Keynotes Announced for TechWeb's Interop Las Vegas 2009

Industry Leaders to Present at North America's Largest IT Event

Apr 15, 2009

InteropĀ®, produced by TechWeb, today announced its 2009 Las Vegas keynote speakers. Interop, North America's largest and most comprehensive business technology event, will present a lineup of industry leaders with rich, solution-oriented case studies and presentations, who will be featuring news from the keynote stage. The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, May 17-21, 2009. For more information visit:

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

  --  Russ Daniels, VP and CTO, Cloud Services Strategy, Hewlett-Packard
  --  Dr. Mark Stuart Day, Chief Scientist, Riverbed Technology
  --  Marius Haas, Senior VP and General Manager, HP ProCurve Networking,
      Hewlett-Packard Company
  --  Dr. Stephen Herrod, CTO, VMware
  --  John McAdam, President and CEO, F5 Networks
  --  Paul McNab, VP, Enterprise & Mid-Market Solutions Marketing, Cisco
  --  Stefan Oberg, GM and VP, Skype for Business
  --  Vishal Sikka, CTO, SAP
  --  Dave Stevens, CTO, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
  --  Ric Telford, VP, IBM Cloud Services
  --  David Yen, Executive VP and General Manager, Data Center Business
      Group, Juniper Networks

  --  Art Wittmann, Managing Director, InformationWeek Analytics

"This year we're making big news at Interop. From our keynote lineup to the dynamic show floor, we'll deliver an acute sense of where the market is and where it is going," said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. "Interop will highlight innovations in areas such as cloud computing, virtualization and the data center with an emphasis on showing users how they can help their companies save money and increase productivity."

In addition to keynote presentations, Interop Las Vegas offers a multi-track conference, a major expo show floor, unconference-like formats to provide an informal setting where attendees drive the content and conversation, and many networking opportunities. Returning to Interop this year is Energy Camp, which gathers industry stakeholders together to discuss the importance of energy conservation and utilizing Green IT solutions and methods. New to Interop this year is the CloudCamp unconference, for early adapters of Cloud Computing technologies to exchange ideas, share experiences and discuss solutions.

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 eight specific category areas. Open now for submissions, applications will be accepted until Friday, April 24, 2009. This year's Best of Interop is hosted by InformationWeek Analytics. More information available at:

Interop Las Vegas 2009 proudly welcomes more than 400 exhibitors, showcasing the full range of IT solutions including cloud computing, virtualization, mobility and Green IT. The list of industry-leading vendors exhibiting at this year's event will continue to grow and several to note include: Amazon Web Services, APC, CA Inc., Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Enterasys, HP, IBM, McAfee, Microsoft, Motorola, Nortel, Verizon and VMware.

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 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 and InteropLabs programs, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. For more information about these events visit

About TechWeb

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise,,, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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