The infraNET Project,
University of Waterloo
A Smart Community
The Adaptive Economy
Connecting Communities, People
February 2, 2000
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
About the Seminar
A million times more bandwidth. A
proliferation of new Internet devices. A more secure, reliable
infrastructure. All are on the way. John Wetmore, President and CEO of
IBM Canada Ltd. will discuss the opportunities this will open up for
business, for people and for the Canadian economy. He will also share his insight
into some of the exciting new technologies that IBM has in its research
labs that is making the adaptive, connected economy a reality today
and into the future.
John Wetmore became President
and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IBM Canada Ltd. in 1997. In his
current position, he is responsible for delivering information
technology solutions to the Canadian marketplace and he has the exciting
opportunity of helping IBM Canada strengthen its leadership in the dynamic, fast-growing
e-business or Internet marketspace. Mr. Wetmore joined IBM in 1973
and has held senior IBM management positions in marketing and finance
in both Canada and the United States. Most recently, he was President
and CEO, ISM Information Systems Management Corporation - a
wholly-owned subsidiary of IBM Canada. Mr. Wetmore holds a Bachelor of
Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo and is currently is a member
of its Board of Governors.
IBM Canada Ltd.
IBM Canada Ltd. and its
wholly-owned subsidiaries employs over 17,000 regular employees across
the country. In addition, IBM provides work term experience for 800
students. IBM has 143 facilities across Canada with one manufacturing
facility (Quebec) and two software development laboratories (Ontario and BC).
Its 1998 revenue was 8.7B and had an R&D investment of 251M.
Web site: http://www.can.ibm.com
For more information
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
This seminar is sponsored
by The infraNET Project, University of Waterloo.
The infraNET Project,
initiated by the University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to
advance Web and Internet technologies. Its founding partners are:
LivePage, MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.
We also gratefully
acknowledge the assistance of the Institute for Computer Research,
University of Waterloo.