General Motors CTO To Keynote Storage Networking World Fall 2003

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 29, 2003 – IDG's Computerworld, in partnership with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), today announced that Tony E. Scott, Chief Technology Officer of General Motors, will provide a keynote address at Storage Networking World (SNW), October 27-30, 2003 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Fla. As CTO of General Motors, Mr. Scott is responsible for defining the information technology computing and telecommunications architecture and standards across all of the company's business globally.


Mr. Scott's participation underscores SNW's unique value proposition – to deliver an agenda developed through a formal call for presentations process that is teeming with educational content; this content, unique in the market, ranges from informative user case studies to insights of storage industry experts to education-focused networking opportunities.

"Storage Networking World Spring 2003 was a dynamic and refreshing marketplace of activity," noted Regis McKenna, technology guru and featured speaker at SNW Spring 2003. "In the midst of so much industry doom and gloom, customers and vendors huddled in every available space, exchanged ideas and solutions, discussed new solutions and markets, debated standards and innovations, educated each other and, no doubt, built relationships and closed some deals."

SNW is the leading global event series focused on growing user implementations of storage networking technologies, and is co-owned by Computerworld and the SNIA. The industry's original and most respected conference, SNW Fall 2003 will feature SNIA-developed tutorials in addition to business and technical tracks for end users that address real-world storage concerns and their solutions. Attended by a range of IT users from CIOs to CTOs, IT managers to enterprise architects, SNW also provides attendees unprecedented access to storage industry leaders and luminaries, as well as peers who have successfully tackled storage challenges.

"Twice a year, Storage Networking World affords storage end users an educational forum where they can stay up to date as technology and standards evolve, while learning best practices from their peers' successful deployments," said Ron Milton, executive vice president, Computerworld. "Given the success of our spring event, we are confident that SNW Fall 2003 will deliver the superb content and unparalleled value that end users have come to expect."

SNW Fall 2003 is accepting submissions to a formal call for presentations through July 7, 2003. Enterprise users, as well as industry experts, vendors and solutions providers, are encouraged to submit presentation proposals pertinent to the following mandatory content areas:

Selecting and Deploying Storage Networks

Data Center and Infrastructure Considerations

Managing Storage Networking Solutions

Enterprise Business Applications and Databases

Return on Investment (ROI) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

CTO Insights

Managing Deployment/Emerging Technologies

Critical and Emerging Technology Topics

High Bandwidth Storage Applications

Deploying Storage to Meet Industry Regulations

To submit a presentation proposal for SNW, visit: www.snwusa.com/orlando_2003/call_for_presentations/. To register to attend, visit www.snwusa.com. For more information, or to sponsor, call Leo Leger, vice president, Strategic Initiatives, Computerworld, at (508) 820-8212.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the only integrated media company focused exclusively on the information needs of IT Leaders – those who manage and implement technology in Global 2000 organizations. The company's flagship weekly newspaper – along with its Computerworld.com Web site and conference series for IT Leaders – form the U.S.-based hub of the world's largest (58-edition) worldwide IT media network. Publishing since 1967, Computerworld has been recognized numerous times by Folio: Magazine and the Computer Press Association as the best computer newspaper, is winner of the 2003 Jesse H. Neal Award for "Best News Coverage," and was named to the "Media Power 50" in 2002 and 2003 by Crain Communications' BtoB Magazine. Winner of more than 70 print and online editorial awards since 1998, Computerworld has a guaranteed rate base of 180,000, a total print audience of 1,846,000 (according to IntelliQuest CIMS v.9.0), and an online audience of 901,412 unique monthly visitors (according to DoubleClick). Breaking news and resour

ces for IT Leaders are available at www.computerworld.com.

Computerworld is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit organization, made up of over 300 companies and individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA members share a common goal: to set the pace of the industry by ensuring that storage networks become efficient, complete, and trusted solutions across the IT community. To this end the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For information visit the SNIA Web site at http://www.snia.org.

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