'Chief Lizard Wrangler' Mitchell Baker to Receive 2010 GIL Award From Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, is pleased to announce that the firm will present Mitchell Baker, Chairperson of Mozilla, its 2010 Growth, Innovation & Leadership (GIL) Award.  The Award will be conferred on Baker at the firm's annual GIL 2010:  Silicon Valley event, taking place September 12-14, 2010, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California.

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Baker, the driving force behind promoting openness, innovation and opportunity on the Web, will address this year's GIL contingent of senior-level executives on Monday, September 13, 2010. Baker will discuss the importance of providing individuals with the necessary tools and opportunity via an open source community which creates a stronger value-based system toward excellence.  

"Mitchell's work represents that of a true visionary and leader. We are pleased to honor her extraordinary accomplishments and continued efforts. Like we are doing with the GIL community, encouraging CEOs and their teams to engage, inspire and share with one another in their efforts to grow and innovate, we support Mitchell's vision and that of Mozilla in contributing to foster an open source community which will drive the evolution, growth and impact of the Internet," said David Frigstad, Chairman of Frost & Sullivan.  

GIL 2010: Silicon Valley gathers today's leading visionaries, innovators and thought leaders to engage in candid discussions focused on rethinking and strengthening their companies' growth strategies.

Profiled in TIME Magazine among the magazine's Top 100 Scientists and Thinkers, Mitchell Baker is the visionary behind the Mozilla Project and is responsible for organizing and motivating a massive, worldwide collective of employees and volunteers who are breathing new life into the Internet with the Firefox Web browser and other Mozilla products.

Serving as general manager of the Mozilla project since 1999, Baker shaped the license under which Netscape's source code was released.  In 2003, she became president and founder of the Mozilla Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to openness and innovation on the Internet.  As Chairperson of Mozilla, Baker continues her commitment to an open, innovative Web and the infinite possibilities it presents.

GIL 2010: Silicon Valley is value-packed with extraordinary networking opportunities, interactive think tanks, and industry and career breakout sessions focused around developing a visionary perspective for the future; CEOs and their management teams will engage and inspire one another, sharing best practices, tools and strategies they can put to work in building a solid growth strategy.  GIL 2010: Silicon Valley is a "must-attend" for any organization serious about improving its performance in growth, innovation and leadership.

For the complete agenda and additional information, please visit www.gil-global.com/siliconvalley. To register, please click here, http://bit.ly/dlefyZ.  

If you are interested in sponsorship and media partnership opportunities, or would like additional information on how attending GIL 2010: Silicon Valley or any other of the firm's GIL Global programs can support your business objectives, please contact Brian Denker, Vice President & Global Head – Growth, Innovation and Leadership, at bdenker@frost.com, with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, company e-mail address, company website and country.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 49 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit http://www.frost.com.

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