IDC Unveils World-Class Lineup of Keynote Speakers at Upcoming IDC IT Forum & Expo; Harvard Business School, IDC, a Super Bowl Winning NFL Head Coach and Siemens Communications leaders will share their perspectives at this event of IT decision makers

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 8, 2007 – IDC today announced a world-class lineup of academic, research, technology and sports/entertainment leaders who will deliver keynote addresses at the second annual IDC IT Forum & Expo. The event, to be held June 7 – 8 at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston, coincides with the CIO Summit, an invitation-only IDC event that puts the challenges and opportunities of being a CIO front and center.

The IDC IT Forum & Expo keynote speakers include:

— Siemens Communications, Inc. CEO Eve Aretakis, who will address the

topic of "Open Communications for the Global Enterprise;"

— A NFL Head Coach, who will discuss "Building a Consistent Winner

Through Teamwork & Preparation" during his closing keynote on Friday,

June 8.

— Leading expert, author and Harvard Business School Professor John

Kotter will provide his insights on how to manage change in an

organization under all conditions, and

— IDC Chief Research Officer John Gantz, who will address the topic of

"The IT Landscape: Shifting Sands for CIOs," focusing on key trends

and best strategies.

"Our all-star lineup of keynote speakers highlights the growing significance of this industry event," said Elizabeth Cutler, vice president of IDC's U.S. Conference Group. "All are renowned for their leadership and accomplishments in their respective fields and will help ensure that this installment of the IDC IT Forum & Expo will exceed the high benchmark we've set for this conference."

The IDC IT Forum & Expo is the industry's premier event for IT and business executives seeking to use IT as a tool of innovation and business transformation.

For more information on the event and to register, visit .

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