Bob Frankston offers a vision of the Internet that focuses on communication and connection uninhibited by artificial barriers like carrier exclusivity, arbitrary differences in protocols, and vendor constraints. He uses stories as his organizing and presentational metaphor to share a vision of what could be, if we had free reign to follow our imagination.
Bob Frankston is a graduate of MIT and co-founder (with Dan Bricklin) of Software Arts where he implemented VisiCalc. He created Lotus Express while at Lotus Development and later worked at Microsoft where he championed the concept of "IP Everywhere."
Glue is the only conference devoted solely to solving the web application integration problem-set. People that should attend Glue include the architects, developers, administrators and integrators that have moved past the initial step of seeing the web as a platform, and are facing the real-world challenges of what "stove-piped" web applications mean for their overall strategy. Glue is about all of bits and pieces, APIs and meta-data, standards and connectors that will help us to glue together the varying applications of the new platform.