Director of Business Development
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Jennifer Ernst is responsible for developing and managing PARC’s client relationships in the U.S. and Europe. Her
background includes leading PARC’s external and internal communications, participating in experimental research
on design, and experience in broadcast television. Ms. Ernst holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA in
radio and television from San Francisco State University. She is a former member of the Conference Board’s Council
on Innovation and a current member of the Tech Connect advisory board.
Co-founder and CEO
Dani Essindi is an experienced entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in technology, consumer Internet,
and media. Most recently, he co-founded the re-birth of Red Herring, serving as its COO from 2003 to 2006. Before
his tenure at Red Herring, Mr. Essindi was the editorial director for ETRE, where he set the strategic direction and
built relationships among technology CEOs and investors. He has also launched several technology startups and
media companies and currently serves as an advisor to several Internet consumer startups, including i Taggit, Zapex,
and Tivix. Mr. Essindi has a wide range of interests, including cinematography, abstract art, and helping people
in developing nations reach their goals. He is a trained economist and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of
Management at Northwestern University.
roger W. farns Worth
Managing Director, Cisco Executive Thought Leadership
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Roger Farnsworth guides executive-level, theoretical research on the cultural, technological, and economic trends
shaping the global experience. In some 15 years with Cisco, he has held several key marketing roles, including
director of voice product and technology marketing, director of the service provider solutions marketing team,
director of marketing for the Optical Networking Group, and leader of the Cisco security product marketing team.
Mr. Farnsworth has served the communications industry since 1980 and holds a BS degree in information systems
management from the University of San Francisco.
James fin Wick
Vice President of Information Technology
Jim Finwick is responsible for ministry technology, including application development, networking, integration, and
system stability. A strategic implementer with a leadership agenda focused on business performance, Mr. Finwick leads
the team responsible for technology that enables the enterprise by delivering cost-effective services and solutions. He
has a track record of effective leadership in 30-plus countries and cultures. Mr. Finwick is also executive director and
co-founder of the Camelot Consulting Group, LLC, a high-technology and business consulting company specializing
in organizational design effectiveness and web-based business solutions since 1994. He helped grow Camelot into a
15-person consulting firm, from two people, that generates more than $1 million in revenues per year. From 1999
to 2000, he was chief information officer of Métier, Ltd. Earlier he held positions in application development and
technical leadership with Chevron USA, IBM, and Loral. He is the author of a methodology for successful project
management, for which he was granted a U.S. patent.