WS SIG (SV): The Natural Evolution of e-Business





    Scott Cosby, Manager of IBM eBusiness Technology Marketing - IBM

    View Scott Cosby's presentation.


    David Nielsen, President - Persistent Web Technologies


    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

    Presentation Overview

    Web Services are Internet-based software applications that seek to enable dynamic application integration across businesses, facilitating richer business transactions between businesses, their partners, and customers. Web Services are based on many emerging technology standards derived from XML such as SOAP, UDDI, and WSDL. These standards have industry-wide support and most major vendors have announced product plans to support these technologies.

    IBM has been a leader in developing many of the Web Services technology standards with support from other industry leaders. Scott's presentation will focus on IBM's strategy for Web Services, its role in developing Web Services standards, its participation in standards processes, how it plans to enable its key products to support the efforts of its customers, and partners to develop, deploy, and manage their Web Services implementations. The presentation will also discuss the future roadmap for IBM's Web Services plans and initiatives.

    Speaker Profile

    Scott Cosby

    Scott is leading IBM's e-business Technologies Marketing team located in Cupertino, California. This team is responsible for advancing the adoption and development of e-business technologies including Java, XML, Web services technologies and Linux, identifying and evangelizing emerging technology directions, and building IBM's relationships in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining IBM, Scott was a Principal at American Management Systems, Inc. where he lead cross-disciplined teams in building comprehensive business and IT solutions for clients.

    Scott graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Systems Engineering. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Georgetown University in Washington DC.

    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.