***PUB TALK: THURSDAY, August 23, 2001
Join us in Welcoming Cable & Wireless as Newest Center Sponsor!
"Delivering the Promise of IP" by Dr. Marguerite
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.
ABOUT MARGUERITE RAAEN
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.
ABOUT CABLE & WIRELESS
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.