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Conference Day 1
September 6, 2000

Conference Day 2
September 7, 2000

Conference Day 3
September 8, 2000

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Conference Day 2 - Thursday, September 7,  2000

Conference Keynotes

Keynote Speaker 1
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

NGWS: Fast Processors, Cheap Wire and Open Protocols

The rapid growth of microprocessor power in the 1970's and 1980's led to the PC revolution that many now see simply as an historical fact. The same rapid growth in the power and capacity of communications is creating another, similar revolution. This revolution is being driven by a combination of improved infrastructure along with unprecedented co-operation in the development of interoperable protocols. The next generation of computing and Web applications will be built on open, XML-based protocols riding on very low-cost communications channels.

Speaker: David Turner, XML Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Keynote Speaker 2
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.

Native XML: “The Killer App” for E-business Data Management

A number of companies have developed XML data management solutions in an attempt to remove data incompatibility roadblocks from the e-commerce highway.  These “solutions,” however, do not fully utilize XML; they merely artificially expand existing relational databases with an XML layer.  As the volume and complexity of e-business transactions increase, this extra layer for data conversion will seriously affect speed, reliability and functionality. 


Dr. Helmut Wilke will present native XML as a solution to this problem and one of the most exciting applications for XML.  Unlike relational databases that cannot store unstructured data, a native XML database can guarantee speed, high performance, scalability and flexibility by allowing XML-data to be stored, retrieved and exchanged without the need for data conversion to and from XML.


Dr. Wilke can discuss the opportunities presented by XML and its future role in e-business, with a demonstration of Software AG’s hallmark XML product, Tamino, the world’s first native XML information server.

Speaker: Dr. Helmut Wilke, President and CEO, Software AG, Inc (USA)

Dr. Helmut Wilke is president and CEO of Software AG, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of German based Software AG, where he leads the company’s focused effort to bring Software AG’s native XML business-to-business solutions to U.S. companies. Upon joining Software AG, Germany, in 1997, Wilke served as a member of the company’s three-person executive team.  In charge of worldwide sales, marketing and services, he was instrumental in building the company’s worldwide B2B-focused sales organization and in launching Software AG’s premier XML native products in Europe and Asia.  The company has since turned around from a slow‑growth manufacturer of mainframe database technology to a fast-paced supplier of electronic business solutions.  Software AG went public in April 1999 in the largest software IPO worldwide; its stock has since quadrupled. From 1986 to 1990 Wilke set up and managed the German subsidiary of the database vendor Ingres.  In 1991 he joined Centura Corp. (formerly Gupta) where he was vice president, Europe, with responsibility for the company’s entire European business.  Wilke holds a doctorate degree from the Free University in Berlin.

Keynote Speaker 3
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

The Immutable Law of Shared Internet Standards
Unleashing the Power of the Next Generations of e-business

Despite the unprecedented business innovation sparked by the emergence of the Internet, the e-business economy is still in its infancy.  As the use of the Internet for business purpose grows in sophistication, so will the need for an expanded, and highly integrated,  e-business foundation based on shared standards and the principles inherent in the open source movement.  The result?  An immutable law of shared Internet standards a fundamental driver behind e-business!   Please join us to hear IBM's viewpoint on the role of XML within the greater purpose of integrated Internet standards and why XML is quickly becoming a linchpin for success in the next generations of e-business. 

Speaker: Scott L. Hebner, Director, e-business Marketing, IBM Corporation

Scott leads IBM's marketing efforts to expand commitment within technology-savvy audiences to IBM's e-business solutions and to IBM's vision for how emerging technologies will spark unprecedented business innovation in the next generations of the e-business economy.  Scott and his team execute programs designed to: articulate IBM's e-business technology strategy in the market and among key industry influencers establish leadership in key industry technology movements (e.g. open standards, Linux, XML, Java, internet2, etc) showcase IBM's e-business technology innovations energize the academic community around future of the internet and e-business economy. Scott is an extensively referenced IBM spokesperson within the industry on industry on e-business technologies, open standards and software development solutions. Prior to his current position, Scott was responsible for leading IBM's business strategy and marketing programs for its application development tools portfolio including IBM's Java AD solutions.   Previous assignments included managing IBM's object technology & CORBA market development group, membership on IBM's industry application solutions technical staff and as an ISV account manager in IBM's software vendor organization. Scott joined IBM in March of 1989 after graduating from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering with an economics specialty.

