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SIIA Information Industry Summit, January 30-31, 2007, Cipriani, New York City

sponsored by CIBC World Markets

Monday, January 29, New York City
CIBC World Markets, 300 Madison Avenue, New York

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Registration & Networking

Welcome Remarks

1:15 - 2:15PM
Opening Panel: Deal Trends
Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief, Red Herring
Rene Benedetto, Principal, Halyard Capital
Steve Fadem, President, Relegence
Lex Miron, Executive Director, Interactive Media, CIBC World Markets
Will Porteus, General Partner, RRE Ventures
Justin Sadrian, Managing Director, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Warburg Pincus

2:15- 3:00PM
Company Previews: Content Creators
5 minutes to present / 5 minutes for Q&A

  • Decision Tree Media creates private-label web guides that drive qualified leads to sales channels.
  • Eurekster empowers communities to own and refine site-based web search.
  • Generate, Inc. provides real-time vertical search (from 41 million domains), directories, and social networking services for media and publishing companies interested in generating incremental page views, subscriptions, and user value.
  • Near-Time integrates a group weblog with wiki pages, team events and shared files in a hosted and secure collaborative environment.

3:00 - 3:40PM
Company Previews: Content Delivery Companies
5 minutes to present / 5 minutes for Q&A

  • Dragonfly provides a world-class multi-media content delivery network that builds revenue through engagement, retention and advanced metrics.
  • Inform Technologies LLC metatags publisher's existing content and editorial assets to deliver an enriched, personalized online experience, dramatically increasing page views, visitor loyalty and revenues.
  • Pando Networks offers a free, simple to use application with an unprecedented underlying network architecture for rich-media content delivery.
  • RealTimeMatrix has pioneered break-through technology that enables anyone to get relevant content from the Web the instant it is published.

3:40 - 4:30PM
Keynote Presentation:
Fred Wilson
Managing Partner at Flatiron Partners & Union Square Ventures

4:30 - 5:00PM
Company Previews: Content Protectors
5 minutes to present / 5 minutes for Q&A

  • Attributor is creating a platform that provides transparency and accountability in online content use and licensing for the rapidly growing content economy.
  • Cranium Softworks, Inc. helps streamline the publishing and content delivery process and protects online intellectual property.
  • iCopyright, Inc. specializes in developing technology for digital content marketing and licensing.

5:00 - 6:00PM
Networking Cocktail Reception
Each Presenting Company will have an exhibit table


Fred WilsonFred Wilson
Managing Partner at Flatiron Partners & Union Square Ventures

Fred Wilson began his career in venture capital in 1987. He has focused exclusively on information technology investments for the past 17 years. From 1987 to 1996, Fred was first an Associate and then a General Partner at Euclid Partners, a New York based, early stage, venture capital firm founded in 1970. At Euclid Partners, Fred was responsible for a number of investments, including Freeloader, Multex, PowerCenter Systems and UCA&L. In 1996, Fred co-founded Flatiron Partners. While at Flatiron, Fred was responsible for 14 investments including, ITXC, Patagon, Starmedia, and Yoyodyne. Fred currently serves on the boards of Alacra, Comscore, iBiquity, Return Path, Instant Information and Tacoda Systems. Fred has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Rene BenedettoRene Benedetto
Principal, Halyard Capital

Prior to joining Halyard, Ms. Benedetto was a General Partner at Impact Venture Partners, an information technology-focused venture capital fund. Prior to Impact, Ms. Benedetto was a Director at CIBC Capital Partners, the merchant banking arm of CIBC World Markets, where she focused on communications, Internet and business services investments. Before that, Ms. Benedetto worked for NationsBank Corporation in the Venture Capital Group and the Investment Banking Group. She represents Halyard on the Board of Pfingsten Publishing and formerly sat on the Board of Hanley-Wood. Ms. Benedetto received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and a B.B.A with Highest Honors from The University of Texas.

