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****************** AT THE CENTER ******************
************* The electronic newsletter of the ***********
*********** Silicon Valley World Internet Center **********
*************** Tuesday, July 3, 2001 ****************

 

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

EXECUTIVE SPONSORS

* Amdocs, Inchttp://www.Amdocs.com
* Cable & Wireless http://www.cw.com
* Deutsche Telekomhttp://www.dtag.de/english/index.htm
* Fujitsuhttp://www.Fujitsu.com
* IBM Corporationhttp://www.ibm.com
* SAPhttp://www.mysap.com
* Sun Microsystemshttp://www.sun.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.

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***SUMMARY: List of Applications from Mobile Commerce Think Tank Session on June 27, 2001

***SUMMARY: List of P2P Applications from P2P Panel on June 28, 2001

***NO PUB: Thursday, July 5, 2001
No Pub on Thursday, July 5th due to July 4th Holiday.

***PUB: Thursday, July 12, 2001
"Enabling Factors for P2P Adoption"

Open to the Public. No fee. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Pub Talk at 6:00 p.m.

***EXECUTIVE SEMINAR: Wednesday, July 25
"Use your Extranet to Improve Workforce Productivity"

By Mr. Martie Nielson, Chief Executive Officer, Inclusion Inc. & others from Inclusion Inc.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Light dinner/beverages and networking
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Executive Seminar
$10, payable at door, cash or check. Registration not required but highly recommended due to limited seating. Registration information below.

***PUB: Thursday, August 2, 2001
Join us in Welcoming Cable & Wireless as Newest Center Sponsor!

Open to the Public. No fee. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Pub Talk at 6:00 p.m.

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***SUMMARY: List of Applications from Mobile Commerce
Think Tank Session on June 27, 2001

The Center thanks the 21 participants for contributing to a high caliber Think Tank Session last week! Due to the excellent input and knowledge sharing, several invitation-only and open-to-the-public programs are being developed as a result of this Session. Look for announcements of these programs in future newsletters.

Individuals from the following companies contributed to a successful Think Tank Session last week:

3COM
Black Ink Media
British Telecom
Coopetition
Covigo, Inc.
FireWhite
France Telecom
Fujitsu Software Corporation
Hewlett-Packard Company
IBM Corporation
mobileID
onWOW
Palo Alto Internet Exchange
Research, Strategy & Business
SAP
Sonera Corporation
Symmetry Communications Systems
The Information Group, Inc.
Unwired Marketing

As a result of the Think Tank Session, a long list of possible applications for mCommerce was generated. While the Session focused on the business user, it was generally agreed that many of the consumer-oriented applications provide the stimulus for the development and usage of applications for the business arena. In the spirit of knowledge collaboration, below is this list of business- and consumer-related applications.

mCOMMERCE BUSINESS & CONSUMER APPLICATIONS

* Remote printing of documents
* Application server moving to enable basic infrastructure that
support business applications.
* Transmission of logistics and delivery information
* Print contract at the client's location through connecting over the wireless to the computer at the home office.
* Customer relationship management (CRM)
* Short messaging (SMS)
* Instant messaging (IM)
* Procurement
* Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
* Transportation schedules
* Peer-to-Peer business applications
* Actionable alerts (realtime event; message to wireless device of people in the workflow of the event)
* Application code & delivered with event allowing recipient to act on event (code could be URL or JAVA)
* Server/support applications for field workforce (i.e. repairmen)
* Telemetric (i.e. electric meters/industrial maintenance/vending machine inventory)
* Translation services
* Workflow (i.e. PC to mobile address book/email)
* Device-to-network management
* Security (i.e., burglar alarm via mobile network to mobile phone/alert/reports)
* Expert services in any complex transaction
* Two way instant relay (IR)
* Sales force automation (SFA)
* Workflow status for the mobile workforce
* Subscribed applications for the sales force (i.e. MyWireless)
* Mobile Powerpoint presentation applications (i.e. pull the file off my system and deliver it through a projector)
* Sales presentations in the field that can change, depending on customer expectations (want to see the OTHER product, not this one)
* Marketing and communications capabilities
* Interactive advertising
* Coupons (i.e. brand sends coupons to the hand-held)
* Platforms to convert fixed mobile applications
* Collaborative tools
* Voice command and delivery
* Security
* Accounting, billing, and payment systems
* Dialog communications
* Expert/advisor applications
* Building entry
* Protocol gateway to create P2P
* Baby mobile badge to track in crowds at airports, parks, etc.
* Personal "follow-me" security
* Vending machines
* Mobile value-added services/media based on lifestyle
* Food purchases in both retail and grocery
* Consumer interaction to business applications (i.e. information on products, etc.)
* Consumer location of consumer goods
* Smartcards
* Seamless work/personal applications (PDA combined with the phone ie. Nokia Communicator)
* Location awareness of resources and further information/personal knowledge
* Personalized consumer information (expert advisory)
* Financial Services
* Travel management
* Mobile psychological services
* Home care/health monitoring/medication
* Home security/home appliances/authentication
* Public service applications (i.e. paying parking fees & traffic)
* Text/messages converted to voice, i.e. for the visually impaired
* Local check for product available and price (i.e. where is diesel fuel for what price?)
* Streaming (i.e. music)
* Disneyland wireless fast pass to main attractions
* Multi-media (i.e. short-term for audio & gaming/mid-term/voice)
* Finding goods (i.e. out of stock in store)
* Translation services/signs/ads, etc., while traveling
* Betting/Gambling
* Games -- Location-based role playing
* Automotive/OnStar
* Voice-delivered navigation
* Fast Pass
* "Technology Glues" that connect the applications to the technology structure
* Digital signatures
* Mobile ID encryption (Seti @Home/Bluetooth/Gnutella)
* Mission critical applications that can be controlled remotely through mobile devices (i.e. IT management)
* Security/device user authentication/data encryption /secure transactions
* WLAN roaming/authentication and management
* Context-based business information service
* Non-human, device-to-device transactions
* Communication over TCP/IP (i.e. voice over IP)
* Network mediation middleware (i.e. assist devices of all types to connect to networks of all types)

