SOURCE: InfoWorld

February 21, 2008 13:42 ET

CBS Interactive, HP, Kaplan, Microsoft and Red Hat Set to Keynote OSBC 2008

InfoWorld's OSBC Will Take Place March 25-26, 2008 at the Palace Hotel, San Francisco With a Focus on Putting Open Source to Work

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 21, 2008) - IDG's InfoWorld, the leading integrated media brand for IT solutions management, today announced the full keynote and presenter lineup for the fifth year of the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), taking place March 25-26, 2008 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The premier event for open source software and business focuses on the complete open source ecosystem -- vendor, end-user, venture capitalist, and legal. Over the course of two days, keynote presentations from the best and brightest IT minds will preview the future of open source. The 2008 keynote presenters are:

--  Steven Pearson, VP of Advanced Technologies at CBS Interactive
--  Christine Martino, VP, Open Source & Linux Organization at Hewlett-
    Packard Company
--  Jon Williams, CTO of Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions
--  Brad Smith, SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Microsoft
--  Jim Whitehurst, President & CEO of Red Hat

Passes to attend InfoWorld's OSBC are priced at $1,495. Members of the press using promotional code PRESS_OSBC are eligible for complimentary registration. A number of sessions will be eligible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. More details on the Agenda and CLE program are available at:

"This year's Open Source Business Conference features the industry's biggest open source innovators," said Matt Asay, OSBC chair and VP, Business Development at Alfresco. "From Kaplan to Red Hat and CBS to HP, we've assembled the cutting edge of open-source adoption. For those looking to see how others are putting open source to work, OSBC 2008 promises to offer an unparalleled view."

In addition to the featured keynotes, conference tracks will center on how to build an open source business and how to leverage this shift in how software is consumed, delivered, developed and supported. Attendees will hear from industry sources at the cutting edge of open source business including Alfresco, Electronic Arts, the Linux Foundation, the Los Angeles Times, MySQL, the New York Times, North Bridge Venture Partners, PayPal, Synovus Financial, The Weather Channel Interactive, and more.

Current sponsors include: Adaptive Planning, Baker & McKenzie LLP, BitRock, Black Duck, Cooley Godward Kronish, Digium, DLA Piper, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Enomaly, Goodwin Procter, Holme Roberts & Owen, HP, Jefferies, KnowledgeTree, Microsoft, MySQL, North Bridge, Novell, OpenLogic, Oracle, Pentaho, ProcessMaker, Red Hat, the rSmart Group, Trolltech, Univa UD, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, xTuple and Zenoss.

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

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. 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 online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and gaming worldwide. 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 E for All Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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