EB SIG: E-Business Prognostications for 2001
6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments (please arrive before 7:00 PM)
7:00-9:00pm presentation and discussion
$10 for non-SDForum Members
No charge for SDForum members and students with ID
Who will lead the charge? What will be the next dominant play? A panel of industry leaders will give their E-business prognostications on what will make news, and what will shape business in the coming year.
James Van Dyke
Jim Van Dyke covers financial services, most specifically banking, payments and consumer financial content sites. His research focuses on enabling financial transactions and the aggregation of assets for web initiatives. Prior to joining Jupiter, Van Dyke was the principal of a consulting company that provided strategic marketing services for Internet ventures; served as the product director for an Internet encryption system; provided future products strategy at Hewlett Packard, and launched an Internet banking and payments system. His responsibilities have included the areas of strategy, marketing, product management, partnerships, market analysis and research, industry evangelism, training, and sales channel development. In addition, he was the Silicon Valley Editor for the Online Banking Report; the first publication devoted to online financial topics.
Mr. Van Dyke has presented at numerous conferences, seminars, and industry events, and has been quoted in The New York Times, Forbes, Dow Jones, ZD TV, American Banker, CBS Marketwatch, and ABCNews.com.
Mr. Van Dyke holds a BS in Management from San Jose State University and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Miguel Helft has been a senior writer covering retail e-commerce at The Industry Standard for the past 18 months. Before that, Miguel covered Microsoft and the software industry for the San Jose Mercury News for two years. He has also worked at Wired News and the Los Angeles Times. Prior to becoming a journalist, Miguel was a software engineer. He holds a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University and spent three years at Sun Microsystems developing compiler optimization software for Sun's Sparc line of computers.
Thomas W. Lathram
Mr. Lathram practices in the areas of intellectual property, technology and Internet law, including technology licensing, web development, strategic alliances and other transactional matters, intellectual property counseling, and litigation in the areas of intellectual property, unfair busines practices and general commercial disputes.
Thelen Reid & Priest LLP is a national full-service firm with offices in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., as well as our two San Francisco offices -- the main office at Second Street and Mission, and our Emerging Companies Practice office (formerly Britton Silberman & Cervantez) in the Clock Tower Building on Second Street. Our Technology and Intellectual Property group has attorneys in all offices. Thelen Reid & Priest LLP is a strong supporter of the Software Development Forum E-Business SIG.
Andreas Stavropoulos is a Director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, where he serves on the Boards of AppStream, Centerpost, etang, everdream, and Headlight.com. In addition, he led the firm's investments in Avienda, ePocrates, Mimeo, Quios, and Touchscape. Prior to joining DFJ, Mr. Stavropoulos was with McKinsey & Company's San Francisco office, where he worked with senior management teams of corporate clients with an emphasis on information technology. Prior to McKinsey, he was a Senior Analyst at Cornerstone Research, a financial and economic consulting firm that helps resolve complex issues arising in high-profile business litigation. Mr. Stavropoulos is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College in computer science. He also holds an MS degree in computer science from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and graduated first in his class. Click here for his recent columns and articles.E-mail: email@example.com.
Draper Fisher Jurvetson is the leader in start-up venture capital, having invested in over 150 high-tech companies. In the majority of cases, we are the lead investor for a company's first round of financing. We focus on information technology businesses with enormous market potential. Our role is to help entrepreneurs achieve their maximum potential through team building, partnerships, advice and support, as well as investments. By pursuing a people-focused approach to venture capital investing, we continue to fund entrepreneurs with the energy, vision, experience, and desire to build great companies.