InfoWorld’s SOA Executive Forum in New York City Completely Sold Out

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – MAY 12, 2006 – IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, announced that SOA Executive Forum, scheduled for May 16th and 17th at the Roosevelt Hotel, is sold out. Pre-registration is now closed. InfoWorld's sixth SOA-focused event boasts an impressive lineup of speakers and sponsors, representing the leading individuals and companies driving service-oriented architecture. InfoWorld's success follows several highly regarded and well-attended events, most recently on March 16th in San Francisco, CA. More information about SOA Executive Forum is available at:

BEA Systems is the cornerstone sponsor for the event. HP, IBM, Oracle, and Software AG are platinum sponsors. Gold-level sponsors include ActiveGrid, DataSynapse, Layer 7 Technologies, SOA Leaders (including AmberPoint, Parasoft, Reactivity, Systinet and ThoughtWorks), SOA Software, and Sonic Software.

SOA Executive Forum features a distinctive roster of industry experts who have implemented successful SOA strategies. The lineup represents the industry's most proficient professionals in SOA and Web Services, covering real-life lessons, overviews, and pragmatic steps vital to transforming and maintaining business infrastructure in a service-oriented architecture.

Keynote speakers include:

— Tony Bishop, senior vice president, director of planning & optimization, Wachovia

— Randy Heffner, vice president, Forrester Research, Inc.

— Shadman Zafar, senior vice president, architecture & eServices, Verizon

Guest speakers include (listed alphabetically by company):

— Harel Kodesh, chief product officer, Amdocs

— Eric Peebles, CTO, City of Chicago

— James McGovern, enterprise architect, The Hartford

— Maurizio Ferconi, head of financial engineering, Putnam Investments

— Doug Saucier, vice president, enterprise architecture, SONY

— Ed Vazquez, group manager, Web services & SOA implementations, Sprint Nextel

— Scott Metzger, CTO, TrueCredit

— Robert Glushko, Ph.D., center for document engineering, UC Berkeley

— John Nallin, vice president architecture, UPS

For a complete list of session speakers, with bios, see the SOA Executive Forum Web site:

"SOA Executive Forum is the definitive event for connecting IT solutions management driving SOA at their organizations with key vendor partners," said Jill Martay, InfoWorld's director of events. "Within one year, InfoWorld helped champion and define an emerging segment — SOA — that continues to expand throughout 2006 and beyond."

About SOA Executive Forum

InfoWorld's SOA Executive Forum events provide an arena for peers and industry experts to come together and develop informed strategies that ensure successful SOA implementations.

The SOA model represents the biggest change in enterprise IT since the Internet. A winning SOA strategy, resulting in cost savings and a highly flexible application infrastructure, hinges on reliable information from leading technologists and early adopters who have already begun to reap the benefits. When applications are treated as services, a transformation in technical approach, IT workflow, and business planning is required.

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, a weekly print publication, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's online network includes more than 400 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and gaming worldwide. IDG is a leading producer of more than 170 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at