Eric Norlin began organizing technology conferences in 1999. In 2002, he became an owner and organizer of Digital ID World, which was acquired by IDG via a joint venture in 2005. He went on to found conferences like SaaScon (Software as a Services conference) in conjunction with IDG World Expo, as well as work on conferences like LinuxWord. Since 2007, Eric has started and runs three successful technology conferences with his wife, Kim: Defrag and Glue.
In May, 2011, Eric Norlin founded SK Ventures, a seed fund focused on early-stage investing around the themes he explores at Defrag and Glue.
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