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Think Tank Session

"Business Applications And The Future Of Web Services"


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.

Dr. Venilde Jeronimo
Senior Director, Client Services
T: 650.462.9800