TechWeb's Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2008 Launch Pad Finalists Announced

Conference attendees to choose winner after presentations by Aegeon, GroupSwim, NewsGator, Project SocialSite and Veodia

May 29, 2008

TechWeb (formerly CMP) today announced the finalists for the annual Enterprise 2.0 Conference Launch Pad program, which provides a unique public forum for unveiling new social tools within the enterprise. The Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2008 is the first and only comprehensive conference and demonstration pavilion dedicated to exploring how technology can open up new ways to work and drive business agility through 2.0 technologies. The event's Launch Pad finalists will present their new 2.0 tools and services on Wednesday, June 11 during the Enterprise 2.0 Conference which will be held at the Westin Waterfront in Boston, June 9-12.

This year, participating companies posted videos to the Launch Pad site, utilizing Web 2.0 technologies to showcase their new product or service and compete for a chance to present to the Enterprise 2.0 community at the conference. On Wednesday, June 11, the five Launch Pad finalists will present their ideas to the audience of creators, evangelists and adopters of cutting edge technologies, who will then decide the winner. The winning Launch Pad participant will receive a free exhibit space in the 2009 Enterprise 2.0 Conference Demo Pavilion. Enterprise 2.0 Launch Pad is organized by Stowe Boyd, an internationally recognized authority on social applications and their impact on business and society, and sponsored by Open Text.

  The five finalists are:
  -- Aegeon
  -- GroupSwim
  -- NewsGator
  -- Project SocialSite
  -- Veodia

"The Enterprise 2.0 Launch Pad program spotlights the up-and coming companies leading today's changing enterprise landscape," said Steve Wylie, General Manager and Conference Director for the Enterprise 2.0 Conference. "With new tools and technologies available, businesses are improving the way they work and communicate. These five finalists have demonstrated through audience selection that they have something unique and interesting to offer the enterprise."

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  About The Enterprise 2.0 Conference

The Enterprise 2.0 Conference explores the integration of Web 2.0 technologies in the enterprise, from both strategic and tactical perspectives. This annual conference and demo pavilion 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. For more information visit:

About TechWeb (formerly CMP)

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.

* 13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly


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