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CMP Technology's Interop® Las Vegas Keynotes Include Cisco's John Chambers, Chief Executives From Avaya, IBM, McAfee, Microsoft and Nortel

Interop - North America's Largest IT Event - Expands to Address Broader Business Technology Issues

May 1, 2007

Interop, produced by CMP Technology, today announced its 2007 Las Vegas keynote speakers, including Cisco Systems' Chairman and CEO John Chambers. Interop's evolution as the leading business technology event is more apparent than ever at the May event, as the program will include more industry thought leaders than before, along with an expanded lineup of programs for IT and business decision-makers. Interop Las Vegas 2007 will be taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, May 20-25.

The complete list of keynote speakers planned for Interop Las Vegas includes:

   *    Louis J. D'Ambrosio, President and CEO, Avaya
   *    John Chambers, President and CEO, Cisco Systems
   *    Thomas E. Noonan, General Manager, IBM Internet Security Systems
   *    Dave DeWalt, President and CEO, McAfee
   *    Bob Muglia, Senior VP, Microsoft Server and Tools Business
   *    Mike Zafirovski, President and CEO, Nortel

"Interop has a 22-year history of presenting thought leaders who have provided attendees with a vision into the future of the industry, and this year's lineup of visionaries will provide an even wider view of the business technology landscape," said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. "Interop continues to foster technology adoption through a consistent focus on interoperability, and our keynote lineup mirrors the full range of business technology issues Interop will address to drive business success."

Complementing the diverse lineup of keynote speakers is a powerhouse exhibitor list of business IT market leaders. A few of the industry-leading vendors exhibiting at Interop Las Vegas 2007 include:

   *    Alcatel-Lucent
   *    Avaya
   *    CA
   *    Cisco Systems
   *    Dell
   *    Enterasys
   *    Extreme Networks
   *    Foundry Networks
   *    IBM Internet Security Systems
   *    McAfee
   *    Microsoft
   *    Motorola
   *    Nortel
   *    Novell
   *    ProCurve Networking by HP
   *    Qwest
   *    Sprint

  Interop Program Highlights

Security is playing a larger role than ever at Interop Las Vegas 2007 - in addition to keynotes from IBM Internet Security Systems and McAfee, there is a 25 percent increase in security software vendors expected at the show. New to the event in 2007, the CSO Bootcamp will feature a panel of successful chief security officers that will provide insight into the skills required to become a top security executive.

Interop's core focus on networking and communications will include several new tracks and programs this year. The SMB Solutions Summit is tailored to small and medium businesses -- the fastest-growing segment of networking today -- interested in how security, wireless and VoIP technologies reflect the 'IP for business' trend. Broadband Wireless World -- co-located at Interop Las Vegas -- provides a renewed emphasis on broadband wireless, including sessions that address the technical and business model hurdles of deploying a successful municipal wireless broadband network.

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

About Interop®

For 22 years, Interop®, part of the CMP Technology family of global brands, has helped IT and business decision-makers bring together the key components of a solid information strategy to drive efficiency and competitive advantage for their organizations. As business continues to drive the adoption of technology, and the converged network is creating new advantages, an emerging "IP for business" philosophy has woven itself into the fabric of business process applications that will be on display at Interop 2007 global events. 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. 2007 Interop events include Interop Las Vegas, May 20-25, Mandalay Bay Convention Center; Interop Moscow, May 30-31, Forum Hall; Interop Tokyo, June 11-15, Mukahari Messe; Interop New York, October 22-26, Javits Convention Center; and Interop Berlin, November 6-8, Fairground Berlin. For more information about these events, visit www.interop.com.

About CMP Technology

CMP Technology (http://www.cmp.com/) is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals 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 ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology 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.

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SOURCE: CMP Technology

CONTACT: Robb Henshaw of Horn Group, +1-415-905-4028,
rhenshaw@horngroup.com, for CMP Technology

Web site: http://www.interop.com/