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AT THE CENTER
The electronic newsletter of the
Silicon Valley World Internet Center

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

 

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

EXECUTIVE SPONSORS
• Amdocs, Inc. •• Cable & Wireless •• Deutsche Telekom •• Fujitsu •• IBM Corporation •• SAP •• Sun Microsystems •

KNOWLEDGE NETWORK PARTNERS
•• Halleck ••• IC Growth, Inc. ••• Internet Wire ••

Check out the Center's Web site: http://www.worldinternetcenter.com

Past copies of newsletters and directions to the Center are available on the Web site.

All programs are held at the Center unless otherwise noted.

 

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

CABLE & WIRELESS ANNOUNCEMENT: JANUARY 2002
Cable & Wireless eMessaging Solutions.
For more information:
(http://www.cw.com/th_03.asp?ID=ems_us).

CHALLENGE-THE-EXPERT: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2002
"The Importance of Extranets for Your Business"
By Mr. Deane McIntyre, Director, Online Channel, Cable & Wireless
Open to the Public. No fee. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Pre-registration highly recommended due to limited seating.

WORKING GROUP MEETING: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2002
"Data to Cash: Feedback Loop for Business Decisions"
First meeting of a Working Group on "Dynamic Information Integration: The Role of the Feedback Loop"
Invitation-only. No fee. 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

NO PUB: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2002
Due to Valentine's Day, there will NOT be a Pub this week.
Join us on Wednesday, February 13th instead for the Cable & Wireless program.
Happy Valentine's Day! Pub will resume on Thursday, February 21, 2002.

CENTER ANNOUNCEMENT: WINTER 2002
Showcase Your Company at the Center's Thursday Pub
Winter 2002 Company Showcase: Mobility and Information Management: Metaware for 2002 & Beyond
Fee: $1,500. A special time-restricted offer to companies associated with the Center's Community.


CABLE & WIRELESS ANNOUNCEMENT: JANUARY 2002
Cable & Wireless eMessaging Solutions.
For more information: (http://www.cw.com/th_03.asp?ID=ems_us).

Cable & Wireless, an Executive Sponsor of the Center, would like for your business to run more efficiently with eMessaging Solutions provided by Cable & Wireless.

Communicate more effectively via eMail - keep in touch with customers, prospects, shareholders or any other community with Cable & Wireless eMessaging Solutions. Cable & Wireless has the capacity to handle your largest eMail broadcasts by providing personalization tools to create messages that build a one-to-one relationship with your audience as well as having the accountability of the industry's most comprehensive delivery reports, allowing maximum reach with minimum expense.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information, please visit the following:

http://www.cw.com/th_03.asp?ID=ems_us


CHALLENGE-THE-EXPERT: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2002
"The Importance of Extranets for Your Business"
By Mr. Deane McIntyre, Director, Enterprise Online Channel,
e-Enablement Team, Cable & Wireless
Open to the Public. No fee. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Pre-registration highly recommended due to limited seating.

Cable & Wireless is using a combination of Extranets and Web services to deliver the Internet promise to companies. This entails changing the way we look at the way service is delivered and blended, as well as the new ways of managing business' expectations online. During the first hour, Mr. Deane McIntyre will explore some of these new business models and show the importance of Extranets for making the most from this new environment. An interactive discussion with the audience challenging Mr. McIntyre on his views will take place during the second hour.

ABOUT DEANE MCINTYRE
Deane McIntyre is Director of Online Channel for enterprise customers at Cable & Wireless. He has worked at Cable & Wireless, targeting Global Fortune 500 companies. In his role, Mr. McIntyre manages activity on the main enterprise and government public portals as well as having responsibility for driving revenue through over 100 customer facing Extranets. Mr. McIntyre joined the Cable and Wireless group following the takeover of Optus in Australia, having started work with the country's second service provider in1995. He was born in New Zealand and is currently based in London. His previous roles and experience include running a software start-up company and working as a telecoms analyst during deregulation in New Zealand in the early 90s. Mr. McIntyre is completing a Master's degree in Internet Technology at Greenwich University, England. He holds a Bachelors degree in finance and marketing and is a member of the New Zealand Chartered Accountants.

ABOUT CABLE & WIRELESS
Cable & Wireless (http://www.cw.com) is a major global telecommunications business with revenue of over 8 billion (US$11 billion) in the year to 31 March 2001. It has customers in 70 countries and consists of two core and complementary divisions: Cable & Wireless Regional and Cable & Wireless Global. Cable & Wireless Regional offers a full range of telecommunications services in 27 countries around the world.

Cable & Wireless' Global focus for future growth is on IP (Internet Protocol) and 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 financial strength, Cable & Wireless holds a unique position in terms of global coverage and services to business customers.

REGISTRATION
Due to limited seating, pre-registration is highly recommended, but not required. To register for this program, send your name, title, company name, telephone number and email to:

Ms. Glenda Garcia
Operations Assistant
mailto:garcia@worldinternetcenter.com


WORKING GROUP MEETING: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2002
"Data to Cash: Feedback Loop for Business Decisions"
First meeting of a Working Group on "Dynamic Information Integration: The Role of the Feedback Loop"
Invitation-only. No fee. 4:00 - 6:30 p.m.

