IDC's 16th Annual EUROPEAN IT FORUM - A Strategy for Growth in a Shrinking World

25.-26. September 2006, Hotel Meridien Montparnasse, Paris
IDC's 16th EUROPEAN IT FORUM (PresseBox) (Frankfurt, ) The most important IT business event involving key international players and experts from the ICT environment, analyzing key market trends, perspectives, and macroeconomic dynamics

The corporate IT environment continues to change, and CEOs are looking for more added value and impact from their IT organizations.

This year's theme discusses a connected world in an ever-shrinking globe, investigating the implications of increased globalization and how innovation is becoming the most essential ingredient for future growth. The only way to be successful is to reinvigorate the ability to out-innovate global competitors.

The European IT Forum 2006 offers senior IT and business executives from leading European companies a unique opportunity to understand the role technology plays in relation to innovation to secure superior business performance and ensure competitive advantage.

Top management from the following sponsor companies will also attend the event:

• HP
• Intel Corporation
• Siemens Communications
• Xerox Global Services

Keynote Speakers at the Forum Include:

• Chris Anderson
Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine and author of The Long Tail
• Alex Kazim
Senior Vice President, Products, Skype
• Filippo Passerini
Worldwide CIO, Procter & Gamble
• Jeff Sampler
Professor of Strategy and Technology, Oxford University
• Jimmy Wales
Founder of Wikipedia
• John Gantz
Chief Research Officer, IDC
• Frank Gens
Senior Vice President, Research, IDC

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IDC Central Europe GmbH
Hanauer Landstraße 182 D
D-60314 Frankfurt am Main
Edith M. Horton
PR und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit


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