Boca exec to speak at Global Internet Summit

Boca Raton - founder and Chief Executive Officer Steve Sponder will deliver the keynote address at the April 17 opening session of the Global Internet Summit in Munich, Germany.
The Conference will feature 300 senior executives of Internet companies worldwide discussing challenges facing the online marketplace.

Sponder, 37, formed in January of 1999 in Boca Raton. Its Web site serves businesses whose customers are other businesses rather than consumers. The company employs 16.

“We are now emerging as the next major player in (business-to-business) e-commerce, with the focus on small - and medium-sized business,” Sponder said.

Previous keynoters include the chief executives of pioneering B2B firms VerticalNet and CommerceOne. - Stephen Pounds