Think Tank Session
The Role of Open Standards in the Expanding eBusiness Economy
Wednesday, June 28, 2000
Twenty-five by invitation only participants will contribute to
defining the challenges, obstacles, and future role of open standards
in the expanding eBusiness economy. The objective of the Think Tank
Session is to delineate key challenges to open standards and to
outline the technological and business issues surrounding open source
vs. proprietary application solutions.
Led by Mr. Scott Hebner, Director of e-Business Marketing, IBM Corporation
The Importance of Open Standards on the New Economy
- As more sophisticated and complete business solutions are implemented,
deployed, and evolve, how important is it to continue to base
solutions on open standards?
Key Challenges to Sustaining Open Standards
- Given open standards are important, then what is the best way
to sustain these open standards?
- Is the role that open source plays in driving open standards
the optimal approach?
Led by Mr. Cliff Miller, Chairman, TurboLinux,Inc.
Application Solutions: Open Source vs Proprietary
- Assuming open source is an essential element in driving open
standards, then, how important is it that the solution's design
criteria should be based on the adoption of open source vs. proprietary?
Key Observations and Open Discussion
For possible participation in the Think Tank Session and for further
information, please contact Dr. Venilde Jeronimo, Director of Programs,
by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).