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Thursday, 26 Nov 2009

ICON's IT Giants Series - How To Become an IT Giant - an audience with Dr. Steve Garnett, Chairman EMEA, salesforce.com

Intellect, 10-12 Russell Square House, Russell Square, London London WC1B 5EE
4.30pm - 7.00pm

Description ICON's IT Giants series features Dr.

Steve Garnett, Chairman EMEA, salesforce.com. The evening starts with an in-depth interview by guest journalist, Bryan Glick who will question Steve on the key factors that brought Saleforce.com success:
  • how their growth strategy and business model has evolved and where its headed
  • the critical role that leadership plays in creating a successful business
  • the challenges of building a fast growth business
  • the biggest pitfalls to avoid
  • Lessons learnt from Larry Ellison
Come and join us for this entertaining and thought provoking insight into the strategy that made Salesforce.com so successful. The evening will end with a Q&A session followed by networking where you will have the opportunity to meet with Steve. About Dr. Steve Garnett Chairman Europe, salesforce.com Steve Garnett has had one of the most distinguished careers of any European executive in the software industry. Garnett has been a member of the executive management team of three software startups that have each turned into some of the most successful software companies in history, Oracle, Siebel and Saleforce.com. Garnett started his career joining Oracle Corporation prior to its IPO in 1986. He held various technical and sales positions including Director of UK sales, Vice President European Marketing & Alliances and was the youngest member of the European management team. He was at Oracle Corporation for 12 years as the company grew to become the world's 2nd largest software company. Garnett joined Siebel Systems in 1996 as Vice President of Europe and a member of the founders circle. From 100 employees, the company grew in eight years to become the worlds 5th largest software company with 8,000 employees and a $60b market capitalization at its peak. In 2004 Steve joined his former Oracle executive colleague Marc Benioff to head Europe operations and be part of the executive team at salesforce.com. He helped take salesforce.com public in 2004 and the company’s market capitalization has been as high as $8b. Saleforce.com has been lauded as one of BusinessWeek's Top 100 Most Innovative Companies, named No. 7 on The WIRED 40, and selected as a Top Ten Disrupter by Forbes. Throughout his career, Garnett has been committed to using his resources to produce positive social change for underserved children. He is a board member at TeachFirst an organisation focused on eradication of educational disadvantage in inner city schools in the UK. He has a degree in mathematics and a doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester, and holds a number of professional affiliations and board positions. Why should I attend? Hear the secrets behind salesforce.com's innovation and growth story and identify what lessons you can adapt and adopt for your own business.


16:30 Registration 17:00 Interview by Bryan Glick, Editor, Computing 17:50 Q&A session 18:10 Drinks and canapés 19:00 Close Cost Intellect Members £75.00 + VAT Non Members: £95.00 + VAT

Date: Thursday, 26 Nov 2009
Start Time: 4.30pm
End Time: 7.00pm
Address: Intellect, 10-12 Russell Square House, Russell Square, London London WC1B 5EE