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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture
Fiorina Carly
5/2/2007
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Carleton S. (Carly) Fiorina was president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard Company from 1999 to 2005. She served as chairman of the board from 2000 to 2005. Prior to joining HP, Fiorina spent nearly 20 years at AT&T and Lucent Technologies, where she held a number of senior leadership positions and directed Lucent's initial public offering and subsequent spin-off from AT&T. Fiorina was named an honorary fellow of the London Business School in July 2001. In 2002, she was honored with the Appeal of Conscience Award, and in 2003 she received the Concern Worldwide "Seeds of Hope" Award in recognition of her worldwide efforts to make global citizenship a priority for business. The Private Sector Council honored Fiorina with its 2004 Leadership Award for her contributions to improving the business of government. Also in 2004, the White House appointed her to the U.S. Space Commission. Fiorina has a bachelor's degree in medieval history and philosophy from Stanford University. She holds a master's degree in business administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland at College Park, Md., and a master of science degree from MIT's Sloan School.

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture
Speier Jackie Stephens Deborah
5/9/2007
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Deborah Collin Stephens has spent nearly 30 years working with leaders in corporations, government, and politics. She joined Gary Heil to form The Center For Innovative Leadership and together they co-authored 6 books, with three reaching the best sellers list: Maslow on Management, One Size Fits One, and Revisiting The Human Side of Enterprise. Her most recent book, This Is Not The Life I Ordered: 50 Ways To Keep Your Head Above Water When Life Keeps Dragging You Down, has garnered praise from entrepreneurs such as Jessica McClintock, Gerry Laybourne and Debbi Fields as well as writers such as Amy Tan and Arianna Huffington. Deborah co-founded the first e-learning program in the nation called Leadership Lessons From The Fastlane. which was viewed by over 1 million executives worldwide on Broadcast.com/Yahoo. She has been a guest lecturer in the Industry Thought Leaders program at Stanford University and a faculty member in the Stanford Professional Development and Executive Education program. She has also served as a judge for the Stanford Business and Engineering School's Entrepreneur's Business Challenge Contest where she enjoys spending time and effort nurturing and coaching future entrepreneurs.

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture
Frame Andrew
5/16/2007
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ooma is the result of Andrew's desire to combine his technical expertise with his passion for innovative and fun consumer products. Andrew Co-founded his first technology company, an ISP in Las Vegas, at age 15. He then joined Cisco as a full-time employee, and at 17 he became the youngest person ever to earn Cisco's top technical honor - a CCIE certification. He also earned a second one that same year, making him one of just eight people at the time to do so. At age 19, he moved to Cisco's Global Center of Expertise to focus on critical networking issues for large service providers in the Pacific Rim and Latin America. After several years at Cisco, Andrew joined start-up core router company Procket Networks as an engineer. He remained there until 2004, when he decided to return to his entrepreneurial roots as the founder of ooma. Andrew was recently named by the editors of Businessweek as one of the top entrepreneurs under the age of 30 most likely to shape the world's digital future.

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture
Baker Mitchell
5/23/2007
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Winifred Mitchell Baker, better known simply as Mitchell Baker, is President of the Mozilla Corporation, a subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation that coordinates development of the open source Mozilla Internet applications, including the Mozilla Firefox web browser and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. Trained as a lawyer, Baker coordinates business and policy issues and sits on both the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors and the Mozilla Corporation Board of Directors. In 2005, Time magazine included her in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world and she has affectionately been given the title of "Chief Lizard Wrangler" at the Mozilla Corporation. Baker received an AB in Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 1979, achieving a Certificate of Distinction. She received her JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law in 1987 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in the same year.

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture
Sutton Robert I
5/30/2007
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Robert I. Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering in the Stanford Engineering School, where he is Co-Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization, an active researcher and cofounder in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, an IDEO Fellow and an Honorary PeopleSoft Fellow. Sutton is also a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Teaching and Learning. Sutton received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from The University of Michigan and has served on the Stanford faculty since 1983. He has also taught at the Haas Business School and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences during the 1986-87, 1994-95, and 2002-03 academic years. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous scholarly publications, and as an editor for the Administrative Science Quarterly and Research in Organizational Behavior. Sutton's honors include the award for the best paper published in the Academy of Management Journal, induction into the Academy of Management Journals Hall of Fame, the Eugene L. Grant Award for Excellence in Teaching, the McGraw-Hill Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award, the McCullough Faculty Scholar Chair from Stanford, and selection by Business 2.0 as a leading "management guru" in 2002. Sutton studies the links between managerial knowledge and organizational action, innovation, and organizational performance. He as published over 90 articles and chapters in scholarly and applied publications. He has also published seven books and edited volumes. His research and opinions are often described in the press and he is also currently writing a bi-monthly column for CIO Insight on organizational behavior. Sutton has been a guest on numerous radio and television shows.

