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IBM, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems Among Speakers on Tap for InfoWorld OSBC 2009 in San Francisco

Conference Keynotes From IBM, Linux Foundation, Microsoft, North Bridge Venture Partners, Novell, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/23/09 -- Executives from IBM, Linux Foundation, Microsoft, North Bridge Venture Partners, Novell, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems will present keynotes at Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), taking place March 24-25, 2009 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. These and other attendees at this year's conference will tackle the biggest issue in open source today: Open Sourcing for the Enterprise. Conference organizer InfoWorld extends invitations to journalists and industry analysts covering open source technology to register for OSBC 2009. Journalists who can present valid press credentials will receive a complimentary press pass. This year's conference will tackle the biggest issue in open source today: Open Sourcing for the Enterprise.

OSBC is the premier event for open source software and business and is owned and produced by InfoWorld. OSBC is the industry's forum for senior business leaders, C-level technical strategists, lawyers and venture capitalists to collaborate on emerging business models, strategies and profitability through open source. Over the course of two days, attendees will hear keynote presenters reveal how open source is being used intelligently by the industry's top enterprises and vendors.

Keynote speakers at OSBC 2009 include:

Tuesday, March 24:

--  Ron Hovsepian, CEO, Novell (9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Linux in the
    Service-Driven Data Center)

--  Michael Skok, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners (9:30
    a.m. to 10:10 a.m., Future of Open Source)

--  Jim Whitehurst, President & CEO, Red Hat (4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Open
    for Change)

--  Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, Linux Foundation (5:00 p.m. to 6:00
    p.m., End Users and Linux: Do We Have a Participation Problem?)
    

Wednesday, March 25:

--  Jonathan Swartz, CEO, Sun Microsystems (8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., Free
    and Open: The Market and Technologies)

--  Robert Youngjohns, President, Microsoft North America (9:15 a.m. to
    9:45 a.m., A World of Choice: Partnering for Success)

--  Dr. Robert Sutor, Vice President, Open Source and Linux, IBM
    Corporation (9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Open Source, Linux, and a Smarter
    Planet)
    

To register for this event as press, please visit the OSBC 2009 registration page: http://www.infoworld.com/event/osbc/09/osbc_register.html. The Source code is: Press. Registrants will receive a confirmation email from InfoWorld with an ID number and phone number enabling them to book a room at the hotel under the conference rate.

For the complete OSBC 2009 agenda, please visit http://www.infoworld.com/event/osbc/09/osbc_agenda.html.

Additional information about The Open Source Business Conference 2009 can be found at www.osbc.com.

NOTE: Marketing, public relations, advertising, sales, art directors, managers, publishers and other non-editorial professionals of media organizations are NOT eligible for media credentials.

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at www.infoworld.com.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at www.idg.com. Note: All product and company names are trademarks of their respective companies.

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