Think Tank Session
"Business Applications And The Future Of
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2002
Invitation-only. No Fee. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Limit: 20 participants, representing endusers/customers.
Endusers, representing SAP customers as well as others,
will come together to participate in this Session where each participant
will be challenged to collaborate on the future of Web Services
in the context of business applications for the next 36-month market
Web Services will undoubtedly change the way enterprises approach
business applications. The question is how? Standards created over
the last three years provide some guidance for companies, but standards
will not determine the future impact Web Services will have on the
way IT supports business processes. The needs of enterprises will
shape the development of applications.
The objective of this Think Tank Session is to focus on the needs
of enterprises, addressing why companies will change, how they will
adapt, and what they will do to maximize the potential of Web Services.
This Think Tank Session is part of a series during fall 2002 on
the strategies and future development of Web Services. SAP -- one
of the Center's Executive Sponsors -- will provide introductory
comments at this Session by sharing its strategic view on why Web
Services has the potential to cause a fundamental shift in the way
packaged applications are developed, deployed, and used. The Session
will explore whether most application vendors are missing the next
logical step between now and the "nirvana" that Web Services
promises to deliver to enterprises.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION & POSSIBLE
If you represent an enduser or customer (Walmart, Sears,
Bank of America, etc.); have knowledge of your companys Web
Services needs and challenges; and would like to be considered for
participation, please send your name, title, company name, telephone
number, email, and brief bio to:
Dr. Venilde Jeronimo
Senior Director, Client Services