***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, August 23, 2001
Join us in Welcoming Cable & Wireless as Newest Center Sponsor!
"Delivering the Promise of IP" by Dr. Marguerite Raaen
5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Open to the public. No fee.
The Pub Talk begins at 6:00 p.m.

Join us this Thursday, August 23 to welcome Cable & Wireless as the newest Executive Sponsor of the Center!

Dr. Marguerite Raaen's talk, will cover Cable & Wireless financial prowess, its significant customers, commitments and benefits to those customers. Dr. Raaen will also share the global map of Cable & Wireless IP network and discuss global hosting and eSolutions.


Dr. Marguerite Raaen is responsible at Cable & Wireless for 250 informational and commerce Web sites, plus Web Tools and Web Applications for customers in Japan, Europe, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Previously, she was Vice President of Business Development at Metiom where she was responsible for directing the firm's business development efforts. Dr. Raaen joined Metiom from IBM where she held various senior level management positions in sales, marketing, product development, and research. As manager of IBM's Emerging Technologies department, she led a distinguished group of PhDs 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.


Cable & Wireless (http://www.cw.com) is a major worldwide telecommunications business with revenue of over 8 billion British pounds (US$11 billion) 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.