Thank you for joining us at this tenth-annual, invitation-only charitable conference for software business leaders.
It’s a cliché – but 1998 truly seems like it was just yesterday. It is amazing to think that in just 10 years, enterprise software has evolved from a client/server-driven industry to today’s innovation-powered explosion of new technologies and business models.
Enterprise 2007, we will mark our 10th anniversary by re-examining this journey.
Reminisce – From the dawn of the Internet to the dawn of Web 2.0, from bubble to bust, from proprietary to open, from on-premise to on-demand; we retrace the trajectory of software trends.
Celebrate – Today’s software industry has driven corporate productivity to new heights, employs millions of highly-skilled workers and delivers billions of dollars to investors.
Predict – The next decade will bring a new software landscape into focus; but which vendors, technologies and models will stand at the forefront?
Software executives, investors and professionals assembled here will discuss and debate the state of the software business in a candid, informal and enjoyable setting – after 10 years, the overall mission of the Enterprise conference remains intact!
Whether this is your first Enterprise event or your tenth, the SHG Foundation thanks you for your contributions to a variety of smart, independent, non-profit organizations which aim to improve the world we share.
We would also like to thank our Enterprise 2007 advisory board for their invaluable insight and frequent attendance over the years: Ken Berryman, Greg Hughes, Erik Keller, Ray Lane, Roger McNamee, Mike Nevens, Bill Pade, Charles Phillips and Bruce Richardson.
Once again, welcome to Enterprise 2007.
M.R. Rangaswami & Constantin Delivanis
Sand Hill Group