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Web 2.0: SOA and Beyond

Date: October 31, 2006

Time: 12:00 pm US Eastern

All dates and times are NY local time, please consult your favorite world clock to determine when this webinar takes place in your time zone.

Featured Speakers:

Christopher C. Crummey, Business Unit Executive, World Wide Workplace, Portal & Collaboration, IBM Software Group (bio)
David Mitchell Smith, Vice President and Gartner Fellow, Gartner (bio)


Beth Gold-Bernstein

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The second Internet revolution represents many new opportunities and challenges. Much hype is now around a piece of it known as Web 2.0. Consisting of many things, including technologies, community approaches and business models, Web 2.0 has implications on business and technology that will transcend the current hype. This presentation will present a structure for discussion of these issues.

Key Issues:
  • What is Web 2.0 and how real is it?
  • How is Web 2.0 affecting the vendor landscape?
  • What will be the impact of Web 2.0 on enterprises?

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Featured Speaker Bios:

Christopher is a Business Unit Executive for Workplace, Portal & Collaboration software within the IBM Software Group. Christopher has world wide sales responsibility for all of the products that make up IBM's Workplace technology and is one of the most requested and popular presenters at IBM. His major responsibility is to "Evangelize" IBM's product offerings,technology, and competitive marketplace. As an executive, Christopher leads a world wide community of the top sales and technical sales people who represent product management, product development, and marketing teams externally to our customers and business partners. Christopher has also represented IBM's Office of the CIO in terms of our internal deployment of technology and solutions.

Christopher joined Lotus in 1991 as a customer support representative. During his 15 years at Lotus & IBM, he has held multiple positions which have focused on the technical and customer aspects of the products. Christopher also represented LotusÍ executive and technical relationships within the International Notes Customer Consortium (INCC), which is composed of Lotus' 40 largest customers. Christopher led the INCC to become one of the primary steering committees for the future direction of all Lotus products. Mr. Crummey is extensively involved in all major IBM & Lotus productions, such as Lotusphere, DNUG event and the Developer's Conferences.

Mr. Crummey holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Hobart College.

David Mitchell Smith is a vice president and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research, where he specializes in the impact of catalytic technologies such as the Internet, Web 2.0, Web services, open source and consumer technologies. During his 10 plus years at Gartner, he has played a leadership role in several of the companyÍs efforts in these areas and is currently leading efforts to analyze the impact of consumer technologies on IT. He has served as the lead Gartner analyst covering major vendors such as IBM, Sun and AOL and currently is lead on Microsoft. Mr. Smith is often quoted in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and has frequently been a guest on CNBC and TechTV. In 2002, AdWeekÍs Technology Marketing magazine named him the most influential industry analyst.

Mr. Smith has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Smith was a service director for Unix and advanced operating environments at International Data Corp. (IDC), where he was the lead analyst for open systems and software architectures. Before IDC, he held various marketing and engineering positions at Digital Equipment Corp., including responsibility for the company's Unix competitive analysis program. Before Digital, Mr. Smith spent several years working as a programmer at a small timesharing operation in Boston, Massachusetts.

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