• XML SIG: XML Content Standards Thursday, February 22, 2001 - 07:00PM
    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Rd. Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA
    Software Architecture and Platform

XML SIG: XML Content Standards



  • Bridging the gap between HTML to XML



    Nigel Davies, VP Product Strategy - irista Inc.

    Per E. Arnstad, Founder/Director - Viewpoint


    Cubberly Community Center

    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1

    Palo Alto, CA


    7:00-7:30pm registration/networking/refreshments

    7:30-9:00pm program



    $10 for non-SDForum Members

    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

    Presentation Overview

    XML Content Standards

    2000 was a busy year for the Open Application Group with the publishing of version 7 of the OAGIS standard, which provides the largest collection of XML message contents standards, membership doubled to over 40 application vendors and end users, and concluded with the Vendor Challenge in November where 22 vendors demonstrated live to press and analysis real world B2B business scenarios.

    This presentation will provide details of these key events in the evolving world of XML content standards, their relationship to activities that are happening within RosettaNet and ebXML. It will also cover how irista are apply these standards today in real-world scenarios.

    Bridging the gap between HTML to XML

    XML has got a lot of press for quite some time now. However, not many organizations around the world have the expertise to implement full-fledged XML projects.

    In such a scenario, while companies wait for the common platform of XML, innovative methodologies and technologies can be applied to transform HTML into XML. Out of this might emerge new business opportunities.

    This presentation will cover some such technologies and will also provide an overview of the evolutions in the HTML and XML worlds and how companies can bridge the gap between the 2 worlds.

    This presentation will also cover how one innovate European company (by the name of Viewpoint) is applying XML technology as a basis for personalized content delivery.


    Speaker Profile

    Nigel Davies

    Nigel Davies has been a part of the irista executive management for the past 4 years. He brings a deep understanding of customer needs and the ability to conceptualize deliverable solutions across a multitude of industries using a wide range of technologies. In his current role he has set the functional and technology direction for the development of irista’s order fulfillment product suite which incorporates order management, supply chain event management, warehouse management, transportation management and enterprise application integration capabilities. Prior to focusing on product development he was responsible for project management and implementations of numerous supply chain and manufacturing systems both in the USA and Europe for leading Fortune 100 multi-national companies, including Caterpillar, British Aerospace, GEC.

    Nigel is also the Vice Chair of Membership on the 4 person Open Application Group Executive Committee. The OAG is one of the leading publishers of B2B XML messaging standards and includes Ford, Lucent, irista, Oracle, i2 and Microsoft as members.


    Per E. Arnstad

    Per E. Arnstad, is founder and director of the Internet company – Viewpoint A.S. Per has an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Oslo. He has 17 years of experience in the software industry.

    Over the last 11 years, Arnstad has founded startup companies focusing on the development of new technologies.

    In 1990, Arnstad co-founded and was Managing Director of the software company, Sysnet AS. In 1994, Sysnet was acquired by Boole & Babbage Inc. for US$ 4.1 million. From 1995-1996, Arnstad worked as Director of Client Server Research at Boole & Babbage Inc. in San Jose, CA.

    Arnstad co-founded Viventus AS in 1992, and is today its largest shareholder with a 43% stake. In 1997, he founded the Internet company, Viewpoint AS, has been its Managing Director since. In March 2000, Orkla Media bought 43% of Viewpoint for US $ 3.0 million.