- Demandware (www.demandware.com), developer of a true on-demand e-commerce solution for retailers, announced today its participation in the TiE-Boston "Software as a Service: Birth of an Ecosystem" Forum. The Forum will bring together thought leaders in the on-demand software services industry to share best practices for delivering the highest value and return on investment to customers.


Moderator Jeff Kaplan, managing director of THINKstrategies, is joined by Jamus Driscoll, VP of Marketing, Demandware; Will Wilcoxson, Partner, Axiom Venture Partners; Donny Askin, CEO, OrderMotion ; and Mike Draper, CIO & COO, Network World Inc.
MIT Tang Center - Suite Number 335
70 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Thursday, August 24, 2006 from 6.30 to 9.30 pm

Discussion topics include key benefits, challenges, common myths and other implications of SaaS. Panelists and audience members will address the following questions:

  • Is SaaS a true on-demand model?
  • How disruptive is this technology?
  • Will enterprises garner agility with minimal IT investments?
  • Can all business run on the same software with minimum customization?
  • How is security ensured with this model?
  • Are VCs convinced that this will take off in a big way in the next 5 years?
  • Are technology giants like IBM, Microsoft, Oracle & SAP threatened?
  • What are the implications to the traditional financial model for software companies

As Demandware's Vice President of Marketing, Jamus Driscoll is responsible for marketing and business development and for leading the company's marketing communications, product marketing and product management. He joined Demandware from Oracle Corp., where, as Director of Marketing, he was a member of Oracle Retail's marketing steering committee and leader of the marketing teams for Solutions Marketing and Customer Marketing.

Driscoll holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Haverford College.

For more information about the "Software as a Service: Birth of an Ecosystem" panel: please visit: http://boston.tie.org

About Demandware, Inc.
Demandware provides an enterprise-class ecommerce platform, delivered as a service, which offers online retailers the merchandising control, flexibility, functionality and interoperability of a full ecommerce application suite with a pricing model aligned with results. With Demandware, merchants can deliver custom ecommerce solutions without buying software or operating expensive datacenters. Demandware was founded by a team with proven expertise from leading ecommerce software and infrastructure companies including ATG, Macromedia, Intershop and NaviSite. The company has strong backing from North Bridge Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners. For more information about Demandware, visit www.demandware.com.