The dialogue continues! Thanks to all participants for helping to raise the level of dialogue and understanding in the European housing finance industry and for making EuroCatalyst 2003 an unparalleled success!
EUROCATALYST 2002 INTELLECTUAL CATALYST: ESTHER DYSONEach year the EuroCatalyst event will feature an Intellectual Catalyst who traditionally operates outside of the mortgage lending industry and is recognized throughout the world for vision, thought leadership, integrity and courage to speak the truth and interpret the world as they see it. The Intellectual Catalyst will provide a new context for the event each year, reflecting rapid changes throughout the world and an ability to transfer information from their perspective to the European lending industry.
Esther Dyson, recognized as one of the main catalysts in the creation of the personal computing and Internet industry, will be speaking at EuroCatalyst 2002 on globalisation, technology and the future of national market structures. Chairman of EDventure Holdings, Dyson is publisher of the influential monthly technology-industry newsletter, Release 1.0, and sponsor of two premier annual conferences, PC (Platforms for Communication) Forum in the U.S. and EDventure's High-Tech Forum in Europe.
Educated as an economist, Dyson is a popular speaker at major industry events around the world including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Comdex, the Aspen Institute and the Harvard Millennium Summit, and appears frequently as a commentator on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, the BBC and Wall Street Journal TV.
When Esther Dyson speaks, entire industries respond - in 1994, Dyson wrote about the impact of the Internet on intellectual property which led to, among other things, why Bill Gates now plans to offer software as an online service. As an active investor and commentator, she focuses on emerging technologies and business models, emerging markets (Eastern Europe) and emerging companies.
The daughter of an English physicist and a Swiss mathematician, Dyson has helped to fill the vacuum at the intersection of Eastern Europe, high-tech and venture capital, even as she remains active in the U.S. and Western Europe.
Dyson has devoted her life to discovering the inevitable and promoting the possible, which makes her the perfect speaker to open the event. Dyson is, in fact, the model and catalyst for EuroCatalyst 2002 itself.
READ MORE ABOUT ESTHER IN ENGLISH:
Fortune, May 27, 2002: Esther Dyson, Living the Networked Life
New York Times Syndicate: Esther Dyson’s Release 3.0.
Management Today: Bio of Esther Dyson
On: The new world of communication: Esther Dyson, The Internet Prophet
ABC News: The Domain Name Game: Esther Dyson, Chairwoman of ICANN
CNET News.com: Esther Dyson on Internet Privacy
Salon.com: E.D. Phone Home: Esther Dyson discourses on Microsoft, Intellectual Property, the future of Russia – and why she banished her telephone.
Reason Magazine, Reason Online: On the Frontier: From the Wild East of Russian capitalism to the evolving forms of cyberspace, Esther Dyson likes the promise of unsettled territory--and the challenge of civilizing it.
Wired Magazine 1.05: Release
Wired Magazine 6.03: Esther Dyson in Poland
BBC News: Back to the Future, Interview with Esther Dyson
Construire: No 14, 2-4-2002: Dyson l'aventurière du Net
Le Monde Interactif: Edition du mercredi 28 juin 2000: Esther Dyson : La régulation est nécessaire, mais...
Homo Numericus: Jeudi 19 Octobre 2000: Esther Dyson : la vishnou du net
Politik Digital.de: Friday, 28. July 2000 von Christian Ahlert: Wir wollen keine Regierung sein" Interview mit Esther Dyson
Netkwesties: PeO, 18 april 2002: Esther Dyson probeert ICANN te redden
Video Interview with Esther Dyson: 18 April 2002
Diario del Navegante: Domingo, 9 de enero de 2000: En la industria de Internet todo está descubierto en Estados Unidos
Digitale Digerati: Esther Dyson
Networld Online: Kto si? boi Esther Dyson?
Internet Standard: Esther Dyson - prezes Edventure, guru Internetu
eurocatalyst 2002 was supported and endorsed by
European Mortgage Federation
Council of Mortgage Lenders
Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros / Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks
Verband deutscher Hypothekenbanken / Association of German Mortgage Banks
International Union for Housing Finance
Realkreditrådet / Association of Danish Mortgage Banks
The European Group of Valuers' Associations (TEGoVA)
Thanks to these firms for their vision and financial support in building a new platform for the European mortgage lending industry at eurocatalyst 2002!