Collaborative Technologies Conference Plenary Speakers to Provide Insight Into Power of Collaboration

Thought Leaders to Explore How IT Can Drive Business Agility

Apr 26, 2006

CMP Media today announced the lineup of plenary speakers at the second annual Collaborative Technologies Conference, taking place June 19-22, 2006 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. These thought leaders and technology innovators will explore both the power of collaboration and its potential pitfalls, helping attendees understand how to improve productivity, reduce costs, align teams and reduce time to market. More information about the Collaborative Technologies Conference can be found at

The Collaborative Technologies Conference program is designed to provide insight to allow IT and business leaders to develop and implement a collaboration strategy. The sessions and workshops at CTC will cover technologies such as social software, team workspaces, unified messaging, instant messaging, conferencing (web, audio and video conferencing), wikis, blogs, calendaring, VoIP and converged networks.

"Forward-thinking businesses are realizing that the technology needs to evolve to support information workers better," said Jennifer Pahlka, CTC Conference Director. "The CTC program looks at collaborative technologies as not just a way to save money on IT and storage costs, but as a platform for strategic advantage in the marketplace. To reap these rewards, however, you must understand how and where collaboration fits in. The headline speakers at CTC provide that big picture."

Plenary Session speakers and the topics of their sessions at the 2006 Collaborative Technologies Conference are as follows:

  -- John Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist, Xerox: Globalization,
     Innovation and Collaboration in the Networked Age
  -- Mike Rhodin, General Manager, Workplace, Portal and Collaboration
     Services, IBM: Innovations for Real-Time Business
  -- Matthew Glotzbach, Head, Enterprise Products, Google: Collaboration
     Culture at Google
  -- Jason Fried, CEO, 37Signals: Small Is Beautiful
  -- Linda Stone, Former VP, Microsoft: Attention in an Always On World
  -- Mitchell Wade, Author, Got Game: Generational Shifts: Brain Drain and
     Youth Culture
  -- Laurence Prusak, Babson Knowledge: The World is Round
  -- Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps, NetAge: Collaborating in the
     Networked Organization
  -- Johna Till Johnson, Nemertes Research: Real-Time Communications
     Dashboards: Making Real-Time Collaboration Real

CTC features thought-provoking plenaries, strategic and practical sessions, in-depth workshops, and real-life case studies that help business and IT leaders to explore collaboration from both a strategic and tactical perspective. The Collaborative Technologies Conference is the only industry event that explains how to effectively integrate collaborative capabilities with existing applications while addressing security, compliance and network impact issues.

About the Collaborative Technologies Conference (CTC)

The Collaborative Technologies Conference (CTC) is the only industry event to explore the breadth of collaborative solutions, including real-time and asynchronous technologies, from both strategic and tactical perspectives. CTC focuses on the tools and techniques that best leverage the technical, productive and social aspects of IT and workgroup environments to build a cohesive collaboration strategy and empower a connected workforce.

About CMP Media (

CMP Media is a marketing solutions company serving the technology, healthcare and lifestyles industries. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Media has earned the confidence of more professionals and enthusiasts in these fields than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in each of these industries in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Media is a subsidiary of United Business Media ( ), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.


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