Community Learning Space

The infraNET Project, University of Waterloo

presents ...

A Smart Community Seminar

"Changing the Boundaries of Enterprise:
The Rise of the Network as The Basis of Competition"

Dean Hopkins

President and CEO

Cyberplex (formerly

Wednesday, May 23, 2001
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

About the Seminar

In this presentation, Dean Hopkins will explore how technologies now enable companies to redefine where they begin and end.  This gives rise to the concept of creating a tightly woven network of players that combine to deliver the product or service to the customer.   These new networks, if built correctly, threaten enterprises that remain isolated with a much more proactive, customer driven, profitable model.  In fact, enterprises have been moving toward this model for some time, but are now able to make a significant leap forward as many of the technology barriers have recently fallen.

About the Speaker

Dean Hopkins, co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cyberplex, is a recognized authority on Internet business strategies and solutions. Nominated in 1999 for Canada’s top 40 under 40, and named Toronto Star up-and-comer for 2000, Hopkins has attracted a number of internationally recognized clients to Cyberplex, which include 3M, Handspring and Royal Bank. Hopkins has positioned Cyberplex as a major player in the U.S. market as recognized by Forrester Research, who has distinguished Cyberplex as one of the top 40 firms in the world. Mr. Hopkins has a BASc (Systems Design) from the University of Waterloo.

About Cyberplex

Cyberplex (TSE:CX) is a leading North American Internet professional services company which fuses strategic thought leadership with leading-edge technological expertise. Headquartered in Toronto, Cyberplex has offices in Halifax, Waterloo, Austin, Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles and San Francisco. (former) web:

For more information

Shirley Fenton
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 4004

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 (now part of Janna Systems), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of Waterloo.