MSNBC Anchor Forrest Sawyer Featured Speaker At InfoWorld Next-Generation Web Services II Conference

SAN MATEO, CA – AUGUST 19, 2002 – InfoWorld Media Group, the provider of in-depth analysis of enterprise technology and strategies through its integrated online, print, research and events channels, and Sawyer Media Systems, a leading provider of enterprise media solutions, today announced that Forrest Sawyer, co-founder and chairman of Sawyer Media Systems will be a featured speaker at the InfoWorld Next-Generation Web Services II Conference September 18th at the Westin Santa Clara in Santa Clara, California. This conference is the second in a series that addresses the quickly evolving, enterprise adoption of Web services. The 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 acclaimed MSNBC producer and anchor will deliver a presentation about the future of rich media enterprise communications — integrating digital communication technologies with Web services. According to Gartner, Inc., 80 % of the Global 2000 will support corporate applications that require live video and video on demand to the desktop by 2006. This represents a significant opportunity to leverage IT systems and enhance business applications to improve communication with disparate audiences.

"The Evolution of Enterprise Communication: Rich Media Success

Enabled by the Explosive Growth of Web Services"

September 18, 2002, 5:00 p.m., The Westin Santa Clara,

Santa Clara, California

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"Web services leverage the Internet to allow for more effective business communication between different organizations and applications. Digital media offers similar benefits for communication to different audiences with varied needs," said Forrest Sawyer, co-founder and chairman, Sawyer Media Systems. "By combining the immersive experience offered by digital content with the integration and collaborative capabilities of Web services business applications, companies can engage their audiences while gathering critical data to make better informed business decisions and tap into new revenue streams."

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The InfoWorld Next-Generation Web Services II Conference takes place on September 18-20, 2002 in Santa Clara, CA. For more information, go to:

About Sawyer Media Systems Sawyer Media Systems enables companies to build and operate Enterprise Media Networks. Sawyer Media Systems' offering, the SMS Rich Media Communication Suite(TM) combines an easy-to-use technology platform with strategic media programming expertise to efficiently create, manage and distribute compelling rich media programming that informs and educates customers, partners and employees.

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