Think Tank Session
"Business Applications And The Future Of
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2002
Invitation-only. No Fee. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Limit: 20 participants.
Application vendors, partner
companies, and experts will come together to participate in this
Session where participants will exchange knowledge on the future
of Web Services in the context of business applications for the
next 36-month market horizon.
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 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 endusers
needs and challenges and assess whether application vendors are
missing the next logical step between now and the "nirvana"
that Web Services promises to deliver to enterprises.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Dr. Venilde Jeronimo
Senior Director, Client Services