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September 16, 1999
Plotting Tech Battles For The 21st Century
A P Kamath in Santa Clara
Prepare for the Technology Battles of the Next Century is the theme of the two-day Technology and Entrepreneurship Conference and Leadership Awards 1999, organized by siliconindia magazine.
Some of the best-known names in Silicon Valley, including Vinod Khosla and Naveen Jain, will offer in-depth insights on semiconductors, telecommunications, software, investment banking, networking, Internet and venture capital.
The October 2-3 event is being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
At a banquet ceremony on the evening of October 2, 10 dynamic individuals will be presented with the first-ever siliconindia Leadership Awards for excellence and promise in the technology sector.
The awardees are:
Vinod Khosla, general partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers.
Piyush Patel, chairman and CEO, Cabletron.
Anshoo S Gupta, president, Production Systems, Xerox.
Jayshree Ullal, VP, Workgroup Business, Cisco.
Naveen Jain, chairman and CEO, InfoSpace.com
Pavan Nigam, SVP and CTO, Healtheon.
N R Narayana Murthy, chairman and CEO, Infosys Technologies.
Raj Jain, professor, Ohio State University.
Suresh Nihalani, chairman and CEO, Accelerated Networks.
Jai Rawat, CEO and CTO, Obongo.com
The key events are:
October 2, 8.45 am: Keynote speech, Digital (R)evolution, by Vinod Khosla.
9.15 am: Semiconductors: What's Next -- How fast is fast enough? Will the cyclicality in the semiconductor sector ever change? What are the limits of Moore's law? Is a $ 300 PC going to happen anytime soon?
Prakash Bhalerao, CEO, Amber Networks, is the moderator and the participants are: Anant Agrawal, VP, Sun Microsystems, Rajeev Madhavan, co-founder, president and CEO, Magma Design Automation, and Vinod Dham, CEO, Silicon Spice.
11 am: Webolution Networking -- What is the future of the Internet? How will unlimited bandwidth affect us? The 'WANnisation' of the LAN? When will networks be a true extension of our personality? What's networking's next big gig?
Chris Rust, Partner, Sequoia Capital will moderate the discussion.
Participants include Jayshree Ullal, VP, Cisco; Jagdeep Singh, founder and CEO, Lightera Networks; Romulus Pereira, President and COO, Cabletron Systems; Pradeep Sindhu, founder and CTO, Juniper Networks.
John Dean, CEO, Silicon Valley Bank, will give the keynote speech at lunch.
2 pm: New rules in the venture capital game -- What gets a company going today: getting ideas and funding, building a team and developing customers. How can a start-up leverage Silicon Valley?
Ravi Mhatre, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners is the moderator. The participants are Pavan Nigam, co-founder and CTO, Healtheon; Arjun Gupta, founder and CEO, TeleSoft Partners; Bill Reichert, president, garage.com; Farrokh Billimoria, general partner, Sprout Group.
3.30 pm: Software opportunities and Challenges -- How is the Internet reshaping the entire software industry? Buy vs Build vs Rent? What are the new challenges in software marketing?
Ramesh Jain, Founder, Praja will moderate and participants are Romesh Wadhwani, founder and CEO, Aspect Development; Ajit Pendse, founder and CEO, eFusion; Vani Kola, CEO, Rightworks; Vivek Ranadive, CEO, TIBCO; and Anu Shukla, CEO, Rubric, Inc.
The awards are presented at 6.30 pm.
October 3, 9.15 am: The Brave New World of 'E' -- What is working in the world of 'E-'? What will not sell on the Internet? Will there be new product categories, or just newer ways of supplying products? Is e-commerce eliminating middlemen or creating new ones?
Supreet Manchanda, partner, KPMG, is the moderator and the participants include Tim Draper, founder and managing director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Naveen Jain, founder and CEO, InfoSpace.com; Nimish Mehta, CEO, Impresse; Sundeep Bhan, CEO, Medsite; and Sunil Paul, CEO, Brightmail, Inc.
11 am: Services: The Rocky Ride -- Why is the software services sector in a tailspin? What will be the aftermath of Y2K? Are there significant shifts happening in the service paradigm?
Martin McAffrey, professor, Naval Institute is the moderator and participants are N R Narayana Murthy, CEO, Infosys Technologies; B V Jagadeesh, founder and CTO, Exodus Communications; Paul Bartlett, president, Hall Kinion; Suresh Ram, CEO, ORI Inc.
2 pm: Keynote -- India on the Horizon with Sam Pitroda, Chairman and CEO, WorldTel.
2:30 pm: India: Land of Opportunities Again -- Is India really breaking out of its socialist shackles? What is the future role of IT in the Indian economy? What is India's destiny in the technology world?
Yogesh Sharma, editor, siliconindia, will moderate. The participants are Arjun Malhotra, founder and CEO, Techspan; Kanwal Rekhi, president, TiE.
For registration and information, contact Vibha Hooda, (212)-271-9691 x22. Ask for Vibha Hooda.
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