IDG World Expo’s ASPWorld Conference & Expo Announces Keynote Lineup

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 24, 2000 – IDG World Expo, producers of the nation's leading IT trade shows today announced keynote speakers for the inaugural ASPWorld Conference & Expo, running Oct. 3 through 6, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Ca. ASPWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event to help corporate end-users make informed decisions about ASP services and products. End-users and application providers will gather at this new event showcasing the entire range of outsourcing options.

Keynote presenters are Terrence R. Ozan, Executive Committee and Board of Directors member, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Christopher McCleary, chairman and

CEO of USinternetworking, Inc., and Edward Iacobucci, chairman and CTO of Citrix Systems, Inc. John Gallant, editorial director and executive vice president of Network World will lead a feature presentation entitled "The Best Match for You".

"Our keynote speakers are reflective of our educational program for decision-makers from small and mid-sized companies to global enterprises," said Rob Scheschareg, vice president of events for IDG World Expo. "These visionaries headline a week-long line-up of speakers who are leaders in their field and can share their successes and failures with those who are just beginning to explore application outsourcing as an option for their businesses."

"The exploding ASP market has increased the need for reliable information sources to help corporate IT decision-makers and end-users get the answers to

their questions about application outsourcing. ASPWorld Conference & Expo is the largest event in the ASP market and is designed to fill the needs of those

who will evaluate and sign-up for ASP offerings, " said Scheschareg.

Ozan was recently appointed to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Previously he served as vice chairman

of Ernst & Young, and CEO of Ernst & Young Worldwide Consulting. He has nearly 30 years of expertise in counseling clients on improving their business

performance by developing innovative new business processes and operating strategies.

McCleary, a pioneer in the ASP marketspace, was part of the successful management team that founded USinternetworking (USi). USi has become the leading ASP, offering businesses the opportunity to implement premier managed applications over the Internet.

Iacobucci founded Citrix Systems in 1989. Under his leadership, Citrix has become a global leader in providing application server software and services

for the enterprise. In 1998, Ernst & Young named him "Entrepreneur of the Year".

John Gallant, sets the strategic direction for Network World. Gallant joined International Data Corp., the publisher of Network World, in 1983. Gallant has

been cited by Marketing Computers magazine as one of the 25 most influential people in computer journalism, and as one of the most visionary

editors-in-chief by Press Access, a public relations trade organization.

Gallant's feature presentation entitled "The Best Match for You", is based on the classic television program "The Dating Game." Gallant will match up a

corporate enterprise customer with one of three ASPs vying for their business. Attendees will learn what questions to ask the ASPs and see how some of the

leading ASPs conduct themselves in this real-world matchmaking session.

The schedule of keynotes and special presentations is as follows:

–Oct. 4 – Terrance Ozan, executive committee and Board of Directors member,

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young

–Oct. 4- John Gallant, editorial director and executive vice president of

Network World hosts "The Best Match For You"

–Oct. 5 – Christopher McCleary, chairman and CEO, USinternetworking, Inc.

–Oct. 6 – Edward Iacobucci, chairman and CTO of Citrix Systems, Inc.

Keynotes and Special Presentations are free to all registered attendees. Pre-register by Sept. 1, for a free Expo Pass. Interested parties can register

online at www.aspworldexpo.com.

ASPWorld Conference & Expo is backed by the leading IT media organizations, trade groups, and market leaders in the ASP industry. The Flagship Sponsor is

Network World Magazine. Other sponsors include: International Data Corporation (IDC), The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), Ensim,

JDEdwards, NetAspx, Surebridge, searchASP.com, Agilera, Infinium, CIO Magazine, InfoWorld Magazine, Inc. Magazine, ASPstreet.com, and ASPnews.com.

Editor's Note: Members of the media are welcome to attend ASPWorld Conference & Expo, for more information on attending or registering, please

visit the online press center at www.aspworldexpo.com.

About ASPWorld Conference & Expo

ASPWorld Conference & Expo (www.aspworldexpo.com) is the premier application service provider (ASP) event for IT decision-makers from small companies to

global enterprises. As the leader in ASP conferences and expositions, ASPWorld Conference & Expo is solely focused on providing the information and resources

business decision-makers need to explore and implement ASP outsourcing for their organizations. ASPWorld Conference & Expo is part of the IDG World Expo

family.

About IDG World Expo and IDG

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces world-class tradeshows, conferences, and events for emerging IT markets around the globe. As the

leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed 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 ASPWorld Conference & Expo, ComNet, Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, and Windows 2000 Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences, and expositions.

IDG is the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and

offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 270

targeted Web sites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis