The Quiet Revolution: Ground Zero 5 Conference to Showcase Real-World B2B Success Stories From the Global Giants

General Electric, General Motors, Dupont, United Technologies and More Than 45

Other Companies Will Detail Their Strategies for Building Next-Generation

Value Chains at Upcoming Jupiter Media Metrix Forum



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Jupiter Media Metrix

    NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Jupiter Media Metrix (Nasdaq:   JMXI), the global leader in market intelligence,
 will host its fifth Ground Zero 5 Conference in Boston May 22-24.  More than
 45 speakers, including Harvey Seegers, CEO of General Electric's Global
 eXchange Services and other key executives from leading corporations, will
 address how their B2B strategies deliver value to the bottom line.  Mohanbir
 Sawhney, Professor and Director, Center for Research in Technology, Innovation
 and E-Commerce at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern
 University, and David Bovet, Vice President, Mercer Management Consulting's
 Supply Chain Strategy Team, are among the thought-leaders who will offer
 Ground Zero 5 attendees practical insights on how to implement transforming
 B2B strategies right now.
     "As global industrial giants rapidly refine supply chain relationships and
 corporations revamp their distribution channels, the time is now to meet the
 key executives who will help capture the changing dynamics of B-to-B
 e-commerce," said Tim Clark, Jupiter senior analyst.  "Ground Zero 5 will
 gather the people, the technology enablers and the ideas required to develop a
 winning e-strategy for today's economy."
 
     Speakers at Ground Zero 5 will address topics on B2B strategy and
 technology for the next generation, including:
 
     -- Selling Change Internally and Externally -- How do America's largest
        companies communicate their B2B e-commerce strategy internally?  How do
        you get your own procurement agents to buy online?  How do you
        communicate strategy externally to suppliers and distributors?  What
        role does customer relationship management (CRM) play?
     -- Private Trading Networks -- What's in store for private trading
        networks (PTNs) in the future?  Why do Jupiter analysts expect PTNs to
        dominate the B2B landscape in the coming years?  How did General
        Electric, long admired for its leadership in the largest global
        industries, create a powerful private exchange connecting many of its
        businesses to their suppliers around the world?
     -- Supply Chain Management -- How can companies streamline their supply
        chains to compete in a global marketplace?  What are companies doing
        right and wrong when it comes to supply chain management?
     -- Industry Sponsored Marketplaces (ISMs) -- Can ISMs create governance
        models and complete transactions on their own systems?  How successful
        have ISMs been in achieving their goals?  How might ISMs help to solve
        supply chain management concerns?
 
     Additional Speakers
     Ground Zero 5 will take place May 22 through May 24 in Boston at the
 Sheraton Hotel.  Additional speakers who will share their insights on the
 e-commerce initiatives of Global 2000 corporations, include:
 
     -- Kent Brittan, VP, Supply Management, United Technologies Corporation
     -- Jeremy Burton, SVP, Oracle
     -- Rohit DeSouza, President, Asera Technologies
     -- Thomas Fischer, VP, Wabash Alloys, L.L.C.
     -- Rahul Gupta, CEO, FinancialSettlementMatrix.com
     -- John Insko, VP, Bottomline Technologies
     -- Tom Kippola, Managing Director, Chasm Group
     -- Larry Martinez, VP, Surepay
     -- Kevin Nemitz, CEO, Provision X
     -- Parag Patel, VP, Bowstreet
     -- Jeff Peterson, VP Global e-Business, Dupont Corporation
     -- David Reilly, Senior Investment Analyst, LPL Financial Services
     -- David Schwartz, VP E-Commerce Systems, Zurich Scutter Investnments
     -- Cedric "Rick" Vanzura, Chief Strategy Office, Information Systems and
        Services Group, General Motors Services Group
 
     For the full speaker line up, please visit
 http://www.jupiterevents.com/groundzero5.
 
     B2B Technology Preview Day
     On Tuesday, May 22, the Ground Zero 5 Conference will also feature a
 preview of the best B2B technology.  More than a dozen major companies will
 not only provide answers to tomorrow's tech problems, but will also offer
 insights on successful innovations they've delivered to provide cost savings
 to corporations today.  A distinguished panel of judges selected these
 companies from over 250 submissions.  They will engage the audience in an
 interactive format to ask the presenters critical questions about the
 viability and impact of their company's B2B technology solutions.
 
