NestGSV Open Office Hours

Thank you for your interest in GE Ventures / NestGSV Open Office Hours. Hosted at NestGSV’s offices in Redwood City, CA, the Open Office Hours offer entrepreneurs and startups the opportunity to meet one-on-one with GE subject matter experts for 40 minutes around a pre-identified topic or question.

The next session will be held on March 6th, 2014. You will be able to meet with one of the three following experts:

Our Digital Communication & Branding expert Linda Boff currently serves as Executive Director, Global Brand Marketing at GE. Linda is responsible for GE’s global advertising and digital marketing along with the company’s brand and design strategy. She joined GE in early 2004 with 18 years of experience in marketing, advertising and communications including senior roles at Citigroup, the American Museum of Natural History and Porter Novelli. Linda was named B2B Magazine’s 2012 Digital Marketer of Year. She is a frequent speaker at digital and social media industry events.

Our User Experience expert Andrew Crow is Global Director of Experience Design and Brand at GE. Previously, he was Vice President of Mobile and Experience Design at Razorfish. In this role he engaged with business and design communities, helping to share thought leadership. Nearly 20 years of experience in visual, interaction and product design have given Andrew a deep perspective on creating meaningful experiences for consumers.

Our “Communication 101” expert Leigh Farris is Director, Corporate Communications at GE. In this role she is responsible for creating and executing proactive external communications strategies for major corporate initiatives around the Industrial Internet, the company’s global software strategy, and GE Ventures, as well as global storytelling campaigns in partnership with GE businesses. She also leads executive communications for CMO Beth Comstock. Before joining GE, Leigh held key roles in the media and public relations industry, including Director of News Communications at CBS News.

Please note that this is a unique opportunity to discuss specific problems and issues, ask questions and get insight from our subject matter experts. We ask that all applicants respect their time and the purpose of the session. It should not be considered as an opportunity to promote or pursue a business relationship with GE.