Joel DreyfussJoel Dreyfuss
Editor-in-chief, Red Herring

Joel Dreyfuss is a journalist and editorial executive with more than 30 years experience in print, broadcasting, and Internet publications. He joined Red Herring in August 2004, where he oversees all editorial content. He is a former senior writer at Bloomberg Markets and was editor-in-chief of Urban Box Office, an Internet startup. Mr. Dreyfuss was editor-in-chief of Information Week, the editor of PC Magazine and served two stints at Fortune magazine, first as an associate editor and Tokyo bureau chief and then as a senior editor and personal technology columnist.

Steve FademSteve Fadem
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Relegence Corporation

Mr. Fadem brings to The Relegence Corporation more than twenty years of experience in the media, communications, entertainment and information services industries. He has served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Relegence for the past four years, leading the company from its start-up status to a leadership position in the financial services industry. Prior to Relegence he served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Global Decisions Group, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company. One of its subsidiaries, MCM, now part of Informa, provides real time financial information and analysis to fixed income and currency traders worldwide, while its other operating company, CERA, now part of IHS, is the preeminent research and consulting firm in the energy field. Previously, he served as the President of NYNEXís cable and entertainment division after a stint as the Senior Vice President of Business Affairs at Viacom Entertainment. Earlier, he served in senior business affairs and legal positions at Multimedia Entertainment, Warner Amex and Viacom. Mr. Fadem earned his BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his JD at the Emory School of Law.

Lex Miron
Executive Director, Interactive Media, CIBC World Markets

Mr. Miron brings 12 years of Media related experience to CIBC and focuses on the Interactive Media and Entertainment sectors, including online content, emerging growth content distribution, online advertising and marketing. Prior to joining CIBC World Markets, Mr. Miron spent two years at Savvian in San Francisco where the group worked closely with both New and Traditional Media Companies. Previously, he was a corporate finance officer at JPMorgan where he executed a wide range of transactions including M&A, Initial Public Offering and Debt Capital Markets transactions. Mr. Miron received his M.B.A. from The Tuck School and his A.B. from Dartmouth College.

Will PorteusWill Porteus
General Partner, RRE Ventures

Mr. Porteous is a General Partner with RRE Ventures. He was previously a Principal, having joined the firm as an Associate in 2000. Before joining the venture capital industry, Mr. Porteous held senior management positions in marketing and product management with SupplyWorks and NetMarket, the e-commerce pioneer now owned by Cendant Corp. Mr. Porteous is a Director of Coldwatt, Electric Cloud, NTM, Softcoin and Trusted Data and a former Director of Frictionless Commerce (acquired by SAP) and Tacit Networks (acquired by PKTR). In addition, he is actively involved in the firmís investments in BitPass, Ember, and PrimeRevenue. He also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia Business School and as a Director of the Software Division of the Software and Information Industry Association. Mr. Porteous holds an MBA from Harvard University, an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA with Honors from Stanford University where he served as Captain of the Varsity Crew.

Justin Sadrian
Managing Director, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Warburg Pincus

Justin Sadrian has been with Warburg Pincus since 2000. He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, he worked at J.P. Morgan Securities in its Investment Banking Division and its Merchant Banking Group. Mr. Sadrian is a director of Institutional Shareholder Services, OnTargetJobs, SDI Media Group, Mobile Productivity and CAMP Systems International.


