SOURCE: Red Herring

November 29, 2005 13:57 ET

Red Herring Fall 2005 to Highlight Trends in Enterprise Software, Communications, Security and Digital Entertainment

Red Herring Fall Conference Will Gather Exclusive Audience to Unveil the Top 10 Trends for 2006 and the Red Herring Small Cap 100

BELMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 29, 2005 -- Red Herring today announced the keynote speakers and panel session topics for its upcoming conference, Red Herring Fall 2005, to be held December 13-15, 2005, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Francisco. The event will draw 250 CEOs and senior executives from the technology and financial communities, as well as leading analysts and independent media. They will explore the trends and innovations that will drive growth and profits in 2006.

The conference is an invitation-only event created to help CEOs and senior executives get ahead -- and stay ahead. To review a complete agenda and register for the two and a half-day event, go to The conference begins on Tuesday night, December 13th, with the unveiling of the Red Herring Small Cap 100, an elect group of small-caps (publicly held companies with market capitalizations between US$300 million and US$1 billion) selected for their innovative technology and smart business models that nurture growth and profitability. The conference will feature presentations from the Small Cap 100 over the course of December 14th and 15th.

Perhaps the most anticipated keynote session is "The Top Ten Trends for 2006." An all-star investment analyst panel led by Arnie Berman, SG Cowen's Chief Technology Strategist, and Sarah Friar, the well-regarded Goldman Sachs Vice President & Analyst will discuss Red Herring's selection of ten major currents likely to shake up the world next year and add their own predictions. This exclusive session will be held on the first full day of the conference, Wednesday, December 14th.

Also on Wednesday, December 14th, a wide range of thought-provoking executives, investors and analysts will exchange their ideas in various roundtable discussions. These sessions include "Digital Entertainment: Take 2," "Enterprise Software: Silent Revolution," "Universal Broadband: Anywhere, Anytime" and "Opportunities in the East."

On Thursday's panel entitled "Building a Security Company," Bob Walters, former CEO of Teros, a provider of web application security technology, and John Livingston, CEO of Absolute Software, a provider of laptop security, will share their perspectives on how to build a security business and to create value for shareholders.

Walters will share insights about growing his company, having recently announced the acquisition of Teros by Citrix Systems. Livingston, Absolute's CEO since 1995, will discuss his success steering Absolutes' success from the company's first venture round in 1998 through its IPO in 2000 and today.

Discussion should be lively as well on the panel, "Five Emerging Technologies: Why They Matter Now," featuring Erik Straser, General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures, David Edwards, Analyst, American Technology Research, Mark Modzelewski, Co-Founder, Nanobusiness Alliance & Vice President, NanoDynamics, and Michael Orshan, Director of Science and Technology, State of New Mexico.

Also on Thursday, several luminaries will share their outlooks in keynote sessions, including Donald Rippert, Accenture's Chief Technology Officer, Umang Gupta, CEO & Chairman of Keynote Systems, and Mark Woodward, CEO of Serena Software.

For the most up-to-date information about the agenda, speaking opportunities and registration, go to

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Red Herring events have long delivered clear and intelligent insight into the critical trends shaping the future of technology. We bring together industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, and the Herring's own business intelligence team to share ideas and present our research-based discoveries. Participants explore the strategic shifts and disruptive impact that new technologies will have in key US and international markets. Along the way, they will get a glimpse of the future. Additional information is available at

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