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14th Annual

February 23-24, 2005

keynote Speaker

Bud Michael
President and Chief Executive Officer, Biz360, Inc.

With over 25 years of experience in high technology sales, marketing and general business management at industry leading hardware, software and services companies, CEO Bud Michael took the helm at Biz360 in May 2003. Bud has occupied executive positions at technology leaders such as Intel, Tandem Computer, Sequent Computers, Broadbase Software, and KANA.

Prior to joining Biz360, Bud was executive vice president of products and marketing at KANA Software, a leader in Web-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions. In that position, he was responsible for all product strategy, planning, development and distribution worldwide, as well as the integration of Broadbase Software's product lines when the two companies merged in 2001. Prior to it's acquisition by Broadbase, Bud served as senior vice president of business-to-business markets at Decisionism, where he led the company's B2B e-commerce analytics initiative.

As vice president of sales and marketing at Client Systems, Bud oversaw all marketing and sales activities for this $50M privately funded value added distributor of Hewlett-Packard mid-range systems and Oracle database and applications software. He successfully grew revenues from $30M to over $50M in 24 months.

During a six year stint at Tandem Computers, Bud led worldwide field operations for the Atalla division, integrating operations and forming distribution partnerships in the UK, Latin America and Australia.

Bud graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Economics

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