IDC and IDG World Expo Announce the Enterprise MobileNext Forum

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., July 19, 2011 — International Data Corp (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence, and IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events, announced today that they are collaborating to produce Enterprise MobileNext, which will bring together the industry's most influential thought leaders, senior ICT executives, and IDC analysts November 30 – December 1 in San Francisco, to discuss, debate, and advance successful mobile enterprise transformation.

"Mobility is a key component in a new industry platform that will dramatically expand the use of information technology and will drive the next wave of extended growth for the technology sector," said Kirk Campbell, IDC's President and CEO. "Enterprise MobileNext will leverage the combined content, reach, and experience of IDC and IDG World Expo to provide an unparalleled experience for senior executives seeking to identify competitive and sustainable enterprise investments, network with other industry leaders, and advance their mobile strategy."

Enterprise MobileNext is a two-day forum that enables IT and enterprise leaders to capitalize on next-generation mobile networks, devices, and development platforms to make their businesses more agile, launch new business opportunities, and support new and improved business processes. Attendees will learn how to develop effective mobile policies and deploy, secure, and manage mobile-ready applications in the midst of a rapidly changing technology and solutions landscape.

The forum's content, agenda, and speaker line-up is being developed in collaboration with the Enterprise MobileNext Advisory Board, consisting of top enterprise executives, wireless industry leaders, and IDC’s senior mobile analysts. Advisory board members include:

Enterprise Leaders and Industry Executives

Ed Brill, Director, Messaging and Collaboration, IBM

Brad Brooks, Vice President of Worldwide Enterprise Marketing and Solutions, Juniper

Nick Brown, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Market Development, SAP

Marc Decorte, Vice President, Customer Value Technologies, Shell International

John Elliot, Senior Executive, Accenture Mobility Services, Accenture

Chris Hill, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions

Juan-Jose Juan, Global Head of Enterprise Innovation, Vodafone Global Enterprise

Mayur Kamat, Product Manager, Enterprise Mobility, Google

Ki Kim, Corporate V.P., Global Head of Enterprise Mobility Solutions Business, LG Electronics

Purnima Kochikar, Vice President, Business Mobility, Nokia

Bill Martin, CIO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

James Musick, Director, Web Communications and Social Media, Genentech

Randy Nunez, Workstream Lead, Mobile Computing, Ford Motor Company

Janet Schijns, Vice President, Business Solutions Group, Verizon Wireless

Wayne Shurts, CIO, Supervalu

Alec Taylor, Vice President of Platform Product Marketing, RIM

Senior IDC Analysts and Thought Leaders

Crawford Del Prete, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Research Products & Chief Research Officer, IDC

Stephen Drake, Program Vice President, Mobility and Telecom & Forum Co-Chair, IDC

Mark Lowenstein, Managing Director, Mobile Ecosystem & Forum Co-Chair and Executive Advisor, IDG World Expo

Nicholas McQuire, Research Director, Enterprise Mobility and Machine to Machine Services EMEA, IDC

Courtney Munroe, Group Vice President, Worldwide Telecommunications, IDC

Mark Winther, Group Vice President and Consulting Partner, Worldwide Telecommunications, IDC

IDC and IDG World Expo are pleased to announce IBM as Enterprise MobileNext's first underwriter sponsor. "Whether accessing applications on premise, from a mobile device, or in the cloud, social businesses of all sizes need to communicate and collaborate on the fly across a global network of clients, partners and employees," said Ed Brill, director, messaging and collaboration, IBM. "As a company, IBM is committed to helping organizations become social businesses and we look forward to sharing our strategy at Enterprise MobileNext."

Those interested in obtaining more information about the Enterprise MobileNext, can go to www.mnextforum.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michael Deutsch, Sr. Vice President, IDC, at 508-935-4348 or mdeutsch@idc.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, strategic business relationships, and access to industry-leading products and services. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld®, Electronic Entertainment Expo® (E3 Expo®), Anime Expo®, QuakeCon®, Macworld Mobile™ at Mobile Asia Congress™, and Macworld Mobile™ at Mobile World Congress™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. For more than 47 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com.

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