SD Web Services World Kicks Off in Boston

Keynote Addresses From Industry Gurus Set the Stage for Wednesday's Eagerly Anticipated Expo Floor Opening

Aug 28, 2001

CMP Media's SD Web Services World opened in Boston yesterday with a compelling keynote address from Daniel Guinan, the current Chair of the UDDI Working Group's security sub-committee. Today, Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of C++, will give a keynote about multiparadigm programming. These presentations are leading toward tomorrow's opening of the exhibition floor and Thursday's speech from the inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee.

A combination of major software company exhibitors, diverse and attention-grabbing conference tracks, top-notch speakers and one-of-a-kind Web Services Pavilion have made SD Web Services World a must-attend event in the development arena.

"Software developers are some of the most important people on the planet. It's a real pleasure to have a mission that only has one objective -- to make software development teams more successful," said Mike Gottlieb, show director for SD Events Group. "Helping developers to build better software is our only goal. SD Web Services World Boston provides the critical tools and training necessary to help make that happen."

  Upcoming highlights include:

  SD Web Services World Exhibition Floor

The SD Web Services World Expo kicks off tomorrow, giving attendees the chance to talk face-to-face with visionary tool developers and test new products from exhibitors. More than 50 leading organizations, including Computer Associates, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lingo Systems, Microsoft, Oracle, Rational and Sun Microsystems will be showcasing their latest technologies, services and products. At 3:00 p.m., attendees are invited to a party hosted by Microsoft on the show floor with food, beverages and demonstrations of the latest tools and services.

News-Making Keynote Address

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, world-renowned speaker, and director of the World Wide Web Consortium, will deliver the afternoon keynote on the development of the Semantic Web and other principles of Web Architecture on Thursday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Web Services Pavilion

The Web Services Pavilion will highlight exciting tools, solutions and services that empower software infrastructures. Attendees are invited to visit the booths of pavilion exhibitors including Attunity, BetaSphere Inc., Cacheon, Oracle and Shinka Technologies, to get a first-hand look at the showcased products and services of these premier companies.

In addition to top-notch displays, Web Services Pavilion participants are urged to attend tomorrow's keynote address by Simon Phipps, chief software evangelist at Sun Microsystems, at 2:00 p.m., as well as a keynote presentation by Oracle's Director of Internet Platform Product Marketing, John Magee, on Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

Complementing its keynote addresses and panels, the Web Services tracks are offering numerous educational sessions focusing on topics such as XML, SOAP, WSDL and XML.

In addition to the exhibition, industry experts will teach information-packed courses and participate in a variety of panel discussions designed to educate attendees about the latest trends in programming languages, development, tools and technologies. SD Web Services World provides ample opportunity for the exchange of knowledge through panels, Birds-of-a-Feather gatherings, tutorials and tech sessions.

The event, running through Friday, August 31, offers five days of boundless opportunities for developers. For complete listings of exhibitors, speakers, events and all conference offerings, visit

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