Community Learning Space

The infraNET Project, University of Waterloo

presents ...

A Smart Community Seminar

The Adaptive Economy

Connecting Communities, People and Business

John Wetmore

President and CEO
IBM Canada Ltd.

Wednesday, February 2, 2000
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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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

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.
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For more information

Shirley Fenton
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4074

Seminar Sponsorship

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.