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Jeff is a co-founder and President of the Common Grant Application; founder and Trustee of The Lawrence Foundation and President, and founder and CEO of Clivia Systems. Jeff also sits on the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Dean's Executive Board.

The Common Grant Application system is a Web-based grant management system for grantmakers and scholarship providers. The Lawrence Foundation is a family foundation that makes grants to non-profit organizations. Clivia Systems provides business and technology advisory services.

Jeff was formerly a Board Member of Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) which provides forensic, e-discovery and endpoint security software; formerly served as Chief Technology Officer of Intel's Network Communications Group and was also the co-founder, President, and CEO of Trillium Digital Systems (which was acquired by Intel in 2000). Trillium developed and licensed communications software to telecommunications equipment manufacturers.

Jeff has over 35 years of experience in the development of software, hardware, and systems for wireless, broadband, Internet, and telephone networks and Web applications. Jeff received a BS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1979 and was co-recipient of the Greater Los Angeles Entrepreneur of the Year award and the UCLA School of Engineering's Professional Achievement award. Jeff writes and speaks on technology, business, philanthropy, economics, and ethics.



Jeff Lawrence (Wikipedia) (LinkedIn)

The Lawrence Foundation (Web site) (Wikipedia)

Common Grant Application (Web site)

UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (Web site)

Guidance Software (Web site) (Wikipedia)

Intel Corporation (Web site) (Wikipedia)

Trillium Digital Systems (Wikipedia)



This is a small sample of some of the presentations I've made.




I've written numerous articles about technology, communications and security for publications including EE Times, Internet Telephony, Communications Solutions, Integrated Communications Design, Communication Systems Design, Business Communications Review and others.

I also wrote a chapter entitled "Entrepreneurs" for the book "Nanotechnology: Science, Innovation, and Opportunity" published by Prentice Hall.

A small sample of my articles are listed on Wikipedia.




I've also spoken at or moderated almost 100 conferences, seminars, universities and trade shows throughout the world about business, technology and the non-profit industries. Some of these conferences have included the California Business Forecasting Project, Cal-Tech/MIT Enterprise Forum, National Communications Forum, ATM Market Strategies, CT Expo, IP Telephony Expo, Next Generation Networks, Silicon Strategies, Bus & Board, Mobile Handsets, Opticon, Voice on the Net, Supercomm, World Telecom, Telecosm, UCLA, USC, California State University of Los Angeles, University of Chicago, California Institute of Technology, Pomona College, Queen's University Belfast, California Association of Non-profits, Planned Giving Association, Environmental Grantmakers Association, Grant Managers Network and Council of Foundations.


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