Appraising Microsoft and its Global Strategy
The Omni Shoreham Hotel
November 13, 14, 1997
Conference Topics Include:
- Microsoft vs. Java
- No one should own the alphabet.
- Browsers beware: The choice you make today may preclude your choices in the future.
- Consumers Unite: You have nothing to lose but your blues.
- An overview of the Microsoft strategic business plan and how they accomplish their goals.
- The theory of increasing returns, the essential facilities doctrine, and the
- appropriate antitrust framework for the next century.
- On the digital commerce toll road.
- The Microsoft Antitrust Consent Decree that wasn't.
- The consumer framework for the digital age.
- The federal government and antitrust enforcement: Where is the beef?
Conference Participants Include:
- Scott McNealy, CEO, Sun Microsystems
- Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate
- Samuel Goodhope, Special Assistant, Attorney General, State of Texas
- John Perry Barlow, lyricist for the Grateful Dead, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a member of The WELL Board of Directors.
- Bryan Sparks, CEO, Caldera, Inc.
- Andrew Schulman, Consulting Editor, O'Reilly and Associates, Author of Unauthorized Windows 95.
- Christine Varney, Former FTC Commissioner, now with Hogan and Hartson
Robert A. Magowan Professor of Strategic Management and Economics,
Stanford Graduate School of Business.
- Ed Black, President,
Computers and Communications Industry Association.
- Gary L. Reback, Esq.,
Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.
- Rick Ross, Java Lobby.
- Roberta Katz, General Counsel for Netscape Communications.
- Audrie Krause, Director, NetAction.
- Steve Susman, Susman and Godfrey.
- Morgan Chu, Partner, Irell & Manella
- Bill Randle, Vice President, Huntington Bancshares
- Philip Monego, CEO and President, NetChannel.
Graham Lea, Principal Analyst, Heterodox (London), and Editor,
- Steve Hill, Esq., Snow Christensen and Martineau.
- Bill Wendel, The Real Estate Cafe.
- Daniel Nachbar, Public Software Institute.
- John Dodge, Columnist, PC Week Online, Boston Globe
- Wendy Goldman Rohm, author,
- James Love, Director, Consumer Project on Technology.