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Silicon stalwart

IT pioneer and erstwhile Veritas CEO Bill Coleman has had more than a ringside view of innovation history in America's cradle of tech creativity.

"In this decade there have been more companies formed in Silicon Valley than any other period. But... there were more companies started in San Francisco than in Silicon Valley during the same period. All the deep science stuff is still done in Silicon Valley but all the social, mobile stuff is done in the city. " - Bill Coleman.

IN many ways Bill Coleman - who relinquished his job as CEO of data management company Veritas Technologies in January, after steering it out of a complicated de-merger from Symantec - represents the best traditions of Silicon Valley that transcend the hipster image associated with the place....

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