For Immediate Release
Director of Communications
Silicon Valley World Internet Center
CABLE & WIRELESS SWEEPS INTO PALO ALTO
FOR A DOUBLE HEADER AT THE
SILICON VALLEY WORLD INTERNET CENTER
August 23, 2001, Palo Alto, Calif. -- Cable & Wireless (http://www.cw.com)
the worldwide telecommunications group based in Virginia, spearheads
both an Interactive Panel Discussion with IBM and Digital Island.
a Cable & Wireless company, on outsourcing of major business functions
and a Pub Talk on Internet Protocol (IP) this week at the Silicon
Valley World Internet Center (http://www.worldinternetcenter.com)
in Palo Alto, California.
Dr. Marguerite Raaen, senior vice president of e-Enablement for
Cable & Wireless Global; Ric Telford, director of technology and
business development, Intelligent Infrastructure, IBM Corporation;
and David Radoff, director of communications for Digital Island
led off the Interactive Panel Discussion on Wednesday, August 22,
from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Center. To outsource major enterprise-level
processes, including Web hosting, network management, customer relationship
management, and supply-chain management, or keep the work in-house
is one of the new challenges for eBusiness. Raaen, Telford and Schultz
established their positions on outsourcing's pros and cons for the
first 30 minutes before the audience engaged them in a lively 90-minute
discussion around key themes.
In a second program slated for Thursday, August 23, Raaen will
deliver a 15-minute Pub Talk entitled "Delivering on the Promise
of IP," which will highlight Cable & Wireless's capabilities in
the Internet arena. The Pub Talk will be followed by a question
and answer period. The Pub is held every Thursday from 5:00 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m. at the Center in Palo Alto.
"Centers for the advancement of Internet technology are necessary
for all industries to make dramatic improvements to the Internet
for businesses," said Raaen. "The Silicon Valley World Internet
Center is an ideal environment for this new age of alliances. They
facilitate their key corporate sponsors to discuss, share ideas,
debate the new technologies and shape the future of eBusiness."
Cable & Wireless is the Center's newest corporate sponsor, joining
an elite group of global technology companies, including Amdocs,
Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, IBM, SAP and Sun Microsystems, which
are collaborating at the Center to advance the Internet economy.
To register for the Panel Discussion, please send your name, title,
company, and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cable & Wireless
Cable & Wireless is a major worldwide telecommunications business
with revenue of over £8 billion (US$11 billion) in the year to
March 31, 2001, and customers in 70 countries. Cable & Wireless'
focus for future growth is on IP (Internet protocol), data services,
and solutions for business customers. It is developing advanced
IP networks and value-added services in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific
region in support of this strategy. With the capability of its global
IP infrastructure and its strength in key markets, Cable & Wireless
holds a unique position in terms of global coverage and services
to business customers. For more information about Cable & Wireless,
go to http://www.cw.com.
Silicon Valley World Internet Center
The Center is a privately held, for-profit corporation, which
focuses on the advancement of Internet-related eMarkets, technologies,
people, and ideas through the collaborative exchange of knowledge.
The Center is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and works on
behalf of its clients to develop programs specific to the expanding
Internet economy. As a multi-corporate, third party venue, the Center
provides a physical and virtual forum for collaboration among technology
leaders and key end-users. The Center focuses primarily on the areas
of eBusiness, eServices and wireless communication.