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TechWeb&aposs Interop Las Vegas Announces Keynotes and Expanded Program

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop(R), produced by TechWeb (formerly CMP), today announced its 2008 Las Vegas keynote speakers. Interop's evolution as the leading business technology event is more apparent than ever this year as the program includes a 25 percent increase in exhibitors, spanning a rich variety of industries, and adds an expanded lineup of programs for IT and business decision-makers. For the first time, Interop Las Vegas 2008 is collocated with Software 2008 and will be taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, April 27-May 2.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ — Interop(R), produced by TechWeb (formerly CMP), today announced its 2008 Las Vegas keynote speakers. Interop's evolution as the leading business technology event is more apparent than ever this year as the program includes a 25 percent increase in exhibitors, spanning a rich variety of industries, and adds an expanded lineup of programs for IT and business decision-makers. For the first time, Interop Las Vegas 2008 is collocated with Software 2008 and will be taking place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, April 27-May 2.

The complete list of keynote speakers planned for Interop Las Vegas includes:

— David DeWalt, President and CEO, McAfee Inc. — John McNulty, Chairman and CEO, Secure Computing Corporation — Mark Templeton, President and CEO, Citrix — C.K. Prahalad, Distinguished Professor, Ross School of Business – University of Michigan — Jesper Andersen, Senior Vice President of Application Strategy, Oracle Corporation — Surya Kant, President, Tata Consulting Services – North America — Bob Muglia, Senior Vice President of Server and Tools Business, Microsoft — Kathy Paladino, President of Enterprise Mobility, Motorola — Jayshree Ullal, Senior Vice President of Data Center, Switching and Services Group, Cisco

"At this exciting time of innovation in the IT market, Interop's keynote speakers will address critical matters spanning the entire range of issues facing the industry today," said Lenny Heymann, Interop General Manager. "This year Interop delivers the richest variety and widest cross-section of vital business technologies leading the next big tech cycle, presenting our audiences with what's necessary to remain competitive in today's global market."

Other speakers at Interop Las Vegas that will be speaking on panels covering platforms, software trends and security in the Web 2.0 world include Abhijit Dubey, Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company; David Knight, Vice President, WebEx Connect, WebEx Communications, Inc. – a division of Cisco; Vivek Luthra, Senior Vice President & Global Head of Services, Ramco Systems; Roger Burkhardt, President and CEO, Ingres Corporation; Stephen J. Mellor, Freeter, Integranova; and Philip Winslow, Vice President – Software Analyst, Credit Suisse; John McNulty, Chairman and CEO, Secure Computing Corporation; Gary Dobbins, Director – Information Security, University of Notre Dame; Gary L. Hodge CTO, U.S. Bank Scott Messina Director of Security Services, ESPN.

Interop Las Vegas 2008 proudly welcomes more than 500 exhibitors, showcasing the full range of IT solutions including software as a service, sustainability, mobility, and virtualization. These critical markets will be represented by the big players, making Interop Las Vegas the single most important IT event of the year. The list industry-leading vendors exhibiting at Interop Las Vegas 2008 includes:

— Amazon Web Services — APC — Cisco Systems — Dell — Google — Intel — McAfee — Microsoft — Motorola — Novell — Oracle — VMware

Interop Las Vegas complements the extensive array of exhibitors at the show with expanded program elements. Energy Camp gathers the industry's stakeholders together to discuss the importance of energy conservation and utilizing Green IT solutions and methods. In addition, the Interop Unconference offers attendees the opportunity to direct the discussion around the future of Web operations, security, virtualization, and mobility. These new additions provide an informal setting where attendees drive the content and conversation.

Visit http://www.interop.com for more details on Interop's world-class education program, comprehensive exposition, sessions and programs, the celebrated InteropNet and the InteropLabs.

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 CMP Technology'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. As the meeting place for the global business technology community, upcoming Interop events include Interop Moscow 2008, April 23-24, 2008, Forum Hall, Moscow; Interop Tokyo 2008, June 9-13, 2008, Mukahari Messe, Tokyo, Interop Sao Paulo, August 12-14, 2008, Transamerica Expo Center, and Interop New York, September 15-19, 2008 Javits Convention Center, New York City. For more information about these events visit http://www.interop.com.

About TechWeb

TechWeb, the global leader in business technology communities, 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 including Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; online resources like the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and Financial Technology brands; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek Magazine, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation performance marketing, custom 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.

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