We carefully select each of our speakers, panel members and invited companies to create an informative environment in which attendees learn first-hand about the established and emerging technology sectors, trends and companies that they should factor into their business planning and investment decisions.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) August 1, 2008
Pacific Crest Securities, the leading technology-focused investment research and investment banking firm, is once again bringing together top institutional investors, venture capitalists and C-level executives to share their knowledge about global technology trends and investment opportunities at its 10th annual Technology Leadership Forum. Hosted in Vail, Colo., from Sunday, August 3, through Tuesday, August 5, the Pacific Crest Technology Leadership Forum will combine unique content and a highly interactive format in an intimate setting.
"Our Technology Leadership Forum is designed to provide attendees with the right combination of keynote presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities to gain a greater depth of insight into today's fast paced and globally interconnected technology industry," said Scott Sandbo, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Pacific Crest."We carefully select each of our speakers, panel members and invited companies to create an informative environment in which attendees learn first-hand about the established and emerging technology sectors, trends and companies that they should factor into their business planning and investment decisions."
Featuring 100 of the foremost technology, software, communications and interactive media companies, the Technology Leadership Forum will consist of in-depth conversations among investors, senior company management teams and Pacific Crest's analysts and bankers on key trends and issues. Additionally, there will be timely keynote speakers and industry roundtable and panel discussions that probe specific trends and issues.
The conference will highlight and be centered around the themes most prominent in technology today, including The Telecom & Internet Infrastructure Arms Race, Convergence of Government Policy and Technology, Clean Technology - the Drive to Sustainability, Data Center 3.0 - Managing the Information Economy, Asia - Rapid Growth and Disruption and On-Demand - Reshaping Software. The conference will also feature panel discussions on major topics such as casual games, cloud computing, online advertising and solid state drives.
- Kris Wadia, Head of Global Delivery Network, Accenture
- Jens Meyerhoff, CFO, First Solar
- Cloud Computing: Dave Girourad, VP of Google & President, Enterprise Sales
- The Cyber Security Awakening: Short and Long Term Implications: Paul Kurtz, Partner, Good Harbor Consulting
Panel Discussion Topics:
- Casual Games
- Future of Clean Tech Legislation
- M&A Breakfast: The Do's and Don'ts of a Successful M&A Transaction
- M&A Negotiation Workshop
- Online Advertising
- Public Offering Outlook: The Investor's Perspective
- Security Next
- Social Media and Virtual Worlds
- Solid State Drives
A copy of the Technology Leadership Forum's agenda is available upon request.
About Pacific Crest Securities
Pacific Crest Securities (http://www.pacific-crest.com) is the leading technology-focused investment research and investment banking firm. As a full service investment bank, Pacific Crest provides research, institutional sales and trading and investment banking services to technology investors and companies worldwide. The firm's highly focused and collaborative approach gives it an unparalleled depth of knowledge and unique ability to identify the key emerging technology trends. Institutional Investor ranked Pacific Crest's technology research #1 for Best of Boutiques from 2002-2007. Additionally, the firm's sales force was ranked the #1 technology sales force from 2004 -2006 by Greenwich Associates. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., Pacific Crest also has offices in Beijing, Boston, New York, San Francisco, Stamford (Conn.) and Taiwan.