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2005

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The following is the agenda from the 2005 Nantucket Conference. Guest activities are in italics.

Thursday, May 5

4:30pm-5:30pm

New Directions, New Challenges: What's Happening in RFID, VOIP, and the Internet of Video

Speakers:
Hassan Ahmed, CEO and Chairman, Sonus Networks
Jeremy Allaire, Chairman, Founder and President, Brightcove
Linda Bernardi, CEO, ConnecTerra

Moderator:
Vinit Nijhawan, Executive Director, airwide solutions; President, TiE-Boston

5:30pm-7:30pm

Opening cocktail reception

7:30pm

Dinner in Nantucket

Friday, May 6

7:30am-8:30am

Breakfast

8:30am-9:00am

Introductions

9:00am-10:15am

East vs. West, Consumer vs. Enterprise: A Conversation About Trends, Technologies and Regional Advantage

Speakers:
Mitchell Kertzman, Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Steve Killeen, CEO, WorldWinner
Bill Raduchel, Chairman and CEO, Ruckus Network
Ron Sege, President and CEO, Tropos Networks
Carol Vallone, CEO, WebCT

Moderator:
Scott Kirsner, Contributing editor at Wired Magazine and Fast Company; @large columnist for the Boston Globe

10:00am-11:30am

Children's Activity: Storytime at the Nantucket Atheneum

10:00am-11:45am

Guest activity: Yoga with Nan Strelnitski of thespace, Inc.

10:15am-10:45am

Networking Break

10:45am-12:00pm

Fireside Chat

Speaker:
Jeff Taylor, CEO, Monster.com

Moderator:
Bill Taylor, Cofounder and Founding editor, Fast Company

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm

Can a Tech Company Succeed Without Venture Capital?

Speakers:
Mark Ain, CEO and Chairman, Kronos
Donald Askin, Founder, Chairman and CEO, CommercialWare
Vanu Bose, President and CEO, Vanu, Inc.
Lou Volpe, Managing General Partner, Kodiak Venture Partners
Dave Watkins, CEO and co-founder, SoftScape

Moderator:
Marina Hatsopoulos, CEO and Director, Z Corporation

2:30pm-3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00pm-4:00pm

A Report from the Front: Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication

Introducer:
Alison Taunton-Rigby, CEO, RiboNovix, Inc.

Speaker:
Joseph P. Vacanti, Chief, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital

4:15pm - 5:45pm

Guide-Led Walking Tour of Nantucket's Historical District

4:15pm - 6:00pm

Cooking demonstration on the White Elephant sunroom deck. Join the White Elephant chef as he explains and prepares a scallop appetizer and FireCone Salmon entrée. He will also discuss local seafood & grill cooking

4:15pm - 6:30pm

Join a team and compete at the 2nd Nantucket Cup scavenger hunt, led by Rootles

6:30pm - 9:15pm

Children's Program - "By the Sea"

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Clambake at Point Breeze (indoors)

9:00pm -10:00pm

Jam session featuring Nantucket Conference attendees

Saturday, May 7

8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast

9:00am-10:15am

Pain Points: How Tech Vendors Identify Opportunities at Prospective Customers, and How CIOs Buy Technology

Speakers:
Yuchun Lee, CEO, Unica
John Leggate, CIO and Group Vice President, BP
Chris Randles,Chairman, President and CEO, Mathsoft
Dennis Shockro, Vice President, Information Systems, The Yankee Candle Company, Inc.
John Watkins, CIO, Fairchild Semiconductor

Moderator:
Thornton May, Futurist; Executive Director and Dean, IT Leadership Academy

10:00am-11:00am

Children's Activity: Casey Boukus, instructor at thespace, inc. invites kids of all ages and grown-ups too, to join her traditional circle and line dancing class which celebrates peace, movement and community

10:15am-10:45am

Networking Break

10:45am-12:00pm

The New Landscape of VC and Investment Banking

Speakers:
Tom Burkardt, Venture Partner, Fidelity Ventures
Bob Higgins, Founder, Highland Capital Partners
Ben Howe, co-founder and Managing Partner, Americas Growth Capital
Mark Rostick, Managing Director, Intel Capital
Nina Saberi, Founder and Partner, Castile Ventures

Moderator:
John Landry, Managing Director, Lead Dog Ventures; Chairman and CTO, Adesso Systems

10:45am-12:45pm

Guest Activity: Nantucket Artist's Association gallery visit

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm

Fireside Chat

Speaker:
Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google Inc.

Moderator:
Bob Metcalfe, General Partner, Polaris Venture Partners

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Van tour of Nantucket given by Gail's Tours

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sanford Farm Adventure: Explore the wide open spaces of Nantucket with Dr. Bob Kennedy of the Maria Mitchell Association, on a 2 hour walking tour of Sanford Farm, one of Nantucket's premier natural areas

Sponsored by: Gustin Partners