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Web 2.0: The State of Confusion?

At AJAXWorld, Coach Wei will examine the confusion and debunk the myth around Web 2.0

Increasingly, industry pundents, seasoned developers, and bloggers alike are labeling “Web 2.0” as nothing but jargon and a new spin on old technologies. In this session, Coach Wei will examine the state of confusion around “Web 2.0,” debunk the myth that Web 2.0 doesn’t involve new technologies, and finally answer the question: How is Web 2.0 meaningful to the enterprise? Believe it or not - Web 2.0 will fundamentally impact core enterprise IT operations in a way that can only be matched by the shift from mainframe computing to client/server computing!

Speaker Bio: Coach combines in-depth IT industry expertise with extensive education and research experience at MIT to drive technology innovation and business direction for Nexaweb. He founded Nexaweb in 2000 and served as CEO until summer 2003. Before founding Nexaweb, Coach architected and designed enterprise software for managing storage networks at EMC Corporation. As a graduate researcher at MIT, Coach developed software and hardware systems for non-destructive evaluation as well as signal/image processing algorithms. Coach was a finalist in the 1999 MIT $50K entrepreneurship competition and holds several U.S. patents. An accomplished writer and speaker, Coach has published numerous articles on topics including: AJAX, J2EE and .NET, RIA development, XML, signal/image processing, composite materials and ultrasonic imaging. He is a frequent speaker at top industry events, such as JavaOne and Web Services Edge. Coach holds an MS in information technology from MIT and maintains a blog at

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