MIT Club of Northern California
Emerging Technology Panel
Nathan Brookwood, Peter Glaskowsky,
Gary Smith, David Weilmuenster
November 20th, 1997
Settling on the right idea to base your new venture on is a difficult
proposition. The pace of technological change is furious. Combine this with
increasingly competitive markets, and you face a daunting challenge
identifying markets that are large enough to be attractive, but defensible. A
crystal ball would be quite handy: you could look forward and anticipate
new markets, or identify new ways to serve existing markets. In the absence
of this capability, we've done the next best thing. We've assembled a panel
of experts who will share their thoughts on entrepreneurial opportunities in
selected emerging technologies.
This evening's highlighted technologies will be Electronic Design Automation
(EDA), semiconductors, multi-media and wireless communications. Our
panel will consist of Gary Smith (Dataquest), Nathan Brookwood
(Dataquest), Peter Glaskowsky (MicroDesign Resources) and David
Weilmuenster (Andrew Seybold Consulting Group).
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Gary Smith is a director and principal analyst for the Electronic Design
Automation program in Dataquest's Online, Multimedia, and Software
group. He is responsible for all research, publications, and client projects
relating to the electronic design automation marketplace, and is involved in
research and consulting projects in the emerging methodologies in RT Level
and ES Level design. Mr. Smith joined Dataquest in 1994 after 20 years of
experience in Electronic Design. Mr. Smith earned his BSEE from the
United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
Nathan Brookwood serves as principal analyst for the Personal Computer
Semiconductors and Applications Worldwide program in Dataquest's
Semiconductor group, and also supports research in Dataquest's Embedded
Microcomponents Worldwide program. He directs research on
microprocessors used in computational and embedded applications,
including personal computers, workstations, and servers, with special
emphasis on those based on X86 and popular RISC architectures. Mr.
Brookwood received a BSEE degree from M.I.T.
Peter Glaskowsky, a senior analyst for
MicroDesign Resources, specializes
in 3D and multimedia technology. Mr. Glaskowsky focuses on products and
trends in these areas, and contributes to Microprocessor Report and the
MDR Technical Library. Recently he authored the special report "Beyond
Conventional 3D". Peter joined MicroDesign Resources from Integrated
Device Technology, where he was chief engineer with the Systems
Technology Group, involved in product definition and system-level design
and analysis. He has also held engineering positions at SuperMac, Telebit,
and General Dynamics.
David Weilmuenster has recently joined Andrew Seybold (ASCGI) after 20
years experience in the information technology and communications
industries. Prior to joining ASCGI, Mr. Weilmuenster was Director, Market
Development, in Mtel's (SkyTel's) Advanced Applications Group where he
was responsible for identifying, developing, and closing strategic partnerships
to combine mobile computing products and Mtel's Advanced Messaging
networks into effective solutions for end users. He was also Director,
Business Development, at RadioMail Corporation. Mr. Weilmuenster has
widespread experience in end-user and channel sales in information
technology at IBM and Conner Peripherals (now Seagate Technology). Mr.
Weilmuenster earned a Bachelor Degree of Science in Physics from MIT in
1975, and a Master of Science in Operations Research from MIT in 1977.
He is a past President and Director of the MIT Club of Northern California.
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