September 21, 2011 09:46 ET

SNW Fall 2011 to Feature Tech Visionary Geoffrey Moore, Top IT Executives From NASA, JetBlue Airways, The Boeing Co., Winn-Dixie

Tech Community Turns Attention to "Transforming the Information Infrastructure" at World's Largest Conference Focused on IT Infrastructure, Data Centers and Storage

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - Technology visionary Geoffrey Moore and some of today's top CIOs and CTOs will join the IT community in "Transforming the Information Infrastructure" at SNW Fall 2011, the world's largest conference focused on IT infrastructure, data centers and storage. Set to take place October 10-13 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, SNW Fall 2011 is produced by Computerworld and co-owned by Computerworld and the SNIA (the Storage Networking Industry Association).

After a hugely successful conference this spring in Silicon Valley, SNW will return to Orlando this fall with an expanded agenda that includes over 120 educational sessions and presentations by top IT management experts covering today's most important IT topics, including cloud computing, energy efficient data centers, big data, virtualization and storage.

SNW Fall 2011 will feature keynotes by:

  • Geoffrey Moore, managing director, TCG Advisors, venture partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and best-selling author on "The Future of Information Infrastructure"
  • Joe Eng, CIO, JetBlue Airways on "Explaining the Value of Information Infrastructure to Top Management"
  • Maura Hart, CIO and group vice president, Information Technology, Winn-Dixie Stores on "Building a Responsive IT Infrastructure Organization"
  • Tom Soderstrom, IT CTO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on "What Is Big Data, and Why Does It Matter?"
  • Federico Genoese-Zerbi, vice president, IT Infrastructure, The Boeing Company on "Integrating Cloud Services to Existing Infrastructure"
  • Jay McLaughlin, CIO, CNLBank on "Protecting the Information Infrastructure: Why CIOs and CSOs are Becoming Mission-Critical Business Partners"
  • Charles Beard, CIO, SAIC on "Enabling Business Innovation with a Cloud Computing Infrastructure"
  • AJ Lang, CIO, WellPoint on "How WellPoint Leverages Big Data to Transform Healthcare"

"SNW has once again answered the call from the IT community to bring together both IT and business leaders and visionaries who are helping to shape the future of information technology in the enterprise. Our Fall event will feature world renowned luminary Geoffrey Moore and executives from JetBlue, Winn-Dixie, Boeing, CNL Bank and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab," said John Amato, vice president & publisher, Computerworld. "At SNW, the IT community has a rare opportunity to join with these thought leaders, key solution providers, and their peers to focus on ways companies are deploying their infrastructure and information management strategies in the enterprise -- today and in the future."

"At SNW Fall 2011, attendees will be able to experience firsthand the sharing of practical knowledge needed to enable their enterprise to deploy effective network storage and information management solutions," said Wayne M. Adams, SNIA chairman. "The IT community assembling here will participate in themed session tracks, technology tutorials, live data center tours, SNIA hands-on labs, SNIA certification prep sessions, meet with industry leading solution providers, and network with industry peers -- all focused on next steps industry leaders can take to 'Transform their Information Infrastructure.'"

SNW Fall 2011 will also feature the world's largest expo devoted to IT infrastructure and storage-related technologies, including the return of Emerging Technology presentations that debuted at the spring conference.

SNW Fall 2011 sponsors include IBM, Symantec, Nimbus Data, LSI, QLogic, HP, Dell, Hitachi, NEC, Riverbed, Virtual Instruments and Ultrium LTO, among others.

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To register for SNW Fall 2011, visit:, call 1-800-643-4668 or email

To register for SNW Fall 2011 as a member of the media, industry analyst or industry blogger, please visit the SNW Fall 2011 media registration page:

For more information about SNW Fall 2011, including a complete agenda and list of presenters, please visit

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