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SOA & Cloud Symposium Agenda Grows to Over 100 Sessions, Cloud Camp

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

World’s largest and most comprehensive SOA and Cloud Computing Symposium is coming to Germany! With 100 Speaking sessions across 17 tracks, the International SOA and Cloud Symposium will feature top experts from around the world. The conference will take place on October 5-6, 2010 at the Berliner Congress Center in Berlin with the Cloud Camp pre-conference event occurring on October 4 and SOA & Cloud Certification Workshops scheduled for October 7-13, 2010.

The New Agenda for 2010...

…is now online and already contains 100+ expert speaker sessions from organizations such as IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, HP, SAP, Amazon, Layer7, SOA Systems, Red Hat, Vordel, TIBCO, Logica, US Department of Defense, CGI, and many more. International experts including Thomas Erl, Dirk Krafzig, Stefan Tilkov, Mark Little, Brian Loesgen, John deVadoss, Nicolai Josuttis, Tony Shan, Toufic Boubez, Paul C. Brown, Clemens Utschig, Francois Lascelles, Satadru Roy, David Chou and many more will provide new and exclusive coverage of the latest SOA and Cloud Computing topics and innovations. For further information, see SOA & Cloud Symposium Promotional GiveawaysLast week, the SOA & Cloud Symposium announced its first promotional giveaway. In the first round of this giveaway, five prizes have been given out to the first set of winners. The names of the winners will be published at Congratulations! This week, the event organizers are pleased to announce two addtional prize giveaway dates. You could win prizes valued up to 3,500 Euros! For more information on what prizes are available and when the entry deadlines are, visit

Register Before August 31st and Receive a 10 % Discount!

The early-bird discount is still available, but not for long! Registrants will have until Tuesday, August 31, 2010 for their last opportunity to receive an additional 10% off the registration fee. Register now at or to ensure your place at the event and pay only €981 excl. VAT for three conference days. Receive a further 10% discount by registering for any post-conference workshop. SOA Certified Professionals can also provide their SOACP IDs to receive an additional 10% discount.

Cloud Camp

The first conference day (Monday, October 4th) will be dedicated to hosting a Cloud Camp event, which is open for anyone to attend free of charge. Cloud Camp events are based on the “unconference” format whereby experts and attendees openly discuss and debate current topics pertaining to Cloud Computing. The Cloud Camp day is further supplemented by lightning talks also performed by attending Cloud Computing experts.

Post-Conference Workshops

The post-conference certification workshops from will be taking place the week of October 7-13. The workshops will include: Certified SOA Architect Workshop (5 days), Certified SOA Security Specialist Workshop (2 days) and, for the first time in Europe, the Certified Cloud Computing Specialist Workshop (2 days). Registrants who are also attending the SOA & Cloud Symposium will receive a 10% discount on workshop registration fees. Register for any of the post-conference workshops before August 31st to qualify for an early-bird discount of 10%. For outlines and registration, visit:

World’s top mobile money transfer operators honoured in Dubai

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The most innovative and forward-thinking mobile money transfer (MMT) companies and progammes will be recognized during the first Mobile Money Awards at the industry’s leading, annual event in Dubai from 24 to 27 October. Etisalat, Safaricom, Vodafone, Orange-France Telecom, G-Xchange and Smart Communications are just some of the leading mobile operators who will share their success stories.

MMT Awards

Mobile money is still in its relative infancy but the industry is evolving rapidly, both in terms of the technology being developed and the breadth of services on offer. The impact that mobile money is having on the lives of end users around the world is quite incredible”, says Steven Clarke, MMT Global director. “Until now there has not been any formal industry standard that recognises the consummate MMT entrepreneur and service provider and we hope that the MMT Awards will do exactly that!”

During the annual MMT Global conference and expo, the MMT Awards will be given to the industry’s top operators in the following categories:

  • Best MMT launch of the year
  • Achievement in financial inclusion
  • Best bank led MMT programme
  • Best operator led MMT programme
  • Most inventive marketing campaign
  • Best IMT programme

There will also be a special award acknowledging outstanding individual contribution to mobile money development.

Highlights in the MMT Global Conference programme include:

  • MMT and the global economic downturn. Remittance reduction and the impact on MMT services. Is there light at the end of the tunnel with economic recovery in sight?

