Network World Announces Its Sponsorship Line-Up For Networld+Interop Las Vegas 2001

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – APRIL 30, 2001- Network World, Inc., celebrating its 15th year as the leader in network knowledge, today announced the official lineup of high-profile events it will sponsor for NetWorld+Interop 2001 Las Vegas, which runs May 6-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Network World’s prominent programs at the event include: a special keynote panel discussion on the new business opportunities in IP Networking, exclusive sponsorship of Strategic Interop; a two-day event examining the critical topics necessary to succeed in e-business, and production of Network World TV.


Show goers won't want to miss the April 30th edition of Network World, which features a planning guide to the hottest happenings at NetWorld+Interop. Network World editors scour the show guide, examine the special events and even interview many of the speakers to save attendees the effort of identifying the must-see events under the Interop tent. The planning guide will also be available online at

"Our longtime association with NetWorld+Interop as an official media sponsor allows Network World to interact with both our readers and advertisers at one of the premier events in our industry," said Evilee Thibeault, CEO and Publisher of Network World, Inc. "Network World's N+I programs help bring key buyers and sellers in the network field together in a unique atmosphere geared toward meeting the business needs of users and vendors."

Here is the line-up of Network World's programs for NetWorld+Interop 2001 Vegas:

SPECIAL KEYNOTE PANEL: The Business Layer of IP (Wednesday, May 9, 5:30 -6:30 p.m.): In this special keynote panel discussion, Network World's John Gallant will grill some of the top CEOs and analysts to find out what new services and business opportunities will emerge in the world of IP Networking. Gallant will uncover which innovations and ideas will thrive and which will die on the vine. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how these new business opportunities will shape the service provider and enterprise networks. Panel participants include Bobby Johnson, CEO, Foundry Networks; Robert Taylor, CEO, Focal Communications; Mike Jenner, GM, Global IP Network Services, AT&T Data & Internet services; David Tolwinski, CEO, Tenor Networks; and David House, CEO, Allegro Networks.


Best Practices in E-Business (Sunday, May 6, 9:30-10:45 a.m. at Bellagio Hotel): E-business is coming out of its infancy and into its adolescence. Moderators Sandra Gittlen, Network World's events editor, and Dr. Jim Metzler, principal of Ashton, Metzler & Associates, will look at how IT organizations are coping with the transition. Joined by network managers from across the country for a panel discussion, they'll be sharing the ups and downs of e-business with attendees.

Managing the Next Generation of Outsourcing: (Monday, May 7, 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Bellagio Hotel): Network World is the exclusive media sponsor for this conference, which is designed to help attendees develop successful e-business strategies, applications and infrastructures. By examining trends and key emerging technologies in e-business, these educational offerings will help professionals better prepare their organizations for the demanding environment. John Gallant, President and Editorial Director will host a special session focusing on "Managing the Next Generation of Outsourcing." The movement to e-business increases the need to outsource as well as the requirements to better manage the outsourcing vendor. This lively interactive panel session will look at the impact of the market shakeout on outsourcing, the future of outsourcing and focus on the next generation of service providers, such as ASPs, MSPs, and SSPs. Panel members include John Ridley, Senior Technical Architect, Coca-Cola Enterprises; Jo

hn Igoe, President and founder, Silverback Technologies; Patricia Traynor, Vice President, E-business solutions, AT&T Solutions, Traver Gruen-Kennedy, Chairman, ASP Industry Consortium; and Karl Wagner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Network World Live TV: (May 8-10) Network World Live TV programming on NetWorld +Interop TV is packed with news stories, interviews with industry luminaries and executives from the vendor community, plus highlights and discussions conducted by our distinguished staff and colleagues in the industry. Included in this year's Live TV programming is a special segment featuring Network World's 2001 "10 Start-Ups to Watch." Editorial director John Gallant interviewed some the CEOs from these top-notch companies, including Access360, Arbor Networks, Cereva Networks, CoreExpress, Ecora, GiantLoop Network, Procket Networks, and Surgient Networks. Watch what these experienced network entrepreneurs have to say about their new ventures.

About Network World

Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers Network Leaders and enables e-business through education, information and community. Network World is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online community, Network World Fusion (http://www.nwfusion), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide.

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