IDC’s Solutions Integrator Forum Happening August 5-6 in San Diego

The information technology solutions market is full of opportunities. Hot spots such as Web development, eCommerce, Y2K, mid-market enterprise applications, LAN/WAN infrastructure, and business process reengineering are driving demand for high-margin services. IDC's Solutions Integrator Forum is the only event that will provide executives with the insight they need to develop a strategy for capitalizing on these growth areas.

WHERE/WHEN: The San Diego Hilton Resort, San Diego

August 5-6, 1999

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. local time; the conference starts at 9 a.m.


IDCs leading analysts, industry gurus, and IT solutions customers will provide actionable recommendations on how executives can grow profits from the services side of their business. Presenters will include:

— Clayton Christensen, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School and Author of The Innovator's Dilemma

— Michael Melenovsky, Group Vice President, Services Research, IDC

— Bill Bell, Manager of Business Management Systems Solutions, Virginia Power

— Richard Carbone, Vice President, Business Partner Sales, Unisys

— Michael T. Christy, Managing Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

— Karen Fast, Executive Vice President, West Coast Consulting, CBSI

— Ulysses Knotts, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, AnswerThink Consulting Group

— Rick Frazier, Vice President, Enterprise Solutions Division, Compaq

— Jim Livesay, Director of Operations, A&E Signature Service/Wards

— George W. Macintyre, Vice President of Marketing, Inprise

— Timothy McMahon, Managing Director and Co-Head of Investment Banking, Adams, Harkness & Hill Inc.

— Clive Pinder, Client Partner, Viant

— James Pullen, Managing Director, Regent Associates

— John Russell, Vice President/Editor in Chief, Solutions Integrator

— Greg Sasaki, Controller/IS Manager, Nikon

— Richard Severa, Vice President, North American Sales, The Merisel Open Computing Alliance

— Joe Smadzinsky, CIO, The Budget Group

WHAT: An interactive forum featuring presentations, panels, workshops, and plenty of time to network. Conference sessions will include:

— The Business Solutions Challenge: Getting Used to the New Rules

— Stealth Attack: Will You Be the Victim or the Victor?

— The High Performing Enterprise: Solutions for Enterprise Management

— Life in the Fast Lane: Managing the Rapid Growth of Your Services Business

— Strategies for Growth and Investment

— New Partnering Models for the Solutions Opportunity

— Application Service Providers (ASPs): Capitalizing on a New Services Opportunity

HOW: Members of the press RSVP to Liz Gagliardi at 508-935-4002 or

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