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August 30, 2010

September 2010 Joint Meeting

Peter Coffee's Annual Forecast
Thursday, September 30, 2010

WHEN: Thursday, September 30th from 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Networking @ 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Roundtable with Peter Coffee 6:30 to 7:00 pm
Dinner 7:00 to 7:45 pm
Presentation @ 7:45 to 9:00 pm

WHERE: Maria's Italian Kitchen in Downtown LA.

PRICE: Dinner & Program: $30 with advance reservations, $40 at the door if space permits.
For reservations, call Eliz Manderfield at 310-391-5936. Reservations are necessary to get ACM pricing.

LOCATION: Maria's Italian Kitchen, 615 Flower Street, Los Angeles CA, 90017 (Downtown Los Angeles -- about 2 blocks from the 7th St. Metro Center station). Self Parking: 616 Figueroa Street (4:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., $5). Valet Parking: Available on Flower Street ($7).

PETER COFFEE'S ANNUAL FORECAST About key technologies in Computing, Communications, and Business Applications

One of the best-informed, and entertaining, technologists is Peter Coffee. It is our pleasure to welcome him back to share insights and make sense of it all in an evening of analysis and comment; he will provide an insider's view and forecasts for key technologies in computing, communications, and business applications. This year one area of focus will be mobile computing. The pre-meeting roundtable will be very interactive, so be prepared to ask your questions early on.

Peter Coffee is Director of Platform Research at salesforce.com. He joined the company in January of 2007 after spending 18 years as a technology analyst and columnist at the industry magazines eWEEK and PC Week. He currently works with enterprise and commercial developers to clarify their requirements for use of the Salesforce Platform in developing and deploying on-demand applications.

Peter was previously the first manager of PC planning at The Aerospace Corporation, where he also worked in space systems applications of artificial intelligence techniques. Before that Peter was a Senior Engineer working in arctic project management, chemical facility construction and synthetic fuels project planning at Exxon. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University, where he also served as a faculty member for information systems management; he has held other faculty appointments in computer science at UCLA and in business analytics at Chapman College. He is the author of two books, How to Program Java and Peter Coffee Teaches PCs. Peter is also a euphonium soloist and composer.

Peter's current commentaries for salesforce.com appear at http://cloudblog.salesforce.com/.