Internet and High Tech Entrepreneurs Visit UNH Jan. 20 to Share Their Vision of the 'Net Century

By Sharon Keeler
UNH News Bureau

DURHAM, N.H. -- The Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire will host a group of top Internet leaders and high technology entrepreneurs Thursday, Jan. 20, at 5 p.m. in the McConnell Hall Reading Room. The group will lead a discussion with students and a general audience on today's important Internet issues.

The program, titled "Your Future in the 'Net Century," is part of an eTour being lead across New Hampshire by Jesse Devitte, president of Vertical Market Ventures in Concord and a member of the George W. Bush National Information Technology Advisory Council.

Invited panelists include national technology leaders Gregory Slayton, president and chief executive officer of ClickAction, Inc.; Cliff Sobel, chairman of Net2Phone, Inc.; Jon Edwards, president of Mediaplex; Bill Coleman III, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of BEA Systems, Inc.; Brian Halla, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of National Semiconductor; and Floyd Kvamme, partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

The panelists will tackle a variety of "hot" Internet topics, including how to find a niche in the Internet boom, privacy in the 'Net century, taxation of the Internet, eGovernment, and America's dominant position in high tech.

"This event presents a great opportunity for our students and the citizens of New Hampshire to come and learn first-hand from the experiences of some of the pioneers and leaders of the Internet and high tech world," says Michael Merenda, interim dean of UNH's Whittemore School of Business and Economics.

Other stops along the eTour include Saint Anselm College in Manchester, Daniel Webster College in Nashua, and Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord.

For more information, call 603-862-0017.

January 18, 2000

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