INT MEDIA GROUP ANNOUNCES THAT IBM AND SUN MICROSYSTEM EXECUTIVES WILL DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECHES AT ITS GRIDPLANET CONFERENCE IN SAN JOSE JUNE 17-18(New York, NY - June 13, 2002) - INT Media Group, Incorporated (Nasdaq: INTM) today announced the keynote speakers for its Grid Computing Planet Conference & Expo next Monday and Tuesday, June 17-18 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California.
"Grid Computing Planet Conference & Expo is designed for IT professionals, researchers, corporate executives and investors seeking to understand and explore the opportunities presented by Grid computing and related technologies. While the vast majority of Grid computing activity currently is taking place in academic and research environments, the commercial and business benefits of Grid are rapidly becoming a reality," stated Alan M. Meckler, Chairman and CEO of INT Media Group. "Companies are realizing that Grid technology will allow them to better utilize existing resources, tap into the vast resources offered by the Internet and perform complex computing tasks faster, shortening the amount of time it takes to get their products on the market."
Grid Computing Planet Conference & Expo will bring together researchers, developers, vendors and users to learn, exchange ideas and hear Grid computing success stories. Keynote sessions include "Tapping The Potential Of Grid" - Thomas A. Hawk, General Manager of Grid Computing for IBM and "How Grid Is Driving Medical & Life Sciences" - Howard Asher, Director of Global Life Sciences for Sun Microsystems, Inc. Other speakers include John Sontag, Department Manager of the Planetary Scale Computing Program for HP Labs; Ian Baird, Chief Business Architect & Corporate Grid Strategist for Platform Computing Incorporated; Geoff Brown, Technical Director of ATS Core Technologies for Oracle; Peter Jeffcock, Group Marketing Manager of Grid Engine Software for Sun Microsystems; Dan Feldman, President of GridFrastructure; Ahmar Abbas, Managing Director of Grid Technology Partners; Keith Miller, Managing Director of GE Equity, among others. The conference emphasizes topics that help attendees determine how they can utilize Grid technology, what type of Grid application will work best for them and what tools are presently available.
Grid Computing Planet 2002 Conference & Expo is hosted by GridComputingPlanet.com and EarthWeb.com and is produced by the events division of INT Media Group.
For more information visit http://www.intmediaevents.com/grid/spring02. For additional information and registration procedures call Allison Alessio, Registration Manager, at (203) 662-2857 or [email protected]. For sponsorship and exhibition information, contact Peter Westerholm, Account Executive, at (203) 662-2917 or [email protected].
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