Computerworld Hosts Open Source Conversation in San Francisco

Computerworld Hosts Open Source Conversation in San Francisco 
Annual Open Business Conference to Address Open Source Adoption in
the Enterprise for Driving Cloud, Data & Mobile Innovation 
FRAMINGHAM, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/05/13 --  IDG's Computerworld --
the leading IT media brand dedicated to providing peer perspective,
IT leadership and business results -- will be discussing the
pervasive adoption of open source solutions in the enterprise at the
annual Open Business Conference  April 29-30, 2013 in San Francisco,
CA. Aligning with open source, the agenda will also address
transformative technologies -- cloud, data and mobile -- that are key
drivers for IT investments according to the Computerworld 2013
Forecast Study.  
"Open source solutions are transforming enterprise IT strategies for
building efficiencies and overall organizational profitability," said
John Amato, vice president and publisher, Computerworld. "As the
conversation has evolved, we saw it only fitting to expand the agenda
to include greater insight as to how open source is foundational to
business innovation and with that updating the name to the Open
Business Conference. For nine years, Computerworld's Open Business
Conference has been the premier atmosphere for IT decision-makers and
solution providers to discover open source solutions and build
strategies to deploy winning open source plans and we look forward to
expanding the dialogue this year with a focus on cloud, data and
Open Business Conference Agenda
 Open source is known to provide
speed, efficiency and cost savings to the enterprise and the Open
Business Conference agenda is built with those goals in mind. With
main stage sessions and innovation tracks built around open cloud,
open data, open mobile and legal, as well as research labs providing
in-depth case studies on how to make specific solutions work,
attendees will return to the office with key take-aways and action
plans. Sponsors will spark discussions and provide additional depth
on execution and business strategy and foster a relationship for
future dialogue.  
"Open source solutions, once considered an alternative, are now
pervasive in the enterprise," said Jim Whitehurst, president and CEO,
Red Hat. "Open source provides the reliability organizations need
with the flexibility and agility they want. From cloud computing and
big data to mobile, open source solutions have distinct advantages
over proprietary software and are driving the innovations that are
shaping next-generation IT." 
More than 350 IT decision-makers will attend Computerworld's Open
Business Conference to stay alert on the changing IT landscape
created by open source solutions. Sponsors will have multiple
opportunities to facilitate discussions on the solutions IT
decision-makers are looking for. In addition to speaking
opportunities and extensive networking time, sponsors have the
opportunity to host intimate roundtable discussions and dinners as
well as turnkey custom opportunities. 
Conference Sponsors
 Leading Open Source solutions providers
including HP and Red Hat return to the Open Business Conference as
underwriters. They are joined by Intel, Microsoft, ForgeRock,
Palamida, DLA Piper, Fenwick & West LLP and OuterCurve as sponsors.
For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please
contact Mike Dutton at 
Registration Information
 To learn more about the conference,
including the agenda, or to register visit, call 800.643.4668 or email 
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About Computerworld
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technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer
perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's
award-winning website (, bi-weekly publication,
focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms
the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network
and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this
audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of
over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and
was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012.
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