Speaker: John Morgridge
John Morgridge, Chairman of the Board at Cisco Systems,
joined Cisco in 1988 as President and CEO. During his tenure
as CEO, Morgridge grew the company from $5 million in sales
to over $1 billion, and from 34 employees to over 2,260
employees. In 1990, he took Cisco public and in 1995 was
In his role as Chairman, Morgridge dedicates his time to
Cisco's education and government initiatives. He also
teaches part-time at Stanford University's Graduate School
of Business and speaks regularly on entrepreneurialism and
management strategies at corporations and universities
around the world. In 1996, Stanford's Graduate School of
Business honored him with the Arbuckle Award. Morgridge
holds a BBA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from
Stanford University. He has received honorary degrees from
the University of Wisconsin, Lesley College, Northern
Illinois University, Richmond, The American International
University in London, and Carleton University.
Morgridge serves as Director of numerous non-profit
organizations, including the American Leadership Forum (ALF)
for Silicon Valley, the Nature Conservancy (TNC), Business
Executives for National Security (BENS), the Tech Advisory
Board for Milwaukee Public Schools, the Wisconsin Alumni
Research Foundation (WARF), the Cisco Foundation and the
Cisco Learning Institute. He is a board member of CARE and
Interplast, and is also a member of the Stanford Business
School Advisory Council.
Keynote Speaker: Richard T.C. LeFave
Dick LeFave is senior vice president and chief information
officer for Nextel Communications in Reston, Virginia, where he
is responsible for the strategic deployment of information
technology (IT) resources throughout Nextel. His 25 years of
experience includes over 10 years as CIO for The Boston Company,
Thomas Cook Travel of American Express, and Southern New England
Telephone. LeFave received his Masters of Business
Administration from the University of Puget Sound in Seattle,
Washington, and a Master of Science in Systems from the
University of Southern California.
Joe Korb is CEO of EyeRover Media LLC a privately held company
that specializes in software solutions for embedded systems.
EyeRover provides various video monitoring and archival services
through the MyEyeRover Portal and enterprise product line. Korb
is also a former president and current Director of GoAmerica Inc
[Nasdaq GOAM], a leading provider of wireless telecommunications
services for people with hearing loss. Prior to co-founding
GoAmerica in 1996, Korb was Vice President of Business
Development and Product Management for Ram Mobile Data, which is
now Cingular Wireless. Korb was also Vice President and Board
Member of the Portable Computing & Communications Association (PCCA),
an industry trade association."
Joe Kraus is a senior vice president and chief
information officer for Intelsat Global Services Corporation.
Formerly an inter-governmental organization, Intelsat privatized
in 2001, undergoing a radical and rapid transformation into a
successful company that provides network connectivity to
businesses through a global network of not only satellites, but
also fiber and teleports.
As head of its IT division, Kraus focuses on
effectively implementing the technology associated with making a
transformation of this magnitude, including expansion of the
worldwide network, globalization of the workforce and delivery
of new business intelligence capabilities. In August of this
year, CIO Magazine recognized Intelsat in its CIO100
award program for flexibly delivering new business capabilities
during a period of great change through its use of IT.
Kraus is a long time employee of Intelsat and
has had a wide variety of experience in the fields of systems
engineering, information technology, network engineering, and
He holds a degree in electrical engineering from
the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Science from the
University of Southern California. He is a member of the Working
Council of CIOs, the Society for Information Management, and
Cesar Larrea is the district technology manager of the Microsoft
Mid-Atlantic region. His organization is responsible for the
strategy and execution of complex technology solutions for
Microsoft's Enterprise customers. Since joining Microsoft in
1998 he has held roles as a technical architect and other
pre-sales technical positions. Prior to joining Microsoft,
Larrea worked at Oracle Corporation in various capacities such
as a DBA, consultant and systems engineer. Before that, he was a
Unix database application developer at GE Information Services.
Larrea has several years of experience in database, development,
and applications architecture in general.
Walt Strack has been the chief economist of the Wireless
Bureau since July 1996. He is responsible for analysis of
issues related to the wireless telecommunications industry and
Commission's program of auctioning spectrum licenses.
holds an M.S.
in economics from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a
economics from the University of Virginia.
Ms. Weber currently serves as CIO, Vice President
Information Systems for Meridian Health, a position held since
the formation of the three-hospital system located in Central
New Jersey in January 1997 and has over 22 years of healthcare
technology experience. Prior to the formation of Meridian Health
System Weber was the CIO at Jersey Shore University Medical
Center from 1993 to 1996, a financial and technology consultant
to the healthcare industry, an account executive at Shared
Medical Systems Corporation, and has held positions at New
Jersey Blue Cross and Irvington General Hospital. She is a
member of HIMSS, and is the past President of the Siemens Health
Services National users group.
As a research analyst in the application development and
infrastructure research group at Forrester Research, Inc, Carl Zetie is an expert in the use of mobile and wireless
technologies in the enterprise. He has worked in the information
technology industry since 1985 in the areas of real-time
systems, process control, and all aspects of application
development -- including CASE, 4GL, and 3GL tools -- in a
variety of roles, including product development, training,
pre-sales, and post-sales support.
Zetie's current areas of research include mobile application
development technologies, architectures, and application
development as well as mobile integration technologies. He also
covers the broad impact of mobile IT on business. Zetie came to
Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group by
Forrester. Prior to joining Giga, Zitie managed the product
management group responsible for Oracle development tools.
Before Oracle, Carl held various positions at Accenture
(formerly Andersen Consulting) and Intersolv, working with
modeling and development tools, analysis and design
methodologies, and tools integration. His earliest experience
was in real-time and embedded systems. Zetie has a long-standing
interest in usability and user interface design and has worked
extensively in Europe, primarily in France and England. He
currently works out of Northern Virginia. Zetie is the author of Practical User Interface Design, a handbook for good user
interface design in MIS, published by McGraw-Hill.
Identifying business value remains the number one barrier to
wider adoption of mobile technologies as many organizations
continue to struggle to identify good candidate projects for
mobile applications. This presentation will discuss how
enterprises can exploit mobile IT in their own businesses, in
particular the ability of mobile IT to trigger process changes
that unlock major value. The presentation will cover: