|Otto Group||USA Excursion|
|01 Jul -||06 Jul 2007|
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|Sun 01 Jul||Transamerica Pyramid: VC Perspective on the Valley|
|1545||Meet in Hotel Palomar Lounge (5th Floor)|
|1545 - 1615||Walk to BV Capital offices: 600 Montgomery St, 43rd flr. |
Check in with security (has all names)
|Looking forward:||How to get most out of the week|
|1630 - 1700||Welcome remarks by Andreas Weigend, Ramon Silvestre, and Daniel Bao|
|1700 - 1800||Tom Gieselmann, General Partner at BV Capital, on Consumer Internet trends: What's cooking in the Valley?||1. What kind of concepts are hot right now for start ups?|
2. What are interesting investing areas for BVCapital regarding eCommerce?
3. What is "over hyped"?
|1815 - 1830||Walk to Restaurant - Fog City Diner, 1300 Battery St, (415) 982-2000|
|1845 - 1900||Welcome remarks by Stefan Morbe, German American Chamber of Commerce||* The German American Chamber San Francisco: Their focus and their perspective|
|1900 - 2100||Dinner at Fog City Diner|
|Mon 02 Jul||Field Trip to Silicon Valley|
|0815||Meet in Hotel Palomar Lounge (5th Floor)|
|0830 - 0945||Travel to Google Mountain View by minibus|
|1000 - 1100||Peter Norvig on Google search quality and new products|
|1100 - 1200||Ben Ling on Google checkout and product search||1. What is the future of Google about, regarding all relevant eCommerce activities?|
2. Does google checkout make sense for all retailers?
3. What services of google may be relevant for OTTO in near future?
|1215 - 1330||Lunch at Google|
|1340 - 1400||Travel to Yahoo Bldg A Sunnyvale, Badlands A3|
|1415 - 1530||Bradley Horowitz (Yahoo, VP Advanced Development Division) on social media and innovation (hack-day)||1. Do you see potential cooperation areas for OTTO and Yahoo apart of traditional ad-services?|
2. What about mobile shopping? What ist your strategic view on this?
3. What are your expiriences in social shopping about (i.e. shoposphere)
|1530 - 1600||What, really, has changed? A conversation between the VP of Advanced Development of Yahoo and the former Chief Scientist of Amazon.com|
|1600 - 1630||Susan Mernit (Sr Director for Personals) on Driving Expressiveness; Premium Services and Social Media|
|1630 - 1800||Vish Makhijani (Yahoo, VP Search and Advertising)|
|1815 - 1845||Travel to Three Seasons Restaurant, 518 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, (650) 838-0353|
|1900 - 2045||Dinner at Three Seasons Restaurant With Ronjon Nag, CEO of Cellmania, on mobile shopping||1. What are relevant the markets for mobile commerce in the next 2/3/5 years?|
2. What kind of items you sell are tops, what are flops?
3. What drives M-Commerce in the USA?
|2045 - 2130||Travel back to SF Hotel Palomar by minibus|
|Tue 03 Jul||Hotel Palomar|
|New Media and Commerce|
|0845||Meet in Hotel Palomar Meeting Room (The MOMA Room) 9th Floor|
|0900 - 0915||Weigend: Overview of the day|
|0915 - 1000||Technorati: Peter Hirshberg and Aaron Krane on searching and tagging of blogs||1. How powerful are blogs regarding to brands?|
