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Broad Slate of Virtualization Thought Leaders To Speak In Boston At United Devices Annual Conference
United Devices announced today that speakers representing a Whos Who of global virtualization innovators such as BMC and SAP are among those on the agenda for the companys third annual conference, to be held March 7 and 8 in Boston at the Sheraton Hotel near Copley Square.

Themed Grid in 2007: Virtual Reality, this years conference aims to cut through the noise surrounding mainstream virtualization by showcasing practical implementations that prove value in the data center and managed services arenas.

Our speakers come from multiple industries and range from thought leaders pushing the edge of innovation to project leaders who are grounded in mainstream IT legacy, said Ben Rouse, UDs chief executive officer who will deliver the opening address. Participants will analyze real case studies that demonstrate how leading IT organizations are achieving business value via high-level automation approaches that only grid can deliver.

Early confirmed speakers at UD:07 include:

  • BMC: Tom Bishop, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
  • SAP: Roland Wartenberg, Platform Ecosystem Evangelist
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb: Tim Wagner, Director, Scientific Computing Services
  • Corus Automotive: Mike Twelves, Manager, KBE and IT Systems
  • Hewlett Packard: Norm Lindsey, Chief Architect, Flexible Computing Business Unit
  • Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development LLC: Jeff Mathers, director, Technology Office Strategy & Delivery
  • Raytheon: Les Stewart, Manager, Senior Principal Technologist, Raytheon Missile Systems IT
  • Schrodinger: Peter Shenkin, Vice President
  • Satyam Computer Services: Grid Computing Experts
  • United Devices: Jikku Venkat, Chief Information Officer
  • Economic Strategy Institute: Dr. Robert B. Cohen, Senior Fellow
  • Open Grid Forum: Mark Linesch, President
  • The 451 Group: William Fellows, Principal Analyst, and Steve Wallage, Director of Research

Attendees at UD:07 will be able to interact with live data center and managed services solutions at the conference Exhibit and Demo Floor adjacent to the main conference hall. Here conference sponsors and UD partners will showcase production solutions that satisfy the most prominent use cases identified by data center managers, application owners, and IT decision-makers.

Confirmed conference sponsors this year include Hewlett Packard, AMD, Satyam Computer Services and Voltaire.

The conference is targeted toward business sponsors and executive decision-makers who want to connect with colleagues now deploying advanced virtualization strategies, including higher level automation in data centers and for managed services.

To register or find more information on the conference, visit or call 512-692-4118. Industry analysts and news media wishing to attend should contact Steve Eames at

Published Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:44 PM by David Marshall
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