Autumn 2006

September 26, 2006
Subrah Iyar
Chairman, Founder, CEO Webex 
Subrah founded Webex in the late 1990s and has grown the company to one of the largest SaaS businesses in the world. He’ll talk about the challenges he sees in expanding and extending collaboration as a fundamental way of doing doing business on the net.

October 3, 2006
Jonathan Schwartz
CEO Sun Microsystems, Inc.
While application software is fundamentally changing for on demand computing, the changes in system software, hardware and their accompanying business models is also required. Mr. Schwartz, newly named as CEO at Sun, will discuss his views on the future of software and hardware platforms.

October 10, 2006
Steve Singh
Chairman of the Board & CEO Concur
Steve has led a major transition for Concur from a traditional; ship it on a CD software company to growing software as service company focused on corporate expense and travel management.

October 17, 2006
Philip Rosedale
Founder and CEO Linden Labs
Philp is the Founder and CEO of Linden Lab, the company that produces the massively multiplayer online game Second Life. (Within Second Life, he is perhaps better known as Philip Linden.)

October 24, 2006
Dr. Werner Vogels
VP & CTO Amazon.com
As Amazon.com's CTO Werner is responsible for the technology strategy that is focused on delivering a broad range of services. The Amazon e-commerce services fuel many product data driven websites and applications, Amazon Enterprise Services deliver the Amazon platform as service for consumption by major e-commerce operations, and the web-scale computing services such as S3 and EC2 provide the basis for driving internet application innovation. In this talk Werner will detail what drives each of these service offerings.

November 7, 2006
Maynard Webb
Former Chief Operating Officer eBay
As eBay’s COO, Webb is responsible for engineering and technology operations, as well as for the company’s product development, global billing, human resources, and overall company process and cost initiatives. Prior to joining eBay, Webb was senior vice president and CIO at Gateway, Inc. He has also worked as CIO at Bay Networks and in technology operations at Quantum, Thomas Conrad, Figgie International, and IBM.

November 14, 2006
Greg Gianforte
CEO, Chairman and Founder
RightNow Technologies, Inc.
RightNow joined Salesforce.com and WebSideStory as the initial group of SaaS companies to IPO in 2004. Today Rightnow serves enterprise customers with customer support and service applications all delivered as a service
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