IDG Executive Forums Announces Agenda Advisory Council

SAN MATEO, CA – SEPTEMBER 5, 2001 – IDG Executive Forums has announced formation of an elite team of technology leaders to advise them on Agenda 2002, which is scheduled for October 13-17, 2001 at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Agenda Executive Producer, James Fallows, says, "The men and women on this panel have won the respect of their colleagues in the industry for their accomplishments. They also have experience with Agenda and have volunteered to share their time, advice, and insights to maintain it as the influential,

compelling event it has been for fifteen years. The strongest parts of the technology economy will be those best able to adapt to radically different market conditions, and Agenda is renewing and re-inventing itself as well. Our Council members have provided crucial help in making this happen."

The Council is working with Fallows and the IDG staff to ensure that Agenda 2002 is a stellar event that truly sets the stage for the next year's technology agenda.

The following technology leaders have joined forces on the Agenda Advisory Council:

— Stewart Alsop, General Partner, New Enterprise Associates and AGENDA founding producer

— Craig Barrett, President & CEO, Intel

— Marc Benioff, Chairman,

— Tom Berquist, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

— Lise Buyer, Partner, Technology Partners Venture Capital

— Scott Cook, Chairman, Executive Committee, Intuit

— Scott Cutler, CEO Cutler & Associates/ Professor, Rice University

— Hermann Hauser, Director, Amadeus Capital Partners

— Bill Kennard, Managing Director, Carlyle Group and Former Chairman, FCC

— Vinod Khosla, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers

— Mary Pat McCarthy, Vice Chairman, KPMG

— Afshin Mohebbi, President & COO, Qwest Communications

— Eric Schmidt, Chairman, Novell & Google

— Nirav Tolia, Co-founder & CEO, Epinions

— Enzo Torresi, Founder, EuroFund

— Mike Volpi, Senior Vice President, Internet Switching & Services, Cisco Systems

— Richard Saul Wurman, Founder, TED Conferences

"Jim Fallows has worked extremely hard at crafting a meaningful new program for the Agenda Conference, and we at Cisco look forward to helping Agenda uphold its tradition of being one of the industry's 'must attend' events on any executive's schedule," said Mike Volpi, Senior Vice President of Cisco's Internet Switching and Services Technology Group.

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