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March 26 - 28, 2006
The Fairmont San Jose 
San Jose, California 

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keynote speakers 2005

  Udi Manber, CEO A9.com

Udi Manber joined Amazon.com in November 2002 before opening and becoming CEO of Amazon's search subsidiary, A9.com, in October 2003. Formerly the chief scientist at Yahoo!, Udi has taught computer science at both the University of Wisconsin and the University of Arizona. He is the author of Introduction to "Algorithms: A Creative Approach", as well as more than 50 technical articles. He has developed several popular software packages and won numerous research and teaching awards, including most recently the 1999 USENIX Software Tools User Group Award for "turning algorithms into tools for searching and resource discovery." Udi graduated from the Technion in Israel with a degree in Mathematics, and he received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

   
 

Lincoln Millstein, SVP Hearst Newspapers

Lincoln Millstein is senior vice president of Hearst Newspapers and director of digital media as of January 2005. Prior to this, Mr. Millstein was executive vice president of New York Times Digital since January 2000. Mr. Millstein had been group vice president and publisher since August 1999 and was responsible for overseeing New York Times Digital's regional Web sites, including Boston.com and New York Today. Previously, he served as vice president for new media at The Boston Globe since January 1995 and added the title of CEO of Boston.com in 1998. He is a 25-year newsroom veteran who made the transition to the business side of the newspaper to help spearhead The Globe's fledgling interactive division.

Mr. Millstein spent 14 years in The Globe newsroom and held a variety of positions, including features editor, business editor and city editor. His last assignment in the newsroom was as managing editor for features and new media. During his tenure, Mr. Millstein developed several important sections in the newspaper, including expansion of the Arts section to include the Movie Section and the Music Section. He also developed The Globe 100 section of the top companies in Massachusetts in 1989.

Prior to joining The Globe in 1983, Mr. Millstein spent 10 years at The Hartford Courant both as a reporter and editor, including business editor from 1981 to 1983. He won several awards for his reporting of the aerospace and insurance industries while at The Courant.

   
 

Paul Reddick, VP Sprint

As Vice President for Business Development and Planning for Sprint's Consumer Solutions division, Paul Reddick leads business development; drives strategic planning for consumer markets; tracks critical trends; and manages the development of integrated operational plans. Before Sprint, he was with McKinsey and Company, Inc., where he led new business launches, divestitures, and operational improvement initiatives. Earlier, he held technical and management positions at Dow Chemical. He holds a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas, and an MBA from Stanford University.

 

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