Tuesday, January 30, 2001

Rounding Out the Full Evening

One of NYNMA's signature events, the "State of New York New Media," was held at the Cooper Union on Tuesday, January 30th. The event drew over 500 attendees eager to know what the sages would say. There they sat and listened to the ever-witty moderator Eric Goldberg, president and founder of Unplugged Games. The equally sharp panelists were Flatiron Partners' Managing Partner Jerry Colonna, About.com's CEO Scott Kurnit, New York Times Digital CEO Martin Nisenholtz, Ziff Davis Internet & Chief Internet Officer Wenda Millard and Soundview chairman and CEO Bob Lessin. Afterwards I chatted with Geoportals.com's Tom Gilbert, Flatiron Magazine's Erika Jakubassa and Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham Ventures' Ross Goldstein. Katalyst.com's Larry Pearl and The Chameleon Group's Laura Allen were chatting it up. EventMe!'s Volker Detering told me about a new development with their service. Among the dignitaries were PriceWaterhouseCoopers' Tom Hyland, Westerly Partners' Michael Wheeler and Agency.com's Peter Kestenbaum. Mark Stahlman and PR 21's Renee Edelman were debating the positive and negative outcomes of the scenarios painted by the panelists. I saw Full Audio's Debbie Newman out again, while new media consultant Deb Schultz introduced me to Pyxis's Mark Allen. Bernardo introduced me to The New York Times advertising representative Andre Johnson, and before leaving I caught up with Internet Wire's Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer Michael Terpin. After a solid night of networking, I headed home to catch some Zzzzs.