OPEN to Hold Third Annual Conference

OPEN Silicon Valley is holding its third annual conference “OPEN FORUM 2006: Rising Tide on Saturday, on June 3rd, 2006 at the SAP Campus (3410 Hillview Ave. Palo Alto, CA).
The day-long conference will focus on the growing optimism, energy and possibilities in the tech economy today, from fundraising in the Valley to taking advantage of Pakistan 's emerging business landscape. Building on the success of the last two conferences, OPEN FORUM 2006 would features an exceptional group of speakers and thought leaders from the corporate, entrepreneurial, venture capital, academic and political communities, including:
• President Pervez Musharraf (on video conference)
• Marten Mickos, CEO, MySQL
• Tom Dyal, General Partner, Redpoint Ventures
• Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli, Special Assistant to President Bush and National Security Council Senior Director for Democracy, Human Rights and International Operations
The Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs and Professionals (OPEN) is a voluntary, not-for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and professional excellence. OPEN Silicon Valley promotes entrepreneurship by providing guidance, mentoring, and networking opportunities to its members in Silicon Valley. Established in Boston in 1998, OPEN has chapters in Boston, New York, Silicon Valley, Washington DC, and Texas. With over 80 charter members representing the highest echelon of Pak-American business leadership at its core, OPEN Silicon Valley now has a member and participant community that is over 4000 strong and growing.

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