Tuesday, November 28, 2000
"THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET"
By Mr. John R. Patrick
Vice President, Internet Technology
for Press Release
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Limited to 60 participants.
Open to the public.
ABOUT JOHN PATRICK
John Patrick is Vice President of Internet Technology at IBM Corporation.
He joined the company in 1967 and spent the first half of his career
in various sales, marketing and management positions. He helped
start IBM's leasing business at IBM Credit Corporation and was senior
marketing executive for the launch of the IBM Thinkpad brand. Since
the early 1990's, Mr. Patrick has dedicated his time to fostering
Internet technologies. One of the leading Internet visionaries,
he is quoted frequently in the global media and speaks at dozens
of conferences inspiring new applications and innovative ways for
consumers and businesses to use the Internet to help meet their
goals. Mr. Patrick is spearheading a task force focused on the next
generation of the Internet. In addition, he serves as Chairman of
the Global Internet Project, a group of executives from a cross-section
of international companies working to ensure private sector leadership
in the development of the Internet. In addition, Mr. Patrick is
a founding member of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a senior
member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
and a member of the advisory boards of ThirdAge Media, space.com,
IntraLinks, and Neoteny. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering
from Lehigh University, a M.S. in Management from the University
of South Florida and an LL.B in law from LaSalle University. An
individual who leads by example, you can access further information
about Mr. Patrick and his activities through his innovative personal
It is a given that the Internet is transforming business, education,
entertainment -- almost every aspect of our lives. And we know that
even larger changes are coming as the Internet becomes faster, more
robust, and more versatile. Mr. John Patrick, IBM's Vice President
of Internet Technology and one of the Internet's leading visionaries,
believes the next generation of the Internet is about more than
just high-speed networks. Mr. Patrick will delineate his vision
of the characteristics that will be specific for the next generation
of the Internet -- a network that will be fast, always on, everywhere,
natural, easy, intelligent and trusted. According to Mr. Patrick,
the NGi is going to have a profound impact on the way people do
business, the way they interact with others and, more importantly,
provide significant advances in ease-of-life. Finally, Mr. Patrick
will discuss new insight into where the B2B eMarketplaces are headed.
ABOUT IBM CORPORATION
At IBM, we strive 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. And our worldwide network of IBM solutions
and services professionals translates these advanced technologies
into business value for our customers. For further information please
refer to http://www.ibm.com.
To register please send name, title, company, email address and
telephone number to:
Sara K. Dean
Silicon Valley World Internet Center