     Participate in Jupiter's Ground Zero 5
     To receive more information on Ground Zero 5, "E-Strategies for Today's
 Economy," or other Jupiter forums, visit: http://www.jupiterevents.com or call
 510-647-3799 (international callers dial +1-510-647-3799).  Companies
 interested in Ground Zero 5 sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities should
 contact Damir Perge at 408-741-8957, or via email at dperge@nmm.com.  If you
 are a member of the news media and wish to attend, please send an email to
 presspass@jmm.com.
     For the latest news and information on B2B trends and Net markets, visit
 http://www.nmm.com, the hub for B2B e-commerce. The site leverages the
 expertise of Jupiter Media Metrix analysis and events to provide resources and
 connections to the people who build and grow Net markets, as well as to the
 broader community of investors, technology service providers and others who
 facilitate this growth.
 
     About Jupiter Media Metrix
     Jupiter Media Metrix, formed by the merger of Jupiter Communications and
 Media Metrix, is a global leader in market intelligence for the new economy.
 The Company delivers innovative and comprehensive Internet measurement,
 analysis, intelligence and events to provide businesses with unmatched global
 resources for understanding and profiting from the Internet. Jupiter Media
 Metrix brings together world-class, innovative and market-leading products,
 services, research methodologies and people. Jupiter Media Metrix brands
 include Media Metrix, AdRelevance, Jupiter Research and Jupiter Events. The
 Company is headquartered in New York City and operates worldwide, across the
 Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe (as Jupiter MMXI Europe), and the Middle East.
 Visit us at http://www.jmm.com for more information.
 
     This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature
 relating to future events or future financial results of Jupiter Media Metrix.
 Investors are cautioned that such statements are only predictions and that
 actual events or results may differ materially. In evaluating such statements,
 investors should specifically consider various factors, which could cause
 actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated from such
 forward-looking statements, including the matters set forth in Jupiter Media
 Metrix reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.
 
     FOR MORE INFORMATION:
     Steven Sachs -- 917-534-6208
     ssachs@jmm.com
 
     Ryan Oettinger -- 917-534-6226
     roettinger@jmm.com
 
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SOURCE Jupiter Media Metrix
    NEW YORK, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Jupiter Media Metrix (Nasdaq:   JMXI), the global leader in market intelligence,
 will host its fifth Ground Zero 5 Conference in Boston May 22-24.  More than
 45 speakers, including Harvey Seegers, CEO of General Electric's Global
 eXchange Services and other key executives from leading corporations, will
 address how their B2B strategies deliver value to the bottom line.  Mohanbir
 Sawhney, Professor and Director, Center for Research in Technology, Innovation
 and E-Commerce at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern
 University, and David Bovet, Vice President, Mercer Management Consulting's
 Supply Chain Strategy Team, are among the thought-leaders who will offer
 Ground Zero 5 attendees practical insights on how to implement transforming
 B2B strategies right now.
     "As global industrial giants rapidly refine supply chain relationships and
 corporations revamp their distribution channels, the time is now to meet the
 key executives who will help capture the changing dynamics of B-to-B
 e-commerce," said Tim Clark, Jupiter senior analyst.  "Ground Zero 5 will
 gather the people, the technology enablers and the ideas required to develop a
 winning e-strategy for today's economy."
 
     Speakers at Ground Zero 5 will address topics on B2B strategy and
 technology for the next generation, including:
 
     -- Selling Change Internally and Externally -- How do America's largest
        companies communicate their B2B e-commerce strategy internally?  How do
        you get your own procurement agents to buy online?  How do you
        communicate strategy externally to suppliers and distributors?  What
        role does customer relationship management (CRM) play?
     -- Private Trading Networks -- What's in store for private trading
        networks (PTNs) in the future?  Why do Jupiter analysts expect PTNs to
        dominate the B2B landscape in the coming years?  How did General
        Electric, long admired for its leadership in the largest global
        industries, create a powerful private exchange connecting many of its
        businesses to their suppliers around the world?
     -- Supply Chain Management -- How can companies streamline their supply
        chains to compete in a global marketplace?  What are companies doing
        right and wrong when it comes to supply chain management?
     -- Industry Sponsored Marketplaces (ISMs) -- Can ISMs create governance
        models and complete transactions on their own systems?  How successful
        have ISMs been in achieving their goals?  How might ISMs help to solve
        supply chain management concerns?
 
