Robert S. Sutor
Director of e-business Standards Strategy
Keynote Speech: Web Services: Growing Business on the Internet without Chaos
Dr. Robert S. Sutor is IBM's Director of e-business Standards Strategy. He is responsible for establishing the IBM-wide strategy for key e-business industry standards, such as Extensible Markup Language (XML); Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI); and Web services. Dr. Sutor is a member of the OASIS Board of Directors and Vice-Chair of the OASIS - UN/CEFACT Electronic Business XML Initiative (ebXML) initiative. Prior to his current IBM role, he was IBM's Program Director for XML Technology and in that role he drove the integrated strategy and technology plans for XML as well as supporting open standards activities and technical partnerships in the industry. Before joining the IBM Software Group in 1999, Dr. Sutor was a member of IBM's Research staff and led advanced technology projects related to Internet publishing. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton University and an undergraduate degree from Harvard College.