Emiko Todoroki, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank

  • Safaricom – leading the way in combating mobile money fraud on M-PESA

Michael Joseph, CEO, Safaricom

  • Addressing Etisalat’s mobile money offering and bank partnership model

Rashed Majed Alabbar, Director, Mobile Commerce, Etisalat

  • Multi channel/multi segment mobile banking in Qatar

Julian Phillips, General Manager mCommerce, Commercial Bank of Qatar
Eckhard Ortwein, Area VP mCommerce, Sybase 365

  • Understanding the differences of launching mobile money in a competitive market compared with markets where you have first mover advantage

Nicholas Levi, Orange Money Director, Orange-France Telecom

  • Building a dynamic gateway for mobile money remittances by initiating partnerships and business opportunities across the ecosystem

Morten Hofstad, Regional Director Middle East and Northern Africa, Luup International Ltd

Event website:

Event dates and location: 24-27 Otober 2010, Intercontinental, Festival City, Dubai, UAE

For more information please contact:
Steven Clarke, Event Director
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7067 1832

For media enquiries, accreditation and speaker interviews contact:
Communications manager: Annemarie Roodbol
Phone: +27 (0) 21 700-3500 EXT: 3558
Mobile: +27 (0) 82 562 7844

Education Week 2010

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

PRESS RELEASE: 23 August 2010

Talking Stories: combining tech and fun to teach reading
Technology in action at Education Week

Stories are still the most effective way to teach children to read and, at the same time, encourage them to become more hands-on with technology. The Talking Stories interactive programmes, already used in many schools around the country, have shown improvements of up to 71% in reading scores of Grade 1 learners over a period of two school terms.

Computer voice in four languages

Children reading a Talking Story can touch the text and pictures on a computer screen, which activates a voice in English, isiXhosa, Afrikaans or isiZulu. The developer of the Talking Stories software, Kathy McCabe, says every story comes with three interactive, fun reading activities. “Many have animated rewards for correct answers. Printable worksheets provide follow-up tasks. There are 64 graded stories across a variety of genres, providing for the different reading levels of individual learners.”

Touch Me! Talking Stories in Action

Macmillan South Africa provides the back-up, reading books and wall charts to support the Talking Stories software at the schools. The software runs equally well on networks and individual workstations, laptops and interactive whiteboards; both in Windows and open-source environments.

The proof is in the stories!

Talking Stories are a huge hit with learners and teachers alike, and what’s more, statistics prove that it works. Says Kathy McCabe:  “We hear a great deal of anecdotal evidence about improved reading levels, and we see huge jumps in the systemic test results of Grade 3 and Grade 6 learners at individual schools. One broad-based survey of 2000 Grade 1 learners in 26 schools, showed that over two school terms the learners exposed to the Talking Stories software improved their reading scores by 71% MORE than the control group!”

Taking Talking Stories home on your cell phone
Macmillan Talking Stories hope to partner with a cell phone operator to make this innovative technology and learning available on cell phones.  Says Kathy McCabe:  “Cell phone penetration in South Africa is almost 100%.  People may not have books or computers in the home, but even in remote rural areas, they own cell phones!  Why not use these powerful devices to promote a reading culture in the home?  Kids love to use cell phones and they love stories!  Our software is browser-based and simple in design. Very little would need to be done to make it cell-phone compatible.”

Technology + education @ Education Week

Technology in education will be a strong focus at this year’s Education Week Convention and Learning Expo in Johannesburg, where the minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, will open the country’s largest multisectoral education event, while the Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, will share his vision of how technology can change the face of education.  Some 1,000 education professionals are expected to attend from 28-30 September 2010.

The opening session also features the Education Conversations panel discussion, during which high-level speakers will talk candidly about some of the critical issues facing our education system. Access to this session is free to anyone interested in the state of education. Panelists include:

  • Barbara Creecy, Gauteng MEC for Education
  • Juanita Kloppers-Lourens, Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister of Basic Education
  • Marius Fransman, Chairperson, Parliamentary Committee on Higher Education and Training
  • John Samuels, Special Advisor, 1GOAL Campaign
  • Michael Stevenson, Vice President of Global Education, Cisco

The conference programme is divided into three streams. In addition to the Education Technology Indaba, the programme also offers two additional sector-specific streams:  Basic Education and Higher Education and Training. These two streams will highlight recent policy and curriculum changes, look at overcoming specific challenges to the education system, and showcase some of the solutions and successes that have been achieved.

