IDG’s InfoWorld Announces ‘Enterprise Virtualization’ Press Luncheon on September 25 in New York City

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 14, 2006 – IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, today announced that it will host a press/media/analyst luncheon briefing at 12:30pm on Monday, September 25 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. The agenda includes a research presentation, access to key speakers and vendors, as well as other information on the emerging 'enterprise virtualization' opportunity. Press members will also have the opportunity to attend all sessions in the two-day conference. Limited complimentary passes ($895 value) are available to approved press members, subject to availability. Press members may register to attend by visiting: http://www.VirtExecForum.com and using the promotional code: "PRESSVIRT" to bypass payment options.

InfoWorld's Virtualization Executive Forum is designed to demystify the path to successful virtualization of the enterprise. InfoWorld's multi-dimensional communications program focuses on the benefits of various virtualization approaches, including server, hardware-assisted, storage, application, and desktop virtualization. InfoWorld also identifies benefits of linking these different technologies as part of an 'enterprise virtualization' infrastructure.

Novell is the cornerstone sponsor. Platinum-level sponsors include: EMC, Intel, PolyServe, Red Hat, and VMware. Gold-level sponsors include DataSynapse, Egenera, Emulex, IBM, Kingston Technology, and Microsoft.

Scheduled keynotes include (listed alphabetically):

— Tony Bishop, Senior Vice President and Director of Product Management, Wachovia Bank

— Dr. Jeffrey Jaffe, Chief Technology Officer, Novell

— Andi Mann, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Management Associates

— Arun Taneja, Founder and Consulting Analyst, Taneja Group

— Steve Yatko, Managing Director, Global Head IT R&D for Credit Suisse and Chief Technology Officer for Investment Banking Division of Credit Suisse.

Confirmed speakers include (listed alphabetically):

— Andrew Binstock, Principal Analyst, Pacific Data Works LLC, and Senior Contributing Editor, InfoWorld

— Chris Burry, Technology Infrastructure Practice Director, Avanade

— Brian Byun, Vice President of Products and Alliances, VMware

— Michael Callahan, Co-Founder and CTO, PolyServe, Inc.

— David Cohen, Director, Architecture and Engineer, Merrill Lynch

— Simon Crosby, CTO, XenSource

— Doug Dineley, Executive Editor, Test Center, InfoWorld

— Kelly Flanagan, Information Technology Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Brigham Young University

— Steve Fox, Editor-in-Chief, InfoWorld

— Andre Hill, Director of Linux Programs, Novell

— Aaron Holzer, Sr. Product Marketing Engineer Virtualization Strategy & Programs, Intel

— Sameer Jagtap, Director of Product Management, Surgient Inc.

— Steven Jenvy, Investment Associate, Fidelity Ventures

— Scott Jones, Product Manager, Altiris

— Lukas Losche, Director of IT Operations, arvato mobile Bertelsmann

— Neil McAllister, Senior Editor, InfoWorld

— David Miller, Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture Practice Director, Avanade

— Carlos Montero-Luque, Vice President, Product Management, Novell Open Platform Solutions, Novell

— Mike Neil, Sr. Director Virtualization Strategy, Microsoft Corporation

— Don Norbeck, Senior Manager of Product Development, SunGard

— Jack Norris, EMC Rainfinity VP of Marketing, EMC

— James Phillips, Senior Director, Software Lifecycle Solutions, VMware

— Matt Prigge, Network Architect, SymQuest Group

— Wade Reynolds, Infrastructure Architect, Surgient, Inc.

— Mike Smith, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Emulex

— Brian Stevens, CTO and Vice President, Engineering, Red Hat

— Allen Stewart, Senior Program Manager, Windows Server Division Customer Advisory Team, Microsoft

— Nicholas Tang, Director of Operations, Community Connect Inc.

— Mornay Van der Walt, Vice President, IXIS Capital Markets

— Alex Vasilevsky, CTO and Founder, Virtual Iron Software

— Paul Venezia, Senior Contributing Editor, InfoWorld

— Tom Yager, Test Center Chief Technologist, InfoWorld

For a complete list of session descriptions and speakers biographies, visit the Virtualization Executive Forum web site: http://www.virtexecforum.com .

"By championing a new approach to virtualization, InfoWorld continues to build out emerging market opportunities that create unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors offering the solutions," said Bob Ostrow, InfoWorld's president and publisher. "Virtualization Executive Forum is a critical component of our initiative to champion the benefits of enterprise virtualization face-to-face, online and in print."

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