Keynote Speaker 4
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Why the Web Works

The world of computing is being revolutionized by the Web, Java and XML. This talk explains why. Expect clear ideas, interesting examples, humour and energy.

Speaker: Simon Phipps, Chief Software Evangelist, Sun Microsystems

Developer Tracks

Developer Track
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Leveraging XML, Java and SQL for e-Business Applications

This presentation explains how to leverage the power and flexibility of XML combined with Java and SQL for quickly delivering scalable e-business applications.  The Oracle Internet Platform delivers an integrated and open foundation for e-business with all the products and technology services required for easily generating, manipulating, and translating XML data and documents.  Come and see for yourself how you can use Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Application Server and Oracle8i along with the Oracle Developer’s Kit to integrate heterogeneous data and applications, manage and personalize Web content, and create wireless applications accessible from your cell phone or Palm Pilot.

Speaker: Claire Dessaux , Principal Product Marketing Manager and XML Evangelist, Oracle

Claire Dessaux is a Principal Product Marketing Manager and XML Evangelist at Oracle's HQ in Redwood Shores, California.  She interacts with over 40+ Oracle divisions using XML and is in charge of defining and communicating Oracle's overall XML strategy and messages.  Previously, she handled Product Marketing for Oracle Forms and Oracle Forms Server for three years.  She has worked with Oracle products and technologies in multiple positions and countries for more than 11 years. 

Developer Track
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Mapping between XML Documents and Relational Data

Relational database is still the most powerful technology for business data, which holds many mission-critical data for giant businesses. When e-business is adopting XML, leveraging the power of XML to your existing business data stored in relational databases becomes very important.  In this presentation, we will propose a way to generate XML documents from relational data, or decompose (shred) XML document data into relation tables.  XML document structure is hierarchical, which does not perfectly match the relational data model. That's why it is common to generate intermediate XML documents from pure relational schema, then use the XSLT to do the further transformation. In this presentation, we will offer an approach to skip the intermediate step for better performance. The XSLT data model is used to define the mapping between relational schema and XML document structure. In particular, column data is mapped to values of XML element_nodes, attribute_nodes and text_nodes. We invented a novel recursive algorithm to generate or shred XML documents from or into relational database. This approach also supports dynamic query on generating XML documents. That means you can obtain XML documents according to a certain DTD while the values of elements or attributes will meet certain search criteria.

Speaker: Jane Xu , Senior software engineer, IBM Database Technology Institute

 Jane Xu is a senior software engineer at IBM Database Technology Institute. She is currently the architect and technical lead of DB2 UDB XML Extender. Jane Xu received her Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 1990.  Jane worked on architecture and strategy of distributed file and storage systems when she was with IBM Storage Systems Division. After joining IBM Software Group, she was the technical lead of IBM Digital Library multimedia support and Net.Data products. Her works  have been published in many technical magazines and conferences. She filed a certain number of patents for IBM. Jane obtained her B.S. and M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Hawaii, Manoa.

Developer Track
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

The Role of XSL Transformations in e-Business Solutions

In this session, we will study the key role that XSL plays in Web and e-Business applications for XML Vocabulary conversions and generating HTML from XML data.  We'll look at some of the reasons that XSL is needed, as well as several types of applications and where XSL fits in the architecture.  Mark will include a brief overview of XSL, XPath, and XSL Formatting Objects, as well as some of the emerging tools for developing XSL stylesheet and transformation scripts. 

Speaker: Mark Colan, XML Technologist, IBM Corporation

 Also well known as the Lead Architect for the InfoBus Technology (a Java Standard Extension), Mark currently gives presentations on IBM's XML technologies and strategy.  With over 24 years experience in designing and implementing commercial software products and technologies, Mark is well versed in component software strategies, operating systems, and software tools. He has spoken at several leading Java and XML industry conferences and events, including JavaOne '98 and '99, the Java Developer's Kitchen series in 1998, the Colorado Software Summit in 1998, XML '99, XTech 2000, COMMON Spring 2000, SD/West 2000, and the O'Reilly Java Enterprise 2000 conference.  He has worked for IBM and Lotus since 1984. Mark holds a degree in Computer Science from the Department of Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

Technical Tracks

Technical Track
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Enterprise Integration with XML

Digital Marketplaces bring companies together in relationships that were not possible when the information systems that drive those businesses were originally designed. XML appears to offer common ground on which disparate information systems can overcome their underlying differences.

