Date: April 12th, 2005
Time: 5:30PM -9:30PM

KPMG, Mountain View


5:30PM-6:30PM Poster Sessions/ Buffet Dinner/ Networking
6:30PM-7:30PM Startup Presentations / Q & A
7:30PM-8:00PM Break
8:00PM-8:30PM Keynote Speaker: Gianluca Rattazzi
  Chairman and CEO, BlueArc
  Topic: "System/network companies, current state and future prospect"
8:30PM-9:00PM Keynote Speaker: Ellen Siminoff
  President and CEO, Efficient Frontier
  Topic: "Search engine Market outlook"
9:00PM-9:30PM Group Discussion







Gianluca Rattazzi, Chairman and CEO, BlueArc
Prior to joining BlueArc, Rattazzi was president and CEO of Meridian Data, a pioneer and leader in network attached storage. Previously, he co-founded P-COM, a telecom and communications equipment company, and Parallan Computers, an enterprise-class server company, where he served as president and CEO. Rattazzi successfully led initial public offerings for Meridian Data and Parallan Computers as well as Meridian's later acquisition by Quantum Corporation. He earned an MSEE and an MSCS from the University of California, Berkeley and a Doctorate in physics from the University of Rome, Italy. 

Gianluca Rattazzi

Ellen Siminoff, President and CEO, Efficient Frontier

Ellen Siminoff was a founding member of the executive team at Yahoo! and retired in 2002 after six adventurous years. During her tenure, she led business development (VP, Business Development and Planning), corporate development (SVP, Corporate Development) and eventually ran the small business and entertainment business units, representing approximately 25% of Yahoo’s revenue (SVP, Entertainment and Small Business). She graduated Stanford's Graduate School of Business with an MBA in 1993 after having completed a summer in corporate finance at Salomon Brothers.


Ellen Siminoff



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