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IDG's InfoWorld Offers Complimentary Press Registration for SOA Executive Forum Event on May 16 and 17 in New York City
[May 04, 2006]

IDG's InfoWorld Offers Complimentary Press Registration for SOA Executive Forum Event on May 16 and 17 in New York City

SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)-- May 4, 2006 -- IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, today announced that a limited number of press passes would be issued for its SOA Executive Forum. InfoWorld's sixth SOA Executive Forum event takes place on May 16th and 17th at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Limited complimentary passes ($1,195 value) are available to approved press, subject to availability. Press may register to attend by visiting:, subject to verification.

SOA Executive Forum's distinctive roster of industry experts is joined by an unprecedented number of presenting executives who have implemented successful service-oriented architecture (SOA) strategies. The lineup represents the industry's most proficient professionals in Web Services and SOA covering real-life lessons, overviews, and pragmatic steps vital to transforming and maintaining business infrastructure in a service-oriented architecture.

Keynote speakers include:

-- Tony Bishop, senior vice president, director of planning & optimization, Wachovia

-- Randy Heffner, vice president, Forrester Research, Inc.

-- Shadman Zafar, senior vice president, architecture & eServices, Verizon

Guest speakers include (listed alphabetically by company):

-- Harel Kodesh, chief product officer, Amdocs

-- Eric Peebles, CTO, City of Chicago

-- James McGovern, enterprise architect, The Hartford

-- Maurizio Ferconi, head of financial engineering, Putnam Investments

-- Doug Saucier, vice president, enterprise architecture, SONY

-- Ed Vazquez, group manager, Web services & SOA implementations, Sprint Nextel

-- Scott Metzger, CTO, TrueCredit

-- Robert Glushko, Ph.D, center for document engineering, UC Berkeley

-- John Nallin, vice president architecture, UPS

For a complete list of session speakers, with bios, see the SOA Executive Forum Web site:

"SOA Executive Forum is the definitive event for connecting IT solutions management driving SOA at their organizations with key vendor partners," said Jill Martay, InfoWorld's director of events. "Within one year, InfoWorld helped champion and define an emerging segment -- SOA -- that continues to expand throughout 2006 and beyond."

About SOA Executive Forum

InfoWorld's SOA Executive Forum events provide an arena for peers and industry experts to come together and develop informed strategies that ensure successful SOA implementations.

The SOA model represents the biggest change in enterprise IT since the Internet. A winning SOA strategy, resulting in cost savings and a highly flexible application infrastructure, hinges on reliable information from leading technologists and early adopters who have already begun to reap the benefits. When applications are treated as services, a transformation in technical approach, IT workflow, and business planning is required. Cost to attend InfoWorld's SOA Executive Forum is $1,195, with InfoWorld subscriber and other discounts available. Visit for more information.

BEA Systems is a cornerstone sponsor of the event. HP, IBM and Software AG are platinum sponsors. Gold-level sponsors include Active Grid, Data Synapse, SOA Leaders Council, SOA Software and Sonic Software. Contact Jill Martay, Director of Events at 415-978-3193 or via e-mail at for more information.

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, a weekly print publication, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues relating to emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's online network includes more than 400 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and gaming worldwide. IDG is a leading producer of more than 170 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at

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