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***SUMMARY: List of P2P Applications from P2P Panel on June 28, 2001

On behalf of the Center and CommerceNet, we would like to thank everyone who attended the Interactive Panel Discussion
co-presented by both organizations this past Thursday, June 28 entitled "Catching the P2P Wave: Adoption & Diffusion of Peer-to-Peer Networks for Business Use." A well-attended program, participants had the opportunity to network over hors d'oeuvres and wine prior to and after the Panel.

A list of applications, facilitating factors, and general comments from panelists are below.

A special thanks goes to the panelists and moderator for a well-crafted and in depth knowledge exchange with one another and with the audience participants:

* Mr. E. Russell Braziel, President & Chief Executive Officer, Netrana http://www.netrana.com

* Dr. Susan J. Duggan, Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley World Internet Center (moderator) http://worldinternetcenter.com

* Dr. Li Gong, Distinguished Engineer & Director of Engineering,
Peer-to-Peer Networking, Sun Microsystems http://www.sun.com

* Mr. Mark Resch, Chief Executive Officer, CommerceNet http://www.commerce.net

* Dr. Peter Schaefer, Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer, DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology North America http://www.daimlerchrysler.com

* Dr. Christopher S. Thomas, Chief e-Strategist, Solutions Channels Group, Strategic eMarketing, Intel Corporation http://www.intel.com

SELECTED COMMENTS FROM PANELISTS

* Will P2P dry out? Not if have business models -- Need for business models!
* P2P not new; originally file transfer
* Business processes not defined yet; can not force but can start using technologies and playing with applications
* Need to add business processes with business models
* Bi- and multi-directional flow
* Will come first in applications (Groove Networks)
* Peer-client will be the first model for applications
* messaging model instead of virtual private network (VPN) model
* P2P: to improve process, business, and management
* P2P has taken off in Germany
* Devices are serves and clients -- centrally functional
* We are witnessing the first stage of P2P computing - > pervasive computing
* Given what has happened to B2B market, companies are being more conservative about adopting new technologies and applications that are not yet mainstream
* DaimlerChrysler uses applications in three areas: file sharing, shared working environment (has been for the last twenty years), and shared-computing
* European vs. U.S. business models - will be differences in approaches!
* Evolve toward Seti@home -- distributed and make use of existing computational power
* Need for a browser-like tool for P2P based on open standards -- to be interoperable and able to communicate
* What will it take for P2P to take-off? Not PCs but handheld devices and for back office uses
* P2P will take off (data searches, enhance existing tools) even if don't have "killer" or new applications
* P2P for eMarketplaces among 'peers'
* Currently we have more questions than answers
* Will be a combination of server + browser
* P2P will not negate other computer systems; will be an alternate
* Networks have P2P possibilities but nothing yet; some possibilities include 80211 and Bluetooth
* Applications in the areas of databases and distributing data, SMS, payment (clearing, fulfillment processes)
* Security is a key issue but also an opportunity
* Business model based on a hub + spoke; needs to be more fluid and P2P holds this promise

IDEAS FOR P2P APPLICATIONS

* Collaboration in multi-use environments
* Ad hoc collaboration bringing people together
* Sharing collaborative digital discussion and project space between external, third-party collaborating companies solving a client business problem
* Monitoring and knowledge management on a whole new, dynamic level where the global brain is accessible, and a money model exists to flow cash to modules of this
* Sharing knowledge in a business environment
* Personal profile, opinion, preference, or intention sharing in any ad hoc point of interest/environment
* Medical records processing (primary care physician, HMO, specialist, insurance carrier, patient)
* Pharmacology and healthcare with patients and doctors/healthcare providers
* Finding specific information
* Distributed project management (badly needed by global systems & software companies)
* Portal software for geographically dispersed work teams
* Talking cars! (i.e., like swarms of bees or a flock of geese)
* File sharing within Intranet/Extranet to allow for distributed data, efficient data delivery/caching, network & data redundancy
* Polling/voting
* Real-time surveys/polling
* Business processes automation tools focused on verticals to handle the exceptions current IT can not handle
* Creation and management of a namespace (directory), controlling & monitoring
* Distributed video rendering

TOP FACILITATING FACTORS FOR P2P AS IDENTIFIED BY PANELISTS

* Web services/UDDI
* Standards -- negotiation among the top companies (including Sun and Microsoft) is key!
* Management -- need a compelling reason, along with an accepted standard(s), for CIOs and others to adopt P2P
* Investment in this area over the next 18-24 months
* Drop the P2P acronym -- too connected to Napster!
* Discover; collaboration among companies
* Authentication (PKI - a massive failure, let's not repeat it!)
* A move towards multi-authorization

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***NO PUB: Thursday, July 5, 2001

No Pub on Thursday, July 5th due to July 4th Holiday.

