IDG’s InfoWorld Next-Generation Web Services Conference Sells Out – Over Three Times The Number of Projected Attendees

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JANUARY 17, 2002 – InfoWorld Media Group, the provider of in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies through its integrated online, print, research and events channels, drew a sell out crowd at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco with its Next-Generation Web Services conference, scheduled for 1/16 – 1/17.


Along with hands-on demonstrations of the latest in Web services and case study discussions, attendees are being presented with keynotes from leading industry visionaries including Jack Ozzie, Co-Founder and Vice President of Development, Platform and Developer Services, Groove Networks; James Gosling, Vice President and Fellow, Sun Microsystems; Eric Rudder, Senior Vice President, Developer and Platform Evangelism, Microsoft; Rod Smith, Vice President, Emerging Technology, Software Group, IBM.

"Web services represent a fundamental shift in enterprise computing that reduces costs while introducing new business models and opportunities," stated Michael Vizard, Editor in Chief, InfoWorld Media Group. "After some tough economic times, innovation is once again driving industry growth and renewal.

"Web services are presenting a major area of optimism on how IT can support today's business objectives, " stated Tim Clark, Partner, the FactPoint group. "InfoWorld has certainly drawn the key platform players and an incredible number of interesting startups."

InfoWorld's Next-Generation Web Services Conference is taking place January 16 and 17th, 2002 – at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. For more information on the conference, go to:

About IDG's InfoWorld Media Group

Only InfoWorld Media Group provides cutting-edge coverage and evaluations of IT products, technology and services for technology experts in senior IT management. InfoWorld reaches the most influential senior technology experts – who drive their enterprises' technology purchases – through integrated online, print, research and events channels. InfoWorld also provides specialized IT coverage for the Chief Technology Officer, the senior-most company executives who possess deep technology expertise and experience.

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