Denise Hungerford, communications director at Jumpcut, and I headed over
to NYNMA's CyberSudsô on Thursday, July 20th. As we arrived we soon began
to chat with Christine Collom-Yang, marketing program manager of Intel.
She briefed me on the e-business solutions that will move customers faster
and more intelligently. Intel also had an odd but good assortment of
knick-knack's at their booth--their trademark space men dolls, phone lines
and water bottles. Moving through the very large crowd, I finally met the
esteemed and hard-working Ellen Auwarter, director of NYNMA's Education
Programs. Ellen bubbled forth with tres emotion about her upcoming vacance
en France. She also mentioned that it's not too early to save-the-date for
the very large September NYNMA's Super CyberSuds(TM) 2000. I then headed
over to speak with Justin Segal, co-founder and VP of corporate
development of Startups.com. We chatted about the Webby awards and his
involvement as a judge for the Services area. How fun! I soon met Barbara
Close, director business development, and was drawn into conversation
about the industry and strategically managed to formulate a new business
model within 20 minutes, entrepreneurs at heart!
As they turned off the music and on the lights, I met Jody Brown, director
of consulting services for Startups.com. We exchanged ideas about
designing handbags with the appropriate mix of elegance and functionality.
On that note, I left with my petite silk purse in hand weaving through the
streets of Manhattan.
- Joanna Fabozzi