950 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, California 94304

Event: 'MAIN EVENT: Capitalizing On Emerging Markets & Technologies'

Date: Thursday, June 01, 2006 At 06:00
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
Contact: Laura Weigant Location: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR Campus), 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304 Email: [email protected]
URL: www.svase.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&Itemid=149&extmode=view&extid=395

Venture Capitalists are literally flying to China and India in droves, in Europe and Asia you can use your cell phone to buy a Coke at a drinks dispensing machine, while in America geo-social networking companies are sprouting like daisies, and the medical market to support aging baby boomers is beginning to take off. Are markets driving the need for technologies, or is it the other way around? And what technologies are hot in which geographic and user markets?

What?s the best market for YOUR new technology?
This lively panel discussion will explore current trends and future predictions on markets and technologies by exploring the following:
? What are the hot emerging Markets ? consumer, business, geographic, social, entertainment?
? What are the hot emerging technologies ? IT, Communications, Mobility, Medical
? How are these interrelated?
? How does a startup here capitalize on a market demand half way around the world?
? What should entrepreneurs focus on ? the market or the technology?

The Panel:
? Anthony Townsend, Research Director, Institute for the Future
? Tony Parisi, Founder & President, Media Machines
other panelists TBD

Moderator: TBD

Thursday, June 1
6.00-7.00 pm: Networking and Dinner
7.00-8:30 pm: Panel discussion and Q/A

To reserve an Exhibit Table
Contact [email protected], $500 Members, $1,000 Non-members.

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR Campus), 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304

PRE-REGISTERED RATES (All Rates Include Hors D?oeuvres)
Members - $20; Affiliates who advertise this event - $29;General Public - $49

WALK-IN RATES: Add $10.00 to the listed price

Speaker Bios:
Anthony Townsend, Institute for the Future
Anthony has been researching the implications of new technology on cities and public institutions for over a decade. At IFTF, Anthony's work focuses on several inter-related topics: pervasive computing, the urban environment, economics and demographics, public and nonprofit organizations, and the media industry. Prior to joining IFTF, Anthony enjoyed a brief but productive academic career at New York University, where he directed research sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security. Anthony is active in international futures research networks, and received a Fulbright scholarship in 2004 to study the social impacts of broadband in South Korea. He was one of the original founders of NYCwireless, a pioneer in the municipal wireless movement. Anthony received his Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003.

Tony Parisi, Media Machines
Tony Parisi is a technology pioneer and accomplished entrepreneur at the forefront of Internet New Media. Tony is co-creator of the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML), the ISO standard for 3D graphics on the World Wide Web, and is widely recognized as an expert in standards, technologies and emerging markets for interactive rich media.
In 1995 Tony founded Intervista Software, an early innovator in real-time, networked 3D graphics technology and developed WorldView?, the first real-time VRML viewer for Microsoft Windows. In 1998 Intervista was purchased by PLATINUM technology, inc. and Tony joined the company to lead business affairs for its 3D visualization group.
In 1999 Tony founded Media Machines to provided business planning, business development and technology consulting services to companies in the bay area and worldwide. Tony is spearheading the development of Flux? , a real-time 3D technology that continues to push the envelope in interactive graphics for the web. Tony is also a lead editor and co-chair of the Extensible 3D (X3D) Specification, the new standard for Web3D graphics being developed by the Web3D Consortium

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