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Date: December 16th , 2003
Time: 5:30PM -8:30PM
Location:
KPMG, Mountain View

PROGRAM:

Poster Sessions / Buffet Dinner / Networking

Startup Presentation: Massively Parallel/ Q & A

Startup Presentation: E-Z-CAD Inc. / Q & A

Speakers:

Dr. Gal Luft of Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS)

Anne Korin Director of policy and strategic planning and editor of Energy Security Biweekly

Topic: "AMERICAN'S GROWING OIL DEPENDENCY: WHY IT MATTERS,AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT"

Group Discussion


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Dress Code: Business Casual

    Presentation outline:This year marks the 30th anniversary of OPEC's six-month oil embargo, which resulted in the most serious economic downturn since the Great Depression. It is widely believed that such an embargo, because it hurt the oil-revenue-dependent Gulf States as much as it hurt the oil-dependent United States, will never be used again. Nonetheless, as U.S. dependence grows, so too do the consequences of any interruption of supply. Attacks on vulnerable petroleum infrastructure or transportation routes by terrorists pose a very real threat to U.S. national interests. As anti-American sentiment rises in the very countries on whom we most rely
    for oil, it is worth asking:

    What are the security ramifications of our energy dependence? What technologies can help wean the U.S. from its oil dependence?

     
    Speaker: Dr. Gal Luft Executive Director of IAGS

     

    Dr. Gal Luft is executive director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) and publisher of Energy Security Biweekly. He specializes in strategy, geopolitics, terrorism, Middle East and energy security. He has published numerous studies and articles on security and energy issues in various newspapers and publications such as Foreign Affairs, Commentary Magazine, Middle East Quarterly, Middle East Review of International Affairs, LA Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. He has given numerous media interviews in various news organizations such as CNN, FOX News, NBC, ABC and NPR and consulted various think tanks and news organizations worldwide. Dr. Luft holds degrees in international relations, international economics, Middle East studies and strategic studies. He holds a doctorate in strategic studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS,) Johns Hopkins University.

    Speaker: Anne Korin Director of policy and strategic planning and editor of Energy
    Security Biweekly.

     

    Anne Korin is director of policy and strategic planning and editor of Energy Security Biweekly. She focuses on energy supply vulnerabilities, OPEC, Africa, energy security, energy strategies and technological innovation. She has advised myriad high tech companies, and has worked on a wide variety of projects for corporations including Exxon International (Esso,) KPMG, and Goldman Sachs. She completed her undergraduate engineering degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University and is a Stanford University doctoral candidate.

Poster Session
CONFIRMED COMPANIES
Developed a new approach to parallel computing that represents a substantial leap ahead of existing high performance computing technologies.
Created universal system for accessing automatically any secure server without the need to type and remember passwords.
3E Systems provides the fuel
cell modules for generation of electricity and/or hydrogen for industrial and residential applications.
E-Z-CAD develops electronic design automation tools for defect-tolerant deep sub-micron IC design.
Developer of tuners for bringing “Sound of TV” to vehicles. Provides greater listening entertainment programming.
Develops multi-platform/OS Media Players for handheld and laptop devices with unique anti-copy features.
Develops enabling and High-Speed Radical Assisted Monolayer Processing (RAMP TM)equipment.
Impulse Devices is a manufacturer of custom Acoustic ICF technology useful to the fusion energy development market.

The company's products mobilize desktop applications for use on phones, PDAs, BlackBerrys, and pagers.

FreeCell is an early-stage company dedicated to bringing a patent pending hydrogen-based fuel cell design to the mobile electronics market.

 

 

 

 

 

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