Distinguished Speaker Series with Bill Coleman



  • The Next Big Thing

    Join us between from 6:00-7:00pm for light snacks and a networking reception.

    Pre-registration is now unavailable.
    Please register at the door.



    Bill Coleman, founder of BEA and Cassatt

    Co-hosted by the Computer History MuseumCSPAACM San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and UC Berkeley Haas Alumni Network, South Bay Chapter

    The enterprise software industry is searching for the right words to describe the Next Big Thing -- "on demand", "utility", "autonomic", "adaptive enterprise". Pick a buzzword. The goal is information technology that adapts to business requirements, not the other way around. Two technologies are critical to this vision of flexibility: grid computing and web services. The combination of these two technologies is greater than the parts. In fact, it's the Next Big Thing. Now if we can just come up with the right words.

    Read more on the SDForum Distinguished Speaker Series and see a list of upcoming speakers!


    Speaker Bio: Bill Coleman

    Bill Coleman is CEO of Cassatt Corporation. He was the founding CEO of BEA, the fastest-growing software firm ever to exceed $1 billion in annual revenue. Before that, Coleman held executive and manager positions at Sun Microsystems, Dest Systems, VisiCorp, and GTE Sylvania. He holds M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from Stanford University.



    Event Logistics


    PARC-George E. Pake Auditorium

    3333 Coyote Hill Road

    Palo Alto, CA


    6:00-7:00pm Registration/Networking & Light Snacks

    7:00-9:00pm Program



    Pre-registered Cost

    $10 SDForum, CHM, ACM SF Bay Area Chapter, and CSPA members

    $20 Non-members

    Pre-Registration Closes at 2:00pm, the day of the event.

    Cost at the door

    $15 SDForum, CHM, ACM SF Bay Area Chapter, and CSPA members

    $25 Non-members

    Members of discounted and co-hosting organizations without a coupon code for this event should call 408-494-8306 to register.

    Pre-registration unavailable. Please register at the door.