November 21, 2000
7:45 AM to 9:00 AM
UBS Swiss Bank, 10 East 50th Street
Donna Campbell, director, Ericsson Cyberlab
Owen Davis, chairman, CEO & co-founder, Sonata
Seth Goldstein, principal, Flatiron Partners
Gordon Gould, CEO, UPOC
Daniel Torras, regional manager & expert analyst on wireless, Pyramid Research
Donna Campbell, director, Ericsson CyberLab NY
Donna Campbell is Director of Ericsson CyberLab NY, a technology and business innovation center focused on Mobile Internet. In that role, she advises companies on how mobility will impact their brands and businesses. One of Silicon Alley’s pioneers, Ms. Campbell helped establish new media divisions at Hearst Corporation and Readers Digest and has been involved in several Alley start-ups. Ms. Campbell actively supports technology access for low-income communities. She established a computer training program at Harlem YMCA, helped found Ericsson’s Erica Awards for non-profits using technology, and is on the board of MOUSE (Making Opportunities for Upgrading Schools and Education). Ms. Campbell graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from University of North Dakota and has an MFA from City University of NY.
Owen Davis, Chairman, CEO and co-founder, Sonata
Owen has worked in all aspects of the online world, including client work for the original America Online, Prodigy and MSN. He created one of the first 200 web sites on-line, and founded Thinking Media (then dot.com Development, Inc.) in the summer of 1995. Owen is also the author of Instant Java Applets, available from Ziff-Davis Press. He is an original member of the World Wide Web Artist’s Consortium, and served on that group’s board. Owen was named as one of the 100 Top Internet Executives in New York by The Silicon Alley Reporter in 1997, 1998 and 1999. He received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University.
Seth Goldstein, Principal, Flatiron Partners
Seth is an investment principal at Flatiron Partners, the leading Silicon Alley Internet Venture Capital firm where he spearheads the $50 million-dollar Pervasive computing initiative. At Flatiron, Seth has built a portfolio that has grown to include FusionOne, Kozmo.com, PlanetFeedback, PortalPlayer, Quixi, Scout Electromedia, Sonata and Vindigo. At Flatiron, Seth also co-founded and incubated IAN (the Internet Appliance Network). Before joining Flatiron Partners, Seth created Root.net, a digital convenience service for busily connected professionals. Prior to Root.net, Seth founded one of the industry’s first Internet marketing agencies, SiteSpecific. A pioneer in direct response strategies for interactive brands and online businesses, the firm’s clients included Microsoft, Bristol Myers Squibb, Travelocity and NECX. In 1997, SiteSpecific was acquired by CKS, where Seth then served as Senior Vice President. He is a regularly- featured speaker/expert at industry-wide conferences and is seen on many national news outlets including CNN, CNBC, CNNfn, and has been quoted in Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Industry Standard, Business Week, Forbes, and leading Internet and mainstream publications.
Gordon R. Gould, CEO, UPOC
Before founding Upoc, Gordon was President and COO of Rising Tide Studios, parent company of the Silicon Alley Reporter and the Digital Coast Reporter — two market-leading publications covering the internet media business. He continues to serve on the Rising Tide board and on the board of MOUSE, a non-profit organization focused on wiring public high schools and encouraging technology-enabled curriculum reform. Gordon graduated from Pitzer College with a degree in Environmental Studies.Daniel Torras, regional manager & expert analyst on wireless, Pyramid Research
Daniel Torras is a Regional Manager of Western Europe for Pyramid Research, a division of the Economist Intelligence Unit. Mr. Torras oversees the company’s coverage and analysis of communications markets and technology trends in Western Europe, with a special emphasis on wireless communications and third generation mobile telephony. In addition to his contribution to Pyramid Research’s consulting capabilities, Mr. Torras has authored some of Pyramid’s most authoritative articles and benchmark studies on the UMTS licensing procedures in Europe, the consolidation trends in the European telecommunications marketplace and the strategies of wireless operators. Mr. Torras has been quoted in telecommunications publications such as the451.com and ROAM. Prior to joining Pyramid Research, Mr. Torras held consulting positions with Cluster Consulting, where he specialized in market entry strategies and strategy development for mobile telecommunications operators in Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Latin America. In this position, Mr. Torras also advised wireless operators on the market opportunity for fixed wireless broadband communications and mobile Internet.