The U.S.-Russia Technology Symposium is the leading Russian investor conference on the West Coast, attracting the foremost experts on U.S.-Russia trade in the technology and emerging growth sectors. The Symposium cultivates a transatlantic network of businesspeople and policymakers with an interest in Russian technology and its impact in the global marketplace, and enlightens investors unfamiliar with Russia's scientific potential.
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry and Russian Minister of Education and Science Andrei Fursenko are co-chairs of the third annual Symposium, which will take place February 9-10, 2006 at the Crowne Plaza Cabaña Hotel, just down the street from the Stanford campus.
The U.S.-Russia Technology Symposium is produced in partnership with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.
Confirmed and invited speakers for the 2006 Symposium include investment experts such as:
Harry Kellogg, Vice Chairman of Silicon Valley Bank, Chairman of SVB Capital, and President of Private Client Services
David Ai, Vice President, Hitachi Corporate Venture
Patricia Cloherty, Chairman and CEO, Delta Private Equity Partners
Bill Draper, General Partner, Draper Richards L.P.
Dick Kramlich, General Partner and Co-founder, New Enterprise Associates
Heidi Roizen, Managing Director, Mobius Venture Capital
Ann Winblad, Co-Founding Partner, Hummer-Winblad Venture Partners Corporate and institutional leaders:
Virginia M. (Ginny) Rometty, Senior VP Enterprise Business Services, IBM Global Services
Stacy J. Smith, VP Finance & Enterprise Services and Chief Information Officer, Intel Corp.
John Huhs, Senior Partner and Founder, Lebeouf Lamb, Moscow
Ratmir Timashev, Chairman of the Board, Quintura, Inc.
Igor Agamirzyan, Director of Government Relations, Microsoft Russia/CIS And other experts on global trade:
Geoffrey Moore, Author of "Inside the Tornado," "Living at the Fault Line," and "The Gorilla Game"
Esther Dyson, Editor at Large, CNET Networks
Valentine Makarov, President, RUSSOFT
Mary Warlick, Director of Russian Affairs, U.S. Department of State
The U.S.-Russia Technology Symposium is produced in conjunction with the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Russian software development association RUSSOFT, and Russian IT marketing agency Fort-Ross. The Symposium is also supported by The Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, The Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Russian Federation, and the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
USRCCNE Members are entitled to a discount of $300 off the standard registration fee of $1395. When registering online at www.usrts.org, enter promotional code MPD29 when prompted.