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Storage Networking World – Orlando Announces Stellar Conference Line-up

FRAMINGHAM, MA – OCTOBER 4, 2000 – IDG's Computerworld today released the confirmed conference agenda for the Storage Networking World(R) (SNW) Conference & Expo in the Renaissance Orlando Resort and Conference Center, October 30 – November 1, 2000.

SNW is co-owned and produced by Computerworld, the information services company for IT Leaders, and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA).

Building on the success of the 2000 Spring Storage Networking World(R), this fall's agenda offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity to network and gain top-tier storage deployment education. Designed primarily for storage "solution-seekers," users and implementers, the conference program is registering a record number of attendees and is sure to again meet their high expectations of receiving the latest information on storage innovations and how to best implement these technologies in their own day-to-day operations and enterprises.

Offering real-life, case-study type presentations on enabling and leveraging contemporary storage solutions are the likes of Larry Peterson, VP, Gelco Information Network; Rick Bauer, CIO, The Hill School; Frank Caserta, Associate, Acxiom; David Knight, COO and CTO,; Ian Saggers, Director, Credit Suisse First Boston; John Gleeson, Director, First Data Corporation; Graham Allan, Applications Manager, Walt Disney Feature Animation; and, Ilene Kaminsky, VP, HTE8.

Presenting keynote addresses on strategic industry directions and supplier responses to user demands are Michael Ruettgers, President and CEO, EMC; Greg Reyes, President and CEO, Brocade; Linda Sanford, Senior Vice President, IBM; Peter van Oppen, Chairman and CEO of ADIC; and David Roberson, COO, Hitachi Data Systems.

"Reality Check on Enterprise SANs" is the topic of an Executive Roundtable moderated by Computerworld's Editor-in-Chief, Maryfran Johnson. The panel will present both a vendor and user perspective with Max Watson, President and CEO of BMC Software and Rudolph Alexander, VP and Managing Partner of Business Continuity Solutions of AT&T, joining Linda Sanford of IBM and the aforementioned user speakers, Larry Peterson and David Knight. With her universally recognized approach to uncovering information critical to her IT Leader constituency, Johnson's "Reality Check" is sure to be a conference highlight.

Attendees will hear first-hand from several the industry's leading analysts and luminaries. These include John Webster of Illuminata; Tom Curlin of Morgan Keegan and Company; and, Robert Gray of IDC. Peter Keen, Chairman of Keen Innovations and acclaimed co-author of The eProcess Edge is also a featured presenter.

Providing additional value to this conference program is the plan to provide attendees access to speakers with scheduled question and answer periods after presentations. An interactive luncheon takes place on Monday, Oct. 30 where attendees "huddle" to pursue subjects of their preference. An online response system will capture and track responses on certain topics and questions – data destined to be published, used and appreciated by the entire industry following the conference. An optional, two-track Technical Tutorial Day concludes the program November 1st.

Find information on SNW and the conference agenda at Press credentials will be honored and registration obtained via

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