Carly Fiorina to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 16, 2001 – IDG World Expo announced today that Carly Fiorina, chairman and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Company, will present the opening keynote address at the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, held January 29 – February 1, 2002 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Sanjay Kumar, president and CEO of Computer Associates, and William Zeitler, senior vice president and group executive of IBM's Server Group, will also present keynotes at the event.
Fiorina, Kumar and Zeitler will join Linux suppliers, users and enthusiasts at the upcoming event, held for the third time in New York City. The event, which is the world's most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, will feature exhibits from the likes of Compaq, Computer Associates, HP and IBM.
LinuxWorld will also feature a panel discussion titled "Building the Foundation for World Domination: Free Standards for Global Markets & Individual Empowerment." The discussion, hosted by Scott McNeil, executive director of The Free Standards Group, will include real world examples presented by leading companies that have implemented Linux standards.
"There is no question that Linux is all grown up – just take a look at this year's keynote lineup," said Charlie Greco, president and CEO of IDG World Expo. "We selected IT's most respected leaders to share their vision of Linux. This is an exciting time for the Linux community, and IDG World Expo is proud to promote the platform's continued success by providing an interactive forum for members of this community to exchange ideas."
Also returning to the event in January is the Golden Penguin Bowl, a quiz show that tests the wits of some of today's most distinguished Linux personalities. The Golden Penguin Bowl pits the "Geeks" against the "Nerds" in the fun yet fierce competition for the coveted Golden Penguin, hosted by Nicholas Petreley, founding editor of varlinux.org.
For information on the schedule of keynotes and feature presentations, please visit http://www.linuxworldexpo.com.
About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at http://www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Colin Brown (A-Ib) at (508) 424-4851 or Colin_Brown@idg.com or Beverly Griffith (Ic-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or Beverly_Griffith@idg.com.
About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo (http://www.idgworldexpo.com) produces world-class tradeshows, conferences, and events for emerging IT markets. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, BioITWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo and COMNET Wireless Conference & Expo – both of which feature Enterprise Application Summit and ESPWorld. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.
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