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****************** AT THE CENTER ******************
************* The electronic newsletter of the ***********
*********** Silicon Valley World Internet Center **********
************* Monday, April 2, 2001* *****************

 

The Silicon Valley World Internet Center thanks its Sponsors for their continuing support:

EXECUTIVE SPONSORS

* Amdocs, Inc http://www.Amdocs.com
* Deutsche Telekom http://www.dtag.de/english/index.htm
* Fujitsu http://www.Fujitsu.com
* IBM Corporation http://www.ibm.com
* SAP http://www.mysap.com
* Sun Microsystems http://www.sun.com

AFFILIATE SPONSOR

* Metiom, Inc. http://www.metiom.com

KNOWLEDGE NETWORK PARTNERS

* Inclusion, Inc. http://www.inclusion.net
* Internet Wire. http://www.internetwire.com
* High Performance Resources. http://www.hpresources.com

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE: http://www.worldinternetcenter.com

Past copies of our newsletters and directions to the Center are available on the website.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE HELD AT THE CENTER UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

 

***POST-PROGRAM INFORMATION: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2001 WEBCAST INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: "Whatís Coming Down the Road in Open Standards: Strategies & Solutions for the New Economy"

***THINK TANK SESSION: TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2001
"P2P IN THE ENTERPRISE: THE NEXT GENERATION OF PERVASIVE TECHNOLOGY"

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. By invitation only. See below for possible participation.

***POST-PROGRAM PRESS RELEASE: MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2001
"SILICON VALLEY WORLD INTERNET CENTER VIEWS IBMíS NEW WEBSPHERE TRANSLATION SERVER"

***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2001
"EMERGING MARKETS - OPPORTUNITY & IMPACT FOR SILICON VALLEY"

By Mr. Stephen Keese, Chief Evangelist and Director of Business Development, AcrossWorld Communications
Open to Public. No fee. Tech Demo: 4:00 - 5:00pm Pub: 5:00 - 7:00pm Pub Talk: 6:00pm

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***POST-PROGRAM INFORMATION: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2001
WEBCAST INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION:
"Whatís Coming Down the Road in Open Standards: Strategies & Solutions for the New Economy"

To view the archive version of the webcast visit: http://webevents.broadcast.com/worldinetctr/011701
At this website, you can also download the powerpoint presentations.

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***SUMMARY:THINK TANK SESSION, TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2001
"P2P: The Next Generation of Pervasive Technology"

On Tuesday, March 27 twenty-four thought leaders gathered at the Center's Think-Tank Session (TTS) on Peer-to-Peer (P2P) computing to discuss the subject as it related to enterprise applications and the expansion of P2P into pervasive and embedded computing.

During the course of the Centerís all-day, invitation-only Session, the participants agreed for the most part that P2P market-maker would be a combination of factors: fad quotient, free devices coupled with lowered costs to an organization, a killer app, simplifying the process, global solution agents, revenue generation and nano-machines. Participants concluded that supply chain management is likely to be the hottest P2P concept for the next 12-18 month market. Medical, financial, and entertainment sectors were also identified as prime P2P opportunities.

Dr. Stephen L. Burbeck from IBMís Software Group Emerging Technologies and Mr. Leon Guzenda, Objectivityís Chief Technology Officer, gave presentations during the day to spark knowledge exchange and to share their visions on P2P market opportunities and issues. Copies of the these presentations can be downloaded via the Centerís web site (http://www.worldinternetcenter.com) by clicking on SESSIONS and then clicking on March 27 P2P Think Tank Session.

The Center would like to thank Dr. Burbeck and Mr. Guzenda for their thought provoking presentations as well as Mr. George Sidman, President of Monterey Network Center and a member of the Centerís Technology Council, for facilitating the Session. The Center would also like to thank the participants present at this Session from the following companies: Fujitsu, SAP, Sun Microsystems, Charles Schwab, Flycode, CapCal, EOU.com, Garntner Consulting, Intigent, Merlin Systems, Nouveau Systems, Stanford University, Business Atomics, Hurd & Associates, and NuVantage Group.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Proceedings from this Session will be available on the Centerís web site within two weeks. For further information on the proceedings, please contact:

Ms. Susan Barich
Director of Communications
mailto:venilde@worldinternetcenter.com

For further information on this Session, not related to proceedings, please contact:

Venilde Jeronimo
Director of Programs
mailto:venilde@worldinternetcenter.com

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***POST-PROGRAM PRESS RELEASE: MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2001
"SILICON VALLEY WORLD INTERNET CENTER VIEWS IBMíS NEW WEBSPHERE TRANSLATION SERVER"

"People stay on the Web site twice as long if it is in their native language and are three times more likely to buy," said IBM's Dennis King, Manager, Language Technologies, Tools and CTI Voice Systems. About 100 technologists and thought leaders at the Silicon Valley World Internet Center on March 29 were given a look at technology from IBM that can help bring that about.