This session will discuss the opportunity that exists for Web-based businesses, such as Digital Marketplaces, to enable transactions between partners and participants by selecting electronic business languages that allow transactions to be negotiated by machines. The role of XML, standardization efforts, and the requirement for today’s digital businesses to use information interchange techniques which contain context and meaning will be discussed.

Speaker: Fred Dalrymple, Consulting Engineer, TimeØ, A Perot Systems Company

 Fred Dalrymple has over 20 years of technical and leadership experience, most recently as a member of TimeØ’s Architecture group. In this role, he contributed software architecture and technical analysis to client engagements and led a variety of internal cross-organizational information architecture projects. Fred has represented TimeØ’s technology approach to clients and industry analysts. Prior to joining TimeØ, Fred was a consultant specializing in SGML, XML, and related standards for information management, architecture, and publishing. Before that, he led a software tools group at the Open Software Foundation in Cambridge MA, with prime responsibility for managing technology supporting the interchange and printing of OSF’s technical publications, as well as developing and supporting software tools required by OSF’s technology groups. Fred was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories in the UNIX development group, where he was responsible for publishing tools and software development environments. Fred holds BAs in Computer Studies and Philosophy, and an MS in Computer Science, all from Northwestern University.

Technical Track
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Commercial Grade XML Messaging

What is Commercial-Grade XML Messaging? Reliable Transport, Multiple XML protocol Support, Security, Authentication.  Reliable TransportWhat is reliable transport, What is required to deliver reliable transport.  Security: Security considerations, Making XML messaging secure.  Authentication: Authenticating XML traffic, Certificates Digital signatures.  Multiple XML protocol Support: XML protocol status update, cXML, BizTalk, Others.

Speaker: James McCarthy, Chief Technical Officer and co-founder, WebXi

 As co-founder and chief technology officer of WebXi, Jim McCarthy defines the corporate technical direction and oversees product development. Mr. McCarthy brings to WebXi his deep technical experience in the computer industry ranging from mainframes to mid-range UNIX systems and graphical workstations.  Prior to WebXi, Mr. McCarthy was vice president of research & development at TechGnosis where he was instrumental in defining and developing client/server middleware for all major relational database systems. He also developed interfaces to all major network protocols and  has extensive knowledge of LAN/WAN-based environments.  Prior to joining TechGnosis, Mr. McCarthy worked at Lotus Development Corporation.  Mr. McCarthy has a Master's degree in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh as well as B.S.B.A. in Information Systems and Marketing from Nichols College, Dudley, Mass.

Technical Track
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

B2B Integration with J2EE and XML

By some estimates, more than 70% of mission critical transaction processing is performed by host-based legacy systems. These core business applications cannot be easily replaced, so they need to be rapidly re-purposed to accommodate evolving business needs.

XML will play an integral role in enabling host-based legacy systems to participate in emerging B2B initiatives. This session will requirements and techniques for XML-enabling legacy business applications. The session will also focus on the ways in which J2EE Application Programming Models, coupled with XML, provide the core infrastructure for B2B integration.

Included will be a discussion of Servlets, Enterprise JavaBeansTM components (EJB), XML parsers and current XML document standards. The presentation will also detail mapping and transformation between document types, B2B flow management and integration with multi-media technologies such as email and wireless.

Speaker: Frederick Holahan, Vice President of the Business-to-Business Commerce product line, SilverStream Software

Frederick Holahan is the vice president of the Business-to-Business Commerce product line at SilverStream Software. Prior to his position with SilverStream, Fred was the co- founder and president of GemLogic, a company SilverStream acquired in 1999.  Formerly co-founder and CEO of LexiBridge Corporation, Fred brings 20 years of technology strategy, marketing and corporate development experience to SilverStream.


