CENTER LAUNCHES METIOM, INC. AS ITS FIRST AFFLIATE SPONSOR TONIGHT
AT THE PUB!
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***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2000
"METIOM: POWERING INTERNET-BASED eMARKETPLACES"
By Dr. Marguerite Raaen, Vice President of Business Development, Metiom,
Inc. (formerly Intelisys Electronic Commerce)
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Pub Talk starts at 6:00 p.m. Open to the public.
Marguerite Raaen will discuss the phenomenal growth of Internet-based
eMarketplaces that bring sponsors and their customers together to
increase their purchasing power, grow revenues and strengthen relationships.
These online exchanges, which include ePurchase, sponsored by Chase
Manhattan Bank; Intuit's QuickBooks Purchasing Service; First Union
Corporation's small and medium-sized business exchange; and Commonfind,
the first electronic marketplace designed specifically for the education
market, are being rolled out to more than six million businesses
with over $1 trillion in annual purchasing power.
Ms. Raaen will explain Metiom ConnectTrade, a product suite that
enables electronic inter-networking of buyers and suppliers that
allows purchasers to order goods and services online directly from
suppliers' electronic catalogues. Metiom ConnectTrade products fully
support leading Internet commerce standards and are easily integrated
into a buying organization's existing systems. The Metiom ConnectTrade
solution powers Internet purchasing for Global 2000 corporations
and large public sector entities. It also provides the foundation
for eMarketplaces where buyers and sellers of all sizes and levels
of technological sophistication can trade. Each Metiom-powered marketplace
allows buyers to search, compare and purchase goods and services
from a vast array of suppliers, create purchase orders and choose
a payment method, track and control their purchasing. And…suppliers
have the unique ability to manage the look, feel and content of
their own catalogue.
ABOUT MARGUERITE RAAEN
Marguerite Raaen joined Metiom from IBM where she held various
senior level management positions in sales, marketing, product development,
and research. At Metiom, Dr. Raaen is responsible for directing
the firm's business development efforts. As manager of IBM's Emerging
Technologies department, she led a distinguished group of PhD's
in exploring new technologies for IBM's top customer accounts. Her
work in expert systems and intelligent agents led to several joint
industry engagements for IBM. Dr. Raaen and her worldwide team in
IBM's CIO's office improved IBM.com by introducing a new, self-service
design for Contact IBM. The initiative, the result of data gathered
from thousands of international eMails and customer trials, dramatically
cut the cost of handling over 50,000 monthly customer eMails, and
led to new customers for IBM in eMail management, data mining, and
web self-service. Dr. Raaen holds several degrees in psychology,
education, and computer science. She has authored two books and
120 papers. In 1999, she and her teammates won a patent for IBM
in Natural Language Processing/Categorization technology.
Metiom, Inc. (pronounced Mee-tee-um and formerly Intelisys Electronic
is a leading provider of eMarketplace solutions used by Global 2000
companies, large public sector organizations, and small businesses.
The Metiom ConnectTrade(tm) suite of products is a dynamic, open
e-procurement solution that connects businesses of all sizes as
buyers and suppliers over the Internet to deliver the true promise
of B2B eCommerce. Metiom ConnectTrade automates corporate purchasing
online and is based on open standards, real-time Supplier-Managed
Catalogs and Point-and-Click Purchasing. Metiom solutions deliver
the easiest and fastest way to dramatically reduce the high cost
of enterprise purchasing while generating new revenue streams by
turning buyers into suppliers overnight.
For further information on Metiom, visit their website: (http://www.metiom.com)