Michael Reich, CEO, UpDown, Presentation
Real stories of Entrepreneurial challenges, surprises, disappointments, victories and triumph. Learn from the experts: founders who have had the courage and tenacity to step out on their own, and navigate the rough waters of the unknown. If you are thinking of starting your own business, or if you are already a company founder, learn from those who have gone before you. What they have experienced may help you avoid a pitfall or two, and accelerate your own company's progress. Why reinvent the wheel when others willingly share their wisdom? A question and answer session follows the presentation, and panelists are available afterwards for responses to individual questions.
Allan Stern, CEO, Adaptive Engineering
Allan K. Stern is Founder and CEO of Adaptive Engineering, a multi-media software design and development firm. AE's 250+ professionals have produced leading edge technologies for fortune 100 companies including Merrill Lynch, T-Mobile, Dish Networks and Accenture. Before AE, Stern was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AltiComm, the nation's first national local telephone company since the breakup of AT&T. Its marquee clients included Sunoco, GNC, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Brookstone. Previously, he served as Vice President of Research and Development for MediaOne (now Comcast). Before joining MediaOne, Stern served as founding Vice President and General Manager of RCN, where he led the development of RCN's cable television business. Stern was educated at Boston University and the Harvard Business School.