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****************** AT THE CENTER ******************
************* The electronic newsletter of the ***********
*********** Silicon Valley World Internet Center **********
*************** Tuesday, June 26, 2001 ***************

 

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

EXECUTIVE SPONSORS

* Amdocs, Inchttp://www.Amdocs.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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***SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT: TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2001
CABLE & WIRELESS JOIN CENTER AS ITS NEWEST SPONSOR!

Further information below.

***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2001
"WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF eBusiness IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS?: FEEDBACK FROM MAY 21ST SUMMER SOLSTICE PUB ATTENDEES"

***THINK TANK SESSION: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2001
"mCOMMERCE: FORGET THE HYPE -- LET'S GET DOWN TO "REAL" MARKET OPPORTUNITIES!"

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. By Invitation-only. Information below for possible participation.

***PUB: THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2001.
The Center will not have a Pub, Thursday, June 28.
Instead there will be an Interactive Panel Discussion located downstairs in the Vintage Room.
Please see Panel listing below.

***INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2001
"CATCHING THE P2P WAVE: ADOPTION AND DIFFUSION OF PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKS FOR BUSINESS USE"

A Program presented by the Silicon Valley World Internet Center & CommerceNet.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Registration & Networking
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Panel
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Networking
LOCATION: Vintage Room, Stanford Barn (Behind the California Cafe)
Open to the Public. $20 with pre-registration and $25 at the door.
Further information below.
REGISTRATION: http://www.commerce.net/events/meetings/p2p/reg.html

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

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*** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2001
IBM AND SAP EXPAND THEIR eBUSINESS ALLIANCE

New York Times article.

IBM and SAP, two of the Center's Executive Sponsors, are expanding their existing eBusiness alliance. This development was announced at the SAP sponsored trade show, Sapphire, in Orlando last week. On behalf of the Center, we want to acknowledge this development and reinforce the concept of 'coopetition,' which the economy continues to espouse.

For the full story:

"I.B.M. Plans to Expand an Alliance With SAP"
By Barnaby J. Feder
New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/06/13/technology/13BLUE.html

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***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: JUNE 20-21, 2001 & JULY 18-19, 2001

"SAP INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION TWO-DAY eBUSINESS SEMINARS"
Further information below.
LOCATION: Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Not a Center program and not held at the Center.

SAP, one of the Center's Executive Sponsors, is inviting those associated with the Center to attend two of their upcoming two-day Seminars. The first is on "eBusiness Futures," scheduled for June 20 & 21 while the second is on "eBusiness Strategy," scheduled for July 18 & 19.

We hope you will be able to take advantage of these programs being held at SAP's corporate headquarters in Pennslyvania.

ABOUT THE JUNE 20-21 eBUSINESS FUTURES SEMINAR

The SAP Institute for Innovation announces eBusiness Futures, a two-day interactive seminar for e-business executives on June 20 and 21. The series is facilitated by thought leaders from the business and academic worlds.

Session leaders for the eBusiness Futures seminar include:

* Thomas H. Davenport, June 20
Tom Davenport is author of the recent book "Mission Critical: Realizing the Promise of Enterprise Systems: and co-author of the just-released "The Attention Economy: Understanding the New Currency of Business.

* Ravi Kalakota, June 21
Ravi Kalakota co-author of the recent "E-Business 2.0: Roadmap for Success" and the forthcoming "M-Business: The Race to Mobility."

REGISTRATION

To register for this focused and informative seminar, contact SAP Education:

Mention course code: WNAEBF
Tel: 888.777.1727

ABOUT THE JULY 18-19 eBUSINESS STRATEGY SEMINAR

The SAP Institute for Innovation also announces eBusiness Strategy, a two-day seminar for eBusiness executives. Join us Wednesday July 18 and Thursday, July 19 for this dynamic, interactive event. The series is facilitated by thought leaders from the business and academic worlds.

Session leaders for the eBusiness Strategy seminar include:

* Dr. Louis A. Lefebvre, July 18
Louis Lefebvre is Director of the Center of Expertise in Electronic Commerce and past President of the International Association for the Management of Technology.

* Ravi Kalakota, July 19
Ravi Kalakota is co-author of the recent "E-Business 2.0: Roadmap for Success" and the forthcoming "M-Business: The Race to Mobility."

REGISTRATION

To register for this focused and informative seminar, contact SAP Education:

Mention course code: WNAES
Tel: 888.777.1727

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***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2001

CABLE & WIRELESS JOIN CENTER AS ITS NEWEST SPONSOR!
Further information below.

The Silicon Valley World Internet Center is very pleased to announce Cable & Wireless (http://www.cw.com), the worldwide telecommunications group, as the Center's newest Executive Sponsor, joining a prestigious group of global technology companies, including Amdocs, Deutsche Telekom, Fujitsu, IBM, SAP, and Sun Microsystems as existing Center Sponsors. 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, its Sponsors, and services.

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 is a major worldwide telecommunications business with revenue of over 8 billion (US$11 billion) in the year to March 31, 2001, and 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.