Technology in action

Talking Stories, interactive whiteboards and many other examples of technology in education will be exhibited at the Education Week Convention and Learning Expo in September. Entry to the exhibition, which includes access to workshops geared specifically towards teachers, is free to all in the education sector.

Event website:

Event dates and location:  28-30 September 2010 – Emperors Palace, Johannesburg

For more information, interviews and accreditation:

Communications manager:  Annemarie Roodbol

Tel:  +27 (0) 21 700 3558

Fax:  +27 (0) 21 700 3501

Mobile:  +27 (0) 82 562 7844


Expo Summit 2010: Nothing Get Bigger Than This

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Expo Summit 2010 is all set to scale new heights this year around. After receiving an overwhelming response and 224 participants last year, Expo Summit 2010 is back with a bang. Scheduled to be held from June 4-5 at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi, this two- day conference intends to bring in more representation of the International stakeholders from the world exhibition fraternity. The highlight of the event is its encouraging number of participants. We are pleased to reveal that more than 300 participants ranging from exhibition organizers, booth fabricators, logistics companies and service providers from across the globe would be present at the Expo Summit 2010. What is most heartening is the fact that international associations from world over have expressed their keenness to be associated with this high profile event. Expo Summit 2010 is perhaps the only medium through which service providers are able to tap the entire Indian Exhibition Industry extensively that is growing at a very encouraging rate.

Undoubtedly, India holds a commanding position in the list of big and influential international organisers across the world. However, there are quite a few issues that need to be addressed in order to make India the next launch pad for Asia. While, the exhibition trade, globally had advanced to a larger extent, India continues to deal with issues related to stiff government policies and inappropriate venues. In order to ensure that India is indeed the potential hub of exhibitions across the world, it’s very important to adopt a unified stand over various issues of concern and match up the difference that the West has laid for us.

With Expo Summit’ 09, a foundation stone was laid for the Indian Exhibition Industry to build a strong ground that is recognised as an industry. The need to take a forward step in unifying the entire sector and to adopt a unified stand before the policy makers was felt. When Expo Summit’ 09 was taking shape, the industry felt that it would represent its strength and challenges before the policy makers sitting on the other side of the table. However, by the end of the summit, all the industry stake holders, including the policy makers and autonomous bodies came to the consensus that none of them were actually on the other side. Rather, they all were a part of a unique cycle and agreed to adopt a collective approach in the right direction to maintain the graph of augmentation, moving upwards! It was very heartening to witness the formal ‘discussion’ being transformed into a healthy ‘dialogue’! The challenge before Expo Summit, 2010 now is to start the second chapter of this dialogue!

Expo Summit 2010 will reinstate its objective to provide the required platform to the exhibition fraternity to stand together. To strengthen this pledge, Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) has also extended its unconditional support to the event. “The Indian exhibition industry has surely benefitted from the platform of Expo Summit being offered by Manch Communications. The association finds a definite synergy with the objective behind this event and will extend all possible support to the organizers to make it a grand success� says Anil Arora, Hon’ Secretary, IEIA.

“We have started promoting the event in all possible ways to attract more international speakers and organizers who are eyeing on India to enter and set up their shops. We got an excellent response at UFI Asia Open seminar at Taipei with confirmations from industry stalwarts like Paul Woodward, Michael Duck and Mark Cochrane to speak at the summit. We would also attend UFI Middle East Open Seminar in Bahrain later this month to attract more delegates from that part of the world. We are committed to deliver a prolific experience to all Indian delegates in the summit� says Anuj Mathur, Director, Manch Communications Pvt. Ltd.

Since its formal launch, Expo Summit, 2010 is drawing overwhelming response from various segments of exhibition industry. Some of the international organizations have begun to show keen interest in the event and have also expressed their willingness to be part of it! Litmus Meroform and RE Rogers India have extended their support in the capacity of Foundation Partners of the event. Roder HTS Hocker, the world leader in the tensile structures and Siddhartha Logistics, the new age logistics solution provider have come forward in the support of the event as Associate Sponsors. The event is well promoted by several online and print media covering the trade.,, Events Venues and Avenues are contributing towards the event’s promotional activities.

“We invite all industry stakeholders to come and attend the two day conference and go back with a motivational approach towards their businesses. Indian companies will surely get a chance to boost their business by venturing with their international counterparts� concluded Anuj Mathur.

