Bertelsmann AG, Cadence Design Systems, Capital One, Fisher Investments and Qualcomm Among the Featured Case Studies at IDC Virtualization Conference

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 1, 2006 – Designed to help IT and business executives answer key questions about how to effectively exploit computer resources, the conference offers insight into the current and future trends of virtualization technology, as well as case study examples from users sharing their personal experiences with the implementation of virtualization technology, and the business benefits achieved as a result.

The stellar line-up of practitioners and thought leaders confirmed as speakers include:

— Rajiv Arunkundram, Senior Product Manager, Virtual Server Marketing Group, Microsoft

— Kristie Bell, Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, IBM System Storage, IBM Corporation

— Diane M. Bryant, Vice President, Digital Enterprise Group; General Manager, Server Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

— Diane Greene, President, VMware

— Lee Congdon, Vice President, Corporate Technology, Capital One

— Matthew Eastwood, Program Vice President, Global Enterprise Server Solutions, IDC

— Mark Greenberg, Chief Technology Officer, Fisher Investments

— Tom Grotton, Director, IT Server Farm Initiative, Cadence Design Systems

— David Hewett, Senior IT Manager, Qualcomm

— Scott Hill, Chief Technology Officer, Oak Associates

— Lee Johns, Director, Velocity Software, Software Global Business Unit, Hewlett-Packard Company

— Rich Lechner, Vice President, Virtualization, IBM Corporation

— Lukas Loesche, Director IT Operations, Arvato Mobile, Bertelsmann AG

— Joe Menard, Corporate Vice President of Software Strategy and Alliances, AMD

— Vernon Turner, Group Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Computing, IDC

— Nabeel Youakim, Vice President & Product Line Executive, Citrix Presentation Server, Citrix Systems, Inc.

IDC held the inaugural IDC Virtualization Forum in New York in February, and due to the widespread interest in virtualization technology and the feedback from New York attendees, IDC has scheduled a third session of the Virtualization Forum, to be held on September 12 in Toronto, Ontario.

A complete list of Sponsors and Partners of the Virtualization Forum West include:

Intel, HP, VMware, AMD, Citrix, IBM, Microsoft, Egenera, Platform Computing, Virtuozzo, Women in Technology International, Application Development Trends Magazine, Enterprise Systems Journal, Virtual Strategy Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

For more information or to register for the conference, please visit IDC's website Complimentary press passes are available for qualified journalists. To request a press pass, please contact Dana Basilone at 508-988-6891 or

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