  • Jim Buckner
  • Patrick Mahoney
  • Jeannie Mun
  • David Myers
  • Pierre Taillefer, Director, North America, Agence France-Presse (AFP) North America
  • Steven Goldstein, Chief Executive Officer, Alacra, Inc.
  • Barry Graubart, Vice President, Product Management, Alacra, Inc.
  • John Kelly, Cheif Executive Officer, Allegient Systems
  • John Griffen, Director, Allen & Company Incorporated
  • Steve Ennen, Vice President, Digital Media & Information, American Business Media
  • Vincent Tripodi, Director, Technology Research, AP Digital
  • Thaddeus McIlroy, President, Arcadia House
  • Chris Allan, Director Of Sales, Aria Systems, LLC
  • Jim Brock, Chief Executive Officer, Attributor Corporation
  • Matt Robinson, Vice President, Business Development, Attributor Corporation
  • Ethan Ayer, AVA
  • Karen Christensen, Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Publishing
  • William Kelly, President, BioInformatics, LLC
  • Seth Rosenfield, Director, BMO Capital Markets
  • James Cornehlsen, Managing Director, Boston Search Group, Inc.
  • Steve Shannon, Senior Vice President, BurrellesLuce
  • Brian Gurnham, Chief Operating Officer, Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR)
  • Ken Zamkow, Director, New Product Development, Business Wire Licensing & Content Development
  • Mathew Lori, Managing Director, CCMP Capital Advisors
  • Mahria Atkins, CIBC World Markets
  • Andrew Bracy, CIBC World Markets
  • Paul Conway, Executive Director, CIBC World Markets
  • Peggy Cooney, CIBC World Markets
  • Jason Kilgariff, Associate, CIBC World Markets
  • Bill Lisecky, Group Head, Media & Entertainment, CIBC World Markets
  • Lex Miron, Executive Director, Investment Banking Division, CIBC World Markets
  • Andrew Moore, Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, CIBC World Markets
  • Charles Leonard, Managing Director, Coady Diemar Partners
  • Hal Espo, President, Contextual Connections, LLC
  • Edward Colleran, Senior Director, Rightsholder Relations, Copyright Clearance Center
  • Michael Davis, Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center
  • Jay McGonigle, Executive Chairman, Corporate Executive Board
  • Lisa Mitnick, Managing Director, New Business Development, Corporate Executive Board
  • Mark Ozer, Corporate Executive Board
  • Amir Khosrodad, President, Cranium Softworks, Inc.
  • Richard Pond, Vice President, Cranium Softworks, Inc.
  • Priyank Mohan, President, Credo Systems
  • Eileen Weinstein, Chief Operating Officer, Credo Systems
  • Charlie Federman, Managing Partner, Crossbar Capital
  • Lucienne de Mestre, Chief Executive Officer, de Mestre & Partners
  • Vince Scafaria, Chief Executive Officer, DealMaven, Inc.
  • Joanna Cohen, Education Director, Decision Tree Media, Inc.
  • William McNulty, President, Decision Tree Media, Inc.
  • Ann Michael, Founder, Delta Think
  • Ken Sonenclar, Managing Director, DeSilva & Phillips
  • Torrance Robinson, Co-Founder & President, eChalk, Inc.
  • Daniel Watts, Co-Founder & CEO, eChalk, Inc.
  • Jared Bernstein, Editorial Assistant, EContent & Intranets
  • Chuck Shih, General Partner, Edge Ventures
  • Patricia Sabosik, President, Elm City Consulting
  • Sherri Jessen, Marketing Communications Manager, Eurekster
  • Steven Marder, Chief Executive Officer, Eurekster
  • Mark Weiss, Senior Business Development Manager, Eurekster
  • Todd Mickelsen, Vice President, Publishing Applications, Fast Search & Transfer, Inc. (FAST)
  • Perry Solomon, VP, Business Development, Fast Search & Transfer, Inc. (FAST)
  • Cynthia Carter, President, FDAnews
  • Peter Florian, President, Florian Consulting
  • Robin Neidorf, General Manager, Free Pint Limited
  • David Meerman Scott, Principal, Freshspot Marketing
  • Darr Aley, Executive Vice President, Generate, Inc.
  • Tom Aley, President & CEO, Generate, Inc.
  • Jeff Bruce, Executive Vice President Business, Development & Strategy, Generate, Inc.
