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Toni Cramer, CIO, City of Bellevue, Wash
September 16, 2005: The city of Bellevue, Wash., is part of King County's eCityGov Alliance, which is committed to providing free online services to citizens. City CIO Toni Cramer sits down with ZDNet editor in chief Dan Farber and explains how the alliance develops and delivers new applications. She also urges governments at all levels to work together to create standard ERP frameworks so that software can be developed around consistent processes.

Bellevue CIO committed to 'digital democracy'


Dianah Neff, CIO, City of Philadelphia
August 2, 2005: Philadelphia is looking to be the first major city in the U.S. to provide citywide low-cost broadband access. CIO for the city, Dianah Neff, sits down with ZDNet editor in chief Dan Farber to explain the politics and technology behind the "Wireless Philadelphia" project.

Philadelphia's wireless war


John Chen, CEO, Sybase
April 21, 2005: John Chen sits down in a Face to Face interview with ZDNet editor-in-chief Dan Farber to talk about Sybase's high-end database, offered for free in a limited version to mainly small and midsize businesses. The CEO believes that as customer needs grow, they'll upgrade, paying Sybase for value-added tools that handle larger data sets, unstructured data, search, EII, federated databases and other functions.

Sybase CEO champions open source


John Halamka, CIO, Harvard Medical School
April 12, 2005: Harvard Medical School CIO John Halamka is on the cutting edge of technology, both professionally and personally. Not only does he manage 2 million patients, 3,000 doctors and 150 major applications, he's got an RFID chip implanted in his arm. Halamka sits down with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber to talk about key issues in the medical field.

Chip gets under CIO's skin


Andre Spatz, CIO, UNICEF
March 25, 2005: In a Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, UNICEF Chief Information Officer Andre Spatz explains how field operations "scale up," integrating themselves into the global framework through a satellite system equipped with a firewall, switches, wireless access and an IT back office that can be up and running in less than four hours.

Technology plays key role in UNICEF relief efforts


Michael Powell
March 9, 2005: At the Voice on the Net 2005 conference in San Jose, Calif., outgoing FCC chairman Michael Powell talks with CNET News.com?s Charles Cooper in a Face to Face interview about the success of Internet telephony. He also candidly discusses telecommunications mergers and the collapse of long-distance services.

Powell hits back at criticism over broadband penetration


Stacy Smith, CIO, Intel
March 2, 2005: Intel CIO Stacy Smith sits down with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber in a Face to Face interview to share his challenge of saving money while increasing performance. Wireless technology, he says, will be outfitted for nontraditional spaces such as construction sites and hospitals.

Intel CIO has wireless, Linux on the brain


Jonathan Schwartz, President, Sun Microsystems
February 02, 2005: Sun Microsystems is now offering a pay-per-use service that will function like a utility or grid. In a Face to Face interview, Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz tells ZDNet's Dan Farber that at the core of the new computing service is "transparent" pricing.

Sun's utility computing: $1 per CPU per hour


Ron Markezich, CIO, Microsoft International
December 20, 2004: In a CIO Sessions exclusive, Microsoft CIO Ron Markezich shares his thoughts on a range of topics, from Longhorn to security flaws in Internet Explorer to the biggest IT challenges facing Microsoft.

Finding IT talent still a challenge


Ken Cron, CEO, Computer Associates International
November 29, 2004: In an exclusive Face to Face interview, Computer Associates International interim CEO Ken Cron talks to ZDNet's Dan Farber about his company growth plans. He also explains why CA is expanding its global sourcing and reveals whether he'd want the top job permanently.

CA's interim chief reveals plans to grow company


Guy Kawasaki
September 21, 2004: In this Face to Face interview, venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki, a former Apple Computer evangelist, joins ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber to talk about his latest book. In "The Art of the Start," the best-selling author gives entrepreneurial advice, from creating bold positioning statements to avoiding "hallucinatory forecasts," on the road to business success.

Guy Kawasaki on the upstart art


Danny Shader, CEO, Good Technology
September 1, 2004: Good Technology CEO Danny Shader says his company is well-placed in the mobile enterprise market space, providing an application that runs on standard operating systems rather than on proprietary hardware or software bundles. In a Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, Shader discusses the changing shape of the market.

Good chief bets on standard OSes


Dave Dorman, CEO, AT&T
August 27, 2004: In an exclusive Face to Face interview, AT&T CEO David Dorman tells ZDNet's editor in chief, Dan Farber, that he's going after an untapped market -- VoIP. Dorman sizes up the competition, discusses claims that his company is undervalued, and defends AT&T's declining top line.

AT&T jumps into VoIP


Halsey Minor, CEO, Grand Central Communications
August 11, 2004: Halsey Minor, CEO of Grand Central Communications and founder and former chairman of CNET Networks, sits down with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber in a Face to Face interview and explains how his company acts as a central hub for integration services, offering customers transparency in service levels and a low-cost alternative to traditional software solutions.

Grand Central services model leaves station


Matthew Szulik, CEO, Red Hat
August 2, 2004: As developers gather for LinuxWorld, Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik sits down for a Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber and CNET News.com reporter Stephen Shankland. Szulik denies that Red Hat's aim is to be the Microsoft of open source--whose community, he says, is alive and well.

Red Hat chief addresses patents, competition


Vint Cerf, ICANN chairman and MCI Senior Vice President
June 18, 2004: Internet pioneer and steward Vint Cerf contends that the Net is still early in its evolution, in the process of moving from a figurative stone age to an iron age. In his Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, Cerf discusses the Internet's future and outlines his views on spam, privacy, IPv6 and interplanetary networking. He also answers the question, "Who should run the Internet?"

