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Bringing Big Data to Wine

Join us at Harvest Summit this October, read about the Harvest Summit experience and apply to attend here. If you’re not Hungry for Wine you will be after reading Cathy Huyghe’s dynamic, thought provoking insight both on her Enolytics blog and her Forbes column. Cathy has a long history of innovation in both wine and media. She is co-founder of Enolytics (2016) a new data analysis tech startup for the wine industry, the founder of Harvard Alumni in Wine and Food (2009), and the founder of 365daysofwine.com (2006) and Red White Boston (2008), a digital media company for the wine industry.…

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Tech, Wine & Human Business

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   Alder Yarrow embodies the cross pollination mindset of Harvest Summit, a tech executive by day at Cibo where he is CXO and a prominent wine blogger by nights and weekends at Vinography.  Alder was an early adopter of using tech to share his wine passion and become one of the first wine blogs with a prominent following, starting in 2004.  Today Alder has achieved success both personally and professionally in both realms, having been nominated for a James…

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Epic Wine blogger by Night: Alder Yarrow’s Perspective

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   Alder Yarrow embodies the cross pollination mindset of Harvest Summit, a tech executive by day at Cibo where he is CXO and a prominent wine blogger by night and weekends at Vinography.  Alder was an early adopter of using tech to share his wine passion and become one of the first wine blogs with a prominent following, starting Vinography in 2004.  Today Alder has achieved success in both realms, in 2013 he was nominated for a James Beard Award and…

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Luxury DNA: The experience and cultural mindset

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   Ross Halleck of Halleck Vineyard embodies diversity of domain expertise we at Harvest Summit celebrate. He’s a marketing guru who applied his acumen to creating Halleck Vineyard, an acclaimed and highly allocated winery. In 1980 he founded Halleck, Inc., a preeminent brand and marketing agency in Silicon Valley. His clients included HP, Agilent, McKesson Corporation, Beaulieu Vineyard, St. Supery Vineyards, Kendall-Jackson, Iron Horse Vineyards and Jordan Winery. In 1991 he and his wife moved to Sonoma County to…

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Belden Barns: Wine, Farming & Innovation

INTERESTED IN JOINING US THIS NOVEMBER?  NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE.  WHO WILL BE THERE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT WE’LL DISCUSS.   Sonoma County is home to many weekend warriors who enjoy the farm fresh food, bucolic landscape, relaxed style, cycling, rugged coast, artist culture and fine wines. Aside from owning second homes, a growing number of weekend warriors are drawn to the vineyards and become winegrowers. A brave few set out to make their own wines and create experiences. Nate and Lauren Belden did just that. In 2004, while still toiling away at his city job, Nate spent…

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SVB: Spurring Innovation for 25 Years in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley has become synonymous with tech innovation and a brand in its own right, but it also sits adjacent to some of the largest and best known wine producers in California. The US wine business has grown up alongside Silicon Valley’s tech industry – some of today’s best known California wine brands started as small mom and pop operations in the 1970s while companies like Apple and HP were beginning in garages. Silicon Valley Bank, with a reputation for bucking convention has been an innovative force and change agent in both industries. The bank’s founders first jumped into the…

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Innovation Minus the Buzzwords

Innovation is more susceptible to buzz words and clichés than most industries.  Partly because innovation is driving Silicon Valley, technology and all the relatively recent dramatic changes in our lifestyles, partly because it’s made a lot of people incredible sums of money incredibly quickly, and maybe because if you don’t do it, it’s hard to understand the nuts and bolts of innovation.   We sat down with Harvest Council Member Michael Perman, Imaginative Innovation Leader, C’EST WHAT? to break down innovation – what does it mean, how does it happen and how is it changing.  Michael is the Former Dean…

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