February 12, 2002

Tonight on The Linux Show: The IBM Websphere Studio HomePage Builder

Author: JT Smith

Jeff Gerhardt writes: Tuesday, February 12th, 2002 from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL, Tonight LIVE on
www.thelinuxshow.com at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, PJ Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have another great show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of
the last few weeks. In particular we will discuss the "Patch Penguin" controversy.

In Segment Two- Web Weaving The IBM way
We will be joined tonight by Roger C. Rea and Adam Jollans of IBM to discuss The IBM Websphere Studio and the HomePage Builder. We will discuss the entire Websphere product line, but will focus on the HomePage Builder as the first in a series of reviews of HTML editors and web site development tools.

Roger Rea (rrea@us.ibm.com)as WebSphere Product Manager is responsible to lead the cross functional team which includesmarketing, sales, development, finance and support for IBM WebSphere web development offerings. Prior to this ssignment, Roger has held a variety of sales, technical, educational, marketing and management jobs at IBM, Skill Dynamics and Tivoli Systems. While at IBM he has recieved a number of company Excellence Awards for development and delivery of Competitive, Strategic and UNIX Marketing courses and several Teamwork Awards for successes like revenue growth of 67% in one year as Brand Manager, Intel-based Systems Management.

Rea earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science, cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has also received a Masters' Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

Adam Jollans is currently leading the worldwide Linux marketing strategy for IBM Software Group, based in Somers, NY. In this role he is responsible for defining marketing activities at the software category level on Linux, and integrating these with both the cross-IBM Linux marketing strategy and with the specific DB2, WebSphere, Lotus and Tivoli Linux marketing activities.

Adam has been involved with Linux since 1998, and prior to this assignment, he led the European marketing activities for IBM Software on Linux.

Adam joined IBM in 1984, and since then has worked in a range of technical, sales and marketing roles - most of them associated with PC and small systems hardware and software. During his time at IBM he has worked with a leading UK Bank on designing and implementing their distributed branch information system. He also spent two years on assignment to IBM development in Florida working on advanced operating systems.

Prior to joining IBM, he worked as an application software designer and programmer, developing commercial graphics and business software. He graduated from the University of Cambridge, England in 1980 with a degree in Computer Science, and is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the British Computer Society.

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