Everything you didn’t know you wanted:The Forrester Electronic Toy Show


Date Thursday August 7th 2003
Time 4:00-5:00pm
Venue George E. Pake Auditorium

PARC Forum

We will demonstrate the latest business and consumer gadgets and toys. We will walk you through products you can think about using to impress that special relative or friend. In this session, we rapidly go through a long list of products that can improve, excite, or complicate our lives. We will cover the good, the bad, and the incredibly ugly and do it all with our tongue solidly stuck in our cheeks. As much entertainment as content, this is one session you will remember into the new year. See wearable computers, mobile power options, fingertip styli, miniature whiteboards, Pocket PCs (even pockets for PCs), the revolutionary Modular Computer, and many surprises you won’t find at you local office outlet store. Don’t leave early, or you will miss the fun.


Daniel W. Rasmus covers knowledge management (KM) and collaboration for Giga Information Group with more than 20 years of IT experience. Dan has been involved in client interaction and research for many companies in North America and Europe. He has worked with a large number of industry leaders and emerging companies, including Lotus, Microsoft, Intel, AIG, US Postal Service, BAE. Dan is editorial advisor to PC AI Magazine and the author of 190 trade journal articles and three books, including Rethinking Smart Objects and Leveraging Knowledge (U of Cambridge Press). Dan attended the UC Santa Cruz, and received a certificate in intelligent systems engineering from the UC Irvine. He has also been a guest lecturer at the UC Irvine and Stanford University.

Rob Enderle is an analyst providing IT advice for the desktop. His current client activities include helping companies anticipate future changes in personal computing technology. Rob's client and research activities have covered the PC space from vendors like IBM, Dell and Compaq, to technology companies like Intel, Creative Labs and Matrox, and has included software companies like Symantec and Microsoft. In 2002, Technology Marketing named Rob as one of the 20 most influential industry analysts. Rob earned a marketing degree from Orange Coast College, a B.S. in business and an M.B.A. with an emphasis on market research, both from the CalState Long Beach, and a C.M.A. Certificate from Pace University.

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