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Pre-Symposium Seminar, February 8, 2006
Program Day 1, February 9, 2006
Program Day 2, February 10, 2006 

The event will take place the evening of Wednesday, February 8, 2006, at the Schwab Residential Center, located at 680 Serra Street on the Stanford University Campus.

The program will consist of a special introductory presentation by Reid Dennis, entitled “50 Years of Venture Capital.” Reid is a Stanford MBA and a prominent member of the venture capitalist community from the very start. In 1980 he founded Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), and is responsible for some of the best known success stories in the Valley, including Borland, Ask Jeeves, Excite, Netflix, TiVo, Polycom, Seagate Technologies and Sequent Computer Systems.

The second part of the program will be a panel discussion entitled "Investment Opportunities Outside Silicon Valley." Panelists include: Valentin Gapontsev, Founder & CEO, IPG Photonics, DJ Peterson, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation and Luis Mejia, Senior Associate, Stanford Office of Technology Licensing. The official program will conclude with a networking reception.

7:30 am

 

Registration Open


 

8:00 am

 

Continental Breakfast


 

9:00 am

 

Opening Ceremony
Alexandra Johnson
, President USRTS, LLC

Co-Chairs: Secretary William Perry & Minister Andrey Fursenko

George Schultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State and Dr. George H. Atkinson, Science & Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State

Coit D. Blacker, Director & Sr. Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford and Pitch Johnson, Founding Partner, Asset Management Company


 

10:00 am

 

Elements of the Entrepreneurial System
Moderator: Mary Warlick
, Director of Russian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Norm Fogelsong, General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
Gary Hart, Former U.S. Senator
John Huhs, Senior Partner & Founder, Moscow and Almaty Offices, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP
Oleg Byakhov, Head of Information Society Department, Ministry of ICT, Russia

 

11:00 am

 

Technology Trends
Stacy J. Smith
, VP of Finance & Enterprise Services and CIO, Intel Corporation

 

11:45 pm

 

Break

 

12:00 pm

 

Lunch & Keynote
Special Presentation by Dr. Yuriy Zhdanov, Director, The Russian Agency of Governing Special Economic  Zones.

Keynote address by Floyd Kvamme, Co-Chair of the President's Council on Science and Technology (PCAST) and Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

 

2:00 pm

 

Investment Opportunities in Russia
Moderator: Andrey Kunov VP, USRTS LLC, PhD Candidate, Stanford University

Joseph P. Bowman, Senior Investment Manager, Russian Technologies
Sergey Kalin, Director of Lebedev Institute of Precise Mechanics and Computer Equipment, RAS
Pavel Khokhryakov, CEO & President, Promsvyazcapital Group
Vsevolod Raskin, VP Global Corporate Finance, Deutsche Bank

 

3:00 pm

 

Fireside Chat: Investing in Future Leaders
Linda Himelstein
, Author, Former Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, Business Week
Ann Winblad, Co-Founding Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Tim Draper, Founder & Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

 

3:45 pm

 

Coffee Break

 

4:00 pm

 

Successful International Entrepreneurship
Interviewer: David Ai
, Chief Advisor, Hitachi Corporate Ventures

Andrew Sviridenko, Founder and Chairman, SPIRIT DSP
Dr. Janusz Bryzek, CTO & Chairman, LVSI (LV Sensors,  Inc.)
Ayan Mukerji, SVP -  North America, Product Engineering Solutions, Wipro Technologies
Michael Zhao, President & CEO, Array Networks

 

5:00 pm

 

Cocktail Reception & Sponsor Exhibits

 

6:00 pm

 

Interactive Dinner:
The Many Faces of Innovation

Host, Geoffrey Moore, Author and Partner, Mohr, Davidow Ventures

9:00 am

 

Outsourcing: Cost Saving Measures or R&D Partnership?
Alex Freedland
, CEO, Mirantis
Edward Charrier, GM Process Analysis Division, Executive Sponsor of Russian  Programs for KLA-Tencor
Arthur L. George, Partner, Baker McKenzie
Alexey Komkov, GM, Cadence Design Systems, Russia
Alexis Sukharev, Board Member, RUSSOFT, Founder and President, Auriga, Inc

 

10:00 am

 

Fireside Chat: Venturing Abroad: From Silicon Valley to India and Russia
Moderator: Dr. Moira A. Gunn,
Host, NPR’s “TechNation” and “BioTechNation"

Patricia Cloherty, Chairman & CEO, Delta Private Equity Partners
Bill Draper, General Partner, Draper Richards

 

10:45 am

 

Coffee Break

 

11:00 am

 

 

Collaboration Between Blue-Chip Companies and Start-Ups
Moderator: Igor Agamirzyan
, National Technology Officer, Microsoft Russia and CIS

Shlomo Caine, Director, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia & Israel, Intel Capital
Jan Miller, Director Business Development, Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin
Igor Neyman, VP Real-Time Collaboration Products, Oracle
Vladimir Polutin, Managing Director, St. Petersburg Software Development, Global Software Group, Motorola
Jennifer Trelewics, Director, IBM Russian Systems and Technology Laboratory

 

12:00 pm

 

Break

 

12:30 pm

 

Lunch & Keynote: The New Big Thing
Vinton Cerf
, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

 

2:00 pm

 

Innovation Success Stories
Moderator: Dr. Alexander Galitsky
, Galitsky Holdings AV

Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft
Dmitriy Kurashev, CEO of Famatech
Nikolay Savchuk, President ChemDiv
Ratmir Timashev, CEO, AMUST Software, Partner ABRT Venture Fund

 

3:00 pm

 

Emerging Markets as a Source of Disruptive Technologies
Moderator: Aaron Gershenberg
, Managing Partner, SVB Capital

Manish Chandra, Founder & CEO, Kaboodle
Howard Hartenbaum, Partner, Draper Richards
Reid Hoffman, CEO, Linked-In
Bill Reichert,  Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures

 

4:00 pm

 

Coffee Break

 

4:15 pm

 

Venture Capital in Emerging Markets: Lessons for Russia
Moderator: Heidi Roizen
, Managing Director, Mobius Venture Capital

Marco DeMIroz, Managing Director, Selby Ventures
Dick Kramlich, General Partner and Co-founder, New Enterprise Associates
Alex Osadzinski, Partner, Trinity Ventures

 

5:15 pm

 

Closing Remarks by Symposium Co-Chairs & Founders

 

6:00 pm

 

Farewell Reception

John Schwarz
President & CEO
Symantec


Robert Towbin
Managing Director
Stephens, Inc.


Mary Warlick & Panel
Director, Office of Russian Affairs, U.S. State Department


A member of the audience
grills a speaker


Shane Robison
EVP & Chief Strategy and Technology Officer
Hewlett Packard


Claude Leglise
Vice President
Intel Capital


Esther Dyson
CNET Networks
Igor Agamirzian
Microsoft Russia/CIS


Heidi Roizen
Managing Director
Mobius Venture Capital


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