Regional Economic Recovery Open UP More Investment Opportunities in Information Technology Sector

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Opening Ceremony, IT Show 2010

Kuala Lumpur, May 18, 2010 “ The information technology sector never knew the meaning of fatigue. And today, they are caught in dilemma with the question “Save or Spend” in shaping the framework of 2010 – 2011 budget.

All these will be sorted out in the IT Showcase Asia 2010 opens today to Wednesday at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur. The 2nd annual conference powered by JFPS Group Malaysia managed to draw a total number of 120 attendees from public and corporate sectors throughout the region.

Ms. Lee

Wong Mee lee, Project Manager

Project Manager, Wong Mee Lee insisted, “The theme of this conference is very timely and in motion. It is important to explain to players the current situation of information technology sector and what should and can be done to ensure efficiency of information technology systems of their companies“.

We are confident that our list of speakers and panelists able to resolve questions garbled in the minds of delegates,” said Wong.

The conference highlights some leading speakers from the industry, including Eric Lauzon, Chief Information Officer of the International

Baccalaureate (IB) who is widely lauded as an industry visionary for his thought leadership and speaks frequently and passionately at key international events, especially about empowering young people and alleviating poverty through strategic use of technology, as well as greening of IT.

The presence of Eric and other regional information technology experts would keep the conference lively. Among other speakers including Rajesh Saini (Chief Information Officer, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd), Thillai Raj T. Ramanathan (Chief Technology Officer, MIMOS Bhd), Dr. S Dharmavasan (Managing Director, Kingslake), Zeck Lim (Head of Services Division (SEA), Akamai Technologies), Dato’ Razali bin Awang (Chief Information Officer (ICT), Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)), Jimmy Yeoh (Chief Information Officer, MAA), Andy Khoo (Product Manager, EMC Corporation), Andy Tan Eng Teik (Chief Information Officer, Employee Provident Fund (EPF)), James Loo (Chief Information Officer, YCH Group), Thong Chee Wai (Head of Operational Support Services (OSS), TIME dotcom Bhd), Andrew Friar (former Head of Technology, Westpac Banking Corporation), Arun Gupta (Group Chief Technology Officer, Shoppers Stop), Shamsul Baharin Deraman (CISSP, CISA Head, IT Security Dept., IT Division, RHB Banking Group), Haji Daud Collet Abdullah (Asst. Vice President – Information Technology, KIC Oil & Gas), and Assoc Prof Dr. Suhaimi Napis (CTO and Director, InfoComm Development Centre (iDEC), UPM).

They will be speaking on topics to include data protection, cloud computing, virtualization, mobile applications, portfolio management, IT governance, risk and compliance, and many others.

Wong added, “We know the event is the right platform for them to exchange ideas and network. As a flagship event for JFPS Group Malaysia, you can look forward to the 3rd annual IT Showcase Asia coming to you real soon“.

Keynote address for IT Showcase Asia 2010 delivered by Y. Bhg. Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Khatijah Mohd Yusoff, Deputy Secretary General (Science), who also officiating the event on behalf of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia (MOSTI).

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About JFPS Group Malaysia

JFPS Group Malaysia is the leading business performance enhancement company with affiliated partners across the globe. As a world-class business intelligence provider, JFPS Group Malaysia provides business executives with knowledge and skills through conferences, professional training, in-house training and consulting.

Every year JFPS Group Malaysia organizes a series of functional and industrial events and works with thousands of senior executives from leading companies to improve their strategic decision-making process.

Neoedge sets sights on becoming top producer of Telecom Events in ASIA

Monday, May 10th, 2010

New Conference Production Company to Enlist Massive Mobile Industry Players
Neoedge sets sights on becoming top producer of Telecom Events in ASIA
Launches its third telecom event: Mobile Cloud Computing ASIA 2010

Neoedge Pte. Ltd. recently announced plans of bringing in more telecom related events and expanding operations in the Middle East and North Africa in line with its vision to become Asia’s top conference producer of Telecom Events. At an interview during the formal launch of its third telecom event in Asia, Neoedge’s Project Manager and SPEX Head Vida Paz said her company’s plans to produce summits, trainings and workshops in the MENA region will be coming in the next five to six months.
“We hope to become the Telecom Conference of choice for the telecommunications world by offering the newest products and conference formats with the ample opportunity for learning, discussing and networking,� said Paz.