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture
Novitsky Donna
10/3/2007
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Donna is currently co-teaching Global Entrepreneurial Marketing (GEM) at Stanford University with course originator, Stanford Professor Tom Kosnik. The GEM course is offered in the Stanford School of Engineering, Management Science and Engineering Department. Donna joined start up company Big Tent from Mohr, Davidow Ventures where she was a Venture Partner for almost nine years. Prior to MDV, Donna served as vice president of marketing at Clarify Inc., a global enterprise software company which she helped grow from the ground up and Sun Microsystems in marketing networking and communications products and system software. Donna participates in the community as a member of her kids' school Foundation Board and is a former member of the Children's Discovery Museum Board of Directors. Donna received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering with distinction from Stanford University and a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from Harvard University.

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture
Christensen Stan
10/31/2007
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Stan Christensen is a partner at Arbor Advisors, an investment banking firm where he negotiates on behalf of mid-market technology companies. He has nearly twenty years of experience in both transactional and operations roles and has worked on hundreds of transactions. Before starting Arbor, he was the General Manager of Eazel, a Linux-based software startup. He started his career in corporate finance on Wall Street, and then worked for ten years with CMG, a negotiation advisory firm affiliated with The Harvard Negotiation Project. In this capacity he worked with corporations and governments-advising, negotiating, and mediating transactions and conflicts. In 1996 he was selected as a Kellogg Fellow for his work in the non-profit and public sectors. He is a member of The Council On Foreign Relations and currently teaches a course on Negotiation at Stanford University in The School of Engineering. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Brigham Young University.

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture
Eberhard Martin
11/28/2007
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Martin Eberhard is the Co-Founder, President of Technology, and former CEO of Tesla Motors, a company that produces the Tesla Roadster, a battery-powered electric sportscar. Martin brings with him 20 years of start-up, management, and development experience from his time as co-founder of NuvoMedia and Network Computing Devices. At NuvoMedia, Martin helped create the market for electronic books with the 1998 launch of the Rocket eBook. As Chief Engineer of Network Computing Devices, Martin spearheaded the development of X Window-based network terminals for Wyse Technology, where he began his career as an electrical engineer at Wyse Technology. There he designed his first product, the WY-30 ASCII computer terminal. Martin received his bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Martin lives in both Northern and Southern California with his college sweetheart, Carolyn, and their two children, along with an old Siamese cat.

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture
Bawden Larry
11/7/2007
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As an entrepreneurial leader, Larry Bawden has been focused on building companies that take technology from the lab and moving them through the process of commercialization and into a variety of consumer markets. Larry is currently the CEO of Q1 NanoSystems which has designed and patented the next generation solar cell utilizing Q1 Solar Brush technology. Current solar solutions are far from achieving economic parity with today's fossil fuel energy sources. Q1 NanoSystems technology will reduce current solar energy costs from $0.34/kWh down to $0.12/kWh, a 65% decrease from today's prices. The solution allows residential and commercial consumers to take advantage of a clean, limitless resource, while enjoying a fast return on their investment. Prior to Q1 NanoSystems Larry founded Jadoo Power Systems, Inc. (Jadoo) a solutions oriented, market-driven provider of portable fuel cell power products. Commercially-shipping products are a rare find in the crowded fuel cell industry; yet, with Larry leadership, Jadoo has developed proven technology, resulting in the production of economically-viable, hydrogen-based fuel cell solutions. Larry's first involvement with moving the fuel cell industry forward was developing a strategic technology transfer and partnership agreement between Aerojet and H Power Corporation (acquired by Plug Power - NASDAQ:PLUG). He held senior management positions in other energy and aerospace companies dealing with technology, business development, investment management, corporate strategy and engineering. Larry served on several key technical and advisory committees throughout his career in the aerospace industry and is the recipient of the Group Achievement award from NASA. As a co-inventor on five pending fuel cell and fuel cell system patents his advice is sought by businesses and government entities in dealing with key strategies related to implementation of fuel c

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Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Lecture
Berjikly Armen Vasconcellos Julio
11/14/2007
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Armen Berjikly graduated with honors with a Bachelors in Computer Science from Stanford University. His primary research focus was Human-Computer Interaction, where he worked closely with professor Clifford Nass. He went on to obtain a Master's Degree from Stanford in Management Science and Engineering, with an emphasis on Organizations, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Armen was also a Mayfield Fellow, a prestigious fellowship that provides intensive training in entrepreneurship for those with an engineering background. After Stanford, Armen took a product management role at Echelon Corporation, helping manage their "intelligent utility grid" solution from paper concept to hundreds of thousands of units shipped. After a close friend's diagnosis with a serious medical condition, Armen began creating online communities designed to sponsor hope through research and community. Witnessing the power of connecting people with a shared experience, and therefore common understanding, led to the creation of Experience Project. Armen's passion is building technology that unites people who can improve each other's lives, and Experience Project is the epitome of these efforts.

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