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Virtualization Conference & Expo To Feature EMC's Jeff Nick As Opening Keynote Presenter
Virtualization Conference & Expo is the leading event covering the booming market of Virtualization for the enterprise
Apr. 13, 2007 06:30 PM
Jeff Nick, SVP and CTO of EMC, will be delivering the June 26 Main Keynote at SOA World Conference & Expo 2007, which is colocating with Virtualization Conference & Expo 2007 at The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, 25-27 June, 2007. "The confluence of several mature architectural paradigms with new user-centric paradigms will drive the next generation of IT," explains Nick.
"Next generation IT," he continues, "will be based on the combination of model-driven architecture and service-oriented architecture applied to applications, information delivery, and IT resources alike."
"The agility gained in IT infrastructure coupled with highly configurable, lightweight, 'last mile' visualization technologies will dramatically increase the relevance and reactivity of IT to the business. By applying these architectures, technologies and open standards to the problems faced by IT we can focus on qualities of service delivery of IT in support of business value."At the end of keynote presentation by the CTO of EMC, "Services Oriented Infrastructure in a Web 2.0, Virtualized World," delegates will understand the impact of service orientation on IT infrastructure; they will also understand the relevant architectures, technologies and standards.
Nick joined EMC in September 2004 from IBM, where he held the distinguished title of IBM Fellow, the highest technical honor that IBM bestows on its IT innovators. During his 24-year career with IBM, he filed more than 80 inventions and holds more than 50 U.S. patents in computer systems technology. Most recently, he was vice president, Architecture and Design, eBusiness On Demand, responsible for the design and architecture of IBM's On Demand initiative.
He also led IBM's Grid Computing strategy, responsible for the definition and evolution of IBM's Open Grid Services Architecture.
Nick began his IBM career as a software engineer focusing on the System 390 MVS operating system, and he eventually became the lead architect for the S/390 z-series platform and eServer initiative. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marist College with a B.S. in finance.
“Today, Virtualization is in the forefront - helping businesses with scalability, security and management of their global IT infrastructure,” said Miles Silverman, vice president of sales and marketing at SYS-CON Media. “The first annual Virtualization Conference & Expo, together with the Virtualization Journal, endeavors to provide IT professionals with the knowledge and skills required to derive maximum benefits from this efficient approach to computing.”
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