Collaborative Technologies Conference Themes to Focus on Future of Collaboration, Innovation and 'Rethinking Boundaries'

One-of-a-kind Conference's to Provide Real-World Examples of Successful Collaboration Strategies

May 17, 2006

CMP Media, producers of the Collaborative Technologies Conference (CTC), today announced the lineup of plenary sessions and themes for the collaborative technology market's most comprehensive event. This unique program will focus on "The Future of Collaboration," "Innovation" and "Rethinking Boundaries," featuring thought leaders and technology innovators who will explore both the power of collaboration and its potential pitfalls. These sessions provide insight that will help attendees utilize the next generation of IP communication tools and strategies to improve productivity, reduce costs, align teams and reduce time to market. More information about the Collaborative Technologies Conference, taking place June 19-22, 2006 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, can be found at

"The impulse to look at collaboration solutions to evaluate technology and process solutions from a holistic perspective is the impulse that says 'there has to be a better way,'" said Jennifer Pahlka, CTC Conference Director. "The sessions at CTC will give business professionals and IT leaders unprecedented insight into next-generation collaborative strategies that will effectively change communication and business processes, and ultimately, the nature of the way we work."

  The complete list of the sessions for each theme is as follows:

   "Innovation" sessions:  Tuesday, June 20
   --  Globalization, Innovation and Collaboration in the Networked Age
   --  Innovations for Real-Time Workplace Business
   --  Show and Tell:  Collaborating in the Networked Organization
   --  Collaboration Culture at Google

   "Rethinking Boundaries" sessions:  Wednesday, June 21
   --  Attention in an Always On World
   --  Generational Shifts:  Brain Drain and Youth Culture
   --  Real-Time Communications Dashboards:  Making Real-Time Communication

   "The Future of Collaboration" sessions:  Thursday, June 22
   --  Show and Tell:  The World is Round
   --  CIO Roundtable:  Moving Beyond Email
   --  From the Labs:  The Best of Research in Collaboration
   --  A History of Human Communication and the Future of Collaboration

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.

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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