2. How powerful are blogs regarding to international networking?
3. What is a good corporate blog about?
4. Do you know niches where blogs a relevant but still not developed?
5. What is the best way to promote a (corporate) blog?
|1000 - 1030||Discussion and break|
|1030 - 1115||Loomia: Dave Marks (CEO) on intermingling of media and retail online and the movement towards distributed retail, and shift of the content value chain, beginning with free content and sites and crossover to paid content or products.||1. What transformation is taking place online wrt media and retail? 2. What is driving these new value networks? 3. How does loomia add value across these networks?|
|1130 - 1215||Like.com: Munjal Shah, Burak Gokturk on product search via images||1. What are the best usecases for like.com like services?|
2. Where are the technical limits of the service? difficult is the integration of your service?
|1230 - 1345||Lunch at Fifth Floor Restaurant Foyer (5th Floor) at Hotel Palomar|
|Insights in Consumer Decision Making|
|1400 - 1600||Itamar Simonson (Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing, Stanford University) on customer behavior and decision making, especially personalization,pricing, and loyalty|
|1600 - 1630||Discussion and break|
|1630 - 1815||Jeff Beaver and team on new business models for retail|
|1830 - 1900||Cocktails in the Lounge (5th Floor) at Hotel Palomar|
|1900 - 2100||Dinner in the Gallery Room (6th Floor) at Hotel Palomar- Private Dining Room|
|Wed 04 Jul||4th of July|
|0900 - 1100||Internal OTTO meeting in Hotel Palomar Meeting Room (De Young Room- 7th Floor)|
|1130 - 1200||Travel to 4150 17th St Suite 12 |
people & data | Weigend Associates LLC
|Recommendations and Personalizaton|
|1200 - 1230||Champagne Reception|
|1230 - 1330||Catered lunch|
|1330 - 1400||Weigend: State of the Art in Recommendations and Personalization|
|1400 - 1730||Bruce D'Ambrosio (Cleverset CTO) on Recommender Systems||1. How much revenue potential do you see in intelligent personalization systems?|
|1730- 1815||Travel to Pier 40 by Muni (Underground Subway)|
Board boat by 1845
|1830 - 2230||Cruise on the Bay: Buffet dinner, open bar|
Fireworks around 2115
|Board The Five Stars Yacht at Pier 40, South Beach Marina next to The San Francisco Ball Park on Embarcadero (note: Pier 40 is not close to Pier 39 - it is on the opposite end).|
|Thu 05 Jul||Social and mobile shopping|
Web technologies, site visit to Adobe
|S-commerce: Social Shopping|
|0845||Meet in Hotel Palomar meeting room (The MOMA Room, 9th Floor)|
|0900 - 0930||Kaboodle: Manish Chandra (Founder & CEO) on sharing recommendations and shopping lists. Alisa Menell (Director of Marketing & Community) will also join Manish for the meeting.||1. Who is using the service?|
2. Is it possible to brand lists?
3. Where does a cooperation make sense?
|0930 - 1000||Stylehive: Stephanie Garcia and Ravi Mhatre (founding partners of Lightspeed Venture Partners)||1. Describe your target groups / typical user?|
2. What kind of products get hyped?
3. Where are the limits of the concept (user...)?
4. Are there potential areas for cooperations?
|1000 - 1020||Weigend: Summary on social shopping, discussion on Kaboodle and Stylehive|
|E-commerce: Next-generation Platforms on the Web|
|1030 - 1045||Travel to Adobe (Former Macromedia Building, 601 Townsend St at 7th St., 415-832-2000)|
|1100 - 1230||Steve Heintz of Adobe on Apollo and other new technoloy||1. What are the most important technical changes on E-Commerce in the near future?|
2. Is the a relevance of Adobe Flex for broad use?
3. Do you believe in fully online based professional software (i.e. photoshop)
|1230 - 1330||Lunch at Adobe|
|1345 - 1500||Dan Olsen of Olsen Solutions|
- Overview of Web 2.0 interactive technologies, including widgets
- Web User Interface Design Principles
|1500 - 1530||Weigend: Summary and discussion with Adobe and Olsen|
|1530 - 1600||Break|
|M-commerce: Mobile Shopping|
|1600 - 1800||Azita Arvani of Arvani Group on interesting developments in mobile & wireless in US|
|1810 - 1830||Travel to Jai Yun Restaurant |
(923 Pacific Ave at Powell)
|1830 - 1900||Cocktails|
|1900 - 2100||Dinner at Jai Yun Restaurant|
|Karaoke event (participation voluntary)|
|Fri 06 Jul||Hotel Palomar|
|0800 - 0845||Checkout|