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Sixth Annual Global Technology Symposium

The Sixth Annual Global Technology Symposium 
Stanford University’s Arrillaga Alumni Center in Palo Alto, California
March 26-27, 2009

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The Symposium is the premier investor conference focused on technology and growth companies in Silicon Valley, BRIC countries, and other emerging markets. The event is expected to draw several hundred leaders in business, science, venture capital,  entrepreneurship, and policy making from Central and Eastern Europe, BRIC countries, and the United States.

USRCCNE Members can receive a $50 discount on this conference. Contact info@globaltechsymposium.com for the registration code.

We are honored to announce the confirmed speakers for this year’s Symposium, which will focus on the theme of “entrepreneurship and investment in a turbulent economy” and will feature a keynote address by T. Boone Pickens of BP Capital.  The distinguished experts on technology, business, and politics include:

• Sergei Belousov, CEO and founder, Parallels
• Tom Campbell, former U.S. Representative and dean of UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business
• Matthew Clark, Senior Director, Strategic and Emerging Business Team, Microsoft
• Reid Dennis, Founder, Institutional Venture Partners
• Bill Draper, General Partner, Draper Richards
• Claudia Fan Munce, VP Corporate Strategy, IBM & Managing Director, IBM Ventures
• Mark Gorenberg, Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
• Pitch Johnson, Founder, Asset Management Company
• Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
• Ray Levitt, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
• Dan’l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Strategic and Emerging Business Development, Microsoft
• Vish Makhijani, CEO, Yandex Labs, Former SVP of Yahoo Search
• John Rockwell, Managing Director, DFJ Element
• Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
• Tina Seelig PhD., Stanford University Professor, Stanford Technology Ventures Program
• Lip-Bu Tan, CEO of Cadence and Walden International

Speakers will consider issues such as how emerging growth companies can cope with the economic downturn; strategies for sourcing from, and selling to, emerging markets; optimizing global supply chains; regulatory responses to the global financial crisis and how they affect national competitiveness; trends in intellectual property; and next-generation green technologies. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Please visit www.GlobalTechSymposium.com to take advantage of our “Crisis Special” offer of USD 795 per ticket!  In addition, members of the U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce of New England may claim an additional USD 50.00 discount by contacting info@globaltechsymposium.com, after which we will send them a special registration code.

Finally, this year, the Global Technology Symposium will host a pitch competition for early stage companies looking for financing from sophisticated investors. The pitch competition allows companies to compete for the GTS Top Global Innovator award and to receive valuable feedback from a panel of successful venture capitalists from all over the globe. The event will be held at Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California, on the evening of March 25, 2009. For more details please visit: http://www.globaltechsymposium.com/stanford/live/default.asp?menuid=11489.

The 2009 Symposium is organized in conjunction with the San Francisco Global Trade Council and the U.S.-Polish Trade Council and is supported by the Stanford School of Engineering.


Global Tech Symposium, 2009 Brochure

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