Meet the Boss - Tough Talking for Tough Times

    NEW YORK, July 24 /CNW/ - Austin Adams, former CIO for JPMorgan Chase,
spent most of his 35-year career in banking overseeing technology and
operations. In a period of dramatic consolidation, he was involved in more
than 90 mergers and responsible for almost 28,000 employees and a
multi-billion dollar budget.
    On Wednesday 20 August, the man Business 2.0 magazine called "one of the
16 most influential technology people in the world" will be sharing his
accumulated knowledge with a host of senior financial executives in a unique,
online and interactive interview on, the next generation
business-networking tool dedicated to finance.
    "These are tough times and I cannot think of anybody better to learn
from," says Spencer Green, Chairman of GDS International, the company using
Web 2.0 technologies to revolutionize financial services networking through
    "Austin will be talking about the role of IT in challenging times and
sharing his opinions on how the CIO can be a better business partner.
Registered viewers can ask Austin questions directly, about the issues that
are affecting them, and get the answers they need for their business."
    Austin's interview is part of the official launch week for Other events include an expert-led discussion group that will
make full use of the communications tools offered by
    Registered users - including senior execs from AXA, Barclays, Citi,
Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, Visa, and Wachovia - can connect with
each other quickly and securely through video conferencing, IM, e-mail and
    On, communications are combined with learning
opportunities. The thought and business leaders heading these Fortune 500
companies also chair interactive webcast interviews and discussion groups
every week.
    Membership is by invitation only to ensure quality on this safe,
intuitive and unintrusive communications and learning platform. To apply,

    Note to Editors is a business-networking tool for financial services
executives around the world. facilitates quick and secure
video conferencing, IM, e-mail and SMS between members.
    Spencer Green, Chairman of GDS International, the company behind, is available for interview at short notice. Please do not
hesitate to contact me to arrange an interview, or with any other questions
regarding this cutting-edge development.

    Visit to find out more.

    To watch a short demo of the site's functionality, visit

    For further information, please contact:
    Krista O'Brien
    Marketing Manager
    Tel.: +44-117-915-4751
    Mobile: +44-7702-482-918

    Tara Bradeen
    Mobile: +1-646-234-1439


For further information:

For further information: Krista O'Brien, Marketing Manager, Tel.:
+44-117-915-4751, Mobile: +44-7702-482-918; Tara Bradeen, Director, Mobile:
(646) 234-1439

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