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Keynote Speakers for XTech 2005 Announced

Speakers Include Executives from The BBC, Oracle, and Microsoft;

Conference 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 are:

  • 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 Vamosa.

For general information and to register to attend, visit http://www.xtech-conference.org/2005/registration.asp.

XTech 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.




About XTech

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.


About IDEAlliance

IDEAlliance (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

email: melledge@idealliance.org


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