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1 Development of Open Source and Standards Technology in Hong Kong Thomas Lee Chief Technology Officer Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development The University of Hong Kong ETSI Workshop on Open Source and Open Standards Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004

2 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 CECID HK University R&D center established in full time staffs Focus: Open Source B2B and EAI Technology Primarily funded by HK Govt (US$3M) Project Phoenix (US$1.2M): establish ebXML infrastructure in HK Project Pyxis (US$1.8M): develop e-business interoperability software platform Additional industry sponsorship ~US$0.9M (cash and software) Commercial revenue R&D outsourcing and consultancy R&D productization

3 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 B2B Integration B2B procurement G2B document submission, trade declaration Document exchange with trading hub PO Invoice Business Partner e.g. Buyer Business Partner e.g. Seller

4 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 Enterprise Application Integration Very expensive commercial EAI packages Solutions usually requires extensive customization.Net / Microsoft Java / Linux Oracle AS400 PeopleSoft BP

5 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 OS 2 E-Commerce Technology OS 2 = Open Standards Open Source (Software) Catalyst for e-commerce adoption Open Standards Interoperability between different products by different vendors Competitive market more cost-effective products Open Source (Software) Commoditize mature software components vendors compete in value-added products and services Lower entry cost in new technology adoption Foster quality home grown products / services for local and international adoption

6 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 ebXML B2B E-Commerce Electronic Business Using XML Internet based B2B e-commerce infrastructure Low cost EDI alternative, esp. for SMEs and developing countries Co-developed by United Nations UN/CEFACT and OASIS (~400 tech coms and orgs) V1 released in May 2001, V2 has become mature ebXML Message Service V2 widely adopted esp. in Asia ebMS: enhanced Web Services with integrated security and reliability mechanisms Core Component Technical Specification accepted as data modeling methodology for B2B exchange

7 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 Hermes Integration Suite B2B and EAI open source software suite i.e. free to use and provide services B2B Messaging Gateway (ebMS V2) Received ebXML Asia Interoperability Cert, HK IT Excellence Awards Merit and Asia Pacific ICT Awards Merit Very mature product, many production cases deployed in HK and overseas Will support AS2 and other protocols in next release (Dec 2004) ebMail E-form client to electronic documents to the gateway SMEs can prepare documents on GUI and dial up to send/receive documents Web Services Integrator (to be open-sourced in Jan 2005) EAI engine to integrate data between heterogeneous enterprise apps Based on Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WSBPEL)

8 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004

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10 B2B Connector Commercialized Hermes as standalone device for B2B exchange Plug-and-play, Internet-based, low-cost Support conversion between different e-business standards Connect SMEs to large trading partners e.g. governments, large buyers, exchange hub… FAX machine for e-commerce

11 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 ebXML Messaging Service over HTTP/S Hermes ebMS Gateway Delivery of CDs HMV Sony Music Hermes ebMS Gateway Internet ebXML for B2B procurement

12 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 Shipping Agents Shipping Agents Paper submission Web submission Internet XML submission ebXML Message Service Hermes MSH Hermes MSH HKSAR Govt Dangerous Goods Declaration with ebXML B2G document submission in ebXML Common B2G gateway developed in govt

13 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 Large HK Subway Operator PeopleSoft Oracle Financial Procurement System Java app.Net app FoxPro app WS- BPEL E.g. staffing / finance / procurement applications integration

14 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 Recipient Data Pool Source Data Pool GDS Connector Backend System User Browser GDSN Product Data Synchronization Supplier Retailer Global Data Synchronization

15 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 ISP ebXML Web Services Hermes Integration Suite Large enterprise Business partner SME partner

16 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 HKSARG Interoperability Framework Standardizes technologies used in eGovernment services, e.g. Web Services – simple integration ebMS v2 – reliable doc exchange

17 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 HK Govt XML Data Standardization XML data modeling and standardization for e-govt applications Standardized Common Schemas persons name, HKID#, address, etc. Central Data Registry Already applied in G2G/G2B cases, e.g. Infectious diseases notification Weather info publishing One of international eGovernment best practices

18 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 DTTN eLogistics Platform in HK Digital Trade and Transportation Network Large scale eLogisitcs infrastructure for 9 industries Study report estimates Investment of US$380M over 17 years Benefits of US$1.5 billion Backbone: ebXML + Web Services We believe OSS will play an important role for companies to connect to the platform

19 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 OS 2 for Technology Adoption Visionaries PragmatistsConservativesSkeptics Early MarketMainstream Market ad hoc / proprietary solutions open standards dev. OSS dev. OSS adoption OSS productization software product adoption hardware product adoption hardware product dev. open standards adoption Chasm

20 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 Timeline of ebXML Adoption in HK : ebXML v1 finalized : ebXML funding proposal submitted : secured 1st funding : hosted ebXML registry test site : started freebXML.org : opensourced Hermes – ebMS OSS : ebXML Asia interop. certification : opensourced ebMail – ebMS for SMEs : Launched 1 st two B2B, B2G ebXML production cases : Secured 2 nd funding : Surpassed 10K downloads for Hermes and ebMail : Completed HKSARG Schema Guide based on CCTS and UBL : Hermes won HK IT Excellence Award Merit : 1 st B2B Connector deployed

21 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 HK Users & Known Overseas Users Recorded 10,000+ downloads from 65+ countries Overseas Users Spherion (Australia) TEDIS (Australia) connect to Telstra TIE (The Netherlands) Webswell (USA) CrimsonLogic (Singapore) I3T (Thailand) DangangNet (Malaysia)

22 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 The Road Ahead Market-driven business models for open source software support, services, and productization University-driven initiatives are not sustainable Technology transfer is critical International collaboration in development and provision of open source solutions Promotion of industry perception on open source softwares business values Esp. governments, large enterprises, vendors A business spin-off is planned for sustainable development and provision of open source solutions

23 ETSI Workshop, Sophia Antipolis, France, 16 Dec 2004 We Believe B2B E-Commerce… Will take off when mature standards (e.g. ebXML and UBL) and software, esp. in OS 2, are available in 2 years Will be enabled by simple plug-and-play software and hardware in 5 years Will eventually become as easy-to-use and widespread as fax machine

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