XML SIG: XML and the Rise of Massively Distributed Computing





    Bill Burnham, Principal Managing Director - SBVC


    Cubberly Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA


    7:00-7:30pm registration/networking/refreshments
    7:30-9:00pm program


    $10 for non-SDForum Members
    No charge for SDForum members and students with ID

    Presentation Overview

    XML is destined to play a central role in the web's metaphorasis from a simple information distribution network into a unified massively distributed computing resource. This talk will explore how XML play's a role in many of key aspects of Massively Distributed Computing including web services, directories, transcription/translation and edge aggregation. Particular attention will be paid to how XML can used to create Message Adaptive Software and how this new approach to software design and deployment will become an important driver in the overall growth of Massively Distributed Computing.

    Speaker Profile

    Bill Burnham

    Bill Burnham is a principal managing director for SOFTBANK Venture Capital where he focuses on software and commerce related infrastructure investments. Prior to joining SBVC, Mr. Burnham was a general partner at SOFTBANK Capital Partners. Mr. Burnham writes a regular newsletter on the Internet industry and sits on the boards of several portfolio companies, including United Devices, PurpleYogi and BlueTigerNetworks.

    Prior to SOFTBANK Capital Partners, Mr. Burnham was a vice president and the senior research analyst covering the Electronic Commerce industry for Credit Suisse First Boston's Technology Group. While as CSFB Mr. Burnham helped take public such companies as CommerceOne, Intertrust, Interwoven, Netcentives, Silknet and TD Waterhouse. Mr. Burnham was the first analyst on Wall Street to cover the Electronic Commerce industry and pioneered the study of this industry from an investor's perspective. He is also the author of "How to Invest in Electronic Commerce Stocks", published by McGraw-Hill in the Fall of 1998. Prior to joining Credit Suisse First Boston, Mr. Burnham was the senior research analyst for Electronic Commerce at both Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Piper Jaffray Inc. Prior to Piper Jaffray, Mr. Burnham was a senior associate in the Financial Services Group at the management consulting firm of Booz, Allen & Hamilton in New York.

    Mr. Burnham attended Washington University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.