IDG’s InfoWorld Next-Generation Web Services II Conference Reveals Real World Impact of Web Services on Business Applications in the Enterprise

SAN MATEO, CA – AUGUST 14, 2002 – InfoWorld Media Group, the provider of in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies through its integrated online, print, research and events channels, today announced the major keynotes, featured speakers and sponsors at its Next-Generation Web Services II Conference. This is the second in a series of conferences that address the quickly evolving, enterprise adoption of Web services. The Next-Generation Web Services II Conference will focus on the applications — the real life success scenarios where implementation is driving improved processes and knowledge management, collaborative applications, strong ROI and new business opportunities.


"The time has come to put hype and hyperbole aside in order to focus on the real world business value of Web services," said InfoWorld Media Group's Editor in Chief Michael Vizard. "The need to lower the costs associated with deployment and maintenance of enterprise applications — especially in this economic climate — makes understanding the value proposition of Web services a priority for every IT organization large or small."

The line-up of keynote speeches covering Web services applications and the impact on businesses will feature industry thought leaders including: James Hall, Managing Partner, Accenture; Mark Hoffman, CEO, Commerce One; Sergey Brin, Co-Founder and President, Technology, Google; Dan'l Lewin, Corporate VP, Microsoft .NET Business Development; Microsoft; Thomas Kurian, Sr. Vice President, Oracle 9i Application Server, Oracle; Rick Bergquist, CTO and Fellow, PeopleSoft; Shai Agassi, Executive Board Member, SAP; Jonathan Schwartz, Executive VP, Software Group, Sun Microsystems.

In addition to top-notch keynotes, the conference will include the following featured speakers:

MSNBC Anchor Forrest Sawyer, Co-Founder and Chairman, Sawyer Media — "The Evolution of Enterprise Communication: Rich Media Success Enabled by the Explosive Growth of Web Services"

Amy Wohl, President, Wohl Associates — "The Hidden Agendas Behind Web Services Standards"

Sponsors for the InfoWorld Next-Generation Web Services II Conference include:

Partners: attachmate, Commerce One

Contributing: Epicentric

Emerging Technology Pavilion: Flamenco Networks, Fuego, Infravio

Supporting Sponsors:, Metaworks, SD Forum,

InfoWorld's Next-Generation Web Services II Conference takes place on September 18 – 20, 2002 – at The Westin Santa Clara in Santa Clara, California. For more information, go to:, or call: 866-292-5805.

Conference Speakers:

Shai Agassi, Executive Board Member, SAP

Ed Anuff, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Epicentric

Rick Bergquist, CTO, Fellow, PeopleSoft

Alan Boehme, e-Technology CIO, GE Power Systems

Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst, ZapThink

Sergey Brin, Co-Founder & President, Technology, Google

Chris Brooks, CTO Corillian

Jeff Carter, Elogex, Inc.

David A. Chappell, Vice President and Chief Technology Evangelist, Sonic Software

Tony D'Agostino, COO – Equity Capital Markets, Wachovia Securities, Inc.

Chad Dickerson, CTO, InfoWorld Media Group

Robert "Buck" Flannigan, CTO, divine Software Services, divine

Patrick Grady, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Talaris

Steve Gillmor, Director, InfoWorld Test Center, InfoWorld Media Group

Robert Ginsburg, CTO, Version2, Inc.

Joshua Greenbaum, Principal, Enterprise Applications Consulting

James Hall, Managing Partner, Technology & Research, Accenture

Bret Hartman, CTO, Hitachi

Mark Hoffman, Chairman of the Board, CEO & President, Commerce One

Gary Howorka, CTO, Digital River

Mark Jones, West Coast News Editor, InfoWorld Media Group

Thomas Kurian, Sr. Vice President, Oracle 9i Application Server, Oracle

Dan'l Lewin, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft .NET Business Development, Microsoft

Robert Marcus, CTO, Emerging Technology Strategies

John McDowall, Vice President, Engineering, Grand Central

Dawn Meyerriecks, CTO, Defense Information Systems Agency

Phyllis Michaelides, CTO, Textron

Rodric O'Connor, CTO, Putnam Lovell NBF

Tim O'Reilly, Founder and President, O'Reilly & Associates

Annrai O'Toole, Cape Clear Software

Ameet Patel, CTO, LabMorgan, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.