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VMware CTO Stephen Herrod to Keynote at SYS-CON's 3rd International Virtualization Conference

Using Virtualization to Transform Your Datacenter

SYS-CON Events has announced that VMware's CTO Stephen Herrod will deliver a keynote presentation entitled "Using Virtualization to Transform Your Datacenter" on June 24 at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held June 23-24, 2008, in New York City. Herrod will be taking a 35,000 foot view of the fast-expanding virtualization space, and the lasting role that the software that creates and manages virtual machines is now destined to play in the Enterprise IT landscape. >

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Dr Herrod is responsible for VMware's new technologies and technology collaborations with customers, partners and standards groups. He has led the VMware ESX group through numerous successful releases. Prior to joining VMware, Stephen was Senior Director of Software at Transmeta Corporation, co-leading development of their "Code Morphing" technology. Stephen holds a PhD and a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University where he worked with VMware's founders on the SimOS machine simulation project.

"Deploying Virtualization in the Enterprise" is the conference theme of SYS-CON's 4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo.. The Call for Papers, which is now open, welcomes submissions from exceptional speakers with high-quality use cases not only of how virtualization maximizes the use of resources and thus saves companies money, but also of how it is fundamentally altering the way that businesses run IT.

Conference Faculty - A Who's Who of Virtualization Technology Rock Stars!
International Virtualization Conference & Expo faculty alumni include such notable speakers as: Brian Stevens, CTO of Red Hat; Stephen Herrod, CTO of VMware; Vern Brownell, founder and CEO of Egenera; Simon Crosby, founder and CTO of Citrix XenSource; Hubert Yoshida, vice president and CTO of Hitachi Data Systems; Jeffrey Nick, CTO of EMC; David Greschler, director of Virtualization Strategy for Microsoft; Hal Stern, vice president and distinguished engineer for Sun Microsystems; Andrew Hillier, founder and CTO of CiRBA; Alex Vasilevsky, founder and CEO of Virtual Iron; Jack Zubarev, founder and COO of SWsoft; Stephen Pollack, founder and CEO of PlateSpin; Brett Adam, founder and CEO of rPath; Kevin Brown, founder and CEO of Kidaro; Bob Lozano, founder and CEO of Appistry; Harry Ruda, founder and CEO of Desktone; and Mike Neil, general manager for virtualization strategy for Microsoft.


Sponsors and Exhibitors
SYS-CON's International Virtualization Conference & Expo events are sponsored by the world's leading virtualization technology providers, including:

  • Intel (Platinum Sponsor)
  • Red Hat (Platinum Sponsor)
  • Green Hills Software (Platinum Sponsor)
  • Fujitsu (Gold Sponsor)
  • Novell / Platespin (Gold Sponsor)
  • Ceedo (Gold Sponsor)
  • Software AG (Gold Sponsor)
  • 3PAR (Silver Sponsor)
  • APC (Silver Sponsor)
  • Certeon (Silver Sponsor)
  • Web Age Solutions (Silver Sponsor)
  • WSO2 (Silver Sponsor)
  • Stoneware (Silver Sponsor)
  • AppStream (Expo Sponsor)
  • Astaro (Expo Sponsor)
  • Composite Software (Expo Sponsor)
  • Grid Dynamics (Expo Sponsor)
  • InstallFree (Expo Sponsor)
  • Nastel (Expo Sponsor)
  • Managed Methods (Expo Sponsor)
  • Farata Systems (Expo Sponsor)
  • Splunk (Expo Sponsor)
  • Xsigo Systems (ExpoSponsor)
  • DataSynapse (Expo Sponsor)
  • Mellanox Technologies (Expo Sponsor)
  • Marathon Technologies (Expo Sponsor)
  • RingCube (Expo Sponsor)
  • Reflex Security (Expo Sponsor)
  • MQ Software (Expo Sponsor)

     

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Offered on a First-Come First-Served Basis
To inquire about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities please contact Carmen Gonzalez at 201-802-3021 or by email at events(at)sys-con.com. Currently, a limited number of sponsorship and exhibition packages with multiple sponsorship discounts are available for the following international events:

3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 - East
June 23-24, 2008, New York City (www.VirtualizationConference.com)


4th International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2008 - West
November 20-21, 2008, San Jose, CA (www.VirtualizationConference.com)


5th International Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 - Europe
January 26-27, 2009, London, England (www.Virtualization-Europe.co.uk)

The Most Distinguished Virtualization Faculty at the Upcoming
June 23-24, 2008 Conference in New York City
SYS-CON’s upcoming “3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo” faculty includes such distinguished speakers as: Al Aghili (Managed Methods), Andi Mann (Enterprise Management Associates), Ariel Cohen (Xsigo Systems), Ben Rudolph (Parallels), Bob Lozano (Appistry), Bob Quinn (3Leaf Systems), Brian Martin (IBM), Carlo Innocenti Ph.D. (DataDirect Technologies), Chris Shayan (Ashna Samane), Doc D'Errico (EMC Corporation), Domenic Alcaro (APC), Etay Bogner (Neocleus), George Pradel (Vizioncore), Geva Perry (GigaSpaces), Gordon Hunt (Real-Time Innovations), Gordon Jackson (DataSynapse), Gregory Brail (Sonoa Systems), Harry Petty (Brocade), Hubert Yoshida (Hitachi Data Systems), Ian Thain (Sybase), Jacek Kruszelnicki (Numatica Corporation), Jeremy Geelan (SYS-CON Media), Joe McKendrick (WebServices.org), John Goodson (DataDirect), John Senor (iWay Software), JP Morgenthal (GXS), Keith Swenson (Fujitsu), Ken North (Computing, LLC), Kenon Owens (VMware), Kevin Epstein (Scalent Systems), Koen Aers (Red Hat/JBoss), Kyle Gabhart (Web Age Solutions), Lance Urbas (Certeon), Mario Dal Canto (SIMtone), Mark Davydov Ph.D. (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Mark Hapner (Sun Microsystems), Mark Milligan (VirtualLogix), Matt George (Fidelity Investments), Michael CareyPh.D. (BEA Systems), Michael Gorman (Whitemarsh Information Systems), Mike Pizzo (Microsoft), Miko Matsumura (Software AG), Nikita Ogievetsky (Morgan Stanley), Paul Lipton (CA), Paul Rivot (IBM), Peter Manca (Egenera), Phil Morris (Sun Microsystems), Pierre Fricke (Red Hat / JBoss), Ravi Gururaj (VMLogix), Rich Lechner (IBM), Rich Schreiber (Nastel Technologies), Richard Mark Soley (OMG), Robert Steward (DataDirect), Ron Williams (Tivoli Software), Sean Derrington (Symantec), Shai Fultheim (ScaleMP), Simon Crosby (Citrix), Stephen Herrod (VMware), Stephen Pollack (PlateSpin), Tom Bishop (BMC Software), Tom Woteki (Cisco), Ursula Sinkewicz (Fidelity Investments), Vern Brownell (Egenera), Victoria Livschitz (Grid Dynamics), Yakov Fain (Farata Systems), Zoran Cakeljic (Virtual Iron).

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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Herrod will be taking a 35,000 foot view of the fast-expanding virtualization space, and the lasting role that software that creates and manages virtual machines is now destined to play in the Enterprise IT landscape.

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