Parallels today announced a detailed agenda and several well-known featured speakers at the fourth annual Parallels Summit 2009. Key topics will include Cloud Computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Automation, and Virtualization — all part of the Parallels Optimized Computing vision. Customers, partners and industry participants can register at no charge for this three day event being held February 2-4 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
Featured speakers include Bernie Meyerson, VP Strategic Alliances and CTO Server Business at IBM; Dylan Larson, Director of Server Platform Marketing at Intel; Bob Parsons, CEO and Founder of Go Daddy; Morris Miller, Founder of Rackspace; Andreas Gauger, Former CEO of 1&1 Internet; Guillaume Bouchard, President & CEO of nvisolutions.com; Bill McNee, Founder and CEO of Saugatuck Technology; Antonio Piraino, Senior Analyst at Tier1 Research; Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels and additional top-level executives representing industry leaders and innovative companies who will discuss technology developments shaping the industry.
"This marks the first year that Parallels Summit will expand to include the enterprise, ISV and hosting provider audiences," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO of Parallels. "Parallels Summit 2009 is the biggest event in hosting, giving attendees practical insights and providing business opportunities that companies cannot afford to miss in these uncertain times. This is a must-attend event if you are involved in virtualization, SaaS, hosting, or cloud computing."
The Parallels Summit 2009 begins Tuesday morning, February 3rd, with Serguei Beloussov’s opening keynote address followed by track breakouts including:
• A Service Provider Track focused on helping service providers to compete in this dynamic and evolving market, build competitive advantage, market end-user solutions effectively and to discuss other strategic insights aimed at improving the bottom line.
• An Enterprise IT Track focused on how businesses can automate their internal IT or shift their IT departments into a service provider model.
• An Industry Track focused on specific solutions that are available in the market to optimize computing.
• A Technology Track focused on product-specific implementations, architectures and hands-on problem solving.
A detailed agenda of planned sessions and activities plus free registration is available online.
The event will also include hands-on technical labs for learning more about Parallels’ products, including Parallels Automation, Parallels Plesk Panel, Parallels Plesk Billing, Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, Parallels Desktop for Mac, and more.
Parallels will also host two evening networking events. On Monday night, Parallels welcomes event participants with an opening reception including appetizers and a hosted bar. Tuesday evening, attendees are invited to the Parallels Plesk Panel 9 party at the Mix Lounge, located on the top floor of Mandalay Bay overlooking the Las Vegas strip.
Parallels Summit sponsors include Microsoft, IBM, VeriSign, Intel, AMD, Novell, Acronis, Tucows, ZT Systems, WebhostingDay, Mesh.eu, Open-Xchange, Cloudmark, and R1Soft. If you are interested in being a sponsor this year, please contact: sponsors[.]parallels.com.
Reserve Hotel before January 12th, 2009
Parallels Summit 2009 is expected to attract business and IT professionals from around the world. Space is limited and registration and hotel accommodations are subject to availability.
About Parallels — Optimized Computing
Parallels (parallels.com) is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating systems, and virtualization platforms. Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 800 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.