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Keynotes Announced for TechWeb’s Interop New York

August 13, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ — Interop(R), produced by TechWeb, today announced its keynote speakers for the 2008 New York event. As the leading business technology event, Interop’s line-up of industry leaders represents innovation in the IT industry with executives from Cisco, IBM, Novell, Research in Motion and Salesforce.com. The event is collocated with Mobile Business Expo and will take place at the Javits Convention Center, September 15-19.

   The list of keynote speakers planned for Interop New York includes:   -- Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce.com   -- Marie Hattar, Vice President Network Systems and Security Solutions,      Cisco   -- Ronald Hovsepian, President and CEO, Novell Inc.   -- Bob Picciano, General Manager of Lotus Software and WebSphere Portal,      IBM   -- David Yach, CTO for Software, Research in Motion    

“Being in New York, the business capital of the world, Interop will cover all areas of interest and what’s important in the market like data center trends, mobility, virtualization and software-as-a-service,” said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. “With so much innovation in the IT industry, our keynote speakers will help the audience prioritize which business technology trends are necessary to maintain a competitive edge in the changing IT market.”

Interop provides a comprehensive view of the emerging tools and technologies changing the way businesses work. This year’s event focuses on ten key technologies every IT organization should be thinking about today. Through panel discussions, workshops and keynote presentations, the following technologies will be explored:

   -- IT Security   -- Virtualization   -- Enterprise 2.0   -- Networking & Services   -- Data Center   -- Storage   -- Wireless & Mobility   -- VoIP & Unified Communications   -- Green IT   -- IT Management   -- IT Automation   -- Cloud Computing   -- SaaS    

More than 250 exhibitors will showcase their IT solutions at Interop New York this year. In addition to the comprehensive expo show floor, Interop New York will feature focus zones like the bMighty.com SMB Theater and Pavilion, which will present technology targeted at small and midsize businesses. The Security and Compliance Zone will focus on IT and physical security solutions and Startup City will highlight innovations from technology companies that have been in the market for a year or less. As the leading global business technology event, Interop New York 2008 offers a deep-dive look into the most powerful innovations and solutions in the industry.

About Interop(R)

Interop(R) drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of TechWeb’s family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet and InteropLabs programs, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. For more information visit http://www.interop.com/.

About TechWeb

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3* million business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

* 13.3 million business decision-makers: based on # of monthly connections

TechWeb

CONTACT: Natalia Wodecki, PR Manager of TechWeb, +1-415-947-6762,nwodecki@techweb.com

Web site: http://www.interop.com/




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