Echoes of the 2008 Davos World Economic Forum with Joe Schoendorf, Paul Saffo, and John Markoff.
Join swissnex and our esteemed panel for a debriefing and discussion on the recent 2008 World Economic Forum in Davos. Learn how today's economic and social challenges affect our future and translate to changes in the world. All speakers are 2008 World Economic Forum participants in Davos and bring their own unique insight- swissnex
John Markoff is a senior correspondent for the science desk of The New York Times since December 2008. Mr. Markoff, who joined The Times in March 1988, had previously been a reporter for the business section, where he covered Silicon Valley.
Paul Saffo is a forecaster with over two decades experience exploring the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He is Managing Director of Foresight at Discern Analytics, teaches at Stanford University and is a researcher through mediaX at Stanford University. Saffo serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards including the Long Now Foundation, and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute. Saffo’s essays have appeared in a wide range of publications including The Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Saffo holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University and Stanford University.
Joe Schoendorf has been active in high technology industries for nearly forty years.
Schoendorf is a member and strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and has served as a consultant to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in Japan. He is able to help our portfolio management establish significant strategic global relationships in the US, Europe and Asia with a strong focus on China and Japan. Joe has participated as a Board member in industry pioneers such as Macromedia (Authorware).
Schoendorf joined Accel in 1988. Previously he was the Vice President of Marketing for Apple Computer. Before that he was Executive Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Ungermann-Bass and a member of the Office of the President. Prior to that he was the CEO of Industrial Networking, a joint venture of Ungermann-Bass and General Electric.
Schoendorf came to Silicon Valley in 1966. During an eighteen year career at Hewlett Packard he held numerous computer marketing and sales positions including Group Marketing Manager, General Manager of Business Development and General Manager of the Corporate Account Division overseeing all worldwide large accounts.
Schoendorf holds a B.S.E.E. degree from Purdue University and has served on the Dean's Advisory Council at Purdue's Krannert School of Business.
Schoendorf and his wife Nancy, also a venture capitalist, live in Palo Alto with their daughter Megan. Their other daughter Kathryn is living in Washington, D.C. and works for NPR.