SPEAKER SHORT BIOS
Goncharoff: Katherine Goncharoff is a senior
writer at The Deal (www.thedeal.com), a daily and weekly publication
that reports on deal making in all its diversity, including
venture capital, seed and angel funding deals. She has also
reported on startups and new and emerging technologies for
Business Week Online, Forbes.com and MIT's Technology Review.
J. Edwards III: John J. Edwards III is a
news editor on The Wall Street Journal's national
news desk, overseeing and coordinating coverage of marketing
& media (advertising/marketing, media/entertainment, consumer
products and retailing) and technology. He has been with the
Journal since October 2000. Prior to that he spent 3 1/2 years
in a variety of positions at
TheStreet.com, ending as assistant managing editor. Edwards
has also worked as a city-hall reporter at the Times of Trenton,
N.J.; as a telecommunications reporter for Dow Jones Newswires;
and as a reporter covering labor and tax issues for the Bureau
of National Affairs, a
newsletter publisher in Washington. He is a graduate of Northwestern
David Lidsky: David joined FSB: FORTUNE
Small Business in 1999 and currently serves as a senior editor.
Lidsky helms the magazine's Tech section and is responsible
for all tech-related feature stories, along with the "Look
Back" column. He has been writing the "Tech Skeptic"
column for two years.
Lidsky has been a regular moderator of the small
business track at Fall Comdex and the Internet World trade
shows for the past two years, as well as a panelist at the
SBA (Small Business Association) conference in October 2000.
Before joining FSB, Lidsky covered the Internet
in its formative years ('96-'99), advancing from an editorial
researcher to senior associate editor at PC magazine. A graduate
of Columbia University, majoring in history, Lidsky received
his JD from the Boston University School of Law with a concentration
in intellectual property. He was admitted to the New York
Bar in 1998, and retired from the bar the same day he joined.
Malik: Om Malik is a senior writer for Red Herring focusing
on the telecommunications sector. He is also the forthcoming
book, Broadbandits: the inside story of the $750 billion telecom
heist; which is slated for publication in May 2003 by John
Wiley & Sons.
Prior to joining Red Herring in July 2000, he
was part of the founding team of Forbes.com where he was a
senior editor. His work has also been published in newspapers
and magazines such as The Wall Street Journal, Business 2.0,
Brandweek, and Crains' New York Business. In 1999, he left
Forbes to join Hambrecht & Quist Asia Pacific as an investment
manager, in the process becoming only the fourth journalist
ever to cross over into the venture capital business.
During his tenure as a venture capitalist, he
met and worked side by side with many CEOs, entrepreneurs
and investors, and was privy to the inner workings of Silicon
Valley. However, nine months in the VC business made him realize
how much he missed the world of writing and
reportage, and he went to work for Red Herring where he could
apply his extensive knowledge and insight into the world of
venture capitalism and cutting edge technologies.
Between his career as a technology journalist
and his tenure as a venture capitalist, he has witnessed and
documented firsthand the rise and fall of the Internet and
telecom industries, which has given him unrivaled access and
insight into this world.
Mannes : George Mannes is a senior writer
at the online financial news publication
TheStreet.com. He covers media and technology, and he writes
the regular column "The Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street
Before he joined TheStreet.com in 1998, Mannes
spent two years covering business and technology for the New
York Daily News. He has written freelance pieces for American
Heritage of Invention and Technology, Entertainment Weekly,
Popular Mechanics and other consumer and trade publications.
Liz Mooney: Liz Mooney has been New York
bureau chief at RCR Wireless News since 1995. As such, she
covers the financial aspects of the wireless industry, including
venture capital, overall M&A outlook and credit ratings
agencies. She attends seminars, conferences and other meetings
in the Big Apple and meets with wireless company executives
who come to New York City.
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