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Face2Face

Exhibit Floor

Track 1

Track 2

8:00am

Registration Opens

Registration Opens

8:30-
10:00am

PANEL:
Technology Upkeep

PANEL & PRODUCT PITCHES:
Business Continuity

10:00am

F1000 & VC Face2Face Meetings

Break

Break

10:15-
11:45am

PANEL:
Distributed Computing and Mobility

PANEL & PRODUCT PITCHES:
Compliance / Data Management

12:00-
1:15pm

Lunch on Exhibit Floor for Buyers & Other VIPs

1:00pm

Exhibit Floor open to Public

1:30-
3:00pm

PANEL:
Web Services Integration

PANEL & PRODUCT PITCHES: Public Sector Contracts

3:00-
3:15pm

Break

Break

3:15-
4:45pm

PANEL:
IT Governance, Command and Control

PANEL & PRODUCT PITCHES: The Return of the Consumer

4:45-
5:00pm

5:00-
7:00pm

*Draft Schedule Subject to Change


Session Descriptions
Can IT vendors keep a promise?
IT Governance: Making the Case for Value

Today there is a growing momentum for technology executives to show the value of IT investments. The days of broken promises and long deployment cycles are over, IT governance has become a critical aspect of the bottom line for most corporations. Given the difficulty in quantifying ROI, how are technology leaders showing the value of their investments? How are they creating measurable goals to help their teams and management prove the value of investments? How are vendors starting to aid in process to show that their products and services achieve what they claim they do? In this session we'll explore how technology leaders are showing their key value to their businesses and how they are working with vendors to do so.

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Industry Dynamics: Keeping Pace with Technology
What does it really take to maintain minimal technology status quo? The sales force operates in a Windows environment, the R&D; staff in Linux; and the operations guys operate in UNIX. And you're running five versions of Windows. To top it all off your software vendor just announced they will no longer support a two year old version of your tools program. Is it time to rethink technology acquisition strategies? Are terms like compatibility, data reliance and usability factors simple enough for your vendors to understand and accept? How can you keep it simple, reliable and working all at the same time? Is an outsourced solution the way to solve this problem? In this session will explore how IT Managers are meeting the challenge and what the vendors have to say about how they plan to address this issue in the future.

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Expanding the Value of Your Resources:
Can ubiquitous access to computing assets save money, enhance performance and align IT resources with corporate strategy?

Some call it "Distributed Computing", still others "Software as a Service" or a whole host of other names - but it's really about providing on-demand access for the complete enterprise. You've got $1.0 billion in IT resources that don't work together, or may not leverage time shifts or load management requirements. Your snoozing asset: 10 operating units, 24 different countries, 500 offices and thousands of desktops, laptops and handhelds -- can be they be slayed? What can be done to harness the power of the field and mobility computing capabilities? Learn what vendors and customers should do to team-up and develop low-to-no cost solutions.

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Web Services: Beyond infancy and into maturity?
The Web Services life-cycle is well along and yet the pundits remain skeptical? A year ago Web Services was a catchy term to energize a technology sector, and now they really mean something. Or do they? What needs to be done to keep your IT staff focused on keeping the promise and what can you do to prevent mission creep from your IT and project managers? In this session, buyers will present the reality they are facing and vendors will explore the promises of the hype.

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