Microsoft’s .NET My Services Chief Architect Mark Lucovsky to Keynote at IDG’s InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MARCH 12, 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 a top keynote at its third annual InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002 being held at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco on April 8 – 10. Mark Lucovsky, the Chief Architect for Microsoft's .NET My Services (formally code-named HailStorm) will deliver a keynote address on Wednesday, April 10 at the CTO Forum.


Mark Lucovsky is a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer and the architectural mastermind behind Microsoft's .NET My Services, the first manifestation of Microsoft's Web services efforts. Mark was recently honored as part of the InfoWorld "Top Ten Technology Innovators" list.

".NET My Services represents one of the first manifestations of Web services as a computing platform," said Michael Vizard, Editor-in-Chief of InfoWorld Media Group. "As such, CTOs are keenly interested in learning how to build these types of software services using technologies such as XML, SOAP and UDDI."

InfoWorld's CTO Forum 2002 takes place April 8 – 10, 2002 — The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. For more information on this event, or to request an invitation, go to: If you would like to register as press, contact Theresa Pulido:, p:408/532-1330.

Mark Lucovsky

Mark Lucovsky is the chief software architect for .NET My Services. He joined Microsoft in 1988 with Dave Cutler and others to form the Windows NT group. From November of 1988 to July of 2000, Mr. Lucovsky was a lead architect and developer designing and building the Windows NT executive kernel, win32 runtime, and several other key areas of the system. In July 2000, he was asked to focus on .NET and design a programming model and architecture for a coherent set of .NET Services. The result of this work is the project code-named ".NET My Services". Mr. Lucovsky was recently named a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer in recognition of his contributions to Microsoft.

InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002

The third annual InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002 is an exclusive, invitation only event for 250 CTOs and high-level executives. The industry's best and brightest minds will convene in an interactive peer-to-peer setting. The InfoWorld CTO Forum 2002 takes place at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco on April 8 – 10, 2002, for 2 1/2 days of networking, keynotes, panels, practical discussions and working sessions.

About InfoWorld Media Group

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