Keynotes Announced for TechWeb’s Interop New York

2008-08-13 11:00:00

    Industry Leaders Discuss the Future of Business Technology at North

                         America's Largest IT Event



    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 /EMWNews/ -- Interop(R), produced by TechWeb,

today announced its keynote speakers for the 2008 New York event. As the

leading business technology event, Interop's line-up of industry leaders

represents innovation in the IT industry with executives from Cisco, IBM,

Novell, Research in Motion and Salesforce.com. The event is collocated with

Mobile Business Expo and will take place at the Javits Convention Center,

September 15-19.




The list of keynote speakers planned for Interop New York includes: -- Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com -- Marie Hattar, Vice President Network Systems and Security Solutions, Cisco -- Ronald Hovsepian, President and CEO, Novell Inc. -- Bob Picciano, General Manager of Lotus Software and WebSphere Portal, IBM -- David Yach, CTO for Software, Research in Motion "Being in New York, the business capital of the world, Interop will cover all areas of interest and what's important in the market like data center trends, mobility, virtualization and software-as-a-service," said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. "With so much innovation in the IT industry, our keynote speakers will help the audience prioritize which business technology trends are necessary to maintain a competitive edge in the changing IT market." Interop provides a comprehensive view of the emerging tools and technologies changing the way businesses work. This year's event focuses on ten key technologies every IT organization should be thinking about today. Through panel discussions, workshops and keynote presentations, the following technologies will be explored:
-- IT Security -- Virtualization -- Enterprise 2.0 -- Networking & Services -- Data Center -- Storage -- Wireless & Mobility -- VoIP & Unified Communications -- Green IT -- IT Management -- IT Automation -- Cloud Computing -- SaaS More than 250 exhibitors will showcase their IT solutions at Interop New York this year. In addition to the comprehensive expo show floor, Interop New York will feature focus zones like the bMighty.com SMB Theater and Pavilion, which will present technology targeted at small and midsize businesses. The Security and Compliance Zone will focus on IT and physical security solutions and Startup City will highlight innovations from technology companies that have been in the market for a year or less. As the leading global business technology event, Interop New York 2008 offers a deep-dive look into the most powerful innovations and solutions in the industry.

    About Interop(R)



    Interop(R) 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 visit http://www.interop.com.



    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,

InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, 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

connections





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