Date & Time: 
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Event Location: 
Network Meeting Center at the TechMart, 5201 Great America Parkway, Suite 122 Santa Clara, CA 95054
Event Description: 

Skyscraper and Blue SkyWorkplace 2.0 – Three Megatrends Defining A New Work Paradigm

There are three megatrends beginning to define a new work paradigm that is completely changing how business is done and consequently how executives lead and prioritize:

  • Virtualization (cloud computing): work is done anywhere
  • Mobilization (smart devices beyond the PC): work is done anytime
  • Socialization (collaborative, social technologies): work is done by anyone

Dr. Pehong Chen, CEO of BroadVision Inc. and founder of multiple successful Silicon Valley startups and Board Member of technology companies around the globe, will explore how these new work paradigms affect leadership, how the emergence of social technologies both within and outside the enterprise affect business decisions and relationships with customers, and how executives can foster more productive and lucrative businesses by understanding and embracing these trends.

Join us to hear Dr. Chen's perspective, and to interact with him.

When: Monday October 24, 2001
Where:
Network Meeting Center at the TechMart, 5201 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara
Time:
6:00 P.M. - Registration
6:30 P.M. - Keynote Presentation, Q&A
8:00 P.M. - Networking Reception
Cost:
Free for all Saint Mary's College students and prospective MBA students
$25 for Saint Mary's Alumni
$35 for Guests
RSVP Button(Heavy appetizers will be served)
RSVP: Registration is Required

Dr. Pehong ChenDr. Pehong Chen is Chairman, President and CEO of BroadVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: BVSN), which he founded in May 1993. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, with offices and operations in more than 20 other cities around the world, BroadVision is an innovative provider of online commerce and business social networking solutions.

Prior to starting BroadVision, he was Vice President of multimedia technology at Sybase and was responsible for the company's interactive initiatives. He founded and was President of Gain Technology, a leading supplier of multimedia software tools, where he pioneered multimedia as an enabling technology for a new generation of business applications that engage end users and consumers in a process of interaction and information exchange. Sybase, a leading supplier of database software, acquired Gain in 1992 for over $100 million.

Having personally started and run two successful startup software companies in the past 19 years, Dr. Chen has also been active in helping others do the same. In 1993, he provided startup funding for Siebel Systems, a worldwide leader in sales force automation software (acquired by Oracle). Currently, other than BroadVision, he also serves as an independent director of Sina (Nasdaq: SINA), the #1 Internet portal in China, HiSoft (Nasdaq: HSFT), a leading software out-sourcing firm in China, and Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT), a global leader in unified network threat management solutions.

Dr. Chen is currently a Vice Chairman of the Committee of 100, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving mutual understanding between United States and China through dialogue and cooperation. Dr.Chen received his PhD from Berkeley, MS from Indiana University, and BS from National Taiwan University, all in computer science. He is also a graduate of Stanford University's executive program in business and management.

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Event Contact: 

For more information about the event, please contact:

Jackie Williams
Director of Marketing and Alumni Outreach
School of Economics and Business Administration
Saint Mary's College of California
jyw1@stmarys-ca.edu

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