SRI International Vice President Stephen Ciesinski to Participate in Panel Discussion at the Organization of Pakistani-American Entrepreneurs Annual Forum

Jun 04, 2010, 12:45 ET from SRI International

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire/ --


Stephen Ciesinski, vice president of strategic business development at SRI International, will join an expert panel at OPEN Forum 2010, (Organization of Pakistani-American Entrepreneurs) annual entrepreneurship conference in Silicon Valley.

He will participate in a discussion about middle-income countries quietly emerging as lands of opportunity: Beyond BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China): Opportunities in Emerging Markets. Panelists will provide a global prospective on entrepreneurship with a focus on opportunities in stable, middle-income economies. The panel will explore Pakistan's prospects and the opportunities the country offers to entrepreneurs.


Saturday, June 5, 2010, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Computer History Museum

Mountain View, Calif.


Stephen Ciesinski, vice president of strategic business development at SRI International, is responsible for commercial R&D business development, international offices, innovation programs, corporate energy and automotive sector initiatives, strategic marketing, and other corporate programs. Ciesinski's professional experience includes a variety of industries and businesses-consumer products, semiconductor capital equipment, telecommunications, mobile/wireless, applications software, Web 2.0, open source, and medical devices.

As a corporate executive, board member, advisor, and investor, he has participated in or managed numerous strategic events, including new business formation, major product launches, private financings, IPOs, M&A transactions, and leveraged buy-outs. Over the course of his career, Ciesinski has held executive management positions with Applied Materials, Octel Communications, Resumix, Inc., and Laszlo Systems. He started his career at Procter & Gamble, was a consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, and also served as a venture partner with Earlybird Ventures.

Ciesinski is an entrepreneurial studies instructor at Stanford University's Business School and an advisor to several Silicon Valley-based ventures.

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