M.Sonmez, Enterprise Software Trends&Case Studies from Silicon Valley
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Enterprise Software Trends and Case Studies from Silicon Valley

Murat Sönmez
TIBCO Software Inc. USA

Murat Sönmez is a co-founder of a Silicon Valley software company TIBCO Software located in Palo Alto, California.  Since its founding in 1997, TIBCO has grown to be a global leader in providing real-time integration infrastructure software for large enterprises to help them improve efficiency and customer service, and reduce operational costs.  TIBCO's customers are some of the world's most innovative companies (such as eBay, Yahoo!, Amazon.com) as well as leading enterprises such as adidas, Vodafone, BP, BNP Paribas, Philips, Samsung, Shell, Citigroup, FedEx and Harrah's.  TIBCO has formal relationships with leading universities, such as Stanford, Yale and MIT.  TIBCO's implementation of predictive customer loyalty management at Harrah's Entertainment is being taught as a case study at Stanford Business School.  With 1,800 employees worldwide, TIBCO has 43 offices in 25 countries.
 During this informal conversation, Murat will share his experience in building a successful enterprise software company in Silicon Valley, recent trends in software technologies (such as web 3.0, AJAX, Complex Event Processing, Service Oriented Architecture) and how they apply to real-life business problems.
Mr. Sönmez is responsible for TIBCO Software's global financial services and telecommunications industry business, as well as a new program focused on developing deeper, broader strategic relationships with TIBCO's customers. As a member of the founding team, he has held a variety of executive positions including head of worldwide sales, general manager of EMEA operations, and chief marketing officer. His professional background includes EVP of Operations at Centrata, a utility computing software firm, and engineering and product marketing positions at Consilium, a Manufacturing Execution Systems software provider. Mr. Sönmez holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Bogazicin University, Istanbul, Turkey and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech.
TIBCO Software Inc. is a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business. Real-time business is about helping companies become more cost-effective, more agile and more efficient. TIBCO has delivered the value of Real-time business, what TIBCO calls The Power of Now®, to over 2,500 customers around the world and in a wide variety of industries. Customers of TIBCO include Yahoo!, eBay, FedEx, Samsung, Vodafone, BP, Shell and Telecom Italia.  Currently TIBCO's R&D focus is focused on AJAX-based RUI technologies, Complex Event Processing (CEP) and Master Data Management areas.  For more information on TIBCO's proven enterprise backbone, business integration, business process management, and business optimization solutions, TIBCO can be reached at www.tibco.com. TIBCO is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

July 13, 2006, 13:40, FENS G035