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"The Impact of Current and Future
Technology on eBusiness"

By Mr. Donald O'Toole, Director
IBM eBusiness Marketing Strategy


By Mr. Scott Cosby, Manager
e-Business Tecnologies Marketing Team, IBM Corporation

Thursday, November 8, 2001
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Registration & Networking
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Interactive Panel Discussion
Open to the Public
$10 fee (No fee to Center Sponsors)
Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

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NOTE: This panel is in place of the Center's Thursday Pub.


At this Panel, Donald O'Toole and Scott Cosby discuss the impact of current and future technology on eBusiness. From Linux to GRID computing, Web services to e-sourcing, IBM Research & Development teams have embraced Internet standards to make a digital, border-free enterprise possible. IBM calls this future marketplace "Dynamic e-business" and it is part of IBM's perpetually unfinished eBusiness strategy to help customers solve their business problems. In support of "Dynamic e-business," IBM and its partners are providing flexible, innovative, and proven infrastructure which are focused on the transitions that organizations face during their eBusiness journey. Research indicates technology is now ready to help enterprises dynamically adapt business processes and associated systems to support changing business strategies and tactics. Mr. Allison and Mr. O'Toole will discuss these developments in the first hour. During the second hour, audience participants will have the opportunity to engage in a lively, knowledge exchange with the panelists.


Mr. Scott Cosby - Manager, e-business Technologies Marketing Team, IBM Corporation
Not available.

Mr. Donald O'Toole - Director, Global e-business Marketing Strategy, IBM Corporation

Donald O'Toole is Director of Web Services Marketing for International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). His role includes market segment analysis, technology and product positioning and assessment of IBM's Web Services strategy and portfolio. Mr. O'Toole has nearly 20 years extensive expertise in network computing and e-business. His experience with the Internet dates back to 1993 when he was a Brand Manager for IBM's TCP/IP software products. In 1995, Mr. O'Toole led the business development and market launch of IBM's Internet Connection software family, which included IBM's first Web browser and server offerings. Mr. O'Toole joined IBM's Internet Division in 1996 and was a key member of the team that developed IBM's eBusiness strategy. Over the course of his career with IBM, he has held a variety of positions in IBM's hardware, software and services businesses. Mr. O'Toole holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BS from Syracuse University.


IBM ( 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 recommended due to limited seating. To register, please send your name, title, company and email address to:

Ms. Glenda Garcia


700 Welch Rd., Suite 250
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Tel: 650.462.9800 Fax: 650.462.9818

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