Keynotes Highlights OSGi Alliance 2004 World Congress

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Keynotes Highlight OSGi™ Alliance 2004 World Congress

Senior technology executives to highlight OSGi-based Deployments in Mobile,
Automotive and Home Environments

San Ramon, CA. – July 13, 2004 – The OSGi Alliance today announced the agenda for the OSGi Alliance 2004 World Congress, featuring keynotes from senior executives of IBM, Motorola, Siemens, and Sun Microsystems. Now in its third year, the annual World Congress takes place October 11-15 2004 in Barcelona, Spain.

The announced program features pre- and post-event workshops, keynote presentations, panel sessions and exhibitions. This year’s agenda is based around the theme “Convergence: Going Mobile, Driving, and Connecting the Home with OSGi Solutions.” In addition to the keynote headliners, many of the world’s top experts on commercially available and developing OSGi technology implementations will speak or join panel discussions exploring the latest products, end-to-end architectures, and software solutions across multiple environments. Program details and early registration are available at www.osgiworldcongress.com.

The featured four keynote presenters are:

Jim Colson, Chief Architect for Client Software — IBM
Within IBM, Jim is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, a member of the I/T Architect Certification Board, and a Steering Committee member of the IBM Software Group Architecture Board. Previous IBM responsibility, as a member of the IBM Federal Systems Division, includes the architecture, development and deployment of advanced real-time, multiprocessor control systems products and solutions using advanced object oriented and data flow technologies.

Padmasree Warrior, SVP and CTO – Motorola, Inc.
As SVP and CTO for Motorola, Padmasree Warrior has responsibility for Motorola Labs, the global software group and emerging early-stage businesses. Ms. Warrior’s operational responsibilities include leading a global team of 4,600 technologists, prioritizing technology programs, creating value from intellectual property, guiding creative research from innovation through early-stage commercialization, and influencing standards and roadmaps. She also serves as a technology advisor to the office of the chairman and to the board’s technology steering committee.

Christopher Wild, Chief Technologist, Software and Services — Siemens VDO IT;
Christopher Wild has twenty years experience as a Software Technologist in industries as diverse as Telecom, Aerospace, CAD and Automotive. He has worked in both Europe and the US, assuming roles from consultant to Chief Technologist. At Siemens VDO he was responsible for introducing the OSGI based product platform currently released in the BMW series 5. His current role is to lever this platform into the connected Web Service arena for Automotive and other mobile applications.

Carl Cargill, Director, Corporate Standards — Sun Microsystems
Carl Cargill is Sun’s Director of Standards, where he manages Sun’s standardization strategies, activities, and portfolio. He is a member of the W3C Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of the OSGi Alliance and Open GIS Consortium and Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee of the IT Industry Council. He has written two books on the subject of standardization and its practical applications, and was Editor-in-Chief of StandardView, ACM’s journal of standardization.

The Hilton Barcelona is the host hotel for both conference sessions and exhibitions. Pre and post conference workshops are offered on October 11 and 15, with the three-day Congress covering business, vertical deployments and technology on October 12-14, and parallel tracks focusing on Automotive Electronics, Connected Home, and Mobile and Wireless Devices. Online registration at www.osgiworldcongress.com, offers generous incentives for workshop/conference packages and an early bird discount available until July 23, 2004. The event is being produced for the OSGi Alliance by Global Inventures.

About the OSGi Alliance
The OSGi Alliance and its members specify, create, advance, and promote an open service delivery and management platform and foster its wide industry adoption. The OSGi Alliance serves as the focal point for a collaborative ecosystem of service provider, technology, industrial, consumer and automotive electronics communities. As an independent non-profit corporation, the OSGi Alliance also provides for the fair and uniform creation and distribution of relevant intellectual property – including specifications, reference implementations, and test suites – to all its members. The OSGi Service Platform is an extensible integration platform used to remotely and dynamically deploy, provision, maintain, and manage applications and services to devices in networked environments, such as homes, vehicles, mobile handhelds, and industrial settings.

Membership is open to any interested party, including Internet service providers, network operators, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, end users, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. The consortium’s Web site address is www.osgi.org.

About Global Inventures, Inc. (event producer)
Global Inventures creates and operates collaborative communities in the technology market. Our experts work with community founders and members to incubate, structure, and operate these collaborative communities so that they can successfully create ecosystems, drive technology innovation, and educate buyers. Since its inception Global Inventures has launched 20 collaborative communities, managed the creation of more than 20 collaborative industry specifications, created and managed seven compliance/certification programs, and helped develop markets with more than $10 Billion in addressable value. The firm uniquely blends people, processes, and technology to help collaborative communities move from blueprints to market acceptance.

Global Inventures successfully produced the 2003 OSGi Alliance World Congress, and its event production staff provides end-to-end event planning and implementation for conferences, expos, member meetings and outreach seminars.

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For further information contact:
Deepak Kamlani
Executive Director, OSGi Alliance
+1-925-275-6625