Tuesday, November 27, 2001
From IBM's Internet guru -- a revolutionary approach
to instilling a Web-savvy culture throughout your organization
By Mr. John R. Patrick
Vice President, Internet Technology
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audience responses to the question:
"The Internet changes everything. What will the Internet change
for you in 2002?" in PDF format.
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Open to the Public.
$20 fee, payable in cash or check day of program.
5:00 - 6:00: Registration & networking
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A/interactive discussion with
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due to limited seating. Registration & further information
Location: Vintage Room, Stanford
Barn, Palo Alto. (Behind the California Cafe and below the Center
at the Stanford Barn.)
The technology exists. So why do so many businesses crash and burn
when it comes to launching successful eBusiness strategies? Why
do flashy Web sites send customers to a 1-800 number that can be
accessed only during "normal" business hours? Why do executives
who market toys and games refuse to listen to their own children?
According to IBM's Internet guru, Mr. John R. Patrick, it's all
Our inability to harness the full power of the Internet has much
less to do with the technology itself than with the cultural and
psychological barriers that straitjacket our thinking about it.
In his book, "Net Attitude," he reveals the strategies and more
important, the mindset, that will allow you and your company to
flourish in the age of connectivity. Drawing from a wide range of
examples from the worlds of business, technology, politics, education,
and popular culture, during the first hour of this program, Mr.
Patrick will explore the profound implications of adopting an Internet
attitude and how it will transform you and your business. Audience
participants will be able to interact with Mr. Patrick during the
second hour in a facilitated, knowledge exchange.
Mr. Patrick's book, "Net Attitude," can be pre-ordered through
ABOUT JOHN R. PATRICK
Mr. John R. Patrick is Vice President of Internet technology at
IBM Corporation. As IBM's chief Internet technology officer, he
leads the company's efforts for the next generation of the Internet.
Mr. Patrick is also closely involved in IBM's aggressive backing
of the red-hot Linux movement. However, if you read between the
lines of Patrick's official job description -- or have heard him
deliver cutting-edge remarks at conferences throughout the world
or read one of the many articles he's been featured in -- you'll
see that John's unofficial title is Internet visionary. It is one
of the reasons why Business 2.0 recently named him as one of the
industry's most intriguing minds, and why Network World called him
one of the 25 most powerful people in networking.
Mr. Patrick was a founding member and is now the chairman of the
Global Internet Project, a founding member of the World Wide Web
Consortium at MIT in 1994, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers, and a member of the Internet Society
and the ACM. He is an advisor to several new Internet companies,
including Lou Dobbs' and Sally Ride's Space.com and Mary Furlong's
ThirdAge Media. He is also an advisor to IntraLinks and Neoteny,
a new incubator in Japan.
While at IBM, Mr. Patrick has created a number of innovative programs
including the alphaWorks Web site, which is IBM's on-line research
and development laboratory for advanced Internet technology, and
IBM's successful "Get Connected" program to expand the use of the
Internet both within the company and to serve as a model for other
companies. Mr. Patrick joined IBM in 1967 and spent the first half
of his career in various sales, marketing and management positions.
He was a pioneer and developer of IBM's leasing business at IBM
Credit Corporation, today the largest computer leasing company in
the world. He was subsequently the chief financial officer of various
business units of IBM and was also vice president of operations
for IBM's Computer Integrated Manufacturing Business. In 1992, Mr.
Patrick became vice president of marketing for Personal Systems
and was responsible for creating the successful ThinkPad brand.
He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University
and an M.S. in Management from the University of South Florida.
He also has a law degree (LL.B.) from LaSalle University, which
he earned during his military service. An individual who leads by
example, you can access further information about Mr. Patrick and
his activities through his innovative personal web site: http://www.ibm.com/Patrick
ABOUT IBM CORPORATION
IBM (http://www.ibm.com) strives
to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of the industry's
most advanced information technologies, including computer systems,
software, networking systems, storage devices and microelectronics.
IBM's worldwide network of solutions and service professionals translate
these advanced technologies into business value for its customers.
Registration is not necessary but highly recommended due to limited
seating. To register, send the following information: name, title,
company, email address and phone number to:
Ms. Glenda Garcia