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Deborah Perry Piscione is the New York Times bestselling author of Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World ( St. Martin’s Press), co-author of Unfinished Business: The 10 Most Important Issues Women Face Today (Perigee, Penguin Putnam), and author of the upcoming book, The Risk Factor: Why Every Organization Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters, and the Occasional Spectacular Failure (St. Martin’s Press, October 14, 2014).
As an expert on Silicon Valley, its management, and creating entrepreneurial ecosystems, Deborah has delighted audiences around the world, sharing Silicon Valley secrets with governments, businesses and organizations with an eye to suggesting how other entities can achieve a similar alchemy. Her speaking style has been described as “like summer camp for smart people”.
Deborah Perry Piscione is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur in digital and traditional media who fell into entrepreneurship after a cross-country move from Washington, DC to Silicon Valley. Deborah built out three companies in six years, BettyConfidential, a leader in the content and ecommerce space, Alley to the Valley®, an organization that networks the world’s most influential women for dealmaking, and Chump Genius, an educational gaming company for kids. Prior to her move to Silicon Valley in 2006, Deborah spent 18 years in Washington, DC as a policy staffer in the US Congress and The White House, and on-air commentator for CNN, MSNBC and FOXNEWS.
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