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Wednesday, May 12

  • Tim Berners-Lee
    W3C Consortium  

    A graduate of Oxford University, England, Tim is now with the Laboratory for Computer Science (LCS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He directs the World Wide Web Consortium, an open forum of companies and organizations with the mission to lead the Web to its full potential. He wrote the first Web client (browser-editor) and server in 1990 while working at CERN, and is generally acknowledged as the inventor of the Web.


  • John Patrick
    Vice President, Internet Technology
    IBM Corporation

    As IBM's chief Internet technology officer, John leads the company's effort to create innovative technologies that will Web-enable computer users worldwide. He has created a number of innovative programs at IBM, including the alphaWorks Web site and IBM's successful "Get Connected" program to expand the use of the Internet both within the company and to serve as a model for other companies.


Thursday, May 13

  • Greg Papadopoulos
    Chief Technology Officer,
    Sun Microsystems

    As Chief Technology Officer, Greg is responsible for assessing Sun's technological investments, as well as directing the activities of Sun Laboratories and associated advanced development programs. He has held several positions at Sun since joining in 1994, including vice president of technology and advanced development for Sun's systems business; chief scientist for server systems engineering; and Chief Scientist for enterprise servers and storage.


  • Bob Metcalfe
    (see also www.infoworld.com/metcalfe)
    Vice President Technology
    International Data Group

    A renowned technology pundit, Bob is the inventor of Ethernet and founder of 3Com Corporation. In 1992 he joined the International Data Group where he serves as a director, vice president of technology, and writer of an internationally syndicated weekly column in InfoWorld. Some of his favorite subjects have included Internet futures, the "pay-as-we-go" Internet, dismantling telecom monopolies, the role of governments in shaping the convergence of technology markets, and the impact of technology on learning.

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