EC SIG: E-Commerce Management: Year 2000 in Review



  • Internet merger and acquisition analysis, discussion on consumer pure play and more.


    Tim Miller, President - Webmergers, Inc.
    Dan Todd, Director of Strategic Marketing - Keynote Systems

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    Dan's presentation


    Mitchell Levy, President,'s previous - 2000 EC Trends.'s predicted - 2001 EC Trends.


    Cubberley Community Center, Theater Room
    4000 Middlefield Road
    Palo Alto, CA


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments
    7:00-8:30pm presentation
    8:30-9:00pm Q&A


    $10 for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

    Presentation Overview

    Tim Miller will present Internet merger and acquisition analysis based on Webmergers' analysis of more than 1,000 Internet M&A deals. Miller will also ask some provocative questions - is M&A taking on a new role in creating value in new economy businesses? The session will highlight Web M&A growth trends from 1998 to present and take a look at some of the M&A strategies being used by companies ranging from Microsoft to The presentation will, in particular, examine a recent surge in B2B deal making and examine merger strategies that are being used by companies like BuildNet to build B2B marketplaces. Miller will also present an overview of "fire sales" and other coping actions taken by distressed dot coms in the current depressed marketplace and will make some predictions about M&A activity in 2001.

    Speaker Profile

    Tim Miller
    Tim Miller is president of Webmergers, Inc. which operates, a web destination that provides information, analysis and buyer-seller matching services for acquirers and sellers of web properties. Webmergers maintains a database of more than 2,000 Internet M&A transactions and provides a range of services for sellers of Internet properties including a) valuations reports b) referrals to qualified intermediaries and c) highly visible listings services. Before Webmergers, Inc. Tim spent five years as President of New Media Resources, a consulting firm assisting interactive media companies in developing business plans and strategies, establishing business partnerships, raising money and identifying M&A opportunities. He also spent 5 years in corporate development at Ziff Communications Co., assisting senior management in acquisitions research, strategic planning and development of online products. Miller studied emerging interactive services in a fellowship at the Gannett Center for Media at the Columbia University in New York and has written more than two dozen articles about interactive media. Mr. Miller serves on the program committee of the MIT/Stanford Venture Laboratory and has chaired several national conferences on Internet M&A topics.

    Dan Todd

    Daniel D. Todd is Director of Strategic Marketing for Keynote Systems and an instructor in the San Jose State ECM Certificate Program Prior to joining Keynote Todd was the Chief E-Commerce and Security Analyst at USWeb/CKS. In his role as Chief Analyst Todd provided thought leadership and market intelligence to USWeb/CKS's 500 field consultants.

    Moderator Profile

    Mitchell Levy

    Mitchell Levy is President of, a strategic e-commerce management (ECM) consulting firm helping companies transition from the industrial age to the Internet-age. In addition to consulting, he reaches his audience through a number of vehicles. He is author of " Thriving in the Internet Age through E-Commerce Management" (Release date: December, 2000, New Riders Press); Chair of Las Vegas and Chicago as well as his own Symposium; Founder and Coordinator of the ECM Certificate Program at San Jose State University, Professional Development (; and Executive Producer of, a premier monthly ECM newsletter. Mr. Levy lectures, writes about, and judges the ECM efforts of companies on a global level and has been actively involved with numerous industry consortia. You can pick up a more detailed bio at this location: