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
Emerging Technology Pavilion: Flamenco Networks, Fuego, Infravio
Supporting Sponsors: ebizQ.net, Metaworks, SD Forum, Webservices.org
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:http://www.infoworld.com/nextgen, or call: 866-292-5805.
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.