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The Power Team for Workhorse IT Converges at Business Technology Summit 2008

Saltmarch Media's Summit on SOA/Web Services, SaaS/PaaS, Virtualisation & ECM will be Inaugrated by Honourable Minister for Science & Technology, Shri. Asnotikar Anand Vasant and Shri. M N Vidyashankar, CEO & E/o Principal Secy. to Govt., DPAR (Elections), on 23 September 2008

Venue: NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bangalore Grand Hyatt, Mumbai

Date: 23-24 September (BLR) & 26 September (MUM); Time: 0845 Hrs

The power team for Workhorse IT -- SOA & Web Services, SaaS/PaaS, Virtualisation and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) will be center stage at Saltmarch Media's Business Technology Summit (http://www.btsummit.com). Saltmarch Medias Business Technology Summit is scheduled for September 23 through 26 at the NIMHANS Convention Center in Bangalore and Grand Hyatt in Mumbai. The event has shaped up to be the premier event focused on SOA, Web Services, ECM, Virtualization and Cloud Computing. Expected to attend the summit are over 600 professionals -- decision makers, analysts, product managers, architects, engineers, project managers, designers, developers, programmers, entrepreneurs, VC, marketers and business strategists, who are embracing the opportunities created by these mature and workhorse enterprise technologies, and the IT Channel from some of the most exciting and fastest-growing companies in India as well as from the large and active business technology community. The summit will be inaugrated by the Honourable Minister for Science & Technology, Shri. Asnotikar Anand Vasant and Shri. Vidyashankar, CEO & E/o Principal Secy. to Govt., DPAR (Elections), on 23 September 2008 at 9:00 am at the NIMHANS Convention Centre in Bangalore. Shri. Vasant and and Shri. Vidyashankar will also address the audience between 9:00 and 9:30 am on 23 September.

As traditional views of IT get supplanted by an overarching business technology trend, companies are investing in gaining the benefits of the next generation of computing, where resources are maximized, integrated and used to deliver business results. Sponsored by IBM, Microsoft, WebEx among others, Business Technology Summit features the hottest technologies on India's business technology radar that are not only exhibiting attributes such as cost savings, flexibility, application re-use and faster response times but also charting pronounced inflection points in their evolution. The summit is supported by Software Technology Parks of India (STPI).


Centered around the theme of "Riding the Workhorse IT Hockey Stick", BT Summit features four co-located tracks -- SOA & Web Services, SaaS/PaaS, that offer complimentary synergistic for a robust IT infrastructure that no IT decision-maker, manager, architect or professional can afford to ignore in their quest for business technology success. ). These are the right topics at the right time, notes Shri. M. N. Vidyashankar, Former Principal Secretary, Information Technology, Government of Karnataka, India.

The Summit chair has put together a program that offers attendees a unique opportunity to learn and assimilate technology know-how, augment executive decision-making, understand best practices, and absorb the innovation excellence of experts, in focused settings, adds Shri. M. N. Vidyashankar, Former Principal Secretary, Information Technology, Government of Karnataka, India. So while the Big Tent Technology Edition will be held in India's tech capital Bangalore (Sep 22-24 2008) the Executive Edition will be in India's financial capital Mumbai (Sep 26 2008). "At the Executive edition, some of India's topmost CIO's will hold forth on the business technologies and solutions they are deploying and implementing to craft the success of their enterprises, besides elaborating on what they did right to keep their business on top consistently," said Dilip Thomas, Chairman & CEO, Saltmarch Media.


This year's convention will have the best and brightest speakers in the industry covering interesting developments in the business technology space. Ismael Ghalimi is the father of Office 2.0 and he is also credited with creating the first standards-based BPMS; Nitin Borwankar is the father of Data 2.0; Alan Pelz Sharpe, a partner with cmswatch, is also an expert guest on BBC, CNN and ABC Television; Robert Marcus has been at the helm of technology at General Motors, Boeing, Rogue Wave Software, MCC and HP; Matjaz Juric is the CEO of SOA Competency Center and Peter Coffee, formerly the Technology Editor at eWEEK has appeared on CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox, and PBS newscasts.

* Dr. Chris Harding of The Open Group will present, straight from the source, a deep dive workshop on Using TOGAF for SOA.

* Alan Pelz-Sharpe will put ECM and SOA through the SWOT Grind, speak about Email Archiving and Discovery, and lead a workshop on Selecting the Best ECM System.

* Peter Coffee will show how to Code In the Cloud as well as lead a deep dive workshop on Enterprise Readiness for the Cloud

* Dr. Matjaz Juric, CEO of the SOA Competency Center, will conduct a hands-on workshop on BPMN to BPEL Modeling Business Processes for SOA and three focused sessions on SOA Architectural Patterns, SOA and BPM, and Designing Reusable Service Interfaces

* Dr. Robert Marcus, Author of the Global Grid, will present the State of the Union - SOA Standards and lead a deep dive workshop on Future Distributed Computing Architectures and the Role of SOA

* Nitin Borwankar will show How to Find the Silver Lining in Cloud Services and lead a deep dive workshop on Affordable Data Analytics and Data Warehousing

The expo will feature the latest offerings in the business technology market, from the well established to the newest challengers and provide attendees opportunities to network while learning about new products and approaches. BT Expo welcomes industry leaders who are participating and exhibiting in this year's show, including Platinum sponsors IBM and Microsoft; Gold sponsor WebEx; BT Champions Progress Sotware, AppPoint, Intalio, SDL Tridion, Salesforce.com and Advanced Millenium Technologies; Special Sponsors Zest Holidays and Tata Indicom.

For complete summit information visit http://www.btsummit.com.


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