Foundation Names Harper as Adjunct
The Progress & Freedom Foundation has named Jim Harper, founder and principal of PolicyCounsel.Com, an Information Age public policy consulting firm, and the Editor of Web-based privacy think-tank Privacilla.org, as an adjunct fellow. As such, Harper will research privacy issues, particularly policy issues at the state level. In addition to his work at PoilcyCounsel.com and Privacilla.org, Harper has served as counsel to committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. The Progress & Freedom Foundation, founded in 1993, studies the impact of the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. Sounds right up Jim's alley!
Colonna Names to Entrepreneurs Board
Jerry Colonna, managing partner and co-founder of well-known VCs Flatiron Partners, has been named to its Advisory Board of the Silicon Alley Entrepreneurs Club. SAEC, which started as an online discussion forum and networking group for entrepreneurs in 1999, provides its 3,100 members with such programs as new business-plan submissions and the speaking management guidelines of the Straight-talk. Colonna has been named to Upside Magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential People of the New Economy and Forbes ASAP's list of the best VCs in the country. Flatiron Partners is his second venture capital investment firm; Colonna was a founding partner of @Ventures. He currently serves on the boards of directors of AppGenesys Inc., Planet Out Partners Inc., Electron Economy Inc., and Standard Media Inc;, publishers of The Industry Standard magazine and the advisory board of The New York Times Digital. Check out SAE at http://www.SAEClub.com.
Webby Awards Honors Lifetime Achievement
Vint Cerf knew way back when that the Internet would be big. That's why he co-designed the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. And it's also why the Webby Awards will honor him on July 18th with their first Webby Lifetime Achievement Award. Cerf, known as one of the "fathers of the Internet," is now senior vice president of Internet Architecture and Technology for WorldCom. Cerf will receive his award from The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences during The Fifth Annual Webby Awards, which will be Webcast live from the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House on ABCNEWS.com. ABC News' Sam Donaldson will host The Webby Awards pre-show, which begins at 10 pm ET on Wednesday, July 18th. Tony Award-winning Actor Alan Cumming will host the ceremony. Congratulations, Vint!
IC3D Hits the Venture Trail
The 6th Annual NYC Venture Capital Conference will welcome IC3D as on of eight companies chosen to present at the event on July 10. (http://www.nycventureconference.com/advisory/advisoryboard.html). As a presenting company, IC3D will discuss its business with a panel of VCs and the audience for 20 minutes, then answer questions from the VCs for 20 minutes and answer questions from the audience for 20 minutes. Members of the IC3D management team are calling this an "amazing opportunity" to reach the venture capital community and to recruit additional managers. They have invited Dupont, which has officially expressed interest in IC3D. Good luck, IC3D!
Razorfish Earns Kudos in Britain
Razorfish, Inc., and Eardrum, one of the United Kingdom's sound specialists, earned several awards from the British Interactive Media Awards (BIMA) held recently in London. The two companies collaborated on a project that won the Getty Images Award for best use of design and creativity and the prestigious 'Judge's Choice' award, chosen from all other entries combined. Established in 1985, BIMA is a national trade association representing the interactive media industry in Britain. Eardrum provides creative expertise in sound, commercial production, programming, and sound design for radio, television and all new media. The challenge for Razorfish was to create a business-to-business site that would showcase the impact that audio could play within an on-line user experience. The Razorfish-Eardrum project demonstrates sound's potential as an integrated design feature aimed at encouraging creative agencies to give sound design greater consideration in web based projects. Perhaps we'll be hearing a lot more over the Internet in years to come.
Medical Records Go Online
Imagine your doctor looking up your medical records online? That may not be as far-fetched as it sounds. EZMedicalOffice.com has unveiled a free, integrated Web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR), ICD-9 Coding and Prescription application, offered exclusively to licensed physicians and other healthcare professionals. The company says the technology will improve patient care and reimbursement. Doctors will be able to spend less time with charts and more time with patients. Managed care and insurance companies will get more accurate information in a more timely manner. Let's hope so!