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Conferences | Santa Clara | Sessions

Technology Summit Sessions and Speakers*



Wednesday,
June 9
Thursday,
June 10
Friday,
June 11

Wednesday, June 9

Session I
10 - 11:30 a.m.

Technology Track
Sponsored by InfoWorld

E-Commerce I: Business to Consumer. Tools and Technologies for Focusing on your Web Customers
Great America Ballroom J

Chandrama "CJ" Yem, Director, Online Services, Stanford Alumni Association (moderator)
Eileen Gittins, CEO, Personify, Inc.
Catherine Yetts, VP, Customer Success, Pandesic, LLC
Barbara Flowers, Manager, Marketing, Dell Computer Corporation
This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 10 - 11:30 a.m. (
Session I)

Internet Security
Great America Meeting Room 1

Cynthia Hanlon, VP, Information Security Technology, Charles Schwab & Co.

Trends in Telecommunications I: Telephony on the Internet
Great America Meeting Room 2

Michelle Saunders, Manager of Telephony Engineering, Sun Microsystems

Web Design I: Where the Front and Back End Meet
Great America Ballroom K

Shuli Goodman, President and Founder, Seventh Generation Internet (moderator)
Maria Giudice, Creative Director, HOT Studio
This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Session II)

Winning IT Strategies: Aligning Business Goals and Information Technology
Ballroom A

Bren Norris, President, Bren Norris Associates, Inc./Bren International (moderator)
Julia Anderson, Consulting Service Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Tama Olver, VP and CIO, Informix Software, Inc
Gwen Spertell, Senior VP, BackWeb Technologies

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 10 - 11:30 a.m. (Session I)

Professional Development Track

Balancing Work and Personal Life
Great America Meeting Room 3

Kate Purmal, Director, Strategic Alliances, Palm Computing Division, 3Com Corporation (moderator)
Deanne Handron, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Wendy Petty, SVP, Distribution Channel Sales, Computer Associates International, Inc.
Deborah Cristal, Regional Sales Manager, RHI Consulting

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Session II)

Get Connected: Women's online communities

Karan Eriksson, Acting CEO, WITI
Fran Maier, Senior VP, Marketing and Business Development, Women.com Networks
Kathy Durivage, Executive Director, Online Women’s Business Center
Mary McGann, Senior VP of Sales, womenCONNECT.com

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Session II)

Online Investing
Ballroom E

Katie Heibein, VP/Area Manager, Charles Schwab & Co.
Jennifer Madrid, Financial Consultant, Merrill Lynch

This session is also scheduled for:
Friday, June 11, 8:30 - 10 a.m. (Session I)

Winning @ Negotiation: Creating Win/Win Situations
Ballroom D

Tracy Wilen, Operations Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc. (moderator)
Sabina Nawaz, Group Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Lynda Pasma, Sales Manager, Texas Instruments, Inc.
Diane Brundage, VP, General Manager, Productivity Point, International

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Session II)

Business Development Track

Branding: Creating an Identity for your Company
Ballroom G

Karenann Terrell, Brand Manager - Product, Cadillac Motor Car (moderator)
Holland Carney, Executive VP, General Manager, Alexander Ogilvy Communications
Idit Harel, CEO Founder, MaMaMedia, Inc.
Barbara Gore, SVP, Marketing, Centraal Corporation

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 10 - 11:30 a.m. (Session I)

Building a Consulting Practice
Room 205

Anne Gingras Silver, Co-Founder, Systems Partners
Nancy C. Humphries, President, Entrepreneurial Support Services
Marion McGovern, President, M Squared, LLC
Kathleen Archambeau, Principal, Archambeau Associates

This session is also scheduled for:
Friday, June 11, 8:30 - 10 a.m. (Session I)

Internationalizing Business: Opening and Maintaining Global Markets
Ballroom F

Susan Larson, VP, General Manager, Dell UK & Ireland, Dell Computer Corporation (moderator)
Siki Giunta, Senior VP for OS/390 Strategy, Computer Associates International, Inc.
Denise Sangster, President & CEO, Global Touch, Inc.

This session is also scheduled for:
Friday, June 11, 8:30 - 10 a.m. (Session I)

Technical Startups: Elements of Entrepreneurship and Capital Access
Ballroom C

Betsy Spears, Principal, Artem International (moderator)
Kathy Opeke, VP, Services, Sendmail, Inc. Christine Comaford, Managing Director and Principal, Artemis Ventures
Maureen Dorney, Attorney, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Session II)

Entertainment Technology Track
Sponsored by KPMG

Digital Distribution
Major Studios and music companies are facing rapid deployment of new technologies that enable digital distribution of music and video. This panel will address ways in which new technologies and distribution capabilities will affect existing products of major Studios and music companies. Top executives will discuss new delivery mechanisms, possible new content formats and emerging business models. We will also examine strategies to incorporate this new channel with the existing distribution infrastructure.
Ballroom H

Mariana Danilovic, Manager, KPMG (moderator)
Debra Nason, VP, Marketing & Acquisition, Wave Systems Corporation
Pamela Evans, VP of Operations, Musicmatch
Lisa Janzen-Hendricks, Co-Founder, BoxTop
Ann Winblad, Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Dr. Marina Bosi, Vice President of Technology Standards & Strategy, DTS

Roundtables

AWSEM Hands-on Science Activity with Girls
(9:30 – 11 a.m.)
Jennifer McDonald, Project Assistant, AWSEM
Hollis Maclean, Director, AWSEM

AWSEM Missions to Mars Project Presentation
(11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Main Theater Donna Shirley, President, Managing Creativity, Inc.