     Additional Speakers
     Ground Zero 5 will take place May 22 through May 24 in Boston at the
 Sheraton Hotel.  Additional speakers who will share their insights on the
 e-commerce initiatives of Global 2000 corporations, include:
 
     -- Kent Brittan, VP, Supply Management, United Technologies Corporation
     -- Jeremy Burton, SVP, Oracle
     -- Rohit DeSouza, President, Asera Technologies
     -- Thomas Fischer, VP, Wabash Alloys, L.L.C.
     -- Rahul Gupta, CEO, FinancialSettlementMatrix.com
     -- John Insko, VP, Bottomline Technologies
     -- Tom Kippola, Managing Director, Chasm Group
     -- Larry Martinez, VP, Surepay
     -- Kevin Nemitz, CEO, Provision X
     -- Parag Patel, VP, Bowstreet
     -- Jeff Peterson, VP Global e-Business, Dupont Corporation
     -- David Reilly, Senior Investment Analyst, LPL Financial Services
     -- David Schwartz, VP E-Commerce Systems, Zurich Scutter Investnments
     -- Cedric "Rick" Vanzura, Chief Strategy Office, Information Systems and
        Services Group, General Motors Services Group
 
     For the full speaker line up, please visit
 http://www.jupiterevents.com/groundzero5.
 
     B2B Technology Preview Day
     On Tuesday, May 22, the Ground Zero 5 Conference will also feature a
 preview of the best B2B technology.  More than a dozen major companies will
 not only provide answers to tomorrow's tech problems, but will also offer
 insights on successful innovations they've delivered to provide cost savings
 to corporations today.  A distinguished panel of judges selected these
 companies from over 250 submissions.  They will engage the audience in an
 interactive format to ask the presenters critical questions about the
 viability and impact of their company's B2B technology solutions.
 
     Participate in Jupiter's Ground Zero 5
     To receive more information on Ground Zero 5, "E-Strategies for Today's
 Economy," or other Jupiter forums, visit: http://www.jupiterevents.com or call
 510-647-3799 (international callers dial +1-510-647-3799).  Companies
 interested in Ground Zero 5 sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities should
 contact Damir Perge at 408-741-8957, or via email at dperge@nmm.com.  If you
 are a member of the news media and wish to attend, please send an email to
 presspass@jmm.com.
     For the latest news and information on B2B trends and Net markets, visit
 http://www.nmm.com, the hub for B2B e-commerce. The site leverages the
 expertise of Jupiter Media Metrix analysis and events to provide resources and
 connections to the people who build and grow Net markets, as well as to the
 broader community of investors, technology service providers and others who
 facilitate this growth.
 
     About Jupiter Media Metrix
     Jupiter Media Metrix, formed by the merger of Jupiter Communications and
 Media Metrix, is a global leader in market intelligence for the new economy.
 The Company delivers innovative and comprehensive Internet measurement,
 analysis, intelligence and events to provide businesses with unmatched global
 resources for understanding and profiting from the Internet. Jupiter Media
 Metrix brings together world-class, innovative and market-leading products,
 services, research methodologies and people. Jupiter Media Metrix brands
 include Media Metrix, AdRelevance, Jupiter Research and Jupiter Events. The
 Company is headquartered in New York City and operates worldwide, across the
 Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe (as Jupiter MMXI Europe), and the Middle East.
 Visit us at http://www.jmm.com for more information.
 
     This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature
 relating to future events or future financial results of Jupiter Media Metrix.
 Investors are cautioned that such statements are only predictions and that
 actual events or results may differ materially. In evaluating such statements,
 investors should specifically consider various factors, which could cause
 actual events or results to differ materially from those indicated from such
 forward-looking statements, including the matters set forth in Jupiter Media
 Metrix reports and documents filed from time to time with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.
 
     FOR MORE INFORMATION:
     Steven Sachs -- 917-534-6208
     ssachs@jmm.com
 
     Ryan Oettinger -- 917-534-6226
     roettinger@jmm.com
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X81756219
 
 SOURCE  Jupiter Media Metrix