Wednesday, August 18, 1999
Wasting clicks but feasting early
A fancy video to introduce the show, the iBreakfast meeting on Wednesday, August 18th at the Marriott Marquis's skylobby brought out over 100 early risers. Mr. Tchong didn't let a fun night out stop him from delivering yet another dynamic and informative presentation. Just before he spoke I met first-time attendees Thomas Scozzafava of Prudential Securities and Cheryl Stoller, who's in new biz dev. for retail communications, who both came this morning to their first breakfast meeting on the recommendation of a boss and colleague (respectively). James Slusser, business manager of Scholastic.com, however, has come to these for about six months now. He was mentioning to me, as Alan Brody, producer of the iBreakfast was pitching his conference eTV, that he most likely won't be attending something on Broadband for a while, since his audience/target (teachers) are (appropriately) still more concerned with privacy issues. They are relaunching their site in the fall, for the start of school, and will have a Scholastic Network that provides a free resource for teachers. While Avram Jezer of A-L Associates was chatting with Matthew Beck of AlleyCat News, I spied some people from Uproar.com and Eleanor Hass of E-Technologies, who was making some poignant comments to Mr. Tchong before his talk. Sponsor CBS Marketwatch gave away a Millenium clock for the correct answer to name an editor with their site during the intros. As I skipped out I chatted with Sam Albert whose StarSites.com project is taking off and met John Evans of MonsterDaata.com, which provides real estate information for professionals and consumers.