Net's moving into Iron Age/a>


Dan Warmenhoven, chief executive, Network Appliance
April 14, 2004:: CEO Dan Warmenhoven sits down Face to Face with ZDNet's Dan Farber to talk about his new plans for grid architecture and life cycle management and how he intends to keep his company at the forefront of storage innovation.

NetApp chief bets on storage grids


Gordon Eubanks, CEO, Oblix
March 16, 2004:: Eubanks, who joined the identity management company in 1999, sits down Face to Face with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber to discuss Internet security, the challenges for federated identity and the current outsourcing controversy.

An Oblix take on Net security


Darl McBride, CEO, SCO Group
March 2, 2004:: SCO Group CEO Darl McBride sits down Face to Face with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber at SandHill Group's Software 2004 conference in San Francisco. McBride spoke openly about the ongoing battle over SCO's Unix intellectual property and provided some background on the new lawsuit

McBride outlines SCO's lawsuit strategy


Stratton Sclavos, CEO, VeriSign
February 26, 2004:: In an exclusive Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, VeriSign CEO Stratton Sclavos outlines his strategy to have at least half of all voice and data network interactions passing through his company's services by 2010.

VeriSign: The Internet utility everyone plugs into?


Pat Gelsinger, chief technology officer, Intel
January 16, 2004: In an exclusive Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, Intel CTO Pat Gelsinger talks about the company?s latest move into consumer electronics, the challenges of innovation, the competition and what it takes to stay ahead of the curve

Behind Intel's consumer electronics push


Phillip Bond, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
January 13, 2004: At the High Tech Connections symposium in San Jose, Calif., ZDNet editor in chief Dan Farber talks with Phillip Bond, Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In a Face to Face interview, Bond discusses the exodus of high-technology jobs to foreign countries, nanotechnology and President Bush's recent announcement to send a man to Mars.

Tech on the rebound?


Gaurav Dhillon, CEO, Informatica
December 8, 2003: In a Face to Face interview, Informatica CEO Gaurav Dhillon shares his views on the latest trends in data integration and analysis, the competitive landscape and how Web services will affect Informatica's business

Handling the data hodgepodge


Larry Weinbach, chairman and CEO, Unisys
October 15, 2003: In an exclusive Face to Face interview, Unisys Chairman and CEO Larry Weinbach tells ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber about how he has moved the company away from selling mainframes and PCs and put the emphasis on high-end multiprocessor Windows servers. Weinbach talks about his big bet on Windows in the data center, scaling up versus scaling out server architectures and the current climate for information technology spending.

Weinbach transforms Unisys


Matthew Szulik, CEO, Red Hat
August 6, 2003: In an exclusive Face to Face interview, Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik tells ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber why his company is suing SCO Group and whether he believes SCO's actions are slowing Linux deployment. He also reveals Red Hat's plans for the desktop.

Red Hat CEO: SCO must end "deception and rumor"


Chris Stone, vice chairman, Novell
August 5, 2003: Chris Stone claims that Novell is "changing its stripes" to be "more partner-friendly, developer-friendly and now Linux- and open source-friendly." He talks exclusively with Dan Farber in a Face to Face interview about acquiring open-source developer Ximian and the latest twists in SCO's battle with Linux users.

Novell comes clean on Ximian and SCO


Darl McBride, CEO, SCO
July 22, 2003: SCO CEO Darl McBride talks with ZDNet's Dan Farber and News.com's Charles Cooper in an exclusive Face-to-Face interview about the current status of SCO's $1 billion suit against IBM and what comes next in this fractious legal tangle.

SCO's lawsuit against IBM hits next stage


Alfred Chuang, chief executive, BEA Systems
June 12, 2003: In an exclusive Face to Face interview, BEA Systems CEO Alfred Chuang tells ZDNet's Dan Farber that Oracle's bid to take over PeopleSoft "doesn't make any sense" and explains why his company's software will become the enterprise equivalent of Microsoft Office.

BEA chief says no to "massive consolidation"



Bob Metcalfe, Ethernet inventor
May 22, 2003: In an exclusive Face to Face interview, Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe talks with ZDNet's Dan Farber about the technology he created and its impact on the industry over the last three decades.

Bob Metcalfe looks back at 30 years of Ethernet


Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce.com
May 19, 2003: In an exclusive Face to Face interview with the former Oracle executive, ZDNet's Dan Farber asks 38-year-old Marc Benioff about his ambition to "destroy" software as it is today, why he doesn't fear competition and why he believes his software model will prove to be history's most profitable.

Software solution models: Ready for change?


Dale Fuller, president and CEO, Borland
April 18, 2003: Borland's president and CEO, Dale Fuller, describes his company as the Switzerland of software development. He is molding the company's products to interoperate with a broad variety of platforms and to bridge the gap between Java and .Net.

Borland: Building bridges between Java and .Net


Scott McNealy, CEO, Sun Microsystems
April 7, 2003: Sun CEO Scott McNealy believes his company has the right vision for the future of computing: thin clients, Sun servers, Java, open standards, and interoperable components that reduce complexity.

Face to Face: McNealy sets Sun's Q2 course


Irving Wladawsky-Berger, general manager, IBM
April 2, 2003: In an exclusive Face to Face interview, ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber talks to 32-year IBM veteran Irving Wladawsky-Berger about his new role as general manager of Big Blue's e-business on demand initiative.

The man behind IBM's on-demand initiative


Shai Agassi, executive board member, SAP
March 17, 2003: Shai Agassi, executive board member and chief technologist for SAP talks with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber about his new role and company strategy in this exclusive Face to Face interview.

Shai Agassi--leading a new strategy for SAP


Mark Tolliver, chief strategy officer, Sun Microsystems
February 26, 2003: ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber talks with Sun's Chief Strategy Officer Mark Tolliver about N1, Sun's stand on Linux, and the Java development community.

Meet the man behind Sun's N1 strategy