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"The Center allows us an avenue for engaging an emerging and innovative eBusiness community."

John Patrick, Vice President, Internet Technology, IBM Corporation (Retired)

Programs and Pub Talks* 2000/1999

This page contains all of our programs listed in chronological order. These include Think Tank Sessions, Executive Briefings, Roundtable Discussions, Interactive Panel Discussions, Symposia, Challenge-the-Expert Programs and Pub Talks*.
*Pub Talks are deliniated with an asterisk.
For programs from 2001, click here.
For programs in 2002, click here.


*December 14, 2000
End of the Year Pub Spectacular: Black & White Ball

*December 7, 2000
"Brand + Tech = eBusiness"
By Mr. Ross Halleck, Founder & President, Halleck & Steve Koenig, Viant

December 5, 2000 Custom Think Tank Session:
"An Overview of Market Developments in eBanking, Financial eServices, & eCommerce in Silicon Valley"

December 5, 2000 Interactive Panel Discussion:
"eMarketplaces & B2B eCommerce: What Path will it Take?"

*November 30, 2000
"Strengthen Your Brand, Understand Your Core Competencies and Outsource Your Operational Infrastrucure"
By Mr. William Barhydt, Chief Executive Officer, Metor Communications, Inc.

November 28, 2000 Challenge-The-Expert:
"The Future of the Internet"
By Mr. John Patrick, Vice President, Internet Technology, IBM Corporation

*November 16, 2000
"Accelerating Your Startup Company With IBM"
By Ms. Cynthia Erdman, Director of Strategy, Business Development Global Operations, IBM

*November 9, 2000
"Evoke Communications: Delivery of Virtual Meetings"
By Mr. Brad Dupree, Vice President of Business Development, Evoke Communications & The Center Announces its new Knowledge Network Partner: InternetWire, Inc. By Mr. Reynolds Morgan, Vice President, Western region, Internet Wire, Inc.

*November 2, 2000
"Web Services for Business Development"
By Ms. Sandy Rankin, Director of Emerging Technology Software, Software Group, IBM Corporation

November 1, 2000 Custom Think Tank Session:
"Living and Breathing in Silicon Valley: Views from Investors, Dot.Coms and Academia"

October 30, 2000 Challenge-The-Expert:
"Legacy Systems in the New Economy: Challenges and Integration"

*October 26, 2000
"Developments at the Silicon Valley World Internet Center"
By Dr. Susan J. Duggan, Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley World Internet Center

*October 19, 2000
"Sun's iForce Ready Center"
By Mr. Akhil Garg, Group Manager, iForce Center, Sun Microsystems

October 18, 2000 Interactive Panel Discussion:
"What's All the Hype About Voice? Applications and Technologies for the Next 12-18 Month Market"

*October 12, 2000
"Internet Cluster Analysis 2000"
By Mr. Praveen Madan, Principal & Ms. Jennifer Schoeneman, Manager, A.T. Kearney

October 11, 2000 Executive Seminar:
"Protect Your Human Capital" In collaboration with Center's Knowledge Network Partner: High Performance Resources

*October 5, 2000
"Fujitsu: Expanding into the New Economy"
By Mr. Masaaki Isomura, Executive Director, Strategic Planning, Fujitsu Software Corporation

*September 28, 2000 "Metiom: Powering Internet-based eMarketplaces" By Dr. Marguerite Raaen, Vice President of Business Development, Metiom, Inc. (Formerly Intelisys)

*September 21, 2000
"Year 2050: What Should We Be Doing Now to Prepare?"
By Dr. Charles Geschke, Co-Founder, Adobe Systems Incorporated

*September 14, 2000
"Internet Wire: Leveraging The Internet to Disseminate Your Company's News Directly to Journalists, Analysts, and the Consumer"
By Mr. M. Reynolds Morgan, Director of Northwest Region, Internet Wire, Inc.

September 13, 2000 Think Tank Session:
"Voice-Driven Enterprise Applications"

*August 31, 2000
"Quantum Bridge Communications: Access at the Speed of Light" By Mr. Dung T. Ngô, Director, International Business Development, Quantum Bridge Communications

*August 31, 2000
Visit by Bulgarian President Petar Stoyanov and his delegation to the Center President Stoyanov and his delegation remained at the Center Pub.

*August 24, 2000
"The Revolution in Electronics Design Software"
By Dr. Horst Salzwedel, co-Founder, Mission Level Design GmbH

August 23, 2000 Executive Seminar:
"The Secrets in Attracting High Value Human Capital"
In collaboration with Center's Knowledge Network Partner: High Performance Resources

*August 17, 2000
"The Role of Enterprise Java and EJBs in Corporate Computing"
By Mr. Mark Cathcart, IBM Corporate Technology Strategist, IBM Corporation

*August 10, 2000
"The Future of Business: Learn the New Rules and the New Ways"
By Mr. John D. Trudel, Founder and CEO, Trudel Group (TTG)

*August 3, 2000 "How Company Webs of Alliances Require Careful Planning in a Connected Economy" By Mr. Glen Allmendinger, President, Harbor Research, Inc.

