Autumn 2005

September 27, 2005
Brian Behlendorf
Founder & CTO Collab.net
Mr. Behlendorf was a co-founder of the Apache project, one of the first Open Source projects. In 1998, Brian founded CollabNet, a software development on demand company, to further explore the idea that Open Source practices and principles could shake up and improve the conventional approaches that big corporations take to writing software. Brian will talk about these practices and principles, and where they have had an impact.

October 4, 2005
Tom Leighton
Founder and Chief Scientist Akami Technologies
The challenges of delivering rich multi-media content in a global on demand environment are not insignificant. Dr. Leighton will lecture on the fundamental algorthm work required to enable a continuation of the content delivered on demand.

October 11, 2005
Jonathan Schwartz
President and Chief Operating Officer Sun Microsystems, Inc.
While application software is fundamentally changing for on demand computing, the changes in system software, hardware and their accompanying business models is also required. Mr. Schwartz will discuss his views on the future of software and hardware platforms.

October 18, 2005
Pradeep Sindhu
Founder, Vice-Chairman Juniper Networks
As more software moves to an on demand delivery model there are many implications on the future of networking. Dr. Sindhu will discuss these issues and his views on what the networking industry needs to bring to the table to enable this new model of computing.

November 1, 2005
Bill Heil
President & COO Webex
The movement to software on demand is raising the bar for highly available, secure and dependable computing. Mr. Heil will lecture on those challenges and how what has been done in traditional telephony is not enough for the future.

November 8, 2005
Evan Goldberg
Founder, CTO, Chairman of the Board NetSuite
Mr. Goldberg developed one of the first business applications on demand. He will discuss the particular technical challenges that differentiate traditional software development from building on demand software.

November 15, 2005
Marc Benioff
Chairman and CEO Salesforce.com
Salesforce.com’s IPO in 2004 is widely regarded as reigniting interest in the software on demand model. Mr. Benioff will discuss the road to that successful launch and his vision for the future.

November 29, 2005
Udi Manber
President A9.Com
First at the University of Arizon and then at Yahoo and at Amazon Dr. Manber has been an early pioneer of search technology and it’s application to the consumer marketplace. He will lecture on some of the fundamental differences in engineering software as a service versus the traditional models and the implications on today’s software engineering curricula.  
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