Key Industry Figures to Address Storage Networking World Conference, Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 in Orlando

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 24, 2006 – Storage Networking World Conference (SNW) announced today an illustrious roster of IT executives, industry leaders and analysts to address its upcoming fall conference to be held Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort, in Orlando, Fla.

SNW is the world's largest storage networking event and the only conference where IT managers and professionals get an education endorsed by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), a hands-on view of the world's only SNIA-sanctioned Solutions Center, and access to legions of peers, experts and solutions from around the world.

Among the more than 170 presenters at Computerworld's Storage Networking World Conference will be:

Paul Saffo, Forecaster, Strategist and Director, Institute For The Future

Saffo is a forecaster and strategist with over two decades experience exploring long-term technological change and its practical impact on business and society. Saffo is a director at Institute for the Future and a consulting associate professor in Stanford's School of Engineering. He is chairman of the Samsung Science Board, and serves on a variety of other boards including the Long Now Foundation, as well as the boards of several public and pre-public companies located the United States and abroad. Saffo will present "Storage Implications for Enterprises in a Personal Media World."

Howard Elias, Executive Vice President, EMC Global Services, EMC Corporation

Elias is executive vice president, EMC Global Services, at EMC Corporation. With 2005 revenues of $9.7 billion and more than 27,000 employees worldwide, EMC is the world leader in products, services, and solutions for information management and storage that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, at every point in the information lifecycle. Elias will present "Information-centric IT: The Changing Landscape of IT Service Delivery."

Clyde Smith, Senior Vice President of Broadcast Engineering, Research and Development, Quality Assurance and Metrics, Turner Broadcasting System

Smith is senior vice president of Broadcast Engineering, Research and Development, Quality Assurance and Metrics for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. In this role, he oversees strategic technology planning and the operational supervision of broadcast and production technology operations for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.'s Turner Entertainment Group, encompassing Network Operations and Turner Studios, as well as technology planning for CNN. Smith will present "Streamline Data Management and Maximize Resources with SAN Archiving and Storage Solutions."

Ash Ashutosh, Vice President and Chief Technologist, HP StorageWorks Division

Ash is the technical visionary for HP StorageWorks and leads the development of next generation data center technologies that will reduce costs, simplify IT infrastructure, and improve business responsiveness for HP Adaptive Enterprise customers. Ash joined HP with the 2005 acquisition of AppIQ, the company he co-founded in 2001 that became the recognized leader in standards-built storage resource management (SRM) software. He is a recognized leader and architect in the storage industry, where he has helped drive numerous industry initiatives and standards, including SMI-S, iSCSI and storage virtualization. Ash will present "Datacenter Automation–What Your Storage Environment Will Look Like Five Years From Now . . ."

Charles Pelton, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Market Street Mortgage

Pelton is vice president and chief information officer at Market Street Mortgage Corporation. Pelton is responsible for overseeing the technology direction at nearly 100 Market Street Mortgage locations and maintaining its business continuity and disaster recovery plans. Pelton will present "Ensuring User Continuity Through High Availability Technology."

Steve Duplessie, Founder & Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

Duplessie is the most influential analyst in the storage world, and one of the most influential in all of IT. Recognized worldwide as an IT expert, Duplessie's pull-no-punches style has been a major attraction in print and at events globally. Duplessie's presentations are regularly sold-out at the major conferences, and he is the big draw for corporate events, seminars, and webinars throughout the industry. Duplessie's speaking events are consistently ranked the highest at all levels–breaking down complex IT issues into easy-to-follow, entertaining, and informative content. Duplessie will moderate the ESG 360 Panel.

Enzo Micali, Senior Vice President & CIO, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.

Micali is Senior Vice President of I/T and Chief Information Officer for 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, a position he assumed in December 2000. He is responsible for overseeing all of the Company's technology plans and programs. Micali's technology background includes extensive experience in strategy, architecture, planning and software development. Prior to joining 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Micali served as CTO for InsLogic, a business-to-business infrastructure player supporting financial institutions and Internet portals serving the insurance industry. He will present an end-user case study about 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.

George Kurian, VP/GM, Application Delivery Business, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Kurian is the vice president and general manager for Cisco System's Application Delivery Business Unit. He leads the development and implementation of the Cisco-wide strategy for Application Delivery products, including product strategy, development, acquisitions and investments, and coordinating the company's Go-to-Market capabilities for this Advanced Technology segment. Kurian will present "Integrating Storage Strategies for Data Center and Branch Offices."

Paul Strong, Distinguished Research Scientist, eBay

As a member of eBay Research Labs, Strong is one of only eight Distinguished Research Scientists at eBay. His responsibilities include leading eBay's grid computing initiatives and setting the direction for eBay's technical infrastructure. Strong will present "Coping with the Problem that Every Business Wants–Exponential Growth."

Eula Adams, Senior Vice President, Global Storage Practice, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

As senior vice president of Sun Microsystems' Storage Practice, Adams is accountable for global storage sales revenue, margin, and business objectives, and will be measured by these simple metrics every week, quarter and year–Growth and Making Money. Adams is a member of the GSS leadership team and a former StorageTek senior executive. After the acquisition in 2005, he led Sun's worldwide Storage Services Delivery team, responsible for the associated business results, quality of customer support, and total customer experience as it relates to storage services delivery. Adams will present "Expect the Unexpected: The Next Generation of Data Protection."

Glenn Exline, Manager of Advanced Technology, Computer Sciences, Raytheon

As manager of the Advanced Technology Group for Computer Sciences Raytheon's (CSR) Information Systems department, Exline is responsible for evaluating and implementing IT systems in support of the Air Force's 45th Space Wing. The 45th Space Wing's primary mission is to operate the Eastern Range and launch space vehicles for Department of Defense (DoD), NASA, the United States, and international commercial customers. Exline will present "Why High-Speed SAN Backup Isn't Rocket Science at Patrick Air Force Base: Outrunning High Winds in Protecting Critical Launch Telemetry Data."

Vid Byanna, Executive Director of Global Infrastructure, Accenture

Byanna is the executive director responsible for the company's internal IT architecture and infrastructure capabilities. Reporting to Accenture's chief information officer, Byanna is responsible for Accenture's worldwide technology infrastructure including: data and application architecture, voice and data communications networks, data centers, customer support, workstations, IT security, and service management. Byanna also has responsibility for driving the implementation of IT products and services to support Accenture's Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) organizations. He will present "Accenture's IT Transformation Journey."

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About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of more than 460 member companies and close to 7,000 active individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA members share the common goal of advancing the adoption of storage networks as complete and trusted solutions. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA web site at .