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For Immediate Release
Martin Burack
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Alan Shear
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Novell's Chief Technology Officer, Glenn Ricart, To Address INET 97, the World's Premier Internet Conference

Washington, D.C. -- June 2, 1997 -- Internationally-recognized Internet technologist, Glenn Ricart, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Novell, Inc., will deliver a keynote address at the Internet Society's INET 97 conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday, June 26, 1997. In his role as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Ricart is responsible for the technological direction of the world's fourth largest software company.

Ricart's influence at Novell pervades its current corporate direction and is particularly evident in Novell's push into intranet and Internet services. As a result, Novell is developing native Internet versions of its acclaimed directory service and merging the advantages of its IPX/SPX protocols into the next version of the IP protocols.

"I believe the world is moving from a client-server model to a client-network model which gives network-connected customers access to a broad array of internal corporate services (intranet) and externally provided services (Internet) and trading floors. The client-network model is platform-independent and thrives on network-based languages like Java," Ricart stated.

"As an international body concerned with the global development of the Internet, the Internet Society recognizes the impact of technologically innovative multinational corporations. Consequently, it is particularly germane that INET 97 attendees are given the opportunity to hear from such influential Internet architects, like Novell's Dr. Ricart, at this premier international forum," stated Donald M. Heath, President and CEO of the Internet Society.

As Novell's Chief Technology Officer, Ricart's responsibilities include technology strategy and direction; architectural definition; convergence, control, and validation; technology partnerships; advanced research and development; technology considerations bearing upon key corporate business decisions; and managing the company's development center in India. In addition, he has joint responsibility with the Executive Vice President, Novell Products Group, for determining the detailed development schedules for Novell's products.

To improve internal technical communications and develop architectural standards, he started Novell's Corporate Architecture Team; founded an advanced research and development team to provide for Novell's technology future; and maintains offices at Novell's three largest development centers in Utah, Silicon Valley, and India. Before Ricart's promotion to the CTO position in February 1996, he was Senior Vice President for Corporate Research and Development. He joined Novell from the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) a branch of the U.S. Department of Defense, charged to provide the U.S. military with the most advanced technology possible. There, he was active in computer security issues, defining ARPA's program in security for end-systems. Among his jobs, he had responsibility for ARPA guidance of a study on future networking systems and strategies, the White House network services, the ARPA portion of the High Performance Computing and Communications Program FY1997 Program Plan, and technology recommendations for a makeover of the National Military Command Center.

In 1982, Ricart joined the University of Maryland, College Park as chief academic computing officer. He directed the Computer Science Center providing strategic direction and planning for campus-wide computing and telecommunications. Ricart also held a faculty appointment in the Department of Computer Science. Ricart led the development of distributed computing by installing a 90-building, high speed network, interconnecting more than 7000 personal computers and workstations resulting in the world's largest horizontal fiber plant.

From 1971-1982, he headed the DEC-10 Systems at the National Institutes of Health; was Vice President and Co-Founder, Consultants in Computer Technology from 1969-1971; and was Project Leader (Chi/OS), Chi Corporation from 1968 to 1971. Dr. Ricart received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland at College Park, Computer Science, in 1980; his M.S., from Case Western Reserve University, Computing and Information Sciences, in 1973; and his B.S. with high honors, from Case Institute of Technology, Engineering, in 1971.

The Internet Society (ISOC) is a non-profit, non-governmental, international organization for global coordination and cooperation of the Internet and is the organizer of INET 97, premier global Internet conference. INET 97 will include presentations of more than 100 papers and case histories, plenary sessions and panels on key Internet issues, and a wide range of seminars. More than 2,000 information technology professionals, business executives, educators and government officials from around the world are expected to attend.

ISOC provides leadership for the management of the many issues and concerns which the new applications of the Internet are generating. Membership includes more than 100 key Internet-oriented organizations and about 7,000 individuals from 150 countries. Additional INET 97 conference information can be obtained by contacting the Internet Society at 703-648-9888; or by writing to 12020 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston VA., USA. 20191-3429.

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