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E-Vision 2002, The Duke Business Technology Forum Took Place on March 22-23, 2002

March 25, 2002

DURHAM, N.C.-- "e-vision 2002, The Duke Business Technology Forum," a free event designed to bring together professionals and students interested in gaining an edge through the use of technology, took place on March 22-23 at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

e-vision 2002 featured keynote addresses from Mark V. Hurd, president of NCR and chief operating officer of Teradata, a division of NCR, and Anthony B. Perkins, chairman, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Red Herring Communications. Mr. Hurd focused on decision-making within an enterprise and how the ability of an enterprise to make the right decision is greatly enhanced by the presence of a data warehouse. Mr. Perkins spoke about the Internet bubble and the characteristics of a successful executive.

The event also featured a super-panel on "The Competitive Advantage of Technology". The panelists included, Ernie Baker - LVL7 Systems, Inc; John Creamer, Chief Technology Officer - Alerts, Inc; Karl Schlatzer, General Manager, Wireless Data - InPhonic, Inc. Panelists advised entrepreneurs to find customers before looking for financing and to build products that fulfill customer's needs and not what will get you money from VCs.

The event, which was open to the public, also featured panel discussions on media and technology; relationship management; e-detailing: technology in pharmaceutical sales; biotech and enabling technology; standards and value creation; emerging technologies; and venture capitalists' investment strategies.

Additional highlights of e-vision 2002 were a networking fair, which provided a chance for students and professionals to discuss career opportunities with many of the companies presenting at the forum. There was also a technology showcase in which companies displayed their cutting-edge products.

The first e-vision event was held in 1999. This year's event attracted approximately 400 registrants, including executives from as near as Research Triangle Park and from across the country and students from colleges throughout the southeast. e-vision 2002 was sponsored by the Fuqua School of Business and Fuqua's Business Technology Club.

To find out more about e-vision 2002, go to www.dukevision.org.