8th International Conference on Web Engineering 2008

ICWE 2008 - Confirmed Invited Speakers

July 16, 2008 - Wednesday

Opening Welcome

  • Paul Dantzig
    Manager of High Volume Web Serving, IBM Research

Picture of Daniel SchwabeDaniel Schwabe
Professor, Department of Informatics, Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro (PUC)


Picture of James BarreseJames Barrese
Vice President, Systems Development & Architecture, eBay

July 17, 2008 - Thursday


Picture of Richard SchwartzRichard Schwartz
Former Senior Vice-President of Strategy and Technology, Openwave

Crossing the Chasm - Research to Commercial
Whether looking for commercial adoption of research ideas or thinking of taking the plunge in starting a new company, Schwartz discusses key factors and decisions impacting ultimate success. He borrows anecdotes from his own journey in forming venture-capital-backed startups and managing public company product portfolios.

...there is more to come at the Panel.

July 18, 2008 - Friday


Picture of Jürg von KänelJürg von Känel
Sr Mgr Human Centric Tools; Relationship Manager for Financial Services Sector, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne

Web 2.0 – a social (r)evolution not a technology
Web 2.0 – Everybody is talking about it. Love it or hate it, you need to know it! The late 80’s and early 90’s saw the emergence of the first chat tools, multiplayer online games, spaces to share information and early blogs on the Internet. The technologies morphed over time and by 2006 broke free from the small early adopters to become mainstream. The actual term Web 2.0 was coined in 2004 by Tim O’Reilly to describe the set of economic, social, and technology trends that collectively form the basis for the next generation of the Internet - a more mature, distinctive medium characterized by user participation, openness, and network effects.
While the technologies enabled the access – the real changes are the social and economic trends going on right now – from the formation of global digital communities, the social networking, to the wisdom of the masses. The challenges and rewards for the business of the future are far-reaching both internally and externally. Internally the next generation of employees will come with far greater problem solving, leadership and collaboration skills but also greater expectations on how to operate and navigate work and social connections. Externally the customer relations are shifting from the traditional dozens of markets with millions of people to millions of markets of dozens of people.
The opportunities and rewards for the early adopter are many, so are pitfalls. The key is to get prepared for a future where the only constant will be change.

Closing Ceremony

Chairman of the International Society for Web Engineering

Picture of Martin GaedkeMartin Gaedke
Professor at Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Conference Chair of ICWE2009

Picture of Oscar DiazOscar Diaz
Professor at the University of the Basque Country, Spain

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