Web Services - A Panel Discussion

Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Steve Burbeck, Senior Technical Staff, IBM Software Group
Lucas Gonze, Cofounder and CEO, WorldOS Corp.
Dick Hardt, Founder and CEO, Sxip Identity
Anne Thomas Manes, CTO, Idoox
David Stutz
Michael Tanne, Founder and CEO, Wink

Track: Plenary
Date: Thursday, February 15
Time: 9:00am - 10:45am
Location: Grand Ballroom

Much of the hype about P2P has focused on file sharing, but ultimately, the key message of P2P is that the network, not any individual operating system, is becoming the next software development platform, as web sites and other internet nodes offer APIs and protocols for programmable services. What will that platform look like? Who will own its infrastructure? Microsoft's .Net has made a bold claim to be that next operating framework, but it is far from the only contender. In this debate, we'll try to understand the dimensions of the emerging web services paradigm.