for XTech 2005 Announced
Include Executives from The BBC, Oracle, and Microsoft;
Slated for 24-27 May, 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Alexandria, Va. February 7, 2005
- IDEAlliance, a leading industry association dedicated
to fostering XML and other information technology standards, today announced
the keynote speakers for XTECH (formerly XML Europe) http://www.xtech-conference.org
being held 24-27 May, 2005, at the Amsterdam RAI Centre, Amsterdam,
Netherlands. XTech 2005 is the premier
European conference for developers and managers working with XML and Web
technologies, with tracks focusing on core platforms and standards, browsers
and mobile user interfaces, plus open data exchange and the semantic web.
The keynote presenters
- Paula Le Dieu,
Co-Director, Creative Archive, BBC
- Jean Paoli, Senior
Director of XML Architecture,
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)
- Mike Shaver, Mozilla
Foundation and Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)
"Our keynote speakers from major
players in media, industry and open source all have great success stories to
tell about open standards and XML," says Edd Dumbill, XTech 2005
conference chair. "We'll hear about
projects we didn't even dream of 10 years ago."
"XML is a great example of
architecting for ideas," says Le Dieu. "The BBC is delighted to be
able to share one of the big ideas."
"Microsoft is a long-time supporter of the XML body of standards,
which are now core components of Office and Windows and enable true
interoperability," says Paoli.
"We've also proudly supported IDEAlliance in their efforts
to bring together the best minds and ideas in the industry at their
conferences, both in Europe and the United States."
For information on presentations,
sponsorships, exhibiting and other marketing opportunities, visit http://www.xtech-conference.org. Current sponsors include: Antenna House,
Astoria, DataDirect Technologies, O'Reilly, Quasar Technology, and
For general information
and to register to attend, visit http://www.xtech-conference.org/2005/registration.asp.
2005 is being held in conjunction with the Gilbane Conference on Content
Management, giving attendees of both events unprecedented educational and
networking opportunities. For more
information, visit http://home.lighthouseseminars.com/lighthouse/Amsterdam2005/gcsf.html.
XTech is a key forum for
the web, XML, and open standards worlds.
Formerly known as the XML
Europe conference, XTech has widened its scope to incorporate neighboring
technologies from the web and business. As well as XML, XTech 2005 will cover
web development, browsers, open data, the semantic web and more.
(International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for-profit membership
organization. Its mission is to advance user-driven, cross-industry solutions
for all publishing and content-related processes by developing standards,
fostering business alliances, and identifying best practices. Founded in 1966
as the Graphic Communications Association, IDEAlliance has been a leader in
information technology - developing Document Markup Metalanguage
(GENCODE), sponsoring the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), and
fostering eXtensible Markup Language (XML). IDEAlliance builds on these
languages to create specifications that enhance efficiency and speed
information in all aspects of publishing and content-related processes. Learn
more about IDEAlliance at www.idealliance.org.
Marion L. Elledge
Telephone: (251) 432-3766
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Dates set for XML Conference 2005
November 14-18, 2005
Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, GA
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