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Industry Visionaries to Headline XML 2002 Conference and Exposition

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Experts from IBM, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems among those to be featured in this year's keynote lineup ALEXANDRIA, VA, August 27, 2002 - IDEAlliance is pleased to announce keynote presenters for this year's week-long XML event. These industry experts will share their ideas and visions for the future at the annual XML 2002 Conference and Exposition, being held December 8 - 13, in Baltimore, Maryland. This comprehensive XML event, now in its 16th year, is known for the quality of its program, which draws information technology experts from around the globe every year. "This year's keynote roster will give attendees the opportunity to hear leading technology visionaries share their insights on how business and government are putting the pieces of their XML-based systems together, " said Lauren Wood, Conference Chair of XML 2002. "Our keynote speakers bring decades of experience and insight to this year's conference attendees. They will tell us what they see as the future for XML, Web Services, and related technologies." Keynote speakers for XML 2002 include the following renowned experts: - Tim Bray, Chief Technology Officer, Antarctica Systems Inc - Whitfield Diffie, Chief Security Officer, Sun Microsystems - Robert Haycock, Manager for the Office of Management and Budget's Federal Enterprise Architecture Initiative - Craig Hayman, Vice President of Software Group Strategy, IBM - Pam Samuelson, Professor, University of California at Berkeley - Robert Wahbe, General Manager, XML Web Services, Microsoft Corporation "Attendees are looking for solutions. XML and the related technologies can offer solutions that are cost-effective and implementable," said Ms. Wood. "Conference presentations, tutorials, and keynotes, will all be centered around how the various pieces of information technology can be put together to solve real needs facing business and government today." "XML 2002 will once again bring together the world's leading experts on XML technology and product solutions," said David Steinhardt, President of IDEAlliance. "For more than twelve years, IDEAlliance (founded as the Graphic Communications Association) has been featuring the latest XML and related product innovations at this event. This year's program will feature all of the key players and innovative thinkers." More than 150 presentations will address current and emerging trends in e-business, ebXML, wireless communications, B2B, content management, web standards, syndication and metadata, security issues, graphics, XML tools, schemas, topic maps, and many, many other key issues relating to today's XML technologies. Register online at www.xmlconference.org before August 31 to receive up to 20% off the regular registration fee. Program updates are available at www.xmlconference.org.