February 29, 2012 09:20 ET

SNW Spring 2012 to Feature CIOs and Top IT Executives From Shell Oil Company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Freescale Semiconductor

Tech Community Turns Attention to "Information Infrastructure for a Customer-Focused, Always-On World"

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 29, 2012) - Top CIOs and CTOs will join the IT community to discuss "Information Infrastructure for a Customer-Focused, Always-On World" at SNW Spring 2012, the leading global conference focused on managing enterprise information infrastructure across computing, networks and storage. Set to take place April 2-5 at the Omni Dallas Hotel, SNW Spring 2012 is produced by Computerworld and co-owned by Computerworld and the SNIA (the Storage Networking Industry Association).

Capitalizing on its highly attended fall conference in Orlando, SNW will return to Dallas this spring with a diverse agenda of more than 120 educational sessions and presentations by top information technology executives, leading product and service providers and key industry influencers addressing a wide range of today's most important IT topics, including cloud computing, energy efficient data centers, big data, virtualization and storage management, among others.

SNW Spring 2012 will feature keynotes by:

  • Lon Anderson, Vice President, Corporate Information Technology, ICF International
  • James Clent, CIO, United Orthopedic Group
  • Tarek ElHadidi, CIO, Freescale Semiconductor
  • Charlie Feld, CEO, The Feld Group, Former CIO and Executive IT Leader at Frito-Lay, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Delta Air Lines, and Home Depot
  • Kayoor Gajarawala, General Manager, Hosting, Storage & Enterprise Service Delivery, Shell Information Technology, Inc.
  • Theresa Meadows, CIO, Cook Children's Health Care System
  • David Richter, Vice President - Infrastructure Solutions, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

With a focus on modernizing information infrastructure to adapt to continuously changing customer behaviors, SNW Spring 2012 will address IT management's most important topics with nearly 20 educational tracks. SNW attendees will be able to participate in end user case study sessions, analyst presentations, SNIA tutorials and industry/product solution spotlights.

"Given the opportunities facing IT managers today, we can think of no better focus for SNW than 'information infrastructure for a customer-focused, always-on world'," said Wayne M. Adams, Chairman, SNIA Board of Directors. "Building on this conference theme, we've assembled top industry experts and developed a program of keynotes and educational sessions that will shed new light on the innovations and leaders who are reshaping the ways technologies are being applied to propel businesses forward."

A number of popular and well-attended event elements will once again enhance the program. The Hands-on-Lab returns to SNW to provide attendees with the opportunity to experience the latest storage and data management technologies; they can also speak with solution experts and see demonstrations in the conference Expo Hall. And with IT Professional certification remaining an important foundation for transforming the data center, attendees can refresh their knowledge in the content-rich SNIA Certification Prep Sessions and then take the new CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA exam as well as SNIA's advanced credential exams.

"We're seeing tremendous response from both the IT management community planning to attend and from key solution providers who have signed on to showcase new technologies at SNW," said John Amato, vice president and publisher, Computerworld. "There is no doubt SNW is the place to be for those who manage any part of an organization's IT infrastructure. SNW is the best opportunity to quickly gather reliable, firsthand, practical knowledge that can be implemented right away."

SNW is the leading global event series focused on technologies to manage and optimize the information infrastructure across the data center and remote offices -- from compute to network to storage. Throughout this four-day conference, attendees from major public and private sector organizations will learn about the latest user successes and challenges, products, tools, services and training across these technologies.

SNW Spring 2012 sponsors include HP, Futjitsu America, Inc, Qlogic, Riverbed, Ultrium and Virtual Instruments, among others.

Registration Information

To register for SNW Spring 2012, please call 800-883-9090, email, or visit to register online.

To register for SNW Spring 2012 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 Spring 2012, including a complete agenda and list of presenters, please visit

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning web site (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA's mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit the SNIA Web site at

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