CIO forum to discuss strategies for energy-efficient data centers

Samsung Semiconductor and Dell will co-host the intensive one-day forum for senior IT executives.

Samsung Semiconductor and Dell will co-host an intensive one-day forum for senior IT executives featuring a host of industry leaders discussing the topic of Data Center ROI: Energy Efficiency & Cloud Computing. At the conference, speakers will share their insights on escalating data center costs, energy-efficient IT solutions and game-changing services such as cloud computing and virtualization.

The companies say the forum will provide the basis for assessing the full implications of green technology for increased IT operational efficiency and improved performance. Details of the speaker line-up are as follows:

Keynote Speakers:

-- Vishal Sikka, Chief Technology Officer, SAP

-- Steve Westly, Managing Partner, The Westly Group

Additional Speakers:

-- Brian Byun, Vice President & General Manager of Cloud Services & Applications, VMware

-- Jim Elliott, Vice President, Memory Marketing & Product Planning, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc

-- Frank Frankovsky, Director, Hardware Design and Supply Chain, Facebook

-- Mike Neil, General Manager, Windows Server, Microsoft

-- Forrest Norrod, Vice President & General Manager, Server Platforms, Dell

-- Bill Weihl, Green Energy Czar, Google

-- Lorie Wigle, General Manager of Eco-Technology, Intel + President, Climate Savers Computing

-- Master of Ceremonies: Phil Bond, CEO, TechAmerica

Special Panel: Maximizing ROI for Today's Data Center

-- Moderator: Mark Monroe, Executive Director, The Green Grid

The invitation-only event is aimed at senior IT executives and will be held Thursday, August 18 from 12 - 7 p.m. PST at the Ritz-Carlton Resort Hotel, Half Moon Bay, Calif.

More Info:
www.samsung.com
www.dell.com

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