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Committee on Assessing the Impact of Changes in the Information Technology Research and Development Ecosystem


Perspectives on the IT R&D Ecosystem Workshop—Boston

Eric Benhamou and Randy H. Katz, Co-Chairs

April 19, 2007

Doubletree Guest Suites
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02134

Longfellow East room




8:00 a.m. EDT Welcome to the Open Session and Workshop

Eric Benhamou and Randy H. Katz, Committee and Workshop Co-chairs


8:00 – 8:30 European Venture Perspectives on the IT R&D Ecosystem

Paul Deninger, Jeffries Broadview



8:30 – 10:00 Policy Dimensions of the IT R&D Ecosystem

Session Moderator: Eric Benhamou, Benhamou Global Ventures, LLC


Erik Brynjolfson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bob Litan, Kauffman Foundation (participating by conference phone)

Bob Kimball, RealNetworks, Inc. (participating by conference phone)

Q&A with presenters


10:00 – 10:30 Break


10:30 –12:00 p.m. State of University–Industry Relationships in the IT R&D Ecosystem

Session Moderator: Raj Reddy, Carnegie Mellon University


Katharine Ku, Stanford University

Scott Shane, Case Western Reserve University (participating by conference phone)

Rodney Brooks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kenneth Morse, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Q&A with presenters


12:00—1:00 EDT Working Lunch with Speaker

Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM


1:00—1:15 Break


1:15 – 2:30 International Dimensions of the IT R&D Ecosystem

Session Moderator: Eric Benhamou, Benhamou Global Ventures, LLC


Orna Berry, Gemini Israel Funds and Israel Venture Association

David Wei, Lenovo (participating by conference phone)

David Moschella, Leading Edge Forum

Q&A with presenters


2:30 – 3:00 Break


3:00 – 4:30 Emerging IT Platforms -- from Sensors to Internet Data Centers,

from Open Source to Web 2.0

Session Moderator: Randy H. Katz, University of California, Berkeley


Jamey Hicks, Nokia Research Center Cambridge

Jeff Jaffe, Novell, Inc.

Luiz Andre Barroso, Google Inc. (participating by conference phone)

Siobhan O’Mahoney, Harvard Business School

Q&A with presenters


4:30 – 5:00 Break


5:00 – 6:30 Workforce and Social Issues

Session Moderators: Stephen Barley, Stanford University and Lucy Sanders,

National Center for Women and Information Technology


Phillip J. Bond, Information Technology Association of America

Daryl Chubin, American Association for the Advancement of Science

David Finegold, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

John Sargent, Department of Commerce

Q&A with presenters


6:30 Workshop Adjournment


6:30 – 8:30 Working Dinner with Speaker

(Committee, Workshop Panelists, and Dinner Speaker)

Boathouse Grille Restaurant

Private Room: Harvard Room

Located: Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel

7:15 (approx.) Speaker: Robert M. Metcalfe, Polaris Venture Partners

The public is welcome


8:30 Adjourn Open Session


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