High-Tech Entrepreneur Jim Clark to Close Sailing Leadership Forum with Keynote

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (December 11, 2013) – American entrepreneur, computer scientist pioneer, and sailing enthusiast Jim Clark will give a closing keynote address to the Sailing Leadership Forum attendees on Saturday, February 8 at the Hilton San Diego Resort (Calif.).

Clark became one of the most famous and successful high-tech entrepreneurs in the world during the height of the Internet revolution in the late 1990s. He founded several industry changing Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO and Healtheon. His research work in computer graphics led to the development of systems for the fast rendering of three-dimensional computer images, and Netscape provided the first real consumer ramp onto the Internet that changed the world. He is renowned for his innovation that created a new, more efficient way for people to work, learn and communicate. His story is outlined in the Michael Lewis authored book, The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story, published in 1999.

As an avid sailor, Clark understands the challenges facing our sport today and the need for new ideas that lead to successful change. He will share with attendees the lessons he learned as he transformed the tech industry. Clark will discuss the importance of charting new paths for our sport, dealing with adversity and challenges, and the power of making things happen to create something new. Clark is an enthusiastic sailor and the owner of several high-tech sailboats that he has helped to design.

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