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***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2001

"WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF eBusiness IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS?: FEEDBACK FROM MAY 21ST SUMMER SOLSTICE PUB ATTENDEES"

What will it take to shape the future of eBusiness in the next 12 to 19 months? This question was put to Center Pub goers on Thursday, June 21. Answers were clustered into economic factors, business factors, technology, and other. Here are the results:

TECHNOLOGY
* Bandwidth
* High-speed access
* Integration
* Transaction Processing
* Open Standards
* Interoperability
* XML
* UDDI
* Security from privacy hackers
* Protection from government intrusion

BUSINESS
* Merger of Disney and RooNetworks
* Leadership, leadership, and leadership with experience
* Effective customer/client focus
* Better focus on solutions to real problems rather than esoteric technologies
* Sound business practices
* New business models
* Second round viable business plans
* A good business plan, strong funding, and ability to stick it out!
* Something that saves consumers either time or money
* Truly shared knowledge and trust
* Trust enabling collaboration/collaboration for fun and profit
* Increased Internet presence of traditional advertisers

OTHER
* Think out of the box
* A well, entrenched belief system that indicates that eCommerce is healthy and viable
* Education and training
* Persistence
* Consumer trust/confidence
* Consumer buy-in/massive behavioral change
* Realistic expectations
* Patience
* Buy-in from all Fortune 500 companies
* Economic Recovery
* Money!!
* Capital
* Gas prices
* NASDAQ 5000
* Business breaking out of the current cycle of fear caused by the economic uncertainty/downturn
* Re-establish confidence of the market
* Barriers against taxation

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***THINK TANK SESSION: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2001

"mCOMMERCE: FORGET THE HYPE - LET'S GET DOWN TO "REAL" MARKET OPPORTUNITIES!"
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. By Invitation-only. Information below for possible participation.

The development of the mobile commerce (mCommerce) space will yield some significant investment opportunities over the next five years. At this Think Tank Session, twenty participants will come together as thought leaders to identify short-term, medium-term, and long-term opportunities.

POSSIBLE PARTICIPATION

For possible participation, please send your name, title, company name, email address, and telephone number along with a bio to:

Dr. Venilde Jeronimo
Director of Programs
mailto:venilde@worldinternetcenter.com
T: 650.462.9800

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***INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2001

"CATCHING THE P2P WAVE: ADOPTION AND DIFFUSION OF PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKS FOR BUSINESS USE"
A Program presented by the Silicon Valley World Internet Center & CommerceNet.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Registration & Networking
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Panel
8:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Networking
LOCATION: Vintage Room, Stanford Barn (Behind the California Cafe).
Open to the Public. $20 with pre-registration and $25 at the door.
Further information below.
Registration: http://www.commerce.net/events/meetings/p2p/reg.html

MODERATOR

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

PANEL

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

This distinguished list of panelists will discuss the transactional infrastructure necessary to complement the communications infrastructure that will accelerate the adoption and diffusion of P2P technology for enterprise use. During the second half of the evening, a facilitated, interactive discussion will take place with audience participants engaged in a knowledge exchange with the panelists. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to network prior to and after the Panel Discussion in a business-casual environment.

CONTENT & ISSUES

The discussion today on P2P is mostly centered on understanding the technology underpinning of the network, specifically, the communicability and connectivity of P2P networks. This is obviously an important endeavor. However, an equally important and critical endeavor is to understand the business use of P2P technology.

Recently Oculus CO, a P2P start-up in Boston, announced that Ford Motor Company decided to use Oculus' technology to design and produce more fuel-efficient automobiles. The Oculus solution allows Ford design teams to evaluate quickly and change design options to find the best fuel economy solution. Groove Networks announced its first deal with the sale of 10,000 licenses to drug giant GlaxoSmithKline Plc to facilitate dynamic collaboration between geographically dispersed workgroups scientists and others. Examples such as these-where P2P solved a critical business need-are the focus of this Interactive Panel Discussion.

Transactional infrastructure issues to be discussed:

* What are the key intra-enterprise and inter-enterprise applications that can be developed to enable a more widespread business use of the technology?
* Are there boundary conditions (processes, functionalities, security) that limit the scale and scope of its adoption and use by enterprises?
* What kinds of business models are necessary for P2P to enter into mainstream intra-enterprise and inter-enterprise transactions?
* Will there be an emergence of middleware applications that can integrate proprietary P2P networks, P2P and enterprise applications, as well as P2P and front-end commerce applications?
* Are P2P marketplaces going to replace their brethren Web-based marketplaces? If so, what will motivate price makers and price takers to participate in P2P marketplaces to create sustainable pools of liquidity?
* What role will transparency play in the business use of technology? Are there different types and appropriate levels of transparency that will manifest and perhaps be necessary in a P2P context to drive the business use of the technology?
* Are there any innovations - specifically financial derivatives--that can be introduced in a P2P setting?* What are the business risks and opportunities that are likely to unfold as the use of this technology becomes more pervasive?
* Will there be a need for decision support and optimization engines as transactions migrate to P2P networks?
* Where is the impact of P2P (industry, functions, etc.) most likely to be recognized in the near future?

REGISTRATION

Web registration is available until June 27 at the following:
http://www.commerce.net/events/meetings/p2p/reg.html

Registration will also be accepted at the door by cash or check, day of program.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Venilde Jeronimo
Director of Programs
Silicon Valley World Internet Center
mailto:venilde@worldinternetcenter.com
Tel: 650.462.9800
http://www.worldinternetcenter.com

Mr. Ash Vasudevan
Director, CommerceNet Investments Initiatives
CommerceNet Consortium
mailto:ash@commerce.net
Tel: 408.446.1260
http://www.commerce.net

ABOUT COMMERCENET AND THE SILICON VALLEY WORLD INTERNET CENTER

The following Web sites provide further information on both organizations:

http://www.commerce.net
http://www.worldinternetcenter.com

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***NO PUB: THURSDAY, JULY 5, 2001.

No Pub on Thursday, July 5, 2001 due to the 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.

***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