SOURCE: SYS-CON Events

March 28, 2006 15:16 ET

SugarCRM Named One of the Four Sponsors of Enterprise Open Source Conference, Clint Oram to Deliver a General Session Presentation in New York

Clint Oram Will Present "The Secret Ingredient to a Successful Open Source Project" on Monday, June 5, 2006, at 12 Noon

MONTVALE, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2006 -- SYS-CON Events (www.events.sys-con.com) announced today that the commercial open source company SugarCRM will be one of the four platinum sponsors of the Enterprise Open Source Conference to take place June 5-6, 2006, in New York City.

SugarCRM co-founder Clint Oram will also deliver a session at the conference entitled "The Secret Ingredient to a Successful Open Source Project."

"When re-thinking the manufacturing process of enterprise software, most companies nowadays determine to leverage open source to boost popularity and attention onto their product lines," said Clint Oram. "But converting projects into products is not easy, and some secret ingredients that aren't covered in the code sharing are vital for generating future success. These key ingredients are how the project is built, the architecture of the enterprise software to be modular and open, a clear vision and definition of what the project and product will deliver, a clear separation between the open source aspects and the commercial aspects, and, most important, trust from the community that the project at every stage in life is extremely beneficial to their daily needs and will continue to be so with the future direction."

Clint Oram, one of the three co-founders of the company, is general manager of SugarCRM and in charge of Sugar Online. Oram led the product design as well as the customer services team through the first year of business. He is now responsible for managing SugarCRM's community and SugarForge.org, the premiere destination for community collaboration on Sugar Suite extensions, modules, language packs and themes. SugarForge.org empowers the community to leverage the combined ideas of developers around the world by offering the toolset and location to manage and distribute new community-developed Sugar Suite extensions to the benefit of all SugarCRM users. In addition, SugarForge.org offers a range of support for those who need assistance with Sugar Suite development or implementation.

The Most Distinguished Conference Faculty of the Year

This year's conference will feature more than 100 distinguished faculty members who are the world's top celebrity experts in their fields, presenting more than 96 sessions and power panels in three distinct themes: SOA Web Services, Enterprise Open Source, and Real-World AJAX. The conference offers seven simultaneous tracks in two information-packed days.

The conference faculty includes Andy Astor, co-founder and CEO of EnterpriseDB; Jeff Barr, SOA program manager of Amazon.com; Brian Behlendorf, founder of Collabnet; Steve Benfield, CTO of Agentis Software; Dave Chappell, SOA expert and chief technology evangelist of Sonic Software; Si Chen, founder of Open Source Strategies; Christophe Coenraets, Ajax-Flex Integration guru of Adobe; Shaun Connolly, product management vice president of JBoss; Dr. Mark M. Davydov, internationally known expert of SOA and Web Services; Christian Donner, senior technical architect of Molecular; Jean-Jacques Dubray, NetWeaver architect of SAP; Yakov Fain, editor of Java Developer's Journal and the co-author of the upcoming book Rich Internet Applications with Adobe Flex and Java: Secrets of the Masters; John Fallows, author and Ajax evangelist of Oracle; Dan Foody, CTO of Actional; Zak Greant, leading Free Software and Open Source evangelist; Kevin Hakman, co-founder of Tibco's General Interface; Dion Hinchcliffe, editor of Web 2.0 Journal and the upcoming book Real-World Ajax: Secrets of the Masters; Simon Horwith, editor of ColdFusion Developer's Journal; Jonas Jacobi, author and Java evangelist of Oracle; Ajit Jaokar, leading Web 2.0 evangelist; Werner Keil, software architect specializing in Java and Microsoft technologies; Mike Kochanik, vice president of CollabNet; Eugene Kuznetsov, leading SOA and XML pioneer; Jason Levitt, technical evangelist of Yahoo Developer Network; Joe Lichtenberg, vice president of Bowstreet; Morgan Lim, co-founder of open source company RaptorHead; David S. Linthicum, a well-known author and SOA expert; Paul Lipton, well-known SOA evangelist and senior architect at CA; James McGovern, an industry thought leader in SOA; Aaron Mulder, CTO of Chariot Solutions; Eric Newcomer, CTO of Iona Technologies; Duane Nickull, chair of OASIS SOA RM Technical Committee; Jim Phalen, Flash and rich client expert and vice president of Stream57; Eric Pulier, CEO of Digital Evolution; Victor Rasputnis, well-known speaker and expert on SOA technologies; Anil Saldhana, chair of Apache Scout Project and top trainer at JBoss; James Schweitzer, open source specialist of IBM; Alan Shimel, a member of Open Source Snort Rules Consortium Board of Directors; Bruce Snyder, a founding member of Apache Geronimo and SOA expert; Anatole Tartakovsky, CTO of Computer Technology, Inc. and Ajax/Flex expert; Eero Teerikorpi, CEO of Emic Networks; Jason Van Zyl, chair of Apache Maven PMC; Shaun Walker, founder and president of Perpetual Motion Interactive Systems and ASP.NET expert; Tony Wasserman, executive director of the Center for Open Source Investigation and professor at Carnegie Mellon West; Coach Wei, founder and CTO of Nexaweb; Michael Wheaton, SOA expert of Sun Microsystems; Chip Wilson, CTO of Geniant; Peter Yared, founder and CEO of Active Grid; Michael Juntao Yuan, SOA and Java expert of JBoss, Inc.

The conference on-site delegate registrations are limited to 500 attendees, and is expected to sell out. In addition to the live audience, more than 20,000 simulcast viewers are expected to tune into keynotes and general sessions live on SYS-CON.TV.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

SOA Web Services Conference, co-located with the Enterprise Open Source Conference, will be sponsored by a total of eight leading SOA and Enterprise Open Source technology vendors. The conference will offer exhibit opportunities to other vendors in addition to main event sponsors. Additional information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities can be obtained by email at events(at)sys-con.com or by phone at 201 802-3021.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jeremy Geelan (conference program)
    SYS-CON Events, Inc.
    Email Contact
    201 802-3051

    Carmen Gonzalez (sponsorship and exhibit opportunities)
    SYS-CON Events, Inc.
    Email Contact
    201 802-3021