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For Immediate Release 

Susan Barich
Director of Communications
Silicon Valley World Internet Center


Panel to Discuss the Technical and Business Requirements for the Adoption and Diffusion of P2P Technology in Corporate Environments

PALO ALTO, CA, JUNE 23, 2001 - Executives from Sun, Intel, DaimlerChrysler, CommerceNet and Netrana will share with one another and the audience their ideas on drivers for the adoption of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technology for the enterprise on Thursday, June 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at an Interactive Panel Discussion presented by CommerceNet ( and the Silicon Valley World Internet Center ( at the Center.

During the program, Catching the P2P Wave: Adoption and Diffusion of Peer-to-Peer Networks for Business Use, the panel and audience will explore limitations of P2P in the enterprise, appropriate business models, middle-ware applications for P2P integration, business risks and opportunities, and the impact of P2P on the corporate environment.

"P2P has been successful in the consumer and non-profit sectors, but we believe it will have an enormous impact on businesses," says Mark Resch, chief executive officer of CommerceNet. "This program will be ground zero for discovering how corporations are using P2P and the central benefits that businesses may gain by adopting P2P technology."

Panelists will include Intelís Dr. Christopher S. Thomas, chief e-strategist of Strategic eMarketing; Sun Microsystemsí Dr. Gong Li, director of engineering of Peer-to-Peer Networking; CommerceNet CEO Mark Resch; DaimlerChryslerís Vice President and COO, DaimlerChrysler Research & Technology, North America, Peter Schaefer; E. Russell Braziel, president & CEO of Netrana and Dr. Susan J. Duggan, CEO of the Silicon Valley World Internet Center, will moderate the discussion. Catching the P2P Wave panel discussion will be held at the Vintage Room located below the Centerís facilities in the Stanford Barn. There will be a $20 fee with pre-registration, and $25 at the door. For registration and directions, visit

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 sponsors and 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.

CommerceNet is a global, not-for-profit organization of leading business, government, technology, and academic minds working together on the advancement of eCommerce worldwide. As guided by its partners and sponsors, CommerceNet focuses on six initiative areas: Evolving Supply Chains; Next Generation Internet; Security and Internet Payment; Government, Public Policy and Advocacy, CommerceNet Investment Initiatives (CNI), and Pervasive and Wireless Internet Access. In these areas CommerceNet is developing important new technologies and practices that will chart the course for the way companies conduct business.

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