2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Internet Billing with XML

XML is playing a critical role in the burgeoning market for Internet Billing. Its nearly universal suitability as an intermediate data format is enabling the seamless exchange of data between billers, portal sites, payment processors, billing consolidators and ultimately consumers. Emerging and evolving Internet Billing standards like OFX, IFX, and others, have their roots in XML and are leveraging the standard's flexibility in a variety of applications. XML is also being used nearly universally within Internet Billing software solutions to ease the transition from legacy billing applications to the more dynamic and flexible needs of web-based solutions. This presentation will examine XML's role in this industry today and explore ways in which the standard can be leveraged to enable future applications and solutions.

Speaker: Mark Delfeld, Product Marketing Manager, Edocs

In his Product Marketing Manager role at Edocs, Mr. Delfeld is responsible for charting product strategy, external product communications, and serving as a liaison between sales, product management and marketing with respect to product agenda items.  Delfeld brings over ten years of sales, marketing and consulting experience from financial application companies like PeopleSoft.   Delfeld received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Columbia College, Columbia University and a MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

3:30 - 4:15 p.m.


XML is rapidly becoming a key part of today's e-business world and is changing the face of both business to business (B2B) and application to application (A2A) integration.  Businesses are realizing the huge potential of the internet and are now capitalizing on new business opportunities online while leveraging their existing IT investments. XML is enabling these opportunities and is being used to dynamically process real-time information, thereby saving time and money while delivering competitive advantages to businesses.

Speaker: Tom Angelucci, Product Marketing Manager Bluestone Software, Inc

Mr. Angelucci has overall responsibility for the XML software product line at Bluestone Software, Inc. including overseeing product strategy, corporate relationships, and development. Mr. Angelucci's high technology marketing career has spanned more than 15 years and includes experience in leading edge microelectronic products and services.

4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Enabling Technologies for E-Commerce Operations Management

Companies must effectively manage inventory and supply chain relationships to realize cost savings in the competitive e-commerce space.  In this session, participants will learn how recent technologies such as XML, Java and Expert systems will enable the e-commerce architecture of the future.  By linking back-end enterprise systems to Web applications, companies can leverage their existing infrastructure and immediately take advantage of the Web as a new medium.  Strategies for performing supply chain optimization will focus on integrating data across the entire online purchasing process:  financial settlement, warehousing & fulfillment, shipping & delivery, and business reporting.  The next-generation infrastructure for e-commerce based on these technologies will provide a new level of visibility into the supply chain, while enabling companies to quickly adopt new technologies as they emerge.  The target audience is technical architects who understand the roles of technology and business.

Speaker: Mike Abbott, Director of Java solutions in the E-Commerce Practice,  USWeb/CKS

As Director of Java solutions in the E-Commerce Practice at USWeb/CKS, Mr. Abbott set the technical vision for the practice. As managing architect of the E-Commerce Practice at USWeb/CKS, Abbott also led the design and implementation of multimillion-dollar engagements and initiated important strategic alliances with leading technology partners to give clients Java-based e-commerce solutions. Abbott also designed and implemented e-commerce projects utilizing CORBA/Java and COM/Active-X for start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, developed end-to-end supply chain management applications for telecommunications, and is respected in the industry for his XML expertise. Mr. Abbott holds a BS degree in Biochemistry with a concentration in Computer Science from California Polytechnic State University.

Management Tracks

Management Track
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

XML Pitfalls for Electronic Commerce

XML is being heralded as the grease for seamless business-to-business electronic commerce, providing a common language for data exchange that will streamline trading relationships even among low-tech trading partners. But even with all the hype around XML, huge challenges remain for organizations that want to start taking advantage of this emerging standard. For example, how do you get your product catalog into a standard XML format, when your industry can’t agree on standard terminology and hierarchies?  What happens if you try to trade with companies in different industries that use varying standards and field definitions? And what do the performance implications of XML parsing and translation mean for high-powered e-commerce sites? In this session, Doculabs explains the goals and objectives of XML from a business perspective, then takes a closer look at the underlying technical challenges and pitfalls that are holding the industry back. Finally, the presenter provides perspective on how organizations (or groups of organizations) can collaborate to help resolve standardization issues and move the industry forward.

Speaker: Jeetu Patel , Vice President of Research and Technology, Doculabs.

