Master of Ceremony: Celina Rodriguez, News Anchor, Noticiero 48, Telemundo


  Celina Rodriguez is the news anchor of Noticiero 48, Telemundo/KSTS-TV 48s daily newscasts at 6pm and 11pm. Previously, Celina Rodriguez has been an anchor for the three years at CNN EN ESPAQOL. Before CNN, Celina anchored the newscast at Telemundo/KSTS 48 from 1987 to 1999. Ms Rodriguez’s experience in the Bay Area began in 1985 when she was awarded a John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University. Soon after she worked at El Mensajero, newspaper as well as KIQI radio. In June 2003 Ms Rodriguez received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honored Causa from the National Hispanic University. Celina holds a degree of Science in Communication from Guadalajara, Mexico. She has been the recipient of many awards both in Mexico and in the United States including a Leadership Award of Outstanding Contributions and Dedication to the Hispanic Community from the National Hispanic University and a State Award in Journalism from Comunicación Cultural, A.C., Guadalajara, México.
 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alejandro Gonzalez Hernandez, Secretary, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Mexico Government


Alejandro Gonzalez Hernandez

In October 2005 Dr. Gonzalez was appointed as Under Secretary for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises by the President of Mexico Vicente Fox. Prior to this appointment Dr. Gonzalez served under the Secretary of the Economy Fernando Canales as Director General for Technological Innovation and Training. During this period, he designed and implemented the Business Incubation National System, which started in 2003 with 15 incubators and which now covers the 32 states of Mexico with 196 business incubators. In 2004 he prepared the way for the first Mexican Business Accelerator in the United States, TECHBA Silicon Valley. Dr. Gonzalez spent more than 25 years as a public servant working for the Secretaries of the Economy and Foreign Affairs as economic counsellor for the Embassies of Mexico in Singapore, Canada and Israel. He has published numerous papers on international trade, bilateral free trade agreements, foreign investment and economic policy, entrepreneurship, business incubators, innovation and technological change. He has attended specialized courses on International Trade in Geneva, Switzerland and Holland; and was awarded the Diploma at Economics of the University of Colorado. Dr. Gonzalez’s qualifications include a Degree in Economics (Metropolitan Autonomous University of Mexico) and a PhD in Economics (University of Pittsburgh).
Keynote Speaker: Professor Hector Garcia-Molina, Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University


Hector Garcia-Molina

  Hector Garcia-Molina was the chairman of the Computer Science Department. Prior he was a member at the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). Before that he was the Director of the Computer Systems Laboratory at Stanford. Before Stanford, he was on the faculty of the Computer Science Department at Princeton University. His research interests include distributed computing systems, digital libraries and database systems. He received a BS in electrical engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. From Stanford University, he received a MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in computer science. Garcia-Molina is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; received the 1999 ACM SIGMOD Innovations Award; is a member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (National Research Council); is on the Technical Advisory Board of DoCoMo Labs USA, Kintera, Metreo Markets, TimesTen, Verity, Yahoo Search & Marketplace; is a Venture Advisor for Diamondhead Ventures, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Oracle and Kintera.
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