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


IT R&D Ecosystem Workshop—Silicon Valley

Eric Benhamou and Randy H. Katz, Co-Chairs

February 23, 2007

Computer History Museum
Noyce Conference Room
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043


Open Session Agenda


Friday, February 23, 2007


9:00 a.m. – 9:15 Welcome to the Open Session and Workshop

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


9:15 – 10:45 Panel I: Perspectives on China’s and India’s Roles in the IT R&D Ecosystem

Session Organizer: Martin Kenney, University of California, Davis


Vinod Dham, NewPath Ventures LLC

Dixon Doll, DCM-Doll Capital Management

Martin Haemmig, Consultant

Lenny Mendonca, McKinsey & Co.

Q&A with presenters


10:45 – 11:00 Break


11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Panel II: Perspectives from Long-Time Observers of the Ecosystem

Session Organizer: Randy Katz, University of California, Berkeley


John Markoff, New York Times and Visiting Lecturer, Stanford University

Geoffrey Moore, TGC Advisors

Kara Swisher, Wall Street Journal

Hal Varian, University of California, Berkeley

Q&A with presenters


12:30 – 1:30 Working Lunch


1:30 – 3:00 Panel III: Perspectives from Serial Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors

Session Organizer: Arati Prabhakar, US Venture Partners


Ron Conway, Angel Investors

Judy Estrin, Packet Design

Andreas von Bechtolsheim, Sun Microsystems

Q&A with presenters


3:00 – 3:30 Break


3:30 – 5:00 Panel IV: A Cross-Industry, Global View of the Ecosystem

Session Organizer: Steven Klepper, Carnegie Mellon University


Timothy Bresnahan, Stanford University

Rafiq Dossani, Stanford University

David Mowery, University of California, Berkeley (participating via conference phone)

AnnaLee Saxenian, University of California, Berkeley (participating via conference phone)

Q&A with presenters


5:00 – 5:30 Banking Business Models for Working with Innovative Companies

Kenneth Wilcox, Silicon Valley Bank and SVB Financial Group


5:30 Closing Remarks for Workshop


6:00 Working Dinner for committee, speakers, and invited guests only

Ristorante Don Giovanni

235 Castro Street

Mountain View CA



7:30 Discussion with Carver Mead, Foveon, Inc.

(Time approximate)

Ristorante Don Giovanni

Public is welcome


9:00 Adjourn