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Past Conferences | Santa Clara | 2000 | Keynote Speakers

Silicon Valley Technology Summit Keynote Speakers

Martha DeevyMartha Deevy
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development,
Charles Schwab & Co.

Martha J. Deevy is senior vice president of marketing and business development for Charles Schwab's Electronic Brokerage Enterprise where she manages customer marketing and business development for Schwab's growing Electronic Brokerage enterprise which now serves over 3.3 million online customer accounts with $349 billion in online customer assets.

Deevy began her career with Schwab in 1996 when she joined as senior vice president, Technology Strategy, Planning and Finance. In this position, she assumed responsibility for the financial management, strategic technology and planning activities of Schwab's second largest division.

Prior to Schwab, Deevy was employed with Apple Computer for eight years, where she held a variety of business development and financial management positions. She was responsible for negotiating key business partnerships and industry alliances and spearheading the equity investment fund and guarantee loan fund programs. Deevy began her career as financial analyst, and later financial controller for Zenith Electronics in Chicago.

An active volunteer, Deevy serves on the board of advisors for Independent Means Inc. (a.k.a. An Income of Her Own), a non-profit organization committed to economic literacy and entrepreneurial training for teen girls.

Karen MullarkeyKaren Mullarkey

Karen Mullarkey is editor in chief at Zing Network, Inc. (www.zing.com) and founder of Zing World, Zing's new photo e-zine, launched in January 2000. After many years of reaching the mainstream audience through popular consumer magazines, she left print for online content, to experience the revolution of digital photography and the Web. Mullarkey directs all feature and photographic content, and guides community activity for, the leading online picture sharing site.

A highly regarded expert in the field, Mullarkey was photography editor for several top-tier publications throughout her career including Rolling Stone, New York Magazine and Sports Illustrated. As photo editor at Newsweek in 1984, she was the first woman to ever hold the position of director of photography at a U.S. news magazine.

Mullarkey's book credits include photo editor of Woodstock '94, Baseball in America, One Digital Day and 24 Hours in Cyberspace, the first-ever compilation of photographs that were captured, transmitted, edited and posted on the Internet within 24 hours. One Digital Day and 24 Hours in Cyberspace demonstrated the impact of cyberspace and microprocessors on people's lives around the world. For both projects, she was responsible for matching hundreds of photographers with more than four hundred assignments worldwide.

Mullarkey has served as a creative consultant for Apple Computer, and producer and director for several HDTV documentaries in Japan, including Passage to Vietnam, Doctors without Borders and Inside the White House.

Audrey Rice OliverAudrey Rice Oliver
President & CEO
Integrated Business Solutions, Inc.

Audrey Rice Oliver is the president and CEO of Integrated Business Solutions, Inc., a computer sys- tems integrator providing a variety of services to com- panies and government entities.

Oliver currently serves as a commissioner on the California High Speed Ground Transportation Commission and the California Council to Promote Business Ownership by Women. Appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, she is a member of the District Export Council and has served on the Contra Costa County Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Council.

At President Clinton's invitation, Oliver participated in the Little Rock Economic Conference and the 1995 Pacific Rim Economic Conference. She was recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners as Entrepreneur of the Year (1993), and by the State of California as having the Best Woman-Owned Business (1995) and the Best Small Business Supplier (1992).

In 1995, Oliver was elected as a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business. The members of her delegation elected her Northern California State Chair. She remains involved, leading the effort with other state delegates to advocate for small businesses by working to ensure that the conference reso- lutions are implemented.

Oliver has served as a role model not only in the business world but also through her civic and professional affiliations. She is an active volunteer in numerous organizations and currently serves as president of the board of direc- tors at Girls Incorporated of Alameda County. Oliver serves on the boards of directors of the National Foundation for Women Business Owners and the Professional and Businesswomen's Conference.

Marcia PageMarcia Page
Vice President, Worldwide Mass Marketing
Texas Instruments

Marcia L. Page joined Texas Instruments in October 1995 as director of business excellence in the Semiconductor Group, the company's largest business group. Prior to Joining Texas Instruments, Page held key management positions with Xerox Corporation in Rochester, NY and Union Pacific Railroad Company in Omaha, NE.

Page has more than 20 years of experience in marketing support and organiza- tion development. She has held positions in computer science, technical services and marketing. In her current position as vice president, worldwide mass marketing she is responsible for providing strategic development and direction for all sales and marketing initiatives that serve the mass marketing customer base in the Americas, Asia Pacific, Japan and Europe regions.

Page received her bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska and has completed executive education programs at Harvard University and the University of Indiana. She is an active member and participant in many business and community organizations, including ASQC, United Way and Leadership Texas. She is a current board member of the YWCA and Urban League of Greater Dallas.

Page was awarded the 1997 Women of Color Technology Award in the category of Business Innovation sponsored by the U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine and the High Achiever Award by the Black Employees ini- tiative of Texas Instruments.

