FOX Business Network’s Liz Claman will be interviewing CEOs from some of Silicon Valley’s most successful companies, starting on Monday, October 17 2011.
Like quarterly conference calls, interviews and Q&A sessions with CEOs and other executives, provide insight into the specific businesses, industries, and the economy in general. Often, this kind of insight does not make it into the quarterly numbers or regular headlines.
A key area that investors want to take note of especially in the tech sector is any mention on capital expenditures. Watch for details such as the amount of money being invested, when it will be done (usually over a number of years), and what the investment will be used for (facility, new initiatives, corporate strategy, acquisitions, etc). The last point sheds a lot of light on both the current and longer term direction of the company, as well as the industry (in terms of health & trends).
Other areas to note are efficiencies that are being made (type, time, plan, main purpose, etc). Issues such as workforce reductions or massive cost savings, may point to underlying issues that might require further investigation. These issues may be related to financial health, decline in trends (slowdowns), industry wide problems, etc.
The CEOs know their industry and businesses better than we do. It pays to listen and look for hints!
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Thanks & Happy Investing!
**TUNE IN ALERT**
FOX BUSINESS NETWORK PRESENTS:
THREE DAYS IN THE VALLEY WITH LIZ CLAMAN
What: FOX Business Network’s (FBN) Liz Claman heads to Silicon Valley for the fourth annual “Three Days in the Valley” summit, an exclusive three-day behind-the-scenes look inside the high-tech business capitol of the world. Starting Monday October 17th, Claman will provide viewers with unprecedented access to tech industry heavyweights, up-and-comers and venture capitalists as she investigates the state of the technology business along with its new trends, products, and stars.
Interviews include: Intel CEO Paul Otellini; Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello; Sony Playstation CEO Jack Tretton; PayPal President Scott Thompson; Pandora CEO Tim Westergren; Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen; SanDisk CEO Sanjay Mehrotra; DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg; Microsoft Strategic and Emerging Business Development Corporate Vice President Dan’l Lewin; Facebook Director of Hardware Design and Supply Chain Frank Frankovsky; Tibco Software CEO Vivek Ranadive, among others.
When: Monday, October 17th– Wednesday, October 19th, 10 AM – 5 PM/ET
Where: FOX Business Network (FBN); DISH Channel 206; DIRECTV Channel 359