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|DATE :||February 8, 2011||ABSTRACT :||
The panel will address the 3 megatrends of Internet Technology, Globalization and Economy. The panelists are representative of companies experiencing growth over the past few years, thanks to their ability to recognize these trends and use them to their best advantage. The discussion will include detail on how these leaders uncovered these trends, how they applied them to their business and how future business owners may be able to embrace trends to their best success.
|VENUE :||KPMG - 500 E. Middlefield Rd. Mountain View, CA|
Dan Levin, Chief Operating Officer, Box.net
Prior to his engagement with Box, Dan served as interim CEO of Picateers. Before that, he spent 6+ years at Intuit in a variety of roles including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Small Business Group (where he was responsible for all of Intuit's small business products and services), Vice President and General Manager of the Quicken Health Group, and Vice President of Product Management. Previously, Dan spent thirteen years in venture-backed startups, including senior executive roles at ReplayTV which was acquired by Sonic Blue (SVP and CTO), GuestConnect which was acquired by 4th Network (founder and CEO) and Books That Work which was acquired by Sierra On-Line (co-founder and President).
Damon Schechter CEO, Shipwire
Damon is responsible for driving the vision and strategy of Shipwire, as well as the operations. He brings over sixteen years of experience as an entrepreneur, business manager, and R&D leader. Prior to starting Shipwire, Damon hired a Pulitzer-nominated coauthor and wrote bestseller Delivering the Goods: The Art of Managing Your Supply Chain (J. Wiley & Sons; 2002). Prior to being an author, Damon was an active investor and advisor to more than 30 startups in the areas of ecommerce and supply chain management. Prior to becoming an investor, Damon managed the flagship product family for Cobalt Networks. As product manager, Damon developed the first successful web and ecommerce servers and helped Cobalt grow into a worldwide leader in the category, culminating in a successful IPO and acquisition by Sun Microsystems for $2B. Prior to Cobalt, Damon was a consultant, creating the first supply chain Internet-applications for Sun Microsystems, Ryder System, and the U.S. Air Force. Damon was educated at Stanford University, from which he holds a B.A. in economics and a M.S. in engineering.
Gary Swart CEO, oDesk
Gary brings to oDesk a passion for helping small businesses succeed and more than 17 years of experience in the enterprise software market. Before oDesk, as the VP of Worldwide Sales for Intellibank, he was responsible for building the sales organization, but Gary's enthusiasm for small businesses was born during his tenure as a Business Unit Executive for IBM's Rational Software Product Group, where he led Small and Medium Business sales for the Americas. Gary came to Rational through its merger with Pure Software, where he held sales, management and leadership positions.Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.
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