  • William O'Conor, Executive Vice President, Generate, Inc.
  • Debbie Perry, Vice President, Marketing Communications, Generate, Inc.
  • Arthur McKinley, Business Development, Getty Images, Inc.
  • Somak Chattopadhyay, Greenhill SAVP
  • Brian Hirsch, Managing Director, Greenhill SAVP
  • Randy Marcinko, Chief Executive Officer, Groxis, Inc.
  • Robert Ottenhoff, President, GuideStar
  • Tim Arnold, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Guytech USA Dragonfly
  • Tony Gravett, Creative Director, Guytech USA Dragonfly
  • Guy Nouri, Guytech USA Dragonfly
  • Joshua Sessler, Executive Vice President, Guytech USA Dragonfly
  • Rene Benedetto, VP, Hayland Capital, Harris Nesbitt
  • Patrick Spain, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, HighBeam Research, Inc.
  • Michael O'Donnell, Chief Executive Officer, iCopyright
  • Dan Sauerhaft, Director, iCopyright
  • Dan Sauerhaft, Director, iCopyright
  • Dan Sauerhaft, Director, iCopyright
  • Andrew Elston, Director, Publisher Services, iCopyright Corporation
  • Jonathan Gear, VP, Strategic Marketing, IHS Group, Inc.
  • Scott Key, Senior Vice President, IHS Group, Inc.
  • Giles Grant, Managing Director, Incisive Media
  • Kevin Grant, Marketing Manager, Inform Technologies, LLC
  • Julian Steinberg, Inform Technologies, LLC
  • Michael Cairns, Managing Partner, Information Media Partners
  • Barbara Brynko, Information Today, Inc.
  • Daniel Videtto, Managing Director, iThenticate
  • David Clark, Managing Director, Jordan, Edmiston Group, The
  • Gail Berritt, Law Offices of Gail J. Berritt
  • Jay Colan, Vice President/Consultant, Lee Hecht Harrison
  • Dawn Conway, VP, Content & Business Development, LexisNexis Group
  • Ethan Eisner, Vice President & Managing Director, LexisNexis Group
  • Jonathan Hoy, Strategic Alliance Manager, LexisNexis Group
  • Roderick Morris, Vice President, LexisNexis Group
  • Andrea Ramsden-Cooke, Director, Business Development, LexisNexis Group
  • Jay Datema, Editor, Technology, Library Journal
  • Willa Perlman, Managing Partner, Ligature Partners
  • Barbara Schoenfeld, Principal, Ligature Partners
  • David Sidman, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Linkstorm Corporation
  • Ray Chan, Vice President, Macquarie Securities (USA)
  • Mark Staveley, Publishing Sales Director, Mark Logic Corporation
  • Bambi Francisco, Internet Editor/Columnist & Correspondent, MarketWatch
  • Paul Friday, Partner, Marlin & Associates LLC
  • Michael Maxworthy, Partner, Marlin & Associates LLC
  • John McGovern, President, McGovern Consulting LLC
  • Patrick Durando, Senior Director, Global New Media, McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Brian Casey, VP, Acquisitions & Alliances, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
  • Andrea Remyn, Vice President, Business Development, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
  • Dora Chomiak, Senior Director, eBusiness and Digital Media, McGraw-Hill Construction
  • Ben Todres, Vice President, Merrill Lynch Capital
  • Michael Silverman, Director, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
  • Rick Hutton, Vice President, Content Services, MetaCarta, Inc.
  • Anju Marempudi, Founder, Metrics2
  • Roger Ehrenberg, President & Chief Operating Officer, Monitor110
  • Jeff Stewart, Founder & President, Monitor110
  • Patrick Toner, Principal, Murray Hill Strategy
  • Frank Bilotto, Vice President, Publishing And Business Solutions, MuseGlobal, Inc.
  • Kate Noerr, Chief Executive Officer, MuseGlobal, Inc.
  • Randall Hopkins, Vice President, Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.
  • Joel Bush, Director, Sales, Near-Time
  • Reid Conrad, Chief Executive Officer, Near-Time
  • Steve Dischinger, Vice President, Sales, Near-Time
  • Cara Erickson, Managing Partner, NewCoordinates
  • Steve Ellis, Chief Executive Officer, Newstex, LLC
  • Aura Novembre, Publisher Relations, Newstex, LLC
  • Larry Schwartz, President, Newstex, LLC
