Speaker: Kevin Fong, a Managing Partner of Mayfield
Kevin joined Mayfield in 1988 and became a Managing Director in 1999. He was an early investor in many of technology's leading networking and communications companies including, Legato Systems, Alantec, Crescendo Communications, Latitude and Redback Networks. Kevin currently sits on the boards of 3PARdata, Cemaphore Systems, Cooligy, Hammerhead Systems, ONStor, Monet Mobile Networks and Tasman Networks. His Mayfield Impact Investments include Alantec, Crescendo Communications, Legato and Redback Networks. Kevin was also an investor in Primary Access.Kevin earned an M.B.A. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from U.C. Berkeley.



Kevin Fong


Speaker: Greg McAdoo, Partner of Sequoia Capital
Greg McAdoo focuses on investments in the components and systems sectors and joined Sequoia Capital in 2000. He is currently Director of SolarFlare, Big Bear Networks, & Isilon Systems. Greg was also responsible for Sequoia's investment in Allegro Systems (Acquired by Cisco in 2001). Formerly President and CEO of Sentient Networks (Acquired by Cisco Systems), Greg has over 17 years of engineering and management experience in the networking industry. Greg has held senior engineering and executive level management positions at Cisco Systems, Sourcecom, Micom Communications and Datability Systems. Greg holds a BSEE degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology.



Greg McAdoo

Speaker: Avi Katz, CEO and President Intransa, Inc.
Prior to Intransa, Dr. Katz served as the CEO and President of Equator Technologies, Inc., the industry's choice for video streaming engines and platforms. Katz is a recognized expert in managing turnaround situations, converting companies into successful, profitable businesses. Prior to Equator, Katz served as Senior VP of Global Operations for ASTeX, where he quadrupled the company’s revenue over an 18-month period by implementing orthogonal business models and practices. Preceding ASTeX, he was VP of Strategic Business Development and CTO for Watkins-Johnson Semiconductor Equipment Group. Katz, a graduate of the Israeli Naval Academy, holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Semiconductors Materials Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.


Avi Katz

Speaker: Silvano Gai, Fellow, Cisco Systems
Silvano Gai joined Cisco Systems in 1997 and he is currently a Cisco Fellow. His present activity is in the area of SANs (Storage Area Networks) and in particular SAN internetworking and virtualization. Before joining Cisco Silvano was a professor of Computer Networks at Politecnico di Torino, a public University in the North-West of Italy. He has had the tenure since November 1993 and he has also been the advisor for approximately 70 Master Degree and 8 Ph.D. theses.
Silvano has published five books, one CD-ROM, 20 papers in IEEE and other International Magazines, 12 papers in Italian magazines, 43 papers at international conferences, Internet Drafts and RFCs. While working for Cisco he has filed approximately 40 Patent Applications, of which 10 US Patents have already been issued and 30 are still pending.


Silvano Gai


Speaker: Philip Black, President and CEO of LightSand Communications
Philip Black is a storage and telecoms industry veteran, with over 23 years of experience as a successful CEO with 2 IPOs under his belt. He is currently CEO at LightSand Communications, a SAN extension company. Philip came to LightSand from his participation as Managing Partner at IN_Fusion, a storage industry consulting firm. Prior to that, Philip was the CEO of Box Hill / Dot Hill (NYSE: HIL) a storage systems manufacturer that he took public in 1997. Philip was also the founder and CEO of Tekelec (NASDQ:TKLC) a telecoms equipment provider that he took public in 1986. Additionally Philip has had extensive experience serving on public company Boards, and is very well versed in the storage, SAN and service provider markets.


Philip Black

Moderator: Shmuel Shottan, Senior VP of Product Development, BLUEARC
Mr. Shottan has over 22 years experience in the research and development of hardware and software, and in engineering management for firms ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, Mr. Shottan was the senior vice president of Engineering and Chief Strategy Officer for SNAP Appliances, Inc. Prior to Snap Appliances spin-off from Quantum corporation, Shmuel served as VP and general partner of Quantum Technology Ventures. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer at Meridian Data (acquired by Quantum). Before that, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technical Officer of Paralla Computer.Shmuel holds a BSEE degree from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.