Neoedge has chosen Singapore as its corporate headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region, where it plans to further grow operations in countries like South Africa, Japan and Dubai while maintaining its established presence in China and other parts of the region.
“Neoedge aims to fast track its investments in facilities, technologies and people,� said Paz during a brief presentation during the launch.

The new location of the corporate office at Commerce Point Building at Raffles Place, Singapore was chosen because of its goal of expanding the company and likewise be at the central business district of the Lion City.

Notably, the third Telecom Event: Mobile Cloud Computing ASIA 2010 unveiled is one of the company’s most comprehensive product, having a line up of unequalled speakers and panelists. It also has a very interesting Pre-Conference Workshop to be led by Orange Scape and in collaboration with Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services. The conference will happen on the 14th-15th July at Carlton Hotel, Singapore.

Paz also disclosed details about other future conventions and workshops on SS7 and SIGTRAN in the MENA Region, but assured that Neoedge has been actively researching for other potential locations, including the United Kingdom, and would likely produce a new one before 2011.
Neoedge, which began operations in Singapore in 2008, currently has half a hundred active employees. Already, several slots in its new office are set to be occupied by incoming sales agents, marketing managers and conference producers. Recruitment, however, is still ongoing.

Paz was keen to point out that Neoedge emphasizes a learning culture built around simplicity aimed at fostering the professional growth of its employees. She pointed out that her current position as Project Manager for Telecom events came in only months after she joined as a senior sales executive, adding that such a case was not unusual in the company.

© Neoedge Pte. Ltd, TELECOMS & IT, 2010

Neoedge is a business media company that aims to serve the corporate world with integrity and excellence by providing cutting edge business intelligences and creating high value networking opportunities. Neoedge identifies pressing issues that the corporate world is facing. Neoedge events are developed based on careful and original research including extensive and direct interactions with potential participants in the market. Neoedge events are distinguished by delivering premier value to customers in a sustainable means. Neoedge is your long term corporate business partner. For more information about Neoedge

Headquartered in Singapore with Rep Office in Beijing, Neoedge has been organising premier events all around the world including in Hamburg, Dubai, Accra, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Mumbai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Perth, Manila, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai etc.

For more information contact:
Eugene Azucena
Marketing Manager – Telecoms and Strategic Management
Neoedge Pte. Ltd
DID: +65 6557 9185 FAX: +65 6557 9188

18th Convergence India 2010 Opens Today

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

New Delhi, 23rd March 2010: The nation’s capital is the centre of ICT innovation as the 18th Convergence India 2010 opens today at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Hailed as South Asia’s largest event on information and communications technology, the Convergence India series is organized by the Exhibitions India Group.


Over 450 participants representing the Telecom, IT, Broadcast, Media & Entertainment, Green IT, Security & Surveillance, Cable, Satellite, IP Surveillance and Information Security sectors of 20 countries have gathered on this international platform to showcase cutting edge technologies, products & services.


The event is supported by the union ministries of Communications & IT and Information & Broadcasting along with a host of other national and international associations ensuring a continuous flow of high-profile visitors at the event.


The Indian telecom industry has achieved tremendous growth consolidating a subscriber base of 560 million by end 2009 By end 2010 we are hopeful of crossing our 11th Five Year Plan target of 600 million connections – two years ahead of schedule, declared Shri Gurudas Kamat, Honorable Minister of State for Communications & IT, presiding over the event’s Opening Ceremony as Chief Guest. “Telecommunications have emerged as a springboard of ICT applications with economy-wide impact. A whole range of information based industry applications have come up creating new sources of employment and earning he added.


Endorsing these views, Shri R. Chandrashekhar, Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & IT, said “There has been a huge surge of innovation in services riding on the wave of convergence and the mobile revolution.� Shri Chandrashekhar was present as Guest of Honor at the event.


Indeed, the ICT industry has been moving towards a whole new phase of growth with the focus on customized Value Added Services to serve the 1 billion plus Indian population. It is the acceleration of providing services like e-health, mobile commerce, mobile gaming, e-education etc. to the country’s rural hinterland that is telecom’s next big challenge.


Positive trends are being noticed in this direction. Handsets are becoming more affordable, there are different capabilities and services bundled at every price point. Shri Kamat emphasized the need of the hour as enabling the mobile device to empower the masses through customized value added services for rural applications.


