The infraNET Project presents ...
Distinquished Speaker Seminar Series
Electronic Commerce - A
Strategy for Your Business?
Thursday, June 25, 1998
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo
"Electronic commerce" is a
global phenomenon that is revolutionizing business processes across
every industry. The widespread use of this catch-phrase has created the
general impression that electronic commerce comes in a box - "plug-n-play."
In reality, using electronic commerce is the implementation of a strategic
business solution, involving the products and services that enable the automation
and management of the supply chain in a trading community.
As electronic commerce emerges as the
way of doing business, it is becoming increasingly important for
companies to seek electronic commerce solutions in order to maintain
their existing market share and to expand their customer network. The presentation
will cover electronic commerce as a strategy for business and describe specific
case studies of solutions in the utility and reciprocal trade industry.
Jagdeep Bachher, the CEO of Avenir
Internet Solutions Inc., has worked in software development, marketing
and business development roles at Allied Signal Aerospace, GasTOPS
Ltd., and Atlantis Aerospace. He is the Managing Partner of Investment
Technology Network Inc. (ITN), an early stage venture capital fund;
founder of Intracan Development Corp. of Canada, a consulting firm for
early stage technology-based companies; and a member of Royal Bank of
Canada's Young Entrepreneurs Advisory Council. With a B.A.Sc. and a
M.A.Sc. from the University of Waterloo, he is completing his doctoral
thesis on investment criteria of the world's leading venture
Avenir Internet Solutions Inc.
Avenir, founded in June 1996, has
established itself as a provider of electronic commerce solutions with
the capability to conduct Internet Trading transactions. Avenir's
technology enables business-to-business trading of goods and services
using either cash or an alternative private label currency. Avenir is
working in partnership with Entrade to become the standard platform for
electronic commerce in the utility market, and has also partnered with
ITEX corporation, the world's leading retail trade exchange.
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Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo