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Open Business Conference to Bring Together IT and Business Decision-Makers, Developers, and Leading Technology Providers Focused on Open Issues Reshaping the Enterprise

Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst Joins HP Labs CTO, Strategic Director of Microsoft's Open Source Partnerships and Other Experts From IBM, Intel, WSO2, Citrix, Facebook, Mozilla, Netflix and Twitter to Address Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Open Source in the Ente

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Who:
The Open Business Conference 2013 will bring together hundreds of business and IT decision-makers, independent software vendors, developers, legal professionals, integrators, VARS, consultants, venture capitalists and others active in the rapidly-expanding open technology community. Speakers include Red Hat CEO and President Jim Whitehurst, HP Labs CTO Martin Fink, and Microsoft Strategic Director of Open Source Partnerships Alfonso Castro.

What:
Computerworld's Open Business Conference is a two-day conference featuring a wide range of keynote and panel presentations -- organized around conference tracks on Open Cloud, Open Data, Open Mobile and Open Legal. The Open Business Conference will also include an open source showcase, daily "birds of a feather" discussions, and a look inside research labs at Facebook, Mozilla and Twitter. In addition, this year's conference will feature content focused on the developer community, with sessions on sharing, teaching and communicating ways to build the best code.

When:
April 29-30, 2013

Where:
Hyatt Regency San Francisco - San Francisco, California

Why:
The Open Business Conference is the premier event for open source solutions and business -- a forum for the increasingly critical discussions around the open technology developments shaping IT and business today. The Open Business Conference brings together developers, users and companies behind today's most significant open source, data, mobile and cloud technologies. Now in its ninth year, this conference remains the leading forum for the community to learn from and share with the industry's top strategists in open technologies.

Sponsors:
Underwriters and sponsors of Open Business Conference 2013 include HP, Microsoft, Red Hat, IBM, Intel and WSO2.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit: http://www.osbc.com/

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About Open Business Conference
Open Business Conference -- owned and produced by Computerworld -- is the industry's forum for senior business leaders, IT decision-makers developers, lawyers and venture capitalists to collaborate on emerging business models, strategies and profitability through open source.

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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