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Hinchcliffe & Company Partners with Futuretext to Bring Web 2.0 University Event to London
International Authorities on Enterprise Web 2.0 Combine Forces to Address Growing European Demand for Premium Web 2.0 Education
Alexandria, VA and London, England – May 8, 2007 – Hinchcliffe & Company, the acknowledged leader in Web 2.0 education and consulting services, today announced a partnership with London-based Futuretext to bring its ground-breaking Web 2.0 University™ program to London for the first time on July 24, 2007.
This first international delivery of its flagship event, the Web 2.0 Bootcamp™, will be co-presented by noted industry thought leaders Dion Hinchcliffe and Ajit Jaokar. The event provides business and technical leaders alike with a solid overview of the latest Web 2.0 trends and strategies to grow online revenue, build competitive advantage, and improve customer interaction.
“The rapid success of our Web 2.0 University illustrates the intense interest in Web 2.0 from businesses across every size and market category,” said Dion Hinchcliffe, president and CTO of Hinchcliffe & Company. “It also reflects the organization-wide need to understand Web 2.0 concepts and how to transform business models to leverage these new rules for doing business online.”
“A recent McKinsey study indicates that Enterprise Web 2.0 has now become mainstream,” added Ajit Jaokar, founder and CEO of Futuretext. “Mirroring a global trend, Web 2.0 is also growing within the enterprise space in Europe. Hinchcliffe and Company’s Web 2.0 University events are the premier education programs in the industry, and we are excited about working with them to bring this event to European enterprises.”
Although details of the London event are still being finalized, online registration is now open by visiting http://web20university.com.
About Hinchcliffe and Company
Hinchcliffe & Company is the acknowledged leader in Web 2.0 education and consulting services. Through a strategic partnership with O’Reilly Media, the firm that introduced the term ‘Web 2.0’ to the industry, the company helps organizations worldwide transform their products, services, and processes to fully exploit Web 2.0 concepts and technologies.
Its Web 2.0 University courses have rapidly become acknowledged as the premier Web 2.0 training events and are now offered regularly in key cities across the U.S. Customized versions of these events have also been selected for delivery at major industry conferences operated by CMP Media, SYS-CON Events, IDG Events and more. Over 1200 technical and business professionals have attended Web 2.0 University courses as of May, 2007.
The company is headed by Dion Hinchcliffe, recognized as a key industry leader and visionary in Web 2.0 and social networking. In addition to consulting directly with clients, he serves as editor-in-chief for both the Web 2.0 Journal and AjaxWorld Magazine and writes hugely popular blogs for ZDNet and SYS-CON. Dion also presents and chairs tracks for a number of major industry conferences. The company’s corporate website is hinchcliffeandco, and information about Web 2.0 University is at web20university.
Founded in 1999, Futuretext is a London-based publishing company specializing in mobility, digital convergence and other emerging technologies. Its authors include industry visionaries such as Tomi Ahonen, Tony Fish, Mark Curtis, Alan Moore and Rakesh Radhakrishnan, whose books serve as key resources for decision-makers and entrepreneurs globally.
Futuretext’s founder and CEO is Ajit Jaokar, an innovator and pioneer in the mobile data industry. Ajit is the author of Mobile Web 2.0 and is a member of the Web 2.0 Workgroup. His OpenGardens blog was recently rated a ‘top 20’ wireless blog worldwide and is syndicated on the W3C’s Mobile Web Initiative/Planet Mobile.
Ajit chairs Oxford University’s next-generation mobile applications panel. He is a regular speaker at technology events worldwide and has delivered recent keynotes and seminars at 3GSM, Web 2.0 Expo, Stanford University, and MIT Sloan among others. For more information, visit futuretext. Ajit’s blog can be found at www.opengardensblog.futuretext.com.
Web 2.0 University and Web 2.0 Bootcamp are trademarks of Hinchcliffe & Company.