SOURCE: BroadVision

BroadVision, e-business, enterprise social networking

June 22, 2010 11:55 ET

BroadVision Launches "Clearvale SecondFloor Speaker Series" to Feature Social Technology and Strategy Experts

Series to Kick Off on July 14th With Renowned Author and Social Media Expert Charlene Li

REDWOOD CITY, CA and BEIJING and MILAN, ITALY--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  BroadVision (NASDAQ: BVSN) (http://www.broadvision.com), a pioneer in e-business and enterprise social networking solutions, today announced the launch of the Clearvale SecondFloor Speaker Series. The monthly event series will be held in California's Silicon Valley and will bring social web technology and strategy experts together with consultants and customers to share knowledge, experiences and best practices.

The first event, scheduled for July 14, 2010 will feature a presentation and Q&A with Charlene Li, founder of Altimeter Group and author of the recent bestseller, Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead. To RSVP for the event, visit http://www.meetup.com/secondfloor/calendar/13867440.

Li is a driving force of innovation in business today. Fast Company named her one of the 100 Most Creative Minds in Business of 2010 and Most Influential Women in Technology in 2009. Amazon cited her bestseller, Groundswell: Winning In A World Transformed By Social Technologies one of the top business books of 2008. She is often quoted in the national media, and has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, 60 Minutes, The McNeil NewsHour, ABC News, and CNN. Her latest book, Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead, lays out a new approach that today's leaders and organizations must adopt for competitive advantage, and is both a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

BroadVision's speaker series is a component of the company's recently announced Clearvale SecondFloor (CSF), a global consulting community that matches some of the best thinkers and practitioners in social technology with businesses and partners that are innovating on the BroadVision Clearvale™ network. CSF supports Clearvale consultants with access to project opportunities, certification and training on Clearvale, an online customer community, and an event series. For information on how to join CSF, visit http://www.clearvale.com/clearvale/mkt-eco/en/partners.php.

"Clearvale SecondFloor has generated a great deal of interest from the enterprise 2.0 consulting community and we have lined up a great list of speakers, beginning with Charlene Li," said Giovanni Rodriguez, CMO at BroadVision and managing director of Clearvale SecondFloor. "We are already looking to take the series to other cities where BroadVision has a presence -- Boston, London, Milan, Beijing -- and where businesses are seeking a greater connection with leaders in enterprise social networking."

About Clearvale

BroadVision's Clearvale is the world's first "networks of networks" for the social enterprise, providing businesses with the rules, tools, and infrastructure to instantly create high-performance enterprise social networks that make it possible for staff, partners, and customers to engage in an open, navigable Web-based environment. In addition to creating a professional services clearinghouse for Clearvale opportunities, CSF will provide consultants with education, training, and first looks at new concepts and technology in enterprise social networking.

About BroadVision

Driving innovation since 1993, BroadVision (NASDAQ: BVSN) is an innovative provider of e- business and social networking solutions for organizations seeking to grow profitably by improving online business processes through invited participation and social interaction. Our solutions -- including Clearvale, the world's first network of networks for the socially driven enterprise -- enable mission-critical e-business for next-generation organizations around the globe. The customers benefiting from BroadVision solutions include Baker Hughes, Canon, Epson, Fiat, W.W. Grainger, Hilti, Iberia, Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Company, SINA, Sony, U.S. Navy, Vodafone, Xerox and more. Visit http://www.BroadVision.com for more details.

For more information about Clearvale, visit www.clearvale.com.

Clearvale and all its case-sensitive permutations are trademarks of BroadVision, Inc. in the United States of America and other countries.

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