Positing ICT as a tool to bridge the urban rural divide and create the spread of equitable economic development was the inaugural conference session – a round table discussion based on the theme ‘Digital Convergence.. Empowering a billion lives’. Communications companies are exploring the rural markets like never before in a bid to access 2/3rdof the country’s population and maximize on the opportunities in this underpenetrated market.


Animated panel discussions deliberated the issues of tariff wars and declining ARPUs in a multi operator environment and the timing for the emergence of a National Media Policy. Other conference sessions of the day focused on the future of the wireless business for GSM and CDMA operators and the digitization of broadcast technologies in India.


Leading companies such as Ericsson, NDS India, Advance Digital Broadcast participated in an animated panel discussion exploring the emerging issues in a multi-operator environment such as the consequent tariff wars and declining ARPU in the competitive scenario. A successive conference session on “GSM & CDMA “The future of wireless business brings spokespersons from Bharti Airtel, Telcordia Technologies, Centre for Development of Telematics (C-Dot) and the Cellular Operators” Association of India together to discuss issues of network transformation and emerging applications against the spread of wireless networks.


Fulfilling its long-standing mandate as a premier knowledge sharing forum, the 18thConvergence India 2010 was also a launching pad for the event’s Knowledge Partner OVUM to release an industry white paper entitled Telecoms 2020.


The Exhibitions India Group, established in 1987, is a trade promotion group focused on organizing international exhibitions and seminars and attracting investments in India, as well as, promoting participation of Indian companies at leading tradeshows worldwide.


Exhibitions India is the only trade fair and conference organizer in India with ISO 9001:2000 & ISO 14001:2004 Certification. The Group is a member of UFI (The Global Association of Exhibitions Industry); IAEE-USA (International Association of Exhibitions and Events) and IEIA (Indian Exhibition Industry Association). The expos organized by the Group conform to the Trade Fair Certification Program of the International Administration of the US commercial Service.


With its headquarters in New Delhi, the Group has branches in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and, Mumbai and an international office in California, USA


For more information, please contact Corporate Communications Department :

Ms. Hena Ahmad

T: 91 11 42795168

M: +91 9999 600622



Mr. Sachin Nagpal

T: 91 11 42795071

M: + 91 99108 59933


12th Small Fuel Cells – Portable & Micro Fuel Cells & Hybrid Devices for Commercial & Military Applications

Friday, February 12th, 2010

BOSTON, MA – The Knowledge Foundation has announced the complete Program for the 12th Small Fuel Cells conference which will be held in Cambridge, MA from April 12-13, 2010. In its 12th year, Small Fuel Cells & Hybrid Devices for Commercial & Military Applications is the primary source of information for end users, developers and manufacturers of portable fuel cell powered devices.

This year, Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG, will deliver the opening presentation. SFC Smart Fuel Cell has shipped more than 15,000 commercial products in the past five years, and Dr. Podesser will provide insight into the growing number of commercial and defense applications for fuel cells, including new products and markets as well as other latest developments.

Topics to be addressed at the conference include:
Commercial success of small fuel cells: DMFC, PEM, SOFC, and direct borohydride
Advances in fuel development
Portable fuel cells for military & commercial applications
Micro fuel cells for mobile electronics
Hybrid portable power systems
System integration & balance of plant engineering
Materials challenges and use of materials-by-design approach
Role of nanotechnology & nanomaterials
End-user and OEM perspective on manufacturing & applications
Safety, durability & reliability

Distinguished Faculty
George C. Bandlamudi, PhD, University of Duisburg-Essen
Daniel A. Betts, PhD, EnerFuel
Hyuk Chang, PhD, Samsung Electronics
Horacio R. Corti, PhD, National Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina
James C. Cross III, Nuvera Fuel Cells
Tsali Cross, PhD, Neah Power Systems, Inc.
Ravindra Datta, PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Emory S. De Castro, PhD, BASF Fuel Cell Inc.
Paolo Fracas, Genport Power Solutions
William Gleason, PhD, Montana Tech – The University of Montana
Robert Hahn, PhD, Fraunhofer IZM
Christopher Hebling, PhD, Fraunhofer ISE
Anders Lundblad, PhD, CTO, myFC AB
Audrey Martinent-Beaumont, PhD, CEA – French Atomic Energy Commission
Madeleine Odgaard, IRD Fuel Cells LLC
Peter Podesser, PhD, SFC Smart Fuel Cell AG
Jim Prueitt, MTI MicroFuel Cells, Inc.
Shriram Ramanathan, PhD, Harvard University
Mareike Schneider, PhD, Fraunhofer IKTS
Eugene S. Smotkin, PhD, NuVant Systems and Northeastern University
Andrew P. Wallace, SiGNa Chemistry, Inc.
Shijie Wu, PhD, Agilent Technologies, Inc.

