LinuxWorld Summit in New York City Kicks Off This Week on Wednesday, May 25; Nokia, IBM, Novell, CitiGroup, ETrade Group, Sybase, Alebra, Aspeed, WRQ and many others discuss how to reap the business benefits of Linux and Open Source

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 23, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced that LinuxWorld(R) Summit New York – a conference driven version of the company's popular LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), will take place May 25-26, 2005 at the New York City Marriott Marquis.

LinuxWorld Summit New York 2005 brings together the leading industry experts, thought leaders and visionaries to deliver a comprehensive educational program designed to meet the needs of IT professionals and business executives. Participants will learn about the most current and critical topics impacting Linux and Open Source adoption. The event will also present a showcase component featuring an exclusive selection of the preeminent vendors in the Linux and Open Source arena highlighted by breakthrough technologies, innovative tools, and relevant IT services.


The first-day keynote is a CIO Magazine panel with panelists from CitiGroup, ETrade Group and Cendant TDS. Moderated by Christopher Koch, executive editor of CIO Magazine, this impressive panel consists of IT leaders who have taken the risk of putting their mission-critical systems on Linux and have been successful. They will examine the real cost savings of Linux in a complex IT environment and weigh that against the IT and business risk factors that IT leaders face in the real world. The second-day keynote has panelists from Nokia and Columbia University Law School and will explore how from servers to cell phones, the benefits and impacts of Linux and Open Source must be addressed by organizations in order to keep the momentum and to continue innovation.


Two days of sessions and keynote presentations will explore issues around building a business on Linux and Open Source software; tackle Linux and Open Source security; and address data center and virtualization issues surrounding Linux. Speakers at the conference are the leading industry experts, thought leaders and visionaries from companies and organizations such as: Sourcefire, Dell, IBM, Novell, HP, Nokia, CIO Magazine, ETrade Group, AMD, Sybase, OSDL, netForensics, Enterasys, Cassatt and many more.

Sponsors and Showcase Exhibitors

Platinum sponsor Nokia is joined by silver sponsors IBM, Novell, Sybase, Alebra, Aspeed, WRQ, Gillani, Etagon and as lead underwriters for LinuxWorld Summit New York 2005. Media sponsors include InfoWorld, OSTG, Wall Street Technology Association, LinuxWorld Magazine,, Linux Journal, and Linux Magazine.

Networking Opportunities

An "Opening Night Networking Reception" will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. In addition, there will be several breaks during conference sessions where attendees can meet like-minded professionals and talk about the latest developments in Linux and Open Source.

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About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and Open Source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for Open Source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and Open Source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at , or call (800) 657-1474. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Frank Netherwood at (508) 424-4860 or

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( ) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-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 Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio–IT World Conference + Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at .