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Keynote Speakers for XML 2004 Announced
Speakers Include Executives from IBM, Microsoft, DaimlerChrysler;
World's Largest XML Trade Conference Slated for Nov. 15-19
in Washington, D.C.
Alexandria, Va. August 17, 2004 - IDEAlliance, a leading industry association
dedicated to fostering XML and other information technology standards, today
announced the keynote speakers for XML Conference and Exposition 2004, being
held Nov. 15-19 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The
keynote presenters are:
" Michael Daconta, Metadata Program Manager, U.S. Department of Homeland
" Jack Greenfield, Architect, Visual Studio Team System, Microsoft
" David Haslam, Senior Architect, MOPAR division of DaimlerChrysler
" Rod Smith, Vice President, Emerging Technologies, IBM (NYSE: IBM)
"We're thrilled with the caliber of keynotes and presenters we've assembled for
XML 2004," says XML 2004 Conference Chair Lauren Wood. "We have a broad range
of topics on the program and a large number of viewpoints will be represented.
XML is used in so many places to solve real-world problems and XML 2004 will be
able to showcase many of these solutions."

"IBM has embraced XML standards as part of our global strategy," says Rodney
Smith, IBM Fellow/Vice President, IBM. "We're proud to support the XML 2004
conference as the premier forum for exchanging ideas about XML, which is
reshaping how the world exchanges information and conducts business."
"XML standards and technologies are playing an increasingly important role in
how the U.S. government gathers, manages and distributes information, including
information vital to our nation's security," says Michael Daconta, Metadata
Program Manager, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "With XML 2004 located
in Washington, D.C., this year's conference will feature a special emphasis on
government XML solutions."
For information on presentations, sponsorships, exhibiting at XML 2004, and
other marketing opportunities, visit
For general information and to register to attend XML 2004, visit
About IDEAlliance
IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for-profit
membership organization. Its mission is to advance user-driven, cross-industry
solutions for all publishing and content-related processes by developing
standards, fostering business alliances, and identifying best practices.
IDEAlliance has been a leader in information technology since 1966 (founded as
Graphic Communications Association) having fostered the development and
adoption of standards such as ADIS, GRACoL, ICE, JIFFI, Mail.dat, papiNet,
PRISM, PROSE XML, SPACE XML, SGML, and XML. Learn more about IDEAlliance at

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