As a result of a series of programs last fall, the Center is hosting a Working Group this winter and spring on "Dynamic Information Integration: The Role of the Feedback Loop." A group of 12 invited participants will analyze and discuss various aspects of dynamic information integration over the next several months, including:

• The role and importance of explicit models
• How to achieve a working feedback loop
• Existing technologies and components
• Relevant standards

FIRST WORKING GROUP MEETING
The first Working Group meeting on February 14 will focus on "Data to Cash: Feedback Loop for Business Decisions." So far decision support systems do not have a well-defined feedback loop about the success or failure and the impact of a business decision. These and other questions will be discussed, over wine and light hors d'oeuvres:

• How can we integrate this feedback loop of results and impact of business decisions into the systems to optimize future decision process?
• Is this just another data source we have to integrate or do we have to go step by step back along the line knowledge to information to data?
• How can we describe the success of business decisions?
• In which way can we handle the dynamic nature of the result of a business decision (a decision can be successful in the short term but may have a negative long-term impact)?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information on this program, please contact:

Dr. Venilde Jeronimo
Senior Director of Client Services
Em: mailto:venilde@worldinternetcenter.com


CENTER ANNOUNCEMENT: WINTER 2002
Showcase Your Company at the Center's Thursday Pub
Winter 2002 Company Showcase: Mobility and Information Management: Metaware for 2002 & Beyond
Fee: $1,500. A special time-restricted offer to companies associated with the Center's Community.

The Silicon Valley World Internet Center is offering metaware-related companies (those with applications, tools, and frameworks that attack the complexity of enterprise information management) the opportunity to showcase themselves during Winter 2002 at the Center's Thursday Pub -- a serious, weekly networking event for mid- to high-level executives, technologists, and investors in the bay area. The fee of $1,500 includes promotional activities on behalf of the company and other benefits. This is a special, time-restricted offer, reduced from the normal Pub Talk fee of $2,500. There is LIMITED availability for a few companies to present their metaware.

Companies with an interest should submit an executive summary with contact information to:

Dr. Venilde Jeronimo
Senior Director of Client Services
Em: mailto:venilde@worldinternetcenter.com

SHOWCASE FOCUS
Chief Information Officers have a tough time these days managing an enterprise's information infrastructure as information needs grow increasingly complex.

For one thing, the velocity of information has increased with new software packages and business processes being implemented to offer realtime data availability. The challenge of maintaining such realtime information -- that is complete, current, and consistent across different IT systems -- is significant. It requires a major overhaul of an enterprise's information infrastructure. At the same time, the "walls" of enterprises are falling; that is, software-enabled intra-enterprise collaboration cuts across functional silos. Business partners, vendors, and customers are allowed selective access to and control over the enterprise's resources, linked by collaborative commerce, supply-chain optimization, and other applications. Furthermore, handheld and mobile devices are proliferating with most of us depending on cell phones, personal digital assistants, or other "smart" gadgets to keep us plugged in. Taken together, these developments add up to some major headaches for the IT department.

• To manage this complexity, what infrastructure, applications, tools, and frameworks -- "metaware" -- exist that will restore order and remove some of the complexity?

• What metaware needs to be developed?

• "Simplicity" and "integration" are hot concepts for 2002. How are these concepts being incorporated with metaware?

• Are Web Services and Extensible Markup Language (XML) enabling the distribution of intelligence across the network?

Recent market developments are targeting such questions. Companies like Ipedo with its XML database and XML cache are achieving performance improvement over relational database approaches in achieving dynamic, personalized content across the network. KnowNow and Kenamea are creating "application routers" for a world in which Web services are the default mechanism for business-to-business (B2B) collaboration. Centerpost, a metaware company addressing the application layer by hiding the complexity involved in managing heterogeneous devices or transport layers, lets customers manage customer relationships easily across platforms by defining the interaction and the expected actions and letting Centerpost worry about the rest of it. Not surprising, Microsoft is trying to become a standard fixture of the XML Web services infrastructure through its .Net and HailStorm initiatives while Sun Microsystems is focusingon Sun ONE (Open Net Environment).

SHOWCASE BENEFITS & DELIVERABLES
The market is wide open. How is your company addressing the above-related questions? By introducing your metaware-related application, tool, or framework that attacks the complexity of enterprise information management, to the Center's community, your company will benefit from the following:

• Promote Pub Talk in the Center's eNewsletter for three weeks. Listing includes, title, summary, name and bio of presenter, and information on the company (including a link to the company's URL), and any company contact information. Newsletter goes out to 5,500+ individuals.

• Promote of Pub Talk on Center's Website. Pub Talk will be posted for three weeks on the home page and from then on archived in the Programs section on the Center's Web site, accessible to anyone viewing Center past programs.

• Promote company collaterals and materials, including powerpoint presentation delivered at the Pub Talk in PDF format, on Center's Website alongside the Pub Talk announcement.

• Promote Pub Talk two weeks prior to the Pub date at the Center's weekly Pub.

• Company presentation at the Center, delivered to 80-100 key executives, technologists, and investors from Silicon Valley (and from elsewhere).

• Q&A with and feedback from those in attendance.

• Marketing collaterals distributed during the evening.

• Attendance by company representatives, networking the crowd during the two hours to generate leads for business opportunities.

• Invitations from the Center to companies from the Pub company's database to attend, if appropriate.

• Wine and non-alcoholic beverages as well as finger foods served during the evening.

• Set-up and cleaning fees.


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 80-100 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's 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, Senior Director of Client Services (mailto:venilde@worldinternetcenter.com).

For inquiries about upcoming Center programs, send an email to mailto:venilde@worldinternetcenter.com

To unsubscribe from this eNewsletter, contact Ms. Glenda Garcia at mailto:garcia@worldinternetcenter.com


EXECUTIVE SPONSORS
• Amdocs, Inc. http://www.amdocs.com
• Cable & Wireless http://www.cw.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

KNOWLEDGE NETWORK PARTNERS
• Halleck http://www.halleck.com
• IC Growth, Inc. http://www.icgrowth.com
• Internet Wire http://www.internetwire.com