On behalf of the Center, we wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday! The weekly Pub will resume the following week.

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***PUB: Thursday, July 12, 2001
"Enabling Factors for P2P Adoption"

Open to the Public. No fee. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Pub Talk at 6:00 p.m.

This Pub is a follow-up to the P2P Panel on June 27th. At this Pub, come hear and engage in an interactive dialogue focused on the key enabling factors necessary for P2P adoption for the business user.

Further information in next week's newsletter.

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***EXECUTIVE SEMINAR: Wednesday, July 25, 2001
"Use your Extranet to Improve Workforce Productivity"

By Mr. Martie Nielson, Chief Executive Officer, Inclusion Inc. & others from Inclusion Inc.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Light dinner/beverages and networking
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Executive Seminar
$10, payable at door, cash or check. Registration not required but highly recommended due to limited seating. Registration information below.

Inclusion Inc., a Center Knowledge Network Partner, will be offering an Executive Seminar at the Center on the how an organization/company can use the Extranet to improve the productivity and efficiency of its workforce. If the following challenges sound familiar, mark your calendar to attend Inclusion's interactive Seminar at the Center on July 25th!

* Are you able to bring corporate resources to bear on key problems quickly, wherever they exist?
* Are you forced to outsource work simply because you can not get mindshare in-house?
* Does your staff get the recognition they deserve for their work?

As a thought leader in private Extranets enabling team communications, Inclusion will share with those in attendance how it is remedying these challenges with its current customers, including Sun Microsystems, British Petroleum, Chevron, Bank of America, and others.

DESCRIPTION

At this 2-hour, interactive seminar participants will learn how departmental reviews are now able to take into account the full work product of each employee. A demo will also be shown on how audits and corporate roll-outs can routinely progress without stopping everyone in their tracks. During the evening, participants will have the chance to interact with the presenters for a lively knowledge exchange. As a result of the Seminar, participants will be take away knowledge and tools to deploy within their own organizations.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Managers in organizations of 150+ people who are interested in solutions that do not require IT infrastructure changes or intensive training for their people.

ABOUT INCLUSION INC.

Inclusion Inc. (http://www.inclusion.net) turns individual knowledge into organizational intelligence to reduce costs associated with a changing, distributed workforce. The company creates private, secure extranets for its customers that enable communications between employees, suppliers, and partners. Inclusion WorkPlaces integrate file transfers, threaded messages, and real-time meetings without requiring administrative management. Customers can easily adopt Inclusion solutions and maintain control of their intellectual property in persistent, dynamically organized repositories.

REGISTRATION

Registration is not necessary but highly recommended due to limited seating. To register for this Executive Seminar, please send your name, title, company, email, and telephone number to:

Ms. Debra Wright
Program Manager
mailto:wright@worldinternetcenter.com

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***PUB: Thursday, August 2, 2001
Join us in Welcoming Cable & Wireless as Newest Center Sponsor!
Open to the Public. No fee. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Pub Talk at 6:00 p.m.

Join us Thursday, August 2nd to welcome Cable & Wireless as the newest Executive Sponsor of the Center! Cable & Wireless, a renown worldwide telecommunications group, brings their ideas and expertise to our Knowledge Network, contributing along with the Center's other Sponsors: Amdocs, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, IBM, SAP, and Sun Microsystems. As part of Cable & Wireless' strategy to increase visibility in key markets around the world and strategic communications with existing and new partners, the company has chosen to take advantage of the networking, branding and partnership opportunities, as well as the knowledge exchange and innovation available through the Center.

As a leading global provider of data and Internet Protocol (IP) solutions to businesses and a major carrier of the world's Internet traffic, Cable & Wireless participation in the Center is a natural extension of the company's commitment to delivering the Internet promise. Cable & Wireless, which operates twenty-three data centers around the world including a state-of-the-art data center in Santa Clara, is firmly committed to being an active participant in Silicon Valley, a leading center of Internet innovation. As an Executive Sponsor, Cable & Wireless will also showcase its IP services and solutions as well as perspective on market trends to Center participants, hold panel discussions with Sponsors and other Internet thought leaders, and participate in customer showcases and special events. Cable & Wireless will also be a regular participant at the Center's weekly Pub gatherings.

ABOUT CABLE & WIRELESS

Cable & Wireless (http://www.cw.com) is a major worldwide telecommunications business with revenue of over 8 billion (US$11 billion) in the year to March 31, 2001 with customers in 70 countries. Cable & Wireless' focus for future growth is on IP 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.

***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