this month's meeting
April 28, 1998. 6:30 - 9:00 PM
In an industry as rapidly evolving and as young as the Internet industry, few
have taken a breath to analyze the components and interactions within the industry
itself. To understand and better prepare for The Internet Future, we take an insider
look at the dynamics between technology players, service providers, content creators,
aggregators, and support players. We will focus on these areas, "inside new
media," and discuss their interrelation and impact on other industries and business
as we know it.
Join a panel of 11 of our Silicon Alley colleagues in an interactive "town hall"
format where we have structured questions at the beginning followed by open questions
by the audience. Audience members who wish to pre-submit questions for the structured
questions segment should email them to me, latest by Tuesday morning, April 28th.
I will select a few stimulating, perhaps controversial questions to kick off the
I: Online Marketing/Branding - a look back at the way the Internet has "grown
up" so far, primarily as an advertising medium, and a look forward to its importance
in relationship and pointcast marketing.
- Bob Ponce, President, i-Contact Media
- Adeo Ressi, President/CEO, MethodFive
II: Technology Review/Outlook - a look back at the technologies that spawned the
Internet and an outlook on the important ones that will shape its future.
B Spira, President,
The Basex Group, Inc.
- Martin T. Focazio, President, Focazio.Com Enterprises
III: The Role of Content - a look back at what "content" meant in the "wild
west" of the Internet's youth and what "content" will mean when users
demand greater personalization, relevance, usefulness, and timeliness.
- Robert Levitan, Founding Partner & President, Betterhealth.com (iVillage)
- Garnet Heraman, CEO, StockObjects
IV: Providing Services - a look back at the Internet as a "yellow pages"
to service providers and a look forward to the 'Net as a primary vehicle for the
delivery of services (e.g. legal, accounting, financial, etc.)
- Otho B. Ross, Attorney at Law
- Robert Frankel, Principal, RTF Company
V: E-commerce - a look back at e-commerce as a means to sell books and CDs on the
'Net and a look forward to e-commerce as one of the most efficient means of exchange
of value, globally
- Steve Messer, CEO, LinkShare
- Steve Masur Esq., Managing Director, EntMedia
Light refreshments will be served.
Augustine Fou - go-Digital Internet Consulting Group RSVP
Canadian Consulate General - graciously provides the use of the Canada
Canadian Consulate General, Concourse Level (downstairs), 1251 Ave. of the Americas,
btn 49th and 50th Streets, entrance on the south side of 50th Street; you must mention
to security that you are going to the e-dinner event at the Canadian Consulate's
Maps Supplied by
$25 for all guests
$15 for NYNMA, MIT Club, Chicago Business School, LTBN members
FREE for edinner members and all registered undergrad students
e-dinner membership is $95 per calendar year (payable
to "go-Digital Internet Consulting" and mailed to 250 East 54th Street,
#25E, New York, NY 10022)