Quote of the day: Speaking at AMD's Global Vision Conference, V.S.
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Yesterday was EMC day for me. I spent a pretty good chunk of the day in Bedford, MA at RSA Security (recently acquired by EMC) and then, by pure coincidence, last night, I attended an EMC-hosted dinner at Sauciety: a restaurant in the lobby of Boston's Waterfront Westin Hotel.
Earlier this week, amidst no fanfare, storage giant EMC entered the CxO blogosphere with an initial entry by its senior vice president and chief development officer (CDO?) Mark Lewis.
David has been keeping up with PatriciaGate, which is really more than pointing the finger at outgoing HP board chairwoman Patrica Dunn. It's a full-fledged HPGate.
John Fleming spent five years running Walmart.com before taking on the job as chief marketing officer for all of Wal-Mart, which has 6,500 stores, more than 60,000 U.
News.com's Ina Fried and Jim Kerstetter have posted a nearly unbelievable account of the witchhunt involving reporters, HP directors, and HP employees that was ordered by HP chairwoman Patricia Dunn.
Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, laid out the issues facing the movie business during a panel at AMD's Global Vision Conference. "The rate of change in the industry is unprecedented, and with it comes enormous opportunities," Katzenberg said.
Quote of the day: Scott McNealy, current chairman and former CEO piñata at Sun (pictured below with AMD Chairman and CEO Hector Ruiz at the AMD Global Vision Conference: "Who’s who, what’s what and who gets access to what is the biggest challenge on the planet today." As usual, McNealy has a way a capturing hyperbolically one of the truisms at the intersection of technology and society.
One of the highlights of AMD’s Global Vision Conference was an interview Paul Saffo conducted with Dr. James Watson, who along with Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA more than fifty years ago.
After by master of ceremonies, futurist Paul Saffo, noted that I was blogging at the AMD Global Vision Conference--to ensure that speakers didn’t say anything too controversial--Nicholas Negroponte took the stage to evangelize his One Laptop per Child non-profit, which got its first seed funding from AMD and the laptop uses a 500 MHz AMD processor. I covered Negroponte’s $100 laptop here in May.