Appraising Microsoft and Its Global Strategy
Washington, D.C.
November 13,14, 1997

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Thursday, November 13, 1997

8:55 - 9:00 a.m.
  Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
  An Overview of the Microsoft Strategic Plan and How They Accomplish Their Goals
  Gary L. Reback Esq., Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati

9:50 - 10:10 a.m.
  Microsoft and Increasing Returns
  Prof. W. Brian Authur, Santa Fe Institute

10:30 - 12:15 p.m.
  Digital Commerce of the Future
  Bill Wendel, The Real Estate Cafe
  Robert Purcell, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Consumers Car Club
  Paul M. Ruden, Senior V.P. Legal and Industrial Affairs for the American Society of Travel Agents
  Catherine A. Allen, C.E.O. Banking Industry Technology Secretariat

1:15 - 1:30 p.m.
  Introduction to Keynote Speaker
  Mitchell Kertzman, CEO Sybase

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.
  Keynote: Scott McNealy, CEO Sun Microsystems
  No One Should Own the Alphabet

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  The Theory of Increasing Returns and The Essential Facilities Doctrine.
  Garth Saloner, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  Morgan Chu Esq., Irell and Manella

3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
  Level Playing Field
  Roberta Katz, General Counsel for Netscape Communications
  James Love, Director Consumer Project on Technology