Executives From AMD, Red Hat, IBM and Dell to Keynote At LinuxWorld

FRAMINGHAM, MA – NOVEMBER 6, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced the keynote line-up for LinuxWorld Conference & Expo/New York 2003, taking place January 21-24, 2003 at New York City's Javits Center. As the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and Open Source solutions, LinuxWorld will feature presentations by top executives from AMD, IBM and Dell, as well as a real-world financial services case study presented by Red Hat.


AMD President and CEO Hector Ruiz will kick off the event with his opening keynote presentation on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:30 a.m.

"AMD has always been a strong proponent of competition and of the benefits competition brings to our customers, which is why we're so excited about the growth of Linux," said Ruiz. "Together, AMD and the open-source community are helping to offer new possibilities in 64-bit computing that give businesses and governments alike technology choices they have never had. We're looking forward to LinuxWorld, since it offers AMD a great opportunity to engage in a dialogue with all the key players in this industry, as well as the Open Source community."

Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann will take the stage with an executive from a financial services firm that recently implemented Red Hat Linux on Wednesday, January 22 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Other keynote presentations include:

Steven A. Mills, senior vice president and group executive, IBM; Thursday, January 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Randy Mott, senior vice president and CIO, Dell Computer Corporation; Thursday, January 23, 1:30 p.m.

Professionals from financial services, retail, manufacturing and government will join Linux and Open Source community veterans to hear these and other presentations from industry luminaries at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. Attendees will learn strategies for implementing Linux and Open Source solutions for their businesses, as well as what works and what doesn't from those who have already made the leap.

"Usage of Linux and Open Source continues to grow exponentially, so it is critical that corporate and IT professionals have a forum to learn about implementation strategies and listen to real-world case studies," said Rob Scheschareg, vice president of sales, marketing and product development, IDG World Expo. "We're confident that LinuxWorld attendees will walk away from these keynotes with valuable new insights on how Linux and Open Source can help them save money and increase efficiency."

For more information on the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, visit 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 www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Frank Netherwood (A-K) at (508) 424-4860 or Frank_Netherwood@idg.com or John Yurewicz (L-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or John_Yurewicz@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces IT-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. 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, Integrated Security Conference & Expo and BiometricsWorld Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

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