Dave Asprey is an independent consultant working with technology startups and VCs. He focuses on strategy, product marketing, business development, and IT, with a strong expertise in web hosting, networking, monitoring & management, security, and performance and availability.

Dave taught for the University of California at Santa Cruz Extension (www.ucsc-extension.edu) for almost five years, where he built and managed the Web and Internet Systems Engineering program. Leading Silicon Valley companies used Mr. Asprey's program to educate their technical and business people about emerging trends in e-business. Several hundred working technical professionals have become certified Web and Internet Engineers under the program, and thousands more have attended classes in the program.

Dave recently wrote a large portion of PriceWaterhouseCooper's "Technology Forecast Volume II" available online at www.pwcglobal.com/tech-forecast and has written technical and Internet "How-to" articles for Home Office Computing, PC Novice, PC Today, and a few other magazines, and actively reviews textbooks about e-business for large publishers like Addison Wesley.

Dave recently completed five years at Exodus Communications (acquired by Cable & Wireless), where he was Director of Strategic Planning. In that role, he worked extensively with senior executives to develop strategies for entering new markets and was responsible for developing technology strategy, identifying opportunities, and working with business development managers to execute investment, partnering and acquisition transactions. He spent time every week meeting with "bleeding edge" startups who could have an impact on the internet infrastructure space.

He joined Exodus Communications in 1998 as a founding member of the Professional Services Group, which grew to more than 1000 consultants. In the Professional Services Group, Mr. Asprey created web site architectures and built teams to support large-scale, highly redundant, scaleable web sites for e-businesses. Previously, he was with 3Com Corporation as an Internet Architect.

Dave's first start up was a very early e-commerce company (circa 1993), which was profiled in Entrepreneur Magazine, Home Office Computing, the Miami Herald, and a host of other publications. Eventually, Mr. Asprey's company shipped products to customers in 10 countries, including Australia, Britain, South Africa, and several parts of Asia.

Dave volunteers as the CIO of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, and is a founder of a charitable organization dedicated to researching the causes of aging and eradicating autism.

Dave lives in Los Altos, CA, and earned an MBA from Wharton and a BS in Computer Information Systems from California State University.  His hobbies include anti-aging and alternative medicine, mountain biking, and hiking.

To reach Dave Asprey, please email dave-spam3@asprey.net.

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