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Storage Networking World - EuroStorage to be held 3-6 June, 2003 in Cannes


Cannes (pts029/23.04.2003/13:10) IDG's Computerworld and the Storage Networking Industry Association Europe (SNIA-E) today announced that widely respected television anchor, producer and journalist Christine Ockrent will present a visionary address at the Storage Networking World-EuroStorage (SNW-E) conference to be held 3-6 June, 2003 at the Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France. Additionally, Benetton CTO Peter Caiazzi will provide an end-user perspective for delegates. This event will be the third in an annual and successful series of SNW-E conferences starting in Seville, Spain, in September of 2001 and continuing with Cannes, France, in May of 2002.

Ockrent is producer and anchor of the weekly current affairs program France Europe Express on France 3 Television. She is also president of the advisory board of METRO International France, and a columnist for various European newspapers. She began her career in broadcast journalism at NBC News and worked for eight years at CBS' 60 Minutes. She has been awarded many international distinctions for her work in TV journalism.

"The world's economy has benefited from Christine Ockrent's abilities, talents and insights as a journalist," said Ron Milton, executive vice president at Computerworld. "Christine is the most recent in a line of notable technology industry luminaries that have addressed SNW-E attendees and capped a conference agenda that delivers unparalleled educational value for storage professionals."

A hallmark of the SNW agenda is the delivery of a compelling series of user case studies that highlight success stories, opportunities and avoidable problems. Examples of case study presenters at SNW-E include: Herman Oggel, Managing Director, Dedigate (Belgium); Janos Vrbata, IT Continuity Manager, UBS Switzerland (Switzerland); Mark Sweeney, Principal Consultant, Morse (UK); Anthony Clarke, Open Systems Team Manager of MTS, T-Systems Ltd. (UK); Steven Pals, Senior IT Manager, Belgacom (Belgium); and Bodo Bronnmann, Head of Information Technology; Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (Germany).

Storage Networking World (SNW) is a global event series focused on growing user implementations of storage networking technologies, and is co-owned by Computerworld and the SNIA-E. Attended by a range of IT users from CIO to CTO, data manager to enterprise architect, SNW-E also provides delegates unprecedented access to storage industry leaders and luminaries, as well as peers who have successfully tackled storage challenges.

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