KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE CONFERENCE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED FOR 2ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL IT SERVICE MANAGEMENT SUMMITWESTBORO, MA - August 8, 2002 (INB) -- INT Media Group, Incorporated (Nasdaq: INTM) today announced that the complete program - including a stellar line-up of keynote speakers - for its upcoming International IT Service Management Summit is now available online at www.itsmfevent.com.
Produced by the Information Technology Service Management Forum USA (itSMF USA), in conjunction with INT Media Group, the International IT Service Management Summit will be held September 23-25, 2002 at the Boston Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts. There will also be 2-1/2 days of ITIL and service management training that will be offered in addition to the conference on September 25-27.
Event keynote presentations include:
* "Service Management: Present and Future at Procter & Gamble" - Randy Reedy, Vice President of Global Business Services - Central Information Technology and Business Information Services for Procter & Gamble
* "Lessons for Leading the Change Toward an IT Service Management Culture" - Martin Erb, Manager of Service Management Technologies for CapitalOne
* "IT Service Management - Strategy, Tactics and Results at Hewlett-Packard" - Alan Nance, Senior Director Strategic Engagements, HP Services for Hewlett-Packard
* "Microsoft in the Service Management Era" - Tim Sinclair, General Manager, Microsoft.com, Microsoft Corporation.
In addition, the conference has 32 track specific breakout sessions, offering attendees the opportunity to focus on topics that are of interest to them. For a complete listing of track descriptions, speakers and session descriptions, please visit, www.itsmfevent.com.
The event is specifically designed to educate management level attendees on how standardized processes and best practices can be systematically applied across the entire range of IT support and delivery functions, such as assisting end-users, resolving problems, managing hardware and software infrastructure and dealing with change (planned and unplanned), while effectively managing costs.
Current co-sponsors and exhibitors include: Premier co-sponsor - Microsoft; Association Sponsor - MSP Association; Axios Systems; Computer Associates; Fujitsu Consulting; HP OpenView; IT Service Management Institute (ITSMI); IT Service Management ITIL International Examination Agency; ManageOne; Proxima Technology; Quint Wellington Redwood; and Xansa. Please visit the conference Web site at www.itsmfevent.com for the latest list of exhibitors.
For more information on the International IT Service Management Summit, visit www.itsmfevent.com. To learn more about attending the International IT Service Management Summit, please contact registration at [email protected] or at (508) 870-5858 x126. For sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, contact Elaine Mershon at [email protected] or at (508) 533-4995.
The Information Technology Service Management Forum (itSMF) is a global consortium of more than 400 international corporations (4,000 individual members) responsible for advancing IT best practices through the utilization of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), which provides a structured framework consisting of systematic and professional road maps for managing complex IT environments. For more information, please see www.itsmf.net.
About INT Media Group
INT Media Group (Nasdaq: INTM), (www.intmediagroup.com) headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading provider of global real-time news, information and media resources for Internet industry and information technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. INT Media Group includes the internet.com and EarthWeb.com Network of over 150 Web sites and 200 e-mail newsletters that generate over 200 million page views monthly. INT Media Group also includes Jupiter Research, a leading international research advisory organization specializing in business and technology market research in 17 business areas and 9 vertical markets. In addition, INT Media and Jupiter Events include nearly 40 offline conferences and trade shows on Internet and IT-specific topics that are aligned with our Network of Web sites and e-mail newsletters.
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