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Jan. 21 panel discussion of "E-business, technology and public policy" will feature high-tech execs

Posted 01/19/00

A group of executives of leading Internet and high-tech companies will present a panel discussion of "E-Business, Technology and Public Policy" at Dartmouth on Friday, Jan. 21 from 12:30 - 2 p.m. in Collis Common Ground.

Free and open to the public, the discussion will cover a variety of topics, which may include "The Internet Boom: How to Find Your Niche," "Privacy in the Net Century: Any Chance?," "Taxation of the Internet: What's the Best Course?," "eGovernment: Can Government Really Reinvent Itself?," and "America's Dominant Position in High-Tech: Can It Continue?".

The panel is expected to include Jonathan Edwards, a 1982 graduate of Dartmouth who is President of Mediaplex(San Francisco, CA); Gregory Slayton, a 1981 graduate of Dartmouth who is President and Chief Executive Officer of ClickAction, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA); Clifford M. Sobel, Chairman of Net2Phone, Inc. (Hackensack, N.J.); William (Bill) T. Coleman III, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of BEA Systems, Inc.(San Jose, CA); Brian Halla, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of National Semiconductor (Santa Clara, CA); Floyd Kvamme, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (Menlo Park, CA); and Jesse Devitte, Founder and President, Vertical Market Ventures (Concord, NH). Philip J. Ferneau, Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, will serve as moderator.

The Dartmouth event will be the last of a series of presentations in New Hampshire by the executives, who are members of the George W. Bush for President National Information Technology Council and are conducting a three-day visit to the state. The event is cosponsored by Dartmouth's Rockefeller Center , Computer Science Department, Office of Computing Services and Thayer School of Engineering.

For further information, call the Rockefeller Center at (603) 646-3874.

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

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