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Location: Silicon Valley Bank, Newton
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Leadership Speaks
Guest Speaker: Bob Davis - Entrepreneur, VC, Industry Leader

Tuesday, April 27, 8:00 - 10:30 AM
Silicon Valley Bank, Wilcox Room
One Newton Executive Park, 2221 Washington Street, Newton
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Leadership Speaks is a new series of informal, interactive breakfast sessions that will feature industry leaders speaking on the dramatic changes going on in the industry and highighting the people, the companies, and the innovations behind the changes. Leadership Speaks will be hosted by the insightful and entertaining John Hession, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery.

The guest speaker for our first session, Bob Davis, an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, needs little introduction. Founder of powerhouse Lycos in 1995, he completed the fastest IPO in NASDAQ history, then later went on to sell the company in 2000 for $6 billion to Terra Networks.

He currently serves as a partner at Highland Capital Partners,, a venture capital firm with over $1.8 billion under management. Bob is a freqent speaker on business and technology, an advisor to two presidents on technology issues, and a best-selling author.

Join us for breakfast on April 27, when Bob will give us his unique and personal perspective, as a Massachusetts Industry Leader on:
"Back to the Future"
The Internet has proven itself as a fast and highly cost effective means of reaching a massive audience. What got lost in the bubble years for many companies was a sense of earnings. The pendulum has now swung back, and many of the great Internet ideas from the late nineties are now prospering. Revisit the Internet with Bob Davis, founder and CEO of Lycos and an early Internet pioneer, as he discusses the next wave of viable business models in such areas as digital media entertainment, contextual advertising and search engine marketing. Bob will also examine the upcoming industry consolidation that will occur, the impact on the market and the subsequent opportunities that will present themselves for startups in the sector.

Sponsored by McDermott, Will & Emery.

The charge for this program is $60 for Members and $100 for Non-Members who pre-register; $70 for Members and $110 for Non-Members who register at-the-door.

Cost: Members
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