Based on IBM's advanced Machine Translation technology, the WebSphere Translation Server helps remove language as a barrier to global communication and eBusiness by enabling enterprises to provide Web pages, eMail messages and chat conversations in multiple languages in real time. IBM's technology (http://www.ibm.conm/software/voice) was shown in a combined afternoon technology demonstration and evening Pub gathering, the Center's weekly networking event, of technologists and thought leaders from U.S and international companies including Sprint, Nouveau Systems, AcrossWorld Communications, Sun Microsystems, Finland's Sonera, Switzerland's Viviance new education, Germany's SAP AG, Stanford University and Akademie St. Gallen.

"The Internet is a global medium," said King, "but we will not create global communities until we break the language barrier." Though the majority of Internet users in the world today are English speaking, the number of people on the Net who speak Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish is on the rise. If your web site is only in English," said King, "you are not reaching those rapidly expanding markets." As a result of 30 years of research and development in language translations, the WebSphere Translation Server runs at extremely high speeds, translating a web page from one language to another in seconds as was demonstrated by King in a realtime, on-line, click-of-the-mouse translation at the Center.

Depending on the amount of memory and speed of the processor, WebSphere can translate between 200 to 500 words per second and runs on Windows NT, AIX and Solaris. Aiming at the market for "gist" understanding of written information (getting the gist of the sentence), IBM's technology uses slot grammar dealing with the sentence verb and the linguistic arguments around it. IBM WebSphere Translation Server supports bi-directional text translation between English and French, German, Spanish and Italian as well as from English to Chinese (both simplified and traditional), Japanese and Korean.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: IBM'S WEBSPHERE TRANSLATION SERVER

http://www.ibm.conm/software/voice
http://www-4.ibm.com/software/speech/enterprise/ep_8.html
http://www.ibm.com/websphere

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***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2001
"EMERGING MARKETS - OPPORTUNITY & IMPACT FOR SILICON VALLEY"

By Mr. Stephen Keese, Chief Evangelist and Director of Business Development, AcrossWorld Communications
Open to the Public. No fee. Tech Demo: 4:00 - 5:00pm. Pub: 5:00 - 7:00pm. Pub Talk: 6:00 pm

During his Pub Talk, Stephen Keese will discuss how AcrossWorld Communications is providing end-to-end managed networks in emerging markets and connectivity to the global backbone in the United States.

ABOUT STEPHEN KEESE

Stephen Keese scouts new market opportunities and partnerships for AcrossWorld and is currently looking at video streaming, eLearning, film production, and countries other than India; currently Turkey, Pakistan, China, and some countries in Africa. Before joining AcrossWorld last year, he was the Acrobat Evangelist at Adobe. Before that, he and the founder of AcrossWorld, Anil Srivastava, created and ran the Technology for Development Foundation in San Jose. Mr, Keese has worked with several startups, Apple Computer, and John Hancock in Boston. In the 1960s, he lived in Brazil for 5 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer, farmer, and oil prospector. His international interests have included population and contraception information and services. He served on the Board of Directors of several international and US organizations, including the Population Institute, ZPG, NARAL, and AVSC International.

ABOUT ACROSSWORLD COMMUNICATIONS

AcrossWorld Communications (http://www.acrossworld.com) provides end-to-end managed networks in emerging markets and connectivity to the global backbone in the US. Its vision is that of emerging markets participating fully in global markets and benefiting from the information and trade possibilities inherent in the technology. AcrossWorld currently works with multinational corporations, software developers, and call centers as well as ISPs who need improved communications links across the ocean. It promotes awareness of the opportunities and needs in emerging markets through sponsorship of the Emerging Markets Forum at Stanford and of the Educational Object Economy Foundation. It is an active member of the US India Business Council and advises the World Bank and the UN Development Programme inter alia on networking issues and opportunities. It hosts a variety of web sites, from Indonet, BookIndia, and FilmIndia to the US India Business Council and the International Business Incubator in San Jose.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Mr. Stephen Keese
1601 Civic Center Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Em: stephen@acrossworld.com
T: 408.261.6819

 

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***JOIN US FOR OUR WEEKLY PUB
Come join us for our weekly pub, every Thursday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Pub Talk begins at 6 p.m. The Pub gathers 100-120 mid- to high-level executives every week and, as always, is a great place to come and meet people from the Silicon Valley and all over the world. Representatives from small start-ups and major companies to venture capital and academic join in the exchange at the Center Pub. It's...

--- The best reason to take off work early on Thursdays ---

For directions, please visit http://www.worldinternetcenter.com and click on directions. The dress is casual and there is no fee to attend. Just bring your good ideas!

Companies with an interest in giving a Pub Talk should contact Venilde Jeronimo, the Center's Director of Programs (mailto:venilde@worldinternetcenter.com).

For inquiries, send an email to mailto:info@worldinternetcenter.com