Jeetu Patel heads the research division at Doculabs, an information advisory firm specializing in intranet, extranet, and e-business technologies. Mr. Patel works with Fortune 500 customers and “dot-com” e-commerce start-ups to identify the most appropriate technology solutions for their business requirements; he also provides executive-level consulting for product development organizations. Mr. Patel has performed hands-on evaluations of a vast number of products, including solutions for Web application development, electronic commerce, knowledge management, and document management. He frequently interfaces with key executives of both the corporate and the vendor communities to discuss strategic developments in the e-business marketspace. Jeetu has keynoted and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including Internet World, Application Server World, Internet Expo, Documation, Windows NT Internet Solutions, Internet Billing, eBusiness Conference and Expo, Billing ’99, Knowledge Management Expo, and others. He is the author of a column in Information Week, focusing on market trends in the e-business arena. Jeetu is regularly published and quoted in other leading industry publications, including CIO Magazine, PC Week, KMWorld, Internet Week, Imaging Magazine, and Inform.

Management Track
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.


Today, an organization’s Web site is its central nervous system, where critical business functions, from customer service to employee relations to e-commerce, take place. In this Web-centric business environment, content is more important than ever, and the need to keep it timely, fresh and personalized is critical. Outdated or erroneous Web content can lead customers, partners or employees to faulty decisions or conclusions, and bring a business to its knees. As the Web grows in importance, so does its complexity.


Today, Web sites must aggregate content from both technical and non-technical workers across organizations and manage millions of pages of business-critical Web content on a minute-by-minute basis. To ensure that they successfully manage these increasingly complex sites, more and more companies today are turning to Web content management systems. Superior content management solutions must deliver on three fronts: content creation; content management; and content assembly. Attendees of this session will learn how to develop content management strategies and implement content management solutions. Among the topics that will be addressed are:


· How to manage the hardest problem of ongoing content contribution and management

· How to leverage XML to separate content from format

· How to control workflow to shorten development cycles and gain unmatched control over the Web site production process

Speaker: George Chitouras, Vice President of Engineering for eBusiness Technologies,  division of Inso Corporation

Mr. George Chitouras is Vice President of Engineering for eBusiness Technologies, a division of Inso Corporation, where he is responsible for developing and enhancing the company's product line. Chitouras has been building commercial software since 1984 and has designed, developed and delivered more than 12 commercial software products including natural language processing software; information retrieval tools; fuzzy relational database searching; high-end, standards-base electronic publishing software; and dynamic web publishing and content management systems. Chitouras joined Inso in 1991 and held management positions in software development and engineering prior to joining the eBusiness Technologies division.  Previously, Chitouras worked at DISC of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Allen Associates of Wakefield, Massachusetts. He received a BSCS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Management Track
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Deciding How and Where XML Can Transform Your Business:
A Case Study

Application developers are increasingly turning to XML to achieve data integration and facilitate transactions with a broad range of customers and business partners.  Most developers are just beginning to realize the variety of options for how and where XML can be incorporated into e-business applications. 

Ron will discuss appropriate situations for implementing XML, how to integrate transactions between business partners, and approaches to selecting and designing vocabularies.  Ron will also provide a case study of how C-bridge used XML to integrate the supply chain of a major petroleum company through a business portal and conclude with a forecast examining the impact of XML on e-business.

Speaker: Ronald J. Bodkin, Chief Technologist, C-bridge Internet Solutions

As chief technology officer, Mr. Bodkin leads a team that is responsible for defining how to use e-Business technology to produce business solutions. Integral to this is assisting clients in strategic applications of technology and in demonstrating how technology functions.  Mr. Bodkin is responsible for analyzing new technologies and works with vendors to create solutions for customers.  Mr. Bodkin is a co-founder of the Company.  Prior to C-bridge, Mr. Bodkin was a graduate student at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science where he specialized in object oriented and Internet technologies and distributed computing.  Prior to MIT, he was a founder at Exsellerated Software -- an easy to use financial planning program for professional financial planners. Prior to Exsellerated, Mr. Bodkin was a senior consultant with Andersen Consulting working with customers such as AT&T Wireless, McCaw Cellular, and Microsoft.  Mr. Bodkin holds an MS in computer science from MIT and joint honors -- B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science from McGill University.  While at MIT, he was a finalist in MIT's $50,000 entrepreneurship contest for his plan based on applying Java technology to Internet business.

