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:54:16+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Blog, Drone Swarms|Comments Off on Drone Swarms Poised To Invade Stanford Campus