Web Services Take Center Stage: IDG’s InfoWorld Next-Generation Web Services Conference

SAN MATEO, CA – NOVEMBER 27, 2001 – 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, speakers and sponsors featured at its Next-Generation Web Services Conference. Keynote speeches covering emerging Web services technology and the impact on business will feature technology business leaders: Adam Bosworth, Sr. Vice President of BEA Systems, Barry Morris, CEO of IONA Technologies, Eric Rudder, Sr. Vice President, Microsoft (.NET) Developer and Platform Evangelism, James Gosling, Vice President and Fellow for Sun Microsystems and David Winer, CEO for UserLand Software.


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

Partners: WebGain, IBM, attachmate, IONA

Contributing: Tibco

Emerging Technology Pavilion: Documentum, Grand Central, Persistent Web, Avinon, Flamenco Networks

Supporting Sponsors: IT Toolbox, Meridia Interactive, SD Forum,

InfoWorld’s Next-Generation Web Services Conference takes place on January 16 and 17th, 2002 – at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. For more information, go to:, or call: 1-877-535-1186.

"Web services are evolving as a must have, must do sector for businesses that intend to be successful in the long haul," stated Robert G. Magnuson, President and CEO of InfoWorld Media Group. "Our Next-Generation Web Services Conference has been designed to detail the challenges that lie ahead for senior enterprise managers that are looking to stay ahead of the curve."

"InfoWorld’s Next-Gen Web Services Conference will be the definitive event on the topic of Web services, " said Michael Vizard, Editor in Chief of InfoWorld. "Many companies are implementing Web services now to integrate enterprise applications, accelerate ROI, streamline business processes and improve E-business practices. This conference will unveil how Web Services are dramatically changing the way we do business."

Featured Speakers

Ed Anuff – Chairman, Co-Founder and CSO, Epicentric

Larry Augustin – Director and CEO, VA Linux Systems

Alan Baratz, PhD – CEO, Zaplet

Brian Behlendorf, Founder & CTO, CollabNet

Ray Bell – Chairman and CTO, SmartPipes

Steve Benfield – CTO, Silverstream

Marc Benioff, Chairman and Founder,

Bob Bickel, General Manager, HP Middleware Division

Marge Breya, VP, Sun ONE, Sun Microsystems

Barry Briggs, CTO and Vice President Engineering, Wheelhouse

Frank Campagnoni, CTO, GE Global eXchange Services

Doug Cavit, CIO,

Edwin DeSouza, Director of Product Management, Jamcracker

Chad Dickerson, CTO, InfoWorld Media Group

Craig Donato, President and CEO, Grand Central

Michael Drapkin, Founder and CEO of XB5 Partners Inc.; Chair of eCommerce Management, Columbia University’s Executive IT Management Program; Visiting Lecturer in E-Commerce Strategy, University of Chicago’s Graham School

Bill Dwight, Vice President Application Development Tools and iLearning, Tools Products Division, Oracle

Eve Epstein, Editor, InfoWorld

Peter Fenton, Principal, Accel Partners

Eduardo. B. Fernandez, PhD., Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Florida Atlantic University

Charles Fitzgerald, Director of Strategy and Business Development, Developer Strategy Group, Microsoft

Dana Gardner, Research Director, Internet Infrastructure, Aberdeen Group

Steve Gillmor, Director, Test Center, InfoWorld

Robert Ginsburg, CTO, IT Factory

Patrick Grady, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Talaris

Hugh Grant, CTO, Cape Clear Software

Adam Grosser, General Partner, Foundation Capital

Mark Hale, Director of Content Technologies, Interwoven

Steve Holbrook, Web Services Technology Evangelist, Emerging Technology Group, IBM

Gary Howorka, CTO, Digital River

Kamran Kheirolomoom, President and CEO, Avinon

David Knight, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, MAGNETPOINT

B. C. Krishna, CTO, Open Market

John Kunze, President and CEO, Plumtree Software


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