Keynote Speakers Take to the Stage at Interop Las Vegas 2010

Program Features Key Productivity-Driving Business Technologies, Cloud Computing and Virtualization

Apr 7, 2010

InteropĀ®, produced by UBM TechWeb, today introduced its 2010 Las Vegas keynote speakers. Interop, North America's largest and most comprehensive business technology event, will present a lineup of industry leaders from companies like Avaya, Cisco, IBM and HP, featuring focused and insightful presentations from the keynote stage. The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, April 25-29, 2010. For more information visit:

  Keynote speakers of the event currently include:
  --  Simon Crosby, CTO, Datacenter and Cloud Division, Citrix Systems, Inc.
  --  Brett D. Galloway, Senior Vice President, Wireless, Security, and
      Routing Technology Group, Cisco
  --  Marius Haas, Senior Vice President and General Manager, HP ProCurve
  --  Kevin Kennedy, President and CEO, Avaya
  --  Kristof Kloeckner, Vice President, Strategy & Enterprise Initiatives,
      Systems & Software, and CTO, Cloud Computing, IBM
  --  Randy Rowland, General Manager Managed Hosting & Cloud Computing
      Services, Terremark Worldwide Inc.
  --  Vittorio Viarengo, Vice President of Program Management, VMware

"Interop is the event to attend to hear from leading companies on the most important topics in the business technology industry," said Lenny Heymann, General Manager of Interop. "Attendees will gain comprehensive insight into exciting IT innovations, like cloud computing and virtualization, as top minds in the industry provide knowledge and insight on key technologies that are changing all aspects of IT. It's a great time to come together to explore the wide range of innovations that are re-energizing the business technology marketplace."

Recognizing the importance of cloud computing and virtualization, Interop Las Vegas will offer a dedicated cloud computing conference track, a cloud keynote panel and the return of Enterprise Cloud Summit, a one-day cloud conference covering practical cloud computing designs, as well as the standards, infrastructure decisions, and economics needed to better understand how to transform your organization's IT. There will be 14 virtualization conference sessions, plus the program includes an entire Virtualization Management Day and Desktop Virtualization Day, to drive discussion around successful deployment and management of desktop and application virtualization. In addition, Interop Las Vegas offers a multi-track conference, IT workshops, a major expo show floor, and many networking opportunities.

Also happening at Interop Las Vegas is the presentation of the Best of Interop Awards, which recognize exhibitors that have made significant technological advancements in nine specific category areas. There will also be three special awards: an overall "Best of Interop," Best Startup and the Green Award, which recognizes eco-friendly products. Submissions are now closed and Best of Interop finalists for these category areas will be announced on Monday, April 12. This year's Best of Interop is hosted by InformationWeek Analytics. More information available at:

Interop Las Vegas 2010 proudly welcomes more than 350 exhibitors, showcasing the full range of IT solutions including cloud computing, virtualization, security and mobility. Several industry-leading vendors exhibiting at this year's event includes: Amazon Web Services, APC, Avaya, Brocade, CA, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, D-Link, EMC, Enterasys, F5 Networks, Force10 Networks, HP, IBM, LifeSize, McAfee, Microsoft, NetScout, Novell, Polycom, Qwest Communications, Riverbed, Siemens, Sprint, Terremark, The Rackspace Cloud, VMware, Xirrus.

Visit for more details on Interop's world-class education program, comprehensive exposition, sessions and programs, the celebrated InteropNet and the InteropLabs.

About InteropĀ®

InteropĀ® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of UBM TechWeb's family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. For more information about these events visit,

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