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Ziff Davis Enterprise&aposs 2008 Virtualization Summit Announces All-Star Speaker Line-up, High-Value Program Entitled &aposPathways to IT 2.0&apos

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The complete speaker roster and full session schedule has been announced for the 2008 Ziff Davis Enterprise Virtualization Summit, January 23, 2008 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The content-packed, full-day event (8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., followed by cocktails and networking) explores how smart enterprises -- private and public, large and small -- can progress from pragmatic, tactical virtualization of key information technologies to strategic initiatives that can radically reshape IT and the organizations they support.

NEW YORK, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ — The complete speaker roster and full session schedule has been announced for the 2008 Ziff Davis Enterprise Virtualization Summit, January 23, 2008 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The content-packed, full-day event (8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., followed by cocktails and networking) explores how smart enterprises — private and public, large and small — can progress from pragmatic, tactical virtualization of key information technologies to strategic initiatives that can radically reshape IT and the organizations they support.

Keynote speaker at the invitation-only conference will be Paul Sikora, VP, IT Transformation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Information Services Division. He'll be joined by top executives from Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Office of Management & Budget (OMB), Red Hat, CA, and by leading industry experts, commentators, researchers, and award-winning Ziff Davis Enterprise editors.

More than 100 qualified IT decision-makers and business executives will convene for a diverse program of executive briefings, case studies, and panels delivering the latest news and perspectives from virtualization visionaries and executives. These thought leaders will share insight and experiences on how enterprise virtualization can maximize ROI, redundancy, resiliency, and recovery, while moving companies toward significant, long-term improvements in IT, business agility, and competitiveness.

"New technologies that virtualize not just servers but storage, applications, desktops, and networks are driving a powerful shift toward utility computing, which promises to redefine IT and the industry over the next few years," explains Joseph Maglitta, Editorial Director for Ziff Davis Enterprise Events. "Our 2008 Virtualization Summit is a must-attend event for any IT executive involved with increasing IT efficiencies and advancing business with virtualization technologies. Attendees will find our roster of heavy-hitting speakers uniquely informative and illuminating, both in terms of IT-specific content as well as practical, applicable business solutions."

Distinguished experts will address the following topics: * How Virtualization 2.0 Drives IT 2.0 * Transforming IT Infrastructure to Deliver New Levels of Service and Efficiency * Advanced Virtualization Efforts — Business Benefits and Cost Savings * Strategic Management of The Virtual Environment: Vendors, Tools, Licensing Issues, Proven Policies, and SLAs * SOA and Virtualization * Desktop Virtualization * Virtualization Deployment: Effecting A Smooth Transition Through Solid Value Propositions * Storage Virtualization: Smart Implementation and Management * Action Plans and The Future of Virtualization Speakers include: * Paul Sikora, VP, IT Transformation, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Information Services Division * Nasser Ansari, Principal Product Manager, Enterprise Management Systems, CA * Curt Aubley, CTO, Operations & Next Generation Solutions, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services * John Burke, Principal Research Analyst, Nemertes Research * Mark Bowker, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group * Karen Evans, Administrator, Office of E Gov & IT, Federal Office of Management & Budget (OMB) * Aaron Goldberg, VP, Market Expert, Ziff Davis Enterprise * Carmine Iannace, Director, IT, The Brattle Group * Laurie Orlov, Consultant, Proprietor, LMO Insight * Tim Pacileo, Executive Consultant, Compass America. * Wayne Rash, Senior Technology Editor, eWEEK, Ziff Davis Enterprise * Michael Vizard, SVP, Editorial Director, Ziff Davis Enterprise

Platinum sponsors include CA, LeftHand Networks, and Red Hat. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ailie Sommers, Marketing Director, Custom Solutions Group, Ziff Davis Enterprise at Ailie.Sommers@ziffdavisenterprise.com or at (212) 503-5638.

For more information, and to register for the event, please visit www.ccgevents.com.

About Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc.:

Ziff Davis Enterprise, Inc. is a global integrated marketing services and demand generation company that produces publications, online content, custom publishing, and events targeting the tech industry. Leading brands include Baseline, CIO Insight, eWEEK, baselinemag.com, cioinsight.com, eWEEK.com, WebBuyersGuide.com, the Developer Shed network, and the Custom Solutions Group, consisting of eSeminar, Virtual Tradeshow, Event, and Custom Media divisions. Ziff Davis Enterprise has a global database of 4 million users representing an unparalleled community of business and technology professionals, developers, and the channel. www.ziffdavisenterprise.com

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