ATLANTA – Tom Noonan, a founder of Internet Security Systems, will be one of three keynote speakers for the AeA 2007 Venture Forum.
The event is set for March 13-14 at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro.
The AeA is a trade organization for the electronics and high tech industry.
Noon is now general manager of IBM Internet Security Systems. IBM acquired the Atlanta-based company.
Other speakers include Robert May, chief executive officer of Calpine Corporation, and Jeff Hoffman, managing partner of Smith-Hoffman Capital.
May is a former board chairman of HealthSouth and a former executive with Cablevision Systems and Charter Communications. Calpine operates nearly 90 power plants in the U.S.
Smith-Hoffman Capital is based in Atlanta.
“We are very fortunate to have Bob May, Tom Noonan and Jeff Hoffman speak at this year’s forum,” said Tom Hawkins, co-chair of the event and director of Arcapita Ventures, a $200 million expansion stage venture capital fund based in Atlanta. “They are all very distinguished individuals with a great deal of practical insight to offer attending entrepreneurs and investors.”