Women of Color Roundtable
Room 208

Audrey Rice Oliver, President and CEO, Integrated Business Solutions, Inc. (moderator)
Nicole Toney, I/T Specialist, IBM Corporation
Pamela Smith, Assistant Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
Marissa Martinez, Group Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Session II
2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Technology Track
Sponsored by InfoWorld

Data Warehousing: Enterprise Information Portals
Great America Meeting Room 2

Katherine Glassey, Co-founder and CTO, Brio Technology, Inc.
Jill Dyche, Partner, Baseline Consulting Group
Beth Hamel, Senior Programmer, IBM Corporation

E-Commerce II: Business to Business - Sorting Through the Online Options Enabling the Growth of Electronic Commerce
Great America Ballroom J

Elizabeth Sara, Co-Founder, VP of Marketing, SpaceWorks (moderator)
Teri Dahlbeck, Co-founder. GotMarketing.com
Linda Martino, IT Director, E-Commerce, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (
Session II)

Electronic Privacy
Great America Meeting Room 1

Marianne Mueller, Staff Engineer, Java Software, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Glenda Barnes, Marketing Director for Financial Services, CyberSafe Corporation
Karen Coyle, IT Manager, California Digital Library, University of California

Emerging Technologies I: Is Linux for Real and Other Questions (and Answers) About the Burgeoning Open-Source Computing Trend
Great America Ballroom K

Dr. Angela Hey, President, Areva International
Melinda Floyd, Marketing Operations Manager, Dell Computer Corporation
Michelle Saunders, Manager of Telephony Engineering, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Session II)

Web Design II: Pushing the Envelope – How the Latest Technologies Can be Used to Develop Great Sites
Ballroom C

Sara Ortloff, Creative Director, Organic Online (moderator)
Melissa Joulwann, Senior Editor, Organic Online
David Humphreys, Chief Content Engineer, Organic Online

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 10 - 11:30 a.m. (Session I)

Web Personalization: Creating Sticky Websites and Loyalty Programs
Ballroom B

Sandra Vaughan, VP, Marketing, BroadVision, Inc. (moderator)
Elizabeth Ames, VP, Product Marketing, Netcentives, Inc.

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 10 - 11:30 a.m. (Session I)

Professional Development Track

Corporate Pipeline
Ballroom D

Dr. Cheemin Bo-Linn, Director, Worldwide Market Planning & Strategy, IBM Corporation (moderator)
Joan Kelly, Director of Marketing, Simmons Graduate School of Management
Kelly H. Gay, VP, Media and Entertainment, IBM Corporation
Marissa Martinez, Group Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 10 - 11:30 a.m. (Session I)

Golf 101: Confidence for the Course
Room 205

Suzanne Woo, President, Golf 101, Inc.

Personal Stories of Successful Women
Ballroom E

Bernadette Grey, Editor in Chief, Working Woman Magazine, MacDonald Communications (moderator)
Tama Olver, VP, Chief Information Officer, Informix Software, Inc.
Donna Shirley, President, Managing Creativity
Audrey Rice Oliver, President, CEO and Founder, Integrated Business Solutions, Inc.

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Session II)

Business Development Track

Building Winning Customer Relationships
Great America Meeting Room 3

Gayle Crowell, President & CEO, Rightpoint Software (moderator)
Dixie Garr, VP, Customer Loyalty and Product Excellence, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Kim Mackay, SVP, Corporate Development and Marketing, Mosaix, Inc.
JoAnne Taylor, Director of Marketing, U&ESI, IBM Global Services

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Session II)

Gaining Access to Capital
Ballroom F

Maureen Dorney, Attorney, Gray Care Ware & Freidenrich (moderator)
Willa Seldon, General Partner, Viridian Capital
Christine Comaford, Managing Director and Principal, Artemis Ventures

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Session II)

Interactive Marketing:Best Practices
Ballroom A

Fay Mark, Director, Netcenter Technical Websites, Netscape Communications (moderator)
Pam Olivier, Managaer, Internet Marketing, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel Corporation
Lois Leslie, VP, Marketing, Leaders Online with Heidrick & Struggles
Jaime Bertasi, Director of Sales, @Home Networks Enliven

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Session II)

Marketing and PR in High Tech
Ballroom G

Marny Lochhead, Director of Client Relations, The Thompson Group (moderator)
Lisa Kelaita, Executive VP, General Manager, Miller/Shandwick Technologies
Jody Venturoni, Managing Director, BSMG Worldwide/Southwest
Sabrina Horn, President, The Horn Group

This session is also scheduled for:
Thursday, June 10, 2:15 - 3:45 p.m. (Session II)

Entertainment Technology Track
Sponsored by KPMG

Hollywood Studios in Cyberspace
All Hollywood Studios have extremely developed Web sites. Many entertainment executives on our panel develop fifty to a hundred new projects each year to market their existing products or develop new business opportunities for their companies. This panel will showcase some of the most creative senior executives in charge of developing corporate Studio Web sites and their brilliant and innovative Internet applications. We will also discuss the business development aspects of creative projects on the Web, as well as interaction of the online group with Film, TV and Video marketing and other areas of their respective studios.
Ballroom H

Mariana Danilovic, Manager, KPMG (moderator)
Darci Rose Pierce, Director of Productions, MGM Studios
Lynda Keeler, VP and General Manager, Columbia Tristar Interactive
Marcia Zellers, Supervising Producer – Entertaindom, Warner Bros. Online

Roundtables

AWSEM: Mentoring between Professional Women and Girls Roundtable (1:30 - 2:30 p.m.) Room 211

Jennifer McDonald, Project Assistant, AWSEM
Hollis Maclean, Director, AWSEM

Road Warriors Roundtable
Room 208

Heidi Douglas, Partner, Deloitte Consulting (moderator)
Colette Coad, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Barbara Litrell, President, Working Woman Magazine, MacDonald Communications

*Speakers and sessions subject to change without notice


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