For Immediate Release
Contact: Ms. Susan Barich
Director of Business Development
Silicon Valley World Internet Center
IBM HIGHLIGHTS THE TECHNOLOGY OF
E-BUSINESS AT THE SILICON VALLEY
WORLD INTERNET CENTER
PALO ALTO, CA, October 31, 2001 - On the heels
of the announcement last month that eBay has selected IBM WebSphere
as the e-business infrastructure platform to run its next generation
trading platform, two of IBM's leading technologists will be at
the Silicon Valley World Internet Center (http://www.worldinternetcenter.com)
Thursday evening, November 8, to discuss with the audience the impact
of current and future technology on e-business.
Dave Allison, program director, IBM Global e-business Software
Strategy and Don O'Toole, director, eBusiness Marketing Strategy,
will present, for the first half of the two-hour program, information
on the technologies that are currently, and will in the future,
impact what IBM calls "dynamic e-business." During the second hour,
the audience at the Center will be encouraged to exchange information
and ideas with the panelists in this program the Center refers to
as an Interactive Panel Discussion. Allison is responsible for creating
the technology market strategy for IBM's e-business infrastructure
software portfolio which utilizes business innovation and emerging
technologies to provide flexible, innovative and proven infrastructure
for enterprises. He consults worldwide with customers, business
partners and IBM groups on their e-business strategies.
O'Toole joined IBM's Internet Division in 1996 and was a key member
of the team that developed IBM's e-business strategy. He has nearly
20 years extensive expertise in network computing and e-business.
In 1995, he led the business development and market launch of IBM's
Internet Connection software family, which included IBM's first
Web browser and server offerings.
The program begins Thursday with networking from 5:00 to 6:00
p.m. The Interactive Panel Discussion is slated from 6:00 to 8:00
p.m. at the Center in Palo Alto. There is a $10 fee at the door.
Registration is not necessary, but recommended due to limited seating.
To register, please send name, title, company, and email address
to Glenda Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions to the Center in Palo Alto, California, can be found
on the Center's Web site at http://www.worldinternetcenter.com.
With regards to the eBay and IBM announcement, IBM's development
of Web Site performance designs was an important factor. Visit the
Program page of the Center's Web site at http://www.worldinternetcenter.com
to review the February 28, 2001, presentation and reference documentation
by Dr. Willy Chiu, Vice President, High Volume Web site Design,
IBM Corporation, whose team was involved in the eBay and IBM announcement.
IBM is an Executive Sponsor of the Silicon Valley World Internet
Center, 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 sponsors to develop programs specific
to the expanding Internet Economy. As multi-corporate, third-party
venue, the Center provides a physical and virtual forum for collaboration
among technology leaders and key end-users. The Center, a for-profit,
fee-for-service corporation, focuses primarily on the areas of eBusiness,
eServices and wireless communication.