Web Services Pioneers to Deliver Keynote Addresses at SD Web Services World 2001

Industry Leaders Tim Berners-Lee, Daniel Guinan, Bjarne Stroustrup, Simon Phipps, Rene Bonvanie, and Russ Daniels to Speak at Cutting-Edge Boston Event

Jul 13, 2001

CMP Media's SD Events Group today announced that six of the industry's top Web Services and development strategists will address thousands of software development professionals at the upcoming SD Web Services World 2001 conference and exposition August 27-31 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

With Web Services emerging as one of the hottest trends in the software development industry, SD Events is bringing together some of the most influential thought leaders for its keynote presentations to inform and educate at SD Web Services World.

  This year's keynote lineup includes:

  -- Daniel Guinan, who is currently chairing the security sub-committee of
     the UDDI Working Group, will discuss how Web Services are a disruptive
     technology that is in the midst of radically altering the way in which
     business gets done. Guinan is the first keynote speaker, presenting on
     the opening day of the event, August 27 at 12:15 p.m.
  -- Rene Bonvanie, the individual charged with worldwide product marketing
     and business development for Oracle's flagship product Oracle9i, will
     discuss how an effective Web services strategy can help companies grow
     revenues and reduce costs by making it easier to re-purpose information
     assets and automate business processes. Bonvanie gives the first
     presentation of the day on August 30 at 8:30 a.m.
  -- Chief Developer Evangelist and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard's
     Application Development Operation, Russ Daniels, will examine a number
     of software development platforms and discuss what they have in common,
     where the choices are really different and how developers can design
     for interoperability. Daniels speaks on August 30 at 1:00 p.m.
  -- Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web 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.

Other previously announced keynote speakers include Simon Phipps, chief technology evangelist at Sun Microsystems and Bjarne Stroustrup, the designer and original implementer of C++, both of whom delivered compelling addresses to a packed audience at SD Event's West coast show in April.

"The evolution of the software development marketplace is astounding and we are thrilled to offer SD Web Services World attendees the insights and expertise of these industry leaders," said Mike Gottlieb, SD 2001 show director. "The Boston event will prove to be one of the most comprehensive in our 14-year history and we've assembled the top experts and visionaries to address the universal topics currently facing software development teams."

In concert with these dynamic keynote addresses, SD Web Services World offers more than 130 classes and tutorials designed to educate attendees about the latest trends in programming languages, enterprise development, platform tools and Internet tools and technologies. On the exhibition floor, more than 50 leading Web services organizations, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Lingo Systems will be showcasing their latest technologies, services and products. Networking activities such as "Birds-of-a-Feather" gatherings, Power Panels, Roundtables, and customized Tech Sessions compliment the event.

For listings of exhibitors, speakers, events and all conference offerings, visit http://www.sdexpo.com/.

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