  • Chuck Bonsteel, Corporate Development, The Oklahoman
  • Ed Kelley, Chief Information Officer, The Oklahoman
  • Kathy Greenler Sexton, Chief Marketing Officer, OrderMotion, Inc.
  • Ken Doctor, Lead Analyst, News, Outsell, Inc.
  • Staci Kramer, Executive Editor,
  • Robert Levitan, Cofounder and CEO, Pando Networks INc.
  • Yaron Samid, Founder & Vice President, Products, Pando Networks, Inc.
  • Chris Pederson, CEO & Publisher, Pederson Publishing, Inc.
  • Joshua Cohen, Director, Content Licensing & Distribution, PR Newswire
  • Jonathan Evans, Manager,Content Syndication, PR Newswire
  • David Silverman, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Belanne Ungarelli, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Robert Bernikow, President, QFS Inc.
  • Robert Rowntree, Chief Technology Officer, The Real Time Matrix
  • Jon Sofield, Vice President, Sales & Business Development, The Real Time Matrix
  • Jeff Whitehead, Chief Executive Officer, The Real Time Matrix
  • Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief, Red Hat, Inc.
  • Oliver Hanisch, Product & Business Development, Red Herring, Inc.
  • Ken Schachter, Journalist, Red Herring, Inc.
  • Jason Cassidy, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Development & Licensing, Reed Business Information
  • Julian Ashworth, Corporate Strategy Director, Reed Elsevier Inc.
  • Stephen Casbeer, Senior Director, Product Technology, Reed Elsevier Inc.
  • Ronald Kern, Marketing Development Specialist, Reed Elsevier Inc.
  • Steven Fadem, President & CEO, The Relegence Corporation
  • Jo-Anne Gross, President & Founder, Remediation Plus Systems
  • Saidah Nash, Product Marketing Director, Reuters America, Inc.
  • Nic Fulton, Chief Scientist, Reuters Medi
  • Will Porteous, General Partner, RRE Ventures
  • John Clay Evans, Rubicon Capital
  • Sheila Greco, President & CEO, Sheila Greco Associates, LLC
  • Peter Malamas, Senior Vice President, Sheila Greco Associates, LLC
  • John Blossom, President, Shore Communications, Inc.
  • Stacey Bowers, Director, Business Development, Special Libraries Association (SLA)
  • David Schaible, Principal, Spire Capital Partners, LP
  • Stephen Layne, Chief Executive Officer, SportsPower, Inc.
  • Amy Janzen, Managing Director, SutherlandGold Group
  • Douglas Krugman, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, SWN Communications
  • Guillaume Mazieres, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, TEMIS
  • Paul Gerbino, Publisher, Product News Network/VP, Content Licensing, ThomasNet
  • Brendan O'Connell, Director, Technology, ThomasNet
  • Peter Jackson, Chief Scientist, Thomson Corporation
  • Mark Schlageter, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Thomson Corporation
  • Scott Smith, Senior Analyst, Thomson Corporation
  • Richard Benson-Armer, Chief Strategy Officer, Thomson Learning
  • Thomas Myers, Director, Global Strategy, Thomson Legal & Regulatory
  • Fred Wilson, Managing Partner, Union Square Ventures
  • Larry Cerri, UNISON, LLC
  • Dan Magder, Vice President, Updata Partners
  • Michael Doyle, Managing Director, The van Tulleken Company
  • Gregg Grossman, President, Vantage Point
  • Steven Whitaker, President/Chief Executive Officer, VDI Data System Inc
  • John Suhler, Co-CEO/Managing Partner, Veronis Suhler Stevenson
  • Mark Mullin, Chief Executive Officer, Vibrant 3D,Inc
  • Tom Vos, Vos Inc.
  • Barry Star, Wall Street Horizon
  • Andrew Pickup, President and CEO, Wall Street Transcript
  • Mark Colodny, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
  • Justin Sadrian, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
  • Michael Wheeler, Principal, Westerly Partners
  • Kerry Hanna, Director, Product Strategy, Wolters Kluwer
  • Douglas Lavin, VP, Corporate Strategy, Wolters Kluwer
  • Kevin Jernigan, Chief Executive Officer, Xpiron Inc.
  • Seymour Sammell, Associate, ZelnickMedia


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