- Demandware, Inc., a leader in on-demand ecommerce solutions, today announced that its president and CEO, Stephan Schambach, will join twenty other CEOs to share their expertise at SD Forum's first ever Software as a Service (SaaS) Conference.

The panel discussion, "A Different Viewpoint: The CIO" will address the role of the CIO in SaaS development, purchasing, implementation and execution. Moderated by Rita Khayat-Toubia, CIO, Proxim, the panel will take place on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 from 3:40 - 4:30 p.m. at the Network Meeting Center in Santa Clara. Accompanying Stephan on the panel are executives from Blue Roads, Qualys and Quantum Art.

According to analyst firm IDC, the SaaS sector is projected to become an $8.1 billion industry by 2007. By leveraging the SaaS delivery model, Demandware was the first and only company in the ecommerce sector to deliver a customizable on-demand ecommerce solution that aligns operating costs directly to customers' business results.

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About Demandware, Inc.
Demandware provides a complete on-demand ecommerce product that combines the flexibility, functionality, and interoperability of a full ecommerce application suite with the operating efficiency of an on-demand hosted service. With Demandware, retailers and manufacturers can deliver custom ecommerce solutions without making upfront capital expenditures or operating expensive datacenters. Demandware was founded by a team with proven expertise from leading ecommerce infrastructure companies including ATG, Macromedia, Intershop and NaviSite. The company has strong backing from major IT investors North Bridge Venture Partners and General Catalyst Partners.