Shmuel Shottan

Panelist: Chris Schaepe, General Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners
Chris is a founding partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners, focusing primarily on investments in the areas of networking, storage and semiconductors. He has eleven years of venture capital experience and four years of operating experience.Prior to joining Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners in 1991, Chris worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in corporate finance and capital markets roles. He began his career as a software engineer at IBM. He holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Chris Schaepe

Panelist: John Mascarenas, Director & Senior Investment Manager, Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investment group
Mr. Mascarenas currently directs Intel's investments in Networked Storage. Mr. Mascarenas joined Intel Corporation in 1980 and Intel Capital in 1998 where he has been directly involved in over 42 transactions totaling over $1B. Prior to joining Intel Capital, Mr. Mascarenas held senior level positions at Intel in sales, marketing, product service and engineering. He was also involved in several new technology startup ventures for Intel. Mr. Mascarenas holds two industrial design patents in digital imaging.



John Mascarenas

Panelist: Tom Buiocchi, Vice President of Marketing, Brocade

Tom Buiocchi has nearly 20 years of marketing and strategy management experience working for leading technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Apex, Inc. Prior to joining the Rhapsody team, Tom was Vice President of Marketing at Peakstone Corporation, where he led the introduction of capacity management software for Internet infrastructure applications and infrastructure. Before that, Tom focused on the OEM market while Vice President of Marketing at Apex, Inc., the leading manufacturer of console management switches for the top server manufacturers. Tom holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Union College.

Tom Buiocchi

Panelist: Mohsen Moazami, Vice President and Global Managing Director Internet Business Solutions Group Cisco Systems, Inc.
In his work at Cisco he is responsible for $500 million of revenue stream in Consumer Products Manufacturing, Retail and Transportation industries, as well as the Public Sector vertical. Mr. Moazami works with senior management of global 500 companies like Sony, Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Procter & Gamble to help accelerate their e-business strategies and success. Mr. Moazami sits on the Advisory Board for Coca Cola Corporation, and he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as The Economist Summits, GMA’s Executive Conference, COMDEX, Fairchild CEO Summit and National Retail Federation. Mr. Moazami has been quoted in Wall Street Journal, USA Today, ABC News, InformationWeek, Computerworld and other leading publications. Mr. Moazami holds a Masters degree from Stanford University



Mohsen Moazami



Panelist: Daniel L. Appelman, Shareholder, Heller Ehrman
Daniel Appelman joined Heller Ehrman in 1988. He is a member of the firm’s Life Sciences & Technology National Practice Group, as well as the Corporate Securities, M&A National Practice Group; and he was the founding co-chair of the firm’s technology practice.Mr. Appelman has published articles on computer and telecommunications law and the law of electronic commerce, and he has frequently lectured on legal developments in those fields. He currently serves as chair of the California State Bar’s Cyberspace Law Committee and as an Advisory Member of the Entrepreneurs Forum of the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Appelman holds a School of Law (J.D., 1981) from the University of California and from Temple University (Ph.D., Telecommunications Law and Public Policy, 1983).



Daniel Appelman

Panelist: Bruce Hillsberg , Director of Federal Storage Solutions, IBM
Bruce joined IBM in 1981 and has held numerous software technology positions in IBM. Most recently, Bruce was the director of storage software strategy responsible for developing the technology strategy for IBM storage infrastructure software, identifying and incubating new technologies, and identifying emerging opportunities for IBM's storage software business. Prior responsibilities include development responsibility for Small Business Internet Appliances, responsibility for IBM's Year 2000 testing strategy for IBM's internal applications, developing B2B solutions for European Banking customers, leading middleware integration initiatives and design leadership for IBM systems and network management products.

Bruce Hillsberg

Panelist: Eric Burgener, Vice President of Marketing, Topio
Eric Burgener has over 18 years of experience in the high tech industry and has worked in sales, product marketing, product management, customer support, strategic alliances and business development for major industry players such as Sun Microsystems, Veritas Software and Dell. With over 10 years of storage specific experience, he has managed storage hardware and software products for companies such as Pyramid Technology, Veritas Software, ConvergeNet Technologies and Dell. Prior to joining Topio, Eric was an Executive In Residence with Mayfield, a venture capitalist in Menlo Park, California. Eric holds a B.A. from Bowdoin College and an MBA from University of California at Berkeley.


Eric Burgener




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