Karen StephensonDr. Karen Stephenson

Dr. Karen Stephenson, President of Netform, if a professor of management focusing on the scientific principles of network management at several universities including California State University, Columbia, MIT, UCLA and UC, Berkeley.

Stephenson is a corporate anthropologist who has held numerous appointments including Visiting Anthropologist at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, a division of GTE Internetworking, Visiting Scholar at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and twice Visiting Scholar at the IBM Advanced Business Institute. She is also a contributing member to three think tanks: the Global Business Network based in San Francisco, a strategy think tank; Cultural Survival, a Harvard-based think tank for the protection of indigenous peoples and; The Agora, a cultural heritage think tank founded by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

Stephenson has combined her practical and scientific experience from a 15-year tenure in industry and 10 years in academia to research and publish in the areas of scenario planning, the networked organization, and organizational innovation and change. She has transformed an academic methodology called "network analysis" and brought it back to business to reveal the often unseen interrela- tionships of human or knowledge capital in organizations. By revealing organi- zational networks she helps business leverage knowledge through "seeding" social capital, harvesting innovation, retaining knowledge workers, planning for succession and managing the rate and substance of change.

Stephenson regularly lectures in public forums and has been featured in numerous television productions. Her work has been recognized in The Economist, Forbes, CIO Magazine, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, Computerworld, Financial Times and Officeinsight.

Stephenson received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Harvard University, an M.A. in anthropology from the University of Utah and a B.A. in art and chemistry from Austin College.

Patricia c. SueltzPatricia C. Sueltz
President, Software Products and Platforms Division
Sun Microsystems

As president of Sun's software products and platforms division, Patricia C. Sueltz oversees Sun's software businesses, including the Solaris software, consumer/embedded, Forte Tools, Java software and, Webtop and application software groups. A respected advocate within the industry, Sueltz has played an instrumental role in developing Java technology as an open platform. Sueltz continues to drive the Java platform forward and is responsible for all Java technology-based and Solaris operating environment tools, developer products, security products, software marketing, ISV/developer relations, as well as ISV/developer relations and market development.

Prior to joining Sun, Sueltz spent 20 years with IBM, serving in various senior management positions. Sueltz was the point person for IBM's extensive Java technology-based marketing and development activities including the direction of IBM's strategies for Java technology and XML across IBM's software, hardware and services businesses. She was instrumental in directing IBM's strategic alliances with other major high-technology companies, including Sun, and was a member of IBM's senior management team as general manager and vice president of Java software in IBM's software group. Her accomplishments at IBM attracted the attention of the industry, and according to Infoworld (10/11/99) "she helped bring IBM's mosaic of seemingly unrelated software products into far better synch than few thought possible just a few years ago."

Sueltz's knowledge and experience have made her one of the most influential and highly respected leaders in the Java community. As Forrester Research Analyst Eric Brown said in an interview with CNET (9/28/99) "Sueltz comes to Sun with a wide-angle view of Java, from big computers to small devices. And that's important... because Sun's strategy has that wide-angle view of Java, from smart cards to supercomputers."

Helen TurnbullHelen Turnbull
President and Principal Consultant
Human Facets
Helen Turnbull is the president and principal consultant of Human Facets, an organizational consulting firm, founded in 1985 and specializing in organizational development, workforce diversity, strategic planning, change management and self-managed work teams.

Human Facets clients include Texas Instruments, IBM, Motorola, American Express, New York Public Library, National Westminster Bank, A.T.&T. and NCR Corp.

She is the course developer and primary contractor for IBM's Diversity Imperative Workshops which have formed the foundations of IBM's diversity efforts nationwide. Turnbull also conducts diversity strategic planning sessions for Diversity Council's within her client systems as a means of connecting awareness of diversity with the change management process, enabling organizations to link diversity with the change management process, enabling organizations to link diversity to the bottom line.

Liz Walker Liz Walker
Co-founder/Board Member
Human Code
Liz Walker was a co-founder of Human Code, a pioneering developer in the converging interactive space. Human Code's mission is to enhance the way people learn, work and play by humanizing the technology of digital media. Human Code leverages its core competencies as interactive architects to produce entertaining and effective solutions for e-commerce, games, learning systems, broadband and 3rd generation wireless applications. Walker served as Human Code's first president and also named the company.

As co-founder, Walker authored the business plan for Human Code's first round of funding and co-authored the business plan for the second round of funding. In addition to serving as chief operating officer for Human Code, overseeing the functions of human resources, facilities, administration, MIS, marketing and public relations, Liz later served as vice president of marketing.

As a vice president of design at Design Edge, an industrial design firm, her award-winning product designs were exhibited in museums around the company.

In addition to serving on the board of directors and consulting, Liz speaks frequently on the subject of the entrepreneurial experience in the digital economy.

She holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts and a master's degree in product design from North Carolina State University.

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