BT, ADP and BEA to Keynote InfoWorld’s SOA Executive Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 19, 2007 – IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, has secured W. George Glass of BT Exact, Bob Bongiorno of ADP and Charles Stack of BEA Systems to provide the keynote addresses at its eighth Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Executive Forum, May 15 and 16, 2007 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The executive-level event provides real-world guidance and best practices for dynamically managing the IT environment. Glass, BT's chief architect and director of platform design and build, will detail how the UK telecom has reduced its servers by 20 percent and committed to being completely SOA-based by 2009. Plus, ADP's SVP and CIO of Employer Services Bongiorno will share best practices from one of the most experienced companies in service provisioning. Stack, BEA's VP of Engineering, will provide practical steps you can take today to help your organization realize the benefits of SOA, now and into the future.

Passes to attend InfoWorld's SOA Executive Forum are priced at $1,295, with credential, subscriber and early registration discounts available. Members of the press using promotional code MAYPRESS are eligible for complimentary registration. For more details and to register, visit: SOAExecForum.com/register.

The SOA Executive Forum agenda features dynamic stories from best-laid SOA plans to successful implementation from end users, leading SOA vendors and analysts in the space. Presenters and panelists include: Andy Brown, Managing Director and CTO, Infrastructure, Credit Suisse; David Butler, VP & Chief SOA Evangelist, Hewlett-Packard Company; Jeffrey Harman, VP, Systems Integration, Webster Bank; Thomas Krotchko, Director, Web Architecture, Amtrak; David S. Linthicum, CEO, Linthicum Group, LLC; Anne Thomas Manes, VP and Research Director, Burton Group; Ashish Mohindroo, Senior Director, Oracle Fusion Middleware; Neal Ruskin, Chief Enterprise Architect, Applications, TD Ameritrade; Derek Sampson, Sr. Director, Back Office Architecture, Comcast; Sumitro Sarkar, VP, Technology Strategy, Thomson Financial; Maja Tibbling, Lead Enterprise Architect, Con-way, Inc.; Timothy Vibbert, Senior Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin; and Hong Zhang, Global Director and Chief Architect, IT Architecture and Standards, General Motors. Plus, InfoWorld's top editors will be on hand to share their expertise. The complete agenda is available online at: SOAExecForum.com.

InfoWorld's SOA Forum continues to attract support from top SOA vendors, including: BEA Systems (Cornerstone sponsor); Oracle Corporation (Diamond-level sponsor); IONA Technologies, Software AG and webMethods (Gold-level sponsors).

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at www.infoworld.com .

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and gaming worldwide. IDG's lead generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

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