I'll be at OSBC Tuesday (2/14) and Wednesday (2/15) next week in San Francisco. OSBC is always an exciting show if you're interested in how Open Source is impacting the world of commercial software. I'm moderating a panel Tuesday 4:00pm entitled "Pitching the CIO". I'll have the CEOs of Alfresco, Zmanda, and LucidEra pitching their products to a panel of potential customers. Imagine "American Idol" meets Enterprise software! Here are the details:
02/14/2006, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Larry Augustin, Board Member, Open Source Development Labs, Inc.
John Powell, President & CEO, Alfresco.
Ken Rudin, CEO, LucidEra.
Chander Kant, Founder and CEO, Zmanda.
Tom Fisher, Vice President, Information Technology, Qualcomm.
Maurizio Ferconi, Managing Director, Financial Engineering, Putnam Investments.
John Alberg, Co-founder, CTO & VP of Customer Operations, Employease, Inc.
Tim Golden, Senior Vice President, Bank of America.
Three startups get their 20 minutes of fame pitching prospective CIO customers on their companies and products. Five minutes to pitch, and another 15 minutes of questioning by a distinguished panel of senior IT executives. Each of these startups raised money from tier-one venture capital firms - now can they sell to their target customers? A fascinating glimpse into the mind of the CIO: what they're buying, what they're not, and why.