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  • Beeck, Wilfried— Intershop: Co-founder and COO; Mr. Beeck is responsible for Intershop's global business, including Sales & Marketing, Consulting, Customer Services, Human Resources, Operations, and Corporate Development. Previously, Mr. Beeck served as Intershop's CFO and managed a very successful IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in July 1998, as well as the NASDAQ listing in September 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Beeck was the president of Intershop's European operations, where his inside knowledge of the international software industry and his experience in developing a high-tech business have been instrumental to Intershop's success and rapid growth. Mr. Beeck founded his first software company in 1983 and has more than 15 years of executive experience in U.S. and European software industries. He studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Kiel, Germany.

  • Böhnlein, Dr. Barbara— Buecher.de: Dr. Böhnlein is an Assistant Director at ABN AMRO Rothschild (AAR), the Equity Capital Markets Joint Venture of ABN AMRO Group and Rothschild and Sons. Before joining AAR, she held various positions at Credit Suisse Group and Deutsche Börse AG, where she helped build the Neuer Markt trading segment. Dr. Böhnlein studied economics at the University of Freiburg, Wayne State University of Detroit, and at the Institute of World Economics in Kiel. She holds a Ph.D. with distinction from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

  • Boos, Patrick— Webmiles: Founder and former CEO of Webmiles.

  • Dintersmith, Ted— Charles River Ventures: General Partner. Mr. Dintersmith has more than 13 years of experience in early-stage venture investing, focusing on software and information services companies. He is currently a director of Be Free, Bowstreet, Compete, Myteam.com, Netezza, NetGenesis (NASDAQ: NTGX), Revenio, Trellix, Wheelhouse, and Ximian. Prior to his career in venture investing, Mr. Dintersmith was general manager of the Digital Signal Processing Division of Analog Devices. He earned a Ph.D. in Engineering from Stanford University, concentrating on mathematical modeling and optimization theory. His undergraduate degree is from the College of William and Mary, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with High Honors in Physics and English.

  • Glauber, Robert R.— Chairman and CEO of the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD) since November 2000. Since 1996, Mr. Glauber has been an active member of the NASD board. Mr. Glauber served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Finance from 1989 to 1992. Prior to that, he was a professor of finance at the Harvard Business School. After leaving the Treasury, he was a lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. In 1987, Mr. Glauber served as Executive Director of the Task Force on Market Mechanisms (“Brady Commission”) appointed by President Reagan to study the October 1987 stock market crash. Mr. Glauber received his B.A. in Economics from Harvard College and his doctorate from the Harvard Business School.

  • Kohr, Dr. Juergen— Datacom.net: Co-founder and ex-Managing Director of SIGS-Datcom. Prior to his work at SIGS-Datcom, he worked as a lobbyist for the consulting industry in Bonn and Brussels for five years. He is currently an independent consultant. He holds a B.A. in Economics, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Business Administration.

  • Krizelman, Todd— theglobe.com

  • Kurz, Julian— FastResponse and Altimum: Co-founder, FastResponse and Altimum. Mr. Kurz received his education as an industrial engineer from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and from Stanford University. Before co-founding FastResponse and Altimum, he worked for SAP, supporting the launch of the company's Internet initiative “mySAP.com.” Also, he was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, serving companies in technology, communications, and the industrial sector.

  • Pech, Christoph— Bank Credit vs. VC Financing Management Angels: Co-founder and Managing Director in charge of Key Accounting and Marketing at Management Angels GmbH. After obtaining his B.A. in Business Administration at Goethe University, Frankfurt, he continued his studies at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain, and Leipzig Graduate School of Management. At the same time he obtained a diploma in Philosophy and Theology. Starting his career at Procter & Gamble, he switched to the B-to-B marketplace mondus.co.uk to help develop its international expansion strategy. In autumn 2000, with his friend Thorsten Becker, he founded the German interim management agency Management Angels GmbH, which focuses on rapid-growth business fields.

  • Sommer, Christiane— Infomatec: Ms. Sommer is a journalist at Brand Eins (a German management and marketing journal).



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