By Mr. Stephen Keese, Chief Evangelist and Director of Business Development, AcrossWorld Communications
***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2001
"EMERGING MARKETS - OPPORTUNITY & IMPACT FOR SILICON VALLEY"
Open to the Public. No fee. Tech Demo: 4:00 - 5:00pm. Pub: 5:00 - 7:00pm. Pub Talk: 6:00 pm
During his Pub Talk, Stephen Keese will discuss how AcrossWorld Communications is providing
end-to-end managed networks in emerging markets and connectivity to the global backbone in the
ABOUT STEPHEN KEESE
Stephen Keese scouts new market opportunities and partnerships for AcrossWorld and is currently
looking at video streaming, eLearning, film production, and countries other than India; currently Turkey,
Pakistan, China, and some countries in Africa. Before joining AcrossWorld last year, he was the
Acrobat Evangelist at Adobe. Before that, he and the founder of AcrossWorld, Anil Srivastava, created
and ran the Technology for Development Foundation in San Jose. Mr, Keese has worked with several
startups, Apple Computer, and John Hancock in Boston. In the 1960s, he lived in Brazil for 5 years as a
Peace Corps Volunteer, farmer, and oil prospector. His international interests have included population
and contraception information and services. He served on the Board of Directors of several international
and US organizations, including the Population Institute, ZPG, NARAL, and AVSC International.
ABOUT ACROSSWORLD COMMUNICATIONS
AcrossWorld Communications (http://www.acrossworld.com) provides end-to-end managed networks
in emerging markets and connectivity to the global backbone in the US. Its vision is that of emerging
markets participating fully in global markets and benefiting from the information and trade possibilities
inherent in the technology. AcrossWorld currently works with multinational corporations, software
developers, and call centers as well as ISPs who need improved communications links across the ocean.
It promotes awareness of the opportunities and needs in emerging markets through sponsorship of the
Emerging Markets Forum at Stanford and of the Educational Object Economy Foundation. It is an
active member of the US India Business Council and advises the World Bank and the UN Development
Programme inter alia on networking issues and opportunities. It hosts a variety of web sites, from
Indonet, BookIndia, and FilmIndia to the US India Business Council and the International Business
Incubator in San Jose.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Mr. Stephen Keese
1601 Civic Center Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95050