Visionary J. Craig Venter to Keynote at InformationWeek's Spring Conference

Mar 7, 2006

CMP's InformationWeek, today announced that J. Craig Venter, will deliver a keynote on "Taming The Tiger: How To Optimize Infrastructure and Processes On A Massive Scale" at the annual InformationWeek Spring Conference, taking place April 2-5 at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, FL.

Founder and President of the J. Craig Venter Institute and the J. Craig Venter Science Foundation, he is a visionary in the field of genomic research and was instrumental in the massive 13-year project which mapped the human genome. Venter will discuss the technology infrastructure and process optimization techniques, including BPO, PM, BI, and systems management, that worked to such great success on a grand scale. The former CEO of Celera Genomics, Venter has been in the news recently, pioneering molecular and genomic methods to develop biological sources of clean energy.

Venter joins fellow conference keynoters Robert Carter, EVP and CIO of FedEx Corporation and Larry Bossidy, author and former CIO of Honeywell.

The InformationWeek Spring Conference examines the theme "Optimizing the Core: Infrastructure & Business Data." Hundreds of technology executives from Fortune 1000 companies will attend to learn how leading companies optimize core technologies to improve efficiency and profitability. To register, go to or call 516-562-7685.

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