PEOPLE WHISPERS: MOVES, PROMOTIONS, AND MILESTONES*
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the University of San Francisco – Massagung School of Business in September 2008. His past positions include serving as a Senior Project Manager at Williams Sonoma and a Systems Project Manager at Providian Financial.became an International Business Consultant at
IBM in October 2008. Msr. Claude formerly served as a Worldwide Business Unit Executive for the InfoSphere Sales Consulting In a Product Strategy Role. Prior to IBM, he was a Lead Architect in Sales Consulting, CRM, CRM Analytics, and CDI at Siebel Systems.became Program Director at InfoSphere MDM Product Management at
Gladson Interactive. Steve brings a rich history of marketing experiences serving as a former VP of Solutions Marketing at SPSS, SVP of Marketing and Strategy at Click Commerce, and VP of Marketing at ClearCross.is now a VP of Marketing at
Robert C. Cresanti was named Vice President of Government relations at SAP America Inc., a subsidiary of SAP AG. In his new role, he will lead SAP’s federal and state government relations activities, support and advise SAP’s public sector group, and manage SAP’s non-profit relationships in DC. Rob joins SAP from the Gray Company, a public relations and lobbying firm. He was the former Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology during the Bush Administration.
Rob Enselin was appointed as President, SAP North America. Enselin has served at SAP for 16 years. Previous roles include President and Chief Executive Officer of SAP Japan and Interim President and CEO for SAP Latin America.
North Highland Group. Mo brings a wealth of healthcare consulting experience from powerhouse consultancies such as IBM, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Booz Allen and Hamilton, Ernst and Young, and Deloitte.is now Senior Manager at
AlertSite She was formerly a Senior Account Manager at Forrester Research.is now Senior Account Executive at
Rob Lloyd named as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations at Cisco. Rob will run Cisco’s Worldwide Sales, Worldwide Channels, Internet Business Solutions Group and Strategic Alliances organizations.
Peter Quinn has been named Chief Customer Officer at Lawson Software. Peter will lead Lawson’s new Customer Experience Office. He formerly ran marketing operations and is a tech industry veteran in customer experience.
Gartner Group. Tom has served in many technology roles at leading advisory and analyst firms such as a manager at Forrester Research, Business Analyst at Dun & Bradstreet, and Sales Director at META Group.is now a Technology Advisor
Hearing from investment bankers, venture capitalists, and enterprenuers the following:
- A growing fear among the innovative class that the current political climate may deter innovation. As the public sector continues to increase in size and presence, there seems to be an inclination to decrease incentives that support entrepreneurial activities.
- US health care costs are out of control but will not necessarily drive an enmasse shift away from Silicon Valley to other countries like Canada or China.
- Merger and acquisition market will continue to be led by the last vendors standing. IPO market, well, that’s pretty much dead.
- Clean tech looks promising but lacks a good coordinating body.
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