Everything Channel Unveils the Keynote Speakers for the 2009 VAR500 Executive Conference & Awards, Presentations to Focus on the Economy as it Relates to Technology

May 19, 2009

Enrique Salem, President and CEO, Symantec Corp; Steve Rubinow, CIO, NYSE Euronext; Larry Bonfante, CIO, US Tennis Association/US Open; and Senator Bill Bradley to Speak

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 19 /PRNewswire/ — Everything Channel, a division of United Business Media, today unveiled the keynote speakers for the 2009 VAR500 Executive Conference and Awards, which will bring together North America’s top information technology (IT) solution providers on June 2 in New York City. Enrique Salem, President and CEO, Symantec Corp; Steve Rubinow, CIO, NYSE Euronext; Larry Bonfante, CIO, US Tennis Association/US Open; and Senator Bill Bradley will discuss the economy as it relates to technology.

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The VAR500 executive conference is an exclusive one-day conference designed for top-level executives from the top solution provider organizations in North America, while the VAR500 awards gala honors the most successful solution provider organizations in North America. The VAR500 listing is the definitive listing of the largest IT solution providers, system integrators, IT consultants and services companies in North America, as measured by gross worldwide revenue. With a focus on business and financial strategies, the conference agenda offers actionable content to learn the secrets of success from solution provider colleagues. The event will bring together 90 VAR500 executives plus more than 100 solution providers.

“We have a powerful lineup of technology, economic and political leaders to keynote our event this year,” said Nancy Hammervik, Senior Vice President/Managing Director, Everything Channel Events. “This one-of-a-kind elite channel event brings together the technology industry’s leading vendors and the most powerful solution provider organizations. In this economic environment, a gathering of these great minds creates an unparalleled platform to leverage partnerships, drive sales and create strong business opportunity. We are looking forward to a spectacular event.”

Event speakers include:

    -- Enrique Salem, President and CEO, Symantec Corp will present "Symantec:
       Aligning with Partners for Continued Growth."  Salem will discuss the
       company's focus on its partners and vision for the channel today and
       into the future.  Salem will highlight Symantec's focus on the partner
       ecosystem, new programs designed to help the partner community and
       innovative solutions that create lasting customer loyalty.  He will
       also discuss the storage and security landscape and how key trends can
       translate into new opportunities and additional revenue for the

       Salem is president and chief executive officer of Symantec, a global
       leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions
       to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their
       information-driven world. Salem is also a member of Symantec's board of

       Throughout his 16-year tenure at Symantec, Salem held a variety of
       senior management roles, giving him broad experience across Symantec's
       products and operations. Most recently he served as chief operating
       officer, with responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the
       company. Prior to that, he served as group president, Worldwide Sales
       and Marketing where he managed global sales and partner programs,
       marketing, communications and branding.

       Before joining Symantec, Salem was president and CEO of Brightmail, the
       leading anti-spam software company that was successfully acquired by

    -- Steve Rubinow, CIO, NYSE Euronext is responsible for all aspects of
       technology for the largest stock exchange in the world. Previously, he
       was Chief Technology Officer at Archipelago Holdings, Inc. where he was
       responsible for all aspects of technology including software
       development, quality assurance, operations, customer connectivity and
       technical support for the Archipelago Exchange (the second largest
       stock exchange in the world), the first totally open, fully electronic
       stock market for New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange and
       NASDAQ securities in the United States.

    -- Larry Bonfante, CIO, United States Tennis Association/US OPEN will
       discuss "Transformational Leadership" - how to be a leader within your
       organization, the importance of developing leaders within an
       organization as well as the long term success a culture of leadership
       brings to any organization.

       With over 25 years of industry experience, Bonfante is a seasoned
       professional who has held leadership positions in the Financial,
       Pharmaceutical, Not for Profit, Consulting and Sports and Entertainment
       industries. As CIO at the United States Tennis Association, Bonfante's
       team is responsible for all IT related services supporting the US Open.

    -- Senator Bill Bradley will present "Leadership in a Changing World."
       In this presentation he will discuss how businesses and organizations
       are challenged with the ongoing need to build effective teams that
       ultimately drive revenues and create organizational success.  He will
       showcase the list of the five essential qualities for leadership, a
       unique perspective on leadership and team building, inspiring American
       leadership stories personally gathered on the basketball court and
       campaign trail; and passion for community building as well as an
       account of how each person can make a difference in the community.

       Bradley has been a national leader for more than thirty years and is
       well known for his hard work, intelligence, candor and vision. From
       winning an Olympic gold medal in basketball in the 1964 Olympic Games
       in Tokyo, to representing New Jersey in the United States Senate from
       1979 to 1997, to running for President in 2000, Bradley exemplifies
       America's best qualities.   Bradley was a three-time All-American
       basketball player at Princeton University and graduated with honors in
       1965 with a degree in American History. He was awarded a Rhodes
       Scholarship to Oxford University, where he earned a graduate degree
       after studying politics, philosophy, and economics.   Bradley went on
       to be a star professional basketball player for the New York Knicks
       from 1967 to 1977. During that time the Knicks won two National
       Basketball Association championships (1970 and 1973). In recognition of
       his contribution to the sport, Bradley was elected to the Basketball
       Hall of Fame.

Event sponsors include: ESET, IBM, Symantec, APC, CA, Kaspersky Labs, Avnet, Iron Mountain, Microsoft and VMware.

For additional information on the VAR500 Executive Conference & Awards, visit: http://www.everythingchannelevents.com/var500_09

For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Allison Cohen at 516 562 7870 or accohen@everythingchannel.com.

Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

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