NEON Announces Annual International e-Business Conference|
DENVER, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- New Era of Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: NEON - news) today announced plans for the NEON International User Group Conference 2000, ''Transforming Business Into e-Business,'' which will be held January 30 -- February 2 in Denver. Executives from NEON's strategic partnerships will keynote the event, including speakers from Microsoft Corp., IBM, Commerce One, BroadVision and Hewlett Packard. Global NEON e-Business customers including Merrill Lynch, Lucent, British Telecom and UK-based Open Interactive TV will attend and deliver talks during the event. The conference will focus on bringing key NEON customers and partners together to transfer knowledge and experiences on emerging e-trends for the new millennium.
''The Internet is forging closer collaboration and relationships among businesses, creating a tremendous opportunity for efficiency gains across the supply chain and more personalized services for consumers,'' said Microsoft vice president of e-commerce Peter Boit, who will give a keynote speech on leveraging the power of the Internet to drive new e-commerce. ''Our strategic relationship with NEON allows us to build stronger ties with thought leaders in the industry to deliver best of breed e-commerce solutions.'' NEON recently announced the availability of NEON e-Biz 2000, an e-commerce Integration Server fully compliant with the Windows DNA platform. NEON's e-Biz 2000 enables organizations to deploy an integration solution based on familiar Microsoft standards, providing customers with integration tools to easily implement XML-based, e-commerce services.
John B. Landry, former IBM vice president of technology strategy and current chairman of AnyDay.com, will give a keynote speech on business trends driving the e-Business revolution, emerging business models, risks to businesses posed by dot.coms and how to overcome the risks and enjoy the rewards of a dot.com company.
IBM MQSeries Chief Technology Officer Taf Anthias, who will speak on IBM's MQSeries Family and the importance of integration in e-Business, explained, ''With the explosion of e-Business, we saw the necessity for a solid product to take companies from 'bricks to clicks.' The partnership between IBM and NEON has delivered such a product with our joint technology.'' MQSeries Integrator, which combines NEONRules and NEONFormatter with MQSeries, provides an open, scalable, industrial-strength e-Business infrastructure, enabling customers moving their businesses to the Web to integrate business processes efficiently and smoothly.
''During this conference, IBM and NEON will draw on our combined knowledge of the industry and share our experiences and our vision for the future of e-Business,'' added Anthias.
BroadVision Chief Technology Officer Eric Golin will speak on ''Business-to-Consumer Electronic Commerce.'' Jeff Smith, vice president of business development for Commerce One, will deliver the speech, ''Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce.'' Commerce One uses NEON e-Business Integration products for its global e-procurement solution, The Commerce One Solution(TM). Partners exhibiting at or sponsoring elements of the conference include CIBER, e-Calyx, InfoSAGE, The Hunter Group (Renaissance), RSA and REMY.
NEON customers, such as Open, the world's most advanced interactive television service, will also address attendees.
''Taking e-commerce to a mass audience is as much about order fulfillment as screen presentation,'' said Open's Alec Livingstone. ''NEON has helped us ensure the e-fulfillment process is robust, reliable and adaptable to the needs of our content providers.'' NEON customers National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC), Capital One, Abbott Laboratories and the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (S.W.I.F.T.) will present talks on topics including e-Business in global trading, integration challenges and providing service in Internet-based businesses.
NEON CEO Rick Adam will update users and partners about NEON's success in e-Business and address NEON's leading role in the future of e-Business. The event will also include thirty-six breakout sessions with top NEON customers, partners, executives, management and technical staff. Topics will span business and management challenges and opportunities in e-Business, as well as technical benefits and challenges of conducting business via the Internet.
The conference is open to all NEON customers and partners. To register to attend the conference, contact NEON's web site www.neonsoft.com.
About New Era of Networks, Inc.
New Era of Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: NEON - news) is the leading provider of e-Business Integration software. Its products enable companies to share information and manage end-to-end business processes across Internet-facing e-Business applications, packaged software such as ERP systems and legacy applications. NEON has a rapidly growing base of 2,500 customers worldwide in a variety of industries including financial services, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications and hospitality. NEON has demonstrated that its products shorten implementations while providing performance and reliability, proven in some of the most demanding transaction processing environments in the world. NEON partners with most of the leading IT software and services providers including IBM, BEA Systems, BroadVision, Microsoft, Commerce One, Sun/Forte, PeopleSoft, SAP, Cambridge Technology Partners, CIBER, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard and others. For more information, call 800-815-6366 or visit NEON's World Wide Web site at www.neonsoft.com.
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