*July 27, 2000
"Taking the Food Chain From Message-Based to Real-Time, Today"
By Mr. Daniel Reese, CEO,

July 26, 2000 Roundtable Discussion:
"Funds on the Run: Billing and mCommerce"

June 28, 2000 Think Tank Session:
"The Role of Open Standards in the Expanding eBusiness Economy"

*July 20, 2000
"IBM's WebShpere Voice Server"
By Ms. Janet Wittkopf, Client Executive, IBMVoice Systems Solutions Group, IBM Corporation ]

*July 13, 2000
"Intel's eCommerce Building Blocks for the Internet Economy"
By Mr. Kevin Dusienberg, N. California Territory Manager, Intel's Internet Service Provider (xSP)

July 11, 2000 IT Delegation From Thuringia, Germany, 4:00 - 5-00 p.m.

*July 6, 2000
"Point, Click and Collaborate: Take control of your Business Communications"
By Mr. Frank Teruel, CFO and Board Member, TelePost

*June 29, 2000
Summer Solstice: "The Fires are Burning! Center Launches its Knowledge Network Concept and Knowledge Network Partners"

*June 22, 2000
"Venture Consulting: The New Paradigm for eSolutions"
By Mr. Jonathan Fornaci, President and CEO, AtomicTangerine

*June 15, 2000 "Closing the Gap Between Higher Education and Entrepreneurship" By Ms. Tanja Kaufmann and Ms. Natanya Myers,

*June 8, 2000 "The Wireless User" By Mr. Andrew Edelson, Founder and Vice President of Marketing, AudioBasket

*June 1, 2000 "A View into Pervasive Computing at IBM" By Ms. Lori Peterson, Pervasive Computing Market Management, IBM Corporation

June 1, 2000 Think Tank Session: "Breaking the Barrier: B2B Mobile Computing -- A Dream or a Reality in the Next 12-18 Months?"

May 31, 2000 Interactive Panel Discussion: "The Role of Open Source and Open Standards in the Expanding eBusiness Economy"

*May 25, 2000 "Frankfurt: Building the Telecom and Internet Hub of Europe" By Dr. Hartmut Schwesinger, CEO, Frankfurt Economic Development GmbH

*May 18, 2000 "Growing Your Business with Realtime eBusiness Intelligence" By Mr. Kevin Bennett, Vice President of Business Development, Informative, Inc.

*May 11, 2000 "The Internet as The Fourth Mass Medium" By Prof. Max Muhlhauser, Darmstadt University of Technology, Visiting Professor, SAP Labs, Inc.

May 10, 2000 Interactive Panel Discussion:
"eProcurement and the Future of Internet Trading Communities/Online Exchanges"

*May 4, 2000
"A View into Hewlett-Packard Consulting"
By Mr. Horst Lehrheuer, Senior Managing Consultant, Hewlett-Packard Consulting

*April 20, 2000
"Managing High Successful eCommerce Solutions"
By Mr. George Sidman, Founder and President, Monterey Network Center

April 19, 2000 Think Tank Session:
"Scaling the Economic Walls to Successful eServices"

*April 13, 2000
Announcement of IBM Corporation as an Executive Sponsor of the Center
By Ms. Leslie Givens, Program Director, Extreme Blue and eBusiness Technologies Marketing

*March 30, 2000
"Wireless Access: Technology, Market and Trends"
By Mr. Tim Turley, Senior Product Manager, Sun-Netscape Alliance

March 29, 2000 Interactive Panel Discussion: "Security in a Wireless eServices World"

*March 23, 2000
"Wireless Tower of Babel… How we got to This Point and What is the Way Out?"
By Mr. Stu Jeffery, Vice President, IP Projects, Synacom Technology, Inc.

*March 16, 2000
"The Disappearing Computer: A European Perspective on Ubiquitous Computing"
By Dr. Friedemann Mattern, Department of Computer Science, Institute of Information Systems, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

March 22, 2000 Think Tank Session:
"Wireless eServices: Transaction Assurance Issues"

March 9, 2000 Think Tank Session:
"Pervasive Computing: New Applications & Scenarios"

*March 2, 2000
"Wireless Broadband: Vehicle for eCommerce and Multimedia Growth" By Mr. Tim Caterino, CEO Arc Lan Communications

*February 24, 2000
"Dynamically Delivering Personalized Web Content for Wireless eBusiness"
By Mr. Daniel Chang, president and Founder, MyWeb2Go

*February 17, 2000
"Wireless Phones as Information Appliances"
By Ms. Sophie Nguyen, Marketing Manager, CallMeKIWI

February 16, 2000 Interactive Panel Discussion: "Hot Trends and Opportunities in Wireless eServices"

*February 10, 2000
"PAIX: A Premier Internet Exchange and Collocation Facility"
By Ms. Laura Hendricksen, General Manager, PAIX

February 4, 2000 Special Program:
Center Co-Hosts dinner on Technology with the President of Inter-American Development Bank, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

*February 3, 2000
"Enabling Wireless eCommerce Through Customization and Personalization"
By Mr. David Hayden, President and CEO, MobileID

*January 27, 2000
"Emerging eServices Business Models"
By Mr. John Sherman, Western Region Sales Manager, Micro Modeling Associates (now Plural)

January 26, 2000 Think Tank Session (PDF): "Show Me the eMoney: Business Models of eServices"

*January 20, 2000
"WebChambers Community Services" By Mr. Russell A. Hartley, Manager and CEO, WebChambers

*January 13, 2000
"An eView into"
By Dr. Joachim Schaper, Corporate Research, SAP