About The Knowledge Foundation

The Knowledge Foundation integrates scientific ingenuity and real-world applications by fostering collaborative research at the rapidly changing intersection of science and business. Known for providing members of its Technology Commercialization Alliance with direct and unbiased state-of-the-art scientific information, the Knowledge Foundation is uniquely qualified to provide wider exposure for important developments in the emerging fields of alternative energy including fuel cells and lithium ion batteries, nanotechnology, and chemical/biological detection technologies.

The Knowledge Foundation
18 Webster Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: (617) 232-7400

Media Contact:
David Mello
Director of Marketing
(617) 232-7400 ext. 203

6th Data Centres Europe 2010

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

6th Data Centres Europe
Espaces Antipolis
Sophia Antipolis
[near Nice]
22-23 April 2010

Data Centres Europe is the premier regional networking hub for all companies engaged in the sector, combining an outstanding conference, multi player exhibition and annual Awards Dinner – and takes place at the Espaces Antipolis, near Nice, France 22-23 April 2010. Renowned for providing the latest market intelligence, technology insight and tremendous networking opportunities, the event brings together enterprise IT leadership and decision makers in third party IT outsourcing with operators and service providers, investors and solutions companies engaged in the sector.

Contact details
T + 44 (0) 20 7385 9218
F + 44 (0) 870 922 3452

Contact: Richard Baxter

Business Technology Summit 2009

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Date: 3-4 November 2009, Bangalore | 6 November 2009, Mumbai

When it comes to business technologies, the noise is increasing. Business Technology Summit 09 is your filter. Saltmarch Media has created a focused summit programmed to make the most efficient use of your time. Centered on the theme “Shaping Your Enterprise in a Post Crisis World”, Saltmarch Media’s annual Business Technology Summit features a convergence of technologies that are enabling organizations to benefit from the flip side of Moore’s law and do the same for less.

From Nov 4-6 2009, the summit will feature the hottest technologies that will help shape enterprises in a post crisis world: SOA & Web Services, Cloud Computing, Virtualisation, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Content Management & Storage, and Information Security. A platform for software infrastructure, middleware and enterprise app vendors, the summit is India’s first, largest and single-most inspirational technology show attended by a serious audience of over thousand lively and thought-provoking IT practitioners and business leaders who will pose tough questions to the speakers, who are doing the best business technology work in the world. Speakers at the summit include leaders from the industry, independent voices, analysts, visionaries, and the innovative companies that are transforming the way we do business.

Speakers at BT Summit 2009 include Howard Charney (Creator of Fast Ethernet), Robert Marcus (Author of the Global Grid), Nils Puhlman (Co-founder, Cloud Security Alliance), Jinesh Varia (Amazon Web Services Lead), Robert Schneider (Analyst, Think88), Alan Pelz-Sharpe (Principal Analyst, CMSWatch) among others.

Business Technology Summit 2009 will be held at two cities in India – the Big Tent Technology Edition in India’s tech capital Bangalore (4-5 Nov’09), and the Executive Edition in India’s financial capital Mumbai (6 Nov’09).

Quick Facts about Business Technology Summit 2009

* 60+ focused sessions, keynotes, lightning talks, power panels and workshops

* The Best Speaker Lineup: Over 40 acclaimed speakers, visionaries, standard setters, and luminaries are expected from the world of SOA, Web Services, SaaS, ECM, and Virtualisation

* 1000+ Unique Qualified Attendees across the days of the summit
* Attendee Profile:

o Big Tent Technology Edition in Bangalore for Purchase Influencers: Software & IT Architects, Solution Engineers & Software Developers, IT Directors/IT Managers, Project Managers & Project Leaders, Network and Infrastructure Specialists, System Administrators, IT Consultants & Technology Evangelists

o Executive Edition, Mumbai for Decision Makers: a profiled group of 100+ CxO’s from various verticals such as Banking, Insurance, Retail, Media, Energy, Transportation, and Pharma/healthcare

* Important dates:
o Big Tent Edition, Bangalore: Main Conference: 03-04 Nov 2009
o Executive Edition, Mumbai: 06 Nov 2009
* Summit website: