Interop® New York 2007 Announces Keynote Lineup and Event Focus

Industry Heavyweights to Speak on the Future of Technology within Eight Key Event Themes

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
Sep 24, 2007

Interop®, produced by CMP Technology, today announced its keynote speaker lineup for Interop New York 2007, taking place at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, October 22-26. Attendees of Interop will have the opportunity to hear from Microsoft, IBM, Google, and XenSource executives as they speak to the industry's most pressing issues facing the future of the trillion-dollar business technology industry.

The roster of this year's Interop New York 2007 keynote speakers is as follows:

  -- Tom Robertson, General Manager, Interoperability & Standards, Microsoft
  -- Barry Rudolph, Vice President, Portfolio Management, Disk, Software,
     IBM System Storage
  -- Simon Crosby, CTO and Founder, XenSource
  -- Matthew Glotzbach, Head of Products, Google Enterprise, Google


"Interop is proud to welcome these strong leaders that reflect the broad, yet in-depth coverage of business technology at Interop," said Interop General Manager Lenny Heymann. "Their insight and involvement proves Interop is the best place to learn about the latest, cutting-edge IT opportunities for your organization that will drive value and cut costs."

As the leading global business technology event, Interop New York 2007 offers an unparalleled look into the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop delivers a comprehensive array of cutting-edge education seminars and live demonstrations that allow for business and IT professionals to interact with the technologies of tomorrow. It is the only event in its class that thoroughly addresses the most pressing issues facing the market today.

This year's event focuses on eight critical key themes driving the growth and innovation of the technology industry. Each theme is explored through educational programs, sessions, vendors and technologies to help leading professionals integrate applications, devices and people for maximum business impact. This year's themes are Data Center, Enterprise 2.0, Networking & Services, Outsourcing, Security, VoIP and Unified Communications, Virtualization and Wireless & Mobility.

For the first time, Interop New York 2007 will be colocated with Mobile Business Expo and VoiceCon. These three events will join forces under one roof for a multi-dimensional view of the technology landscape, further cementing Interop as the place where the global business technology industry meets.

More than 150 companies showcasing the full range of IT solutions will be exhibiting including Microsoft, IBM, APC, Cisco, Citrix, Foundry Networks, Juniper Networks, Nokia, ShoreTel, Siemens, Sybase and more.

In addition, InteropNet, the world's most intricate traveling network, will be built again at Interop New York and will be providing high-speed networking services for exhibitors, conference rooms and attendees.

About Interop®

Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of CMP Technology'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 and InteropLabs programs, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. As the meeting place for the global business technology community, upcoming Interop events include Interop New York, October 22-26, Javits Convention Center, New York City; Interop Berlin, November 6-8, Fairground Berlin; Interop Moscow 2008, April 23-24, 2008, Forum Hall, Moscow; Interop Las Vegas 2008, April 27-May 2, 2008, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas; and Interop Tokyo 2008, June 9-13, 2008, Mukahari Messe, Tokyo. For more information about these events, visit http://www.interop.com/.

About CMP

CMP (http://www.cmp.com/) is a media and marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. With the leading online, event and print brands in all technology market categories, and with services and tools that reach beyond traditional advertising, CMP shapes and influences the technology industry worldwide. CMP publishes highly respected media brands such as TechWeb, InformationWeek, ChannelWeb, CRN, EE Times and TechOnline; produces major industry events such as Interop, Web 2.0, XChange, Game Developer and the Embedded Systems Conferences; and provides business information and marketing services such as the International Customer Management Institute, Semiconductor Insights and Second Life consulting for technology marketers. CMP is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion. For more CMP news, go to http://cmp.com/news.

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