The infraNET Project,
University of Waterloo
A Smart Community
Realizing the Next Generation Internet
President, Microsoft Canada
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo
About the Seminar
The Internet and the Web have
revolutionized our communications, our access to information and our
business methods. However, there is still much room for improvement.
Frank Clegg will discuss Microsoft's vision for what is beyond browsing
and the dotcom. Microsoft .NET (pronounced "dot-net") is a new platform,
user experience and set of advanced software services planned to make all devices
work together and connect seamlessly. With this next generation of software, Microsoft's
goal is to make Internet-based computing and communications easier to use, more
personalized, and more productive for businesses and consumers. In his
new position of president of Microsoft Canada Co., Frank Clegg will be
responsible for leading the organization toward the delivery of
Microsoft .NET. He will speak about this new platform and the next
generation Internet, how software developers and businesses will be
able to take advantage of it, and what the .NET experience will look
like for consumers and business users.
About the Speaker
Frank Clegg was appointed
president of Microsoft Canada Co. this month. Prior to his new
position, Mr. Clegg was vice-president, Central Region, Microsoft Corp.
from 1996 to 2000. In this capacity, he was responsible for sales, support
and marketing activities in 15 U.S. states. Mr. Clegg joined Microsoft
Corp. in 1991 and headed the Canadian subsidiary until 1996. During
that time, Mr. Clegg was instrumental in introducing several key
initiatives to improve company efficiency, growth and market share. Mr.
Clegg graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1977 with a B. Math.
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is a
world leader in software for personal and business computing. Microsoft
recently celebrated it's 25th anniversary. It was founded in 1975, with
3 employees. From first year revenues of $16,005, Microsoft is
currently the world's largest software company with revenues of almost
$23 billion. Microsoft Canada started operations 15 years ago and has
grown from 5 employees to over 400. Microsoft Canada Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/canada/
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 (now part of
Janna Systems), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo
We also gratefully acknowledge the
assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of