Application Tracks

Application Track
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

Web IETMS with XML and SVG

The NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) has adopted a technical approach to the development and deployment of Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs) based upon XML, SVG and Web technology for independence from solution providers and the ability to freely distribute the data and the means to view it without incurring prohibitive licensing or support costs.

This case study illustrates how to overcome such common challenges as legacy data conversion, hiding the “complexity” of XML to the technical author, using a normal word processor XML enabled (including parsing and validation), implementing a SVG and CGM (version 4) approach for the graphics, developing a full repository to handle texts, tables and graphics, implementing a revision tracking system for each of the IETM component and creating XSL stylesheets for display.

Speaker: Jean-Marc Bertinchamps, Managing Director, EDP S.A.

Jean-Marc Bertinchamps obtained his degree as an Electromechanical Engineer from the “Université de Liège” in ’83. Two years later he obtained a further degree in Software Engineering, also from the “Université de Liège”. In ’91, he got his MBA from “European University Brussels”. After having started his career as a software consultant for different companies such as SIEMENS and National Semiconductor, JMB was appointed as technical support manager for Interleaf Benelux. He left the company to found C.I.S., a Belgian company, two years later he started E.D.P. S.A., a Luxemburgish company, active in the publishing and automation of the publishing market. Today E.D.P. is a supplier for major international organizations such as the European Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Commission and the NATO Supply and Maintenance Agency (NAMSA) as well as different major private banking companies. He has made different presentations at SGML Europe and XML Europe.

Application Track
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

OASIS Standards

How does an industry reach consensus on an XML schema? Where can groups or individuals go to find out what's being done by their own or other industries? What broad enabling technologies are underway that will affect XML application development? Answers to these questions can be found in the technical work of OASIS, the non-profit, international consortium that serves as a vendor-neutral advocate for XML interoperability and promotes the development of an open infrastructure to foster market penetration for XML. This workshop will update attendees on the latest advances in XML applications standardization including:

  • ebXML, a joint effort of OASIS and the UN/CEFACT to establish an XML framework for facilitating global electronic business

  • tpaML, the XML standard for e-contracts

  • the XML.ORG Registry and Repository, a vendor-neutral clearinghouse for XML schemas as well as an entry point to a global web of repositories

  • the OASIS XML Conformance Test Suite

  • other technical work of the Consortium including DocBook and the XML Tables Model

Speaker: Laura Walker, Executive Director, OASIS

Laura Walker serves as the executive director of OASIS, where she directs the Consortium's day-to-day operations from its Boston headquarters. Walker has been involved with the electronic and Internet publishing industries for over 15 years, including assignments with Honeywell, American Management Association, GTE, Intergraph, Xerox, Chrystal Software and Proxima, where she led the development of an eCommerce-based accessories business unit. From 1995-1997, Walker served as Chief Marketing Officer of OASIS. In 1998, she was named "Mobile Maven" in recognition of her contributions to mobile computing.

Application Track
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.

The CISTERN Project - Standard XML Templates for Healthcare

Hospitals, labs and physician offices currently exchange vast amounts of complex patient information - by fax, phone and courier. It is notoriously difficult and expensive to integrate different healthcare information systems (HIS). XML, PKI and the Internet are seen as the way forward, but there is no accepted set of DTDs for healthcare documents such as admissions, discharge, transfers, lab results and so on.  In May 2000, Killdara and other progressive HIS vendors banded together to form CISTERN (Clinical Information Systems iNTERop Network), an ad-hoc industry group. CISTERN is defining simplified XML DTDs for healthcare, and demonstrating inter-vendor compatibility using a live Internet test bed.

Speaker: John Aloysius Ogilvie - President & CTO Killdara Corporation

John received his degree in Systems Engineering in 1983 and since then has been a prolific software developer in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., including stints with Norpak, Bell Northern Research (Nortel), Videotron, Virtual Prototypes, and Oracle. Projects have included medical imaging, remote sensing/mapping, public-access, entertainment, retail and training, among others. John has spent ten years running software consulting and development companies with a focus on new product development, the latest being Killdara Corporation, which received VC funding in 1999 to develop XML/PKI products.

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