Former Priceline.com CEO Dan Schulman to Keynote Xplor 2001
Thursday, September 20, 2001
TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 19 Dan Schulman, former president and CEO of Priceline.com, will keynote Xplor 2001, the Global Electronic Document Systems Conference & Exhibit, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8 - 9 a.m. in Orlando, Fla. U.S.A. Schulman's presentation will address how to build a successful and stable e-business entity and the virtual business model employed by Priceline.com. "Certainly the dot-com world has experienced massive upheaval with a ferocity rarely seen in history,'' said Schulman. "However, I am firmly convinced that the Internet is, and will continue to redefine the way businesses interact with their customers and suppliers. It would be a big mistake to think that the financial wreckage in the markets equates with the lessening of importance of the Internet. Good business models will eventually win out, and we will obviously see additional consolidation.'' Dan Schulman was the strategic linchpin for one of America's premiere blue chip e-commerce companies, Priceline.com. His vision and innovative marketing techniques have increased the visibility of the Priceline.com brand and grown its customer base from 2 million to 5.3 million loyal Priceline.com users. As a leader in the Internet industry, Schulman's expertise is invaluable for any company trying to compete in the highly volatile world of e-commerce. Keynote Presentations In addition to Dan Schulman, the Xplor 2001 keynote line-up includes: David Weinberger, Ph.D., co-author of "The Cluetrain Manifesto'' and editor of JOHO (Journal of the Hyperlinked Organization), and Tom Petzinger Jr., columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Keith T. Davidson, Ph.D., EDP, principal, Davidson Communications, will moderate a panel discussion on "Converging Points of View'' with Carl Frappaolo, The Delphi Group, Elisabeth Bitsch-Christensen, CAP Ventures, and Frank Romano, EDP, Rochester Institute of Technology. For details, visit www.xplor.org.