CEOs, financiers and entrepreneurs are mingling and doing deals here at the D9 conference.
A few tidbits from the opening hours:
I sat in the row with Frank Quattrone during the Eric Schmidt keynote. He told me he's keeping a low profile media-wise, but he was quite the hot commodity among startups and CEOs. Reed Hastings chatted with him for a while, and entrepreneurs were eager to bend his ear.
Hilary Schneider, the former Yahoo sales and operations chief, is here. I noticed she's being courted by startups to come take a look at their businesses and perhaps offer advice. Seems to be a sense among startups that they need "adult supervision" to get them ready for the big-time.