Industry Disruptors: Fireside Chat with Founder of Ocient and Cleversafe, Chris Gladwin
mHUB’s Industry Disruptors is a bi-monthly event featuring some of the best and brightest innovators of our time. Chris Gladwin, founder of Ocient and Cleversafe, will be interviewed by David Weinstein, founder and CEO of Freshwater Advisors.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
mHUB Event Space
965 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA Get Directions
mHUB’s Industry Disruptors is a bi-monthly event featuring some of the best and brightest innovators of our time. Chris Gladwin, CEO and co-founder of Ocient and founder of Cleversafe, will be interviewed by David Weinstein, founder and CEO of Freshwater Advisors, a venture development firm and corporate innovation consultancy that connects corporations to startups and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Cleversafe, a company that offers limitless data storage technologies, had 354 patents issued to it prior to its acquisition by IBM for $1.4 billion in 2015. Join us to learn more about Chris’s journey.
Chris Gladwin is the CEO and Co-founder of Ocient. In 2004, Chris Gladwin founded Cleversafe which became the largest and most strategic object storage vendor in the world (according to IDC.) He raised over $100M, and led the company to a $1.4B exit in 2015 when IBM acquired them. The technology he started generated over 1,000 patents granted or filed, creating one of the ten most powerful patent portfolios in the world. Prior to Cleversafe, Chris was the Founder and CEO of startups MusicNow and Cruise Technologies, and led product strategy for Zenith Data Systems. He started his career at Martin Marietta, and holds a mechanical engineering degree from MIT.
David Weinstein is the founder and managing partner of Freshwater Advisors, a Chicago based venture development firm and corporate innovation consultancy that connects corporations to startups and entrepreneurial ecosystems through structured scouting programs and targeted advisory services. His clients include: Caterpillar, Northwestern Mutual, Exelon, AbbVie, Hyatt Corporation, ISTC (Corporate Startup Challenge), Clean Energy Trust, and Allstate.