• WS SIG (SV): UDDI Today Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 06:30PM
    Microsoft Technology Center - Silicon Valley
    1250 Charleston Road
    Mountain View, CA 94043
    Web Apps & E-Commerce




  • How UDDI is being used today, both on private intranets and on the public Internet.


    Scott Williams, Engineer/Scientist and Ben Brauer, Business Strategy and Product Planning - HP's Web Services Organization

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    David Nielsen, President - Persistent Web Technologies


    Presentation Overview

    UDDI Today

    The presentation will focus on how UDDI is being used today, both on private intranets and on the public Internet.

    Speaker Profile

    Scott Williams

    Scott Williams has 14 years of experience in the computer industry. Most recently, he has been doing research and development in the areas of Web Services and visual programming environments. Since March, 2000, Scott has been with Hewlett-Packard's E-Speak Organization, Web Services Organization, and Application Developers Organization as an Engineer/Scientist. While at Hewlett-Packard, he has invented a new XML Vocabulary for representing Web Service "conversations", developed two generations of graphical tools for managing UDDI registries, designed and implemented graphical development tools for use by high-level business developers, presented E-Speak concepts to company executives and strategic clients (Ford, Quebec Canada's Health Care Industry, etc.), and played a leading role in architecting the E-Speak infrastructure.

    Prior to his work with Hewlett-Packard, Scott was the senior architect and Chief Technology Officer of one of the first Application Service Provider (ASP) companies in the industry, CustomerSat.com. From 1995 to 2000, Scott consulted as a senior architect and project manager for: Microsoft, Bank of America, Lockheed (Advanced Computing Lab), Hitachi (Advanced Computing Lab), McGraw-Hill, Levis, and CustomerSat.com. Prior to 1995, Scott worked as a senior software engineer with Microsoft, Teknekron (in Berkeley), and Security Pacific National Bank.

    Ben Brauer

    Ben Brauer has 4 years of business strategy and product planning in the high tech industry. Since December 1999, he has held a number of positions within Hewlett-Packard's E-speak Operation and the Web Services Operation. While at the E-speak Operation, he was a core member of the mobile services strategy team, as well as a product manager, business development manager and program marketing manager. These functions assisted in the development of the mobile services provisioning platform and its go-to-market strategy, an integral component of HP's overall mobile strategy.

    Prior to his work with HP, Ben started two companies, one related to Internet retail and the other related to aggregating services for the dental field via the Internet. From 1994 to 1998, he worked for the Japanese government as an economist, publishing articles on exporting venture capital practices, the Mexican peso devaluation's effect on Japanese foreign direct investment, and others. Ben graduated magna cum laude from University of Oregon as a triple major in finance, Japanese and economics, received a post-baccalaureate in socioeconomics from Waseda University in Tokyo, and was a Park Fellow in Cornell University's MBA program.

    Moderator Profile

    David Nielsen

    David was one of the first developers in the world to be certified on Microsoft’s first application server, Active Server Pages. David was also one the first to teach others how to develop database-driven eCommerce sites on the Microsoft Site Server E-Commerce platform. For almost a decade, David has worked and shared ideas with many of the leading developers in the Internet community ensuring that his company, Persistent Web, is in the forefront of all the latest market trends and technological developments.

    In addition to founding Persistent Web, David continues to remain at the forefront of emerging technologies and lends his technological and strategic expertise to clients building Internet applications and Web Services. David is also the founder and Chair of the Web Services SIG.


    Event Logistics


    Microsoft Technology Center - Silicon Valley
    1250 Charleston Road
    Mountain View, CA 94043


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments
    7:00-8:30pm presentation
    8:30-9:00pm Q&A


    $10 for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID
    No registration required