LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, has announced the addition of Debra Anderson, CIO at Novell, and Randy Allen, Corporate VP of the Server and Workstation Division at AMD, as keynote presenters for the first-ever LinuxWorldÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â® OpenSolutions Summit?. Anderson and Allen join previously announced opening keynoter and ?security guru? Bruce Schneier, creating an all-star lineup of keynote speakers for this event. LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit, scheduled to take place February 14-15, 2007, at the New York Marriott Marquis, is a unique conference providing attendees with the opportunity to learn from the Linux and open source deployment experiences of their peers through actual case studies.
On Thursday, February 15, 2007, Debra Anderson will kick-off day two of the conference with her keynote entitled, ?Open Source Adoption ? A Real Life Story.? During this revealing presentation, Anderson will share her experiences as she led Novell?s migration to OpenOffice and the SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop. How do you make a fast transition for almost 5000 internal customers with the least amount of disruption? What impediments did Novell face and how were they solved? As first adopters of their own technology and other open source technology, Novell learned fascinating lessons that will help organizations understand the business opportunity of open source.