EC SIG: Prognostications for 2001



  • What's in store for the next year? This panel will focus on trends evolving around the business world and where we're headed over the next 12 months.



    Kevin Tate, Vice President of Global Markets - Fort Point Partners

    Gay Slesinger, Founder and Principal - iMarket Strategies

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    Mitchell Levy, President -

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    Cubberley Community Center, Room H1

    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

    Prodigious prognosticators publicly proclaim that in the year 2001 ... ? What's in store for this year? Are there trends we should be looking at and others we should ignore? This panel will focus on trends evolving around the business world and where we're headed over the next 12 months. Does the shakeout change it all or are we just at a lull in the tide? Where are traditional companies headed? What do you think? We want to know. This should be a fun exchange of ideas among the panel and those in attendance.


    Speaker Profile

    Kevin Tate

    Kevin Tate is Vice President of Global Markets at Fort Point Partners. As one of the earliest employees of Fort Point Partners, Kevin has been instrumental in the company's growth. He combines vast project management and consulting experience with a background in sales and account management for leading Web concerns. Kevin works with Fort Point Partners' eco-system of partners to develop best-of-breed eSelling(tm) service solutions for the Global 1000. Previously, Kevin managed accounts for online leaders Excite, Geocities, and Ziff-Davis for I/PRO. Kevin is a graduate of Stanford University.


    Gay Slesinger

    Gay Slesinger is Founder and Principal of iMarket Strategies, strategic advisors to Internet and e-commerce technology companies focusing on market strategy, strategic and competitive positioning, and analyst relations and influence. Gay was VP of Research in Internet Commerce at the first Web-based industry analysis firm and has been an Internet strategist and e-commerce marketer with major corporations. She writes a monthly column on analyst relations for MC Magazine (, is an instructor for the San Jose State University ECM Certificate Program, and has served on the advisory boards of CommerceNet and TRUSTe.


    Moderator Profile

    Mitchell Levy

    Mitchell Levy is a popular speaker, lecturing on ECM issues throughout the U.S. and around the world. He is the author of and the Founder and Program Coordinator of San Jose State University's E-Commerce Management Certificate Program,, He is President of, an ECM consulting firm helping companies transition from the industrial-age to the Internet-age. Mr. Levy serves as Chair for, the core conference at Comdex Fall and Comdex Chicago and for his own symposia series, Mitchell is executive producer of, an on-line ECM e-zine. He is also the chair of this SIG.

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