CMP Technology Acquires Software 2007 Conference

Industry Pundit M.R. Rangaswami Brings Expertise to CMP Technology Portfolio of Leading Enterprise Events

PRNewswire-FirstCall
SAN FRANCISCO
Dec 5, 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CMP Technology, producers of industry-defining events such as Interop, VoiceCon, the annual Web 2.0 Summit, Web 2.0 Expo, the Enterprise 2.0 Conference and Mobile Business Expo, today announced its acquisition of the Software 2007 conference. Respected industry leader M.R. Rangaswami will continue his role as Executive Conference Director of the event, bringing his extensive background to CMP Technology's MediaLive division, where he will leverage his deep industry contacts to broaden the reach and influence of CMP Technology events. The Software 2007 conference will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center, May 8-9, 2007. More information is available at http://www.software2007.com/.

"The software market looks to M.R. Rangaswami to see where the industry is going, and we're thrilled to have his influence as part of CMP Technology," said Eric Faurot, SVP, CMP Technology. "The acquisition of the Software 2007 conference broadens our portfolio of leading industry events and provides a more comprehensive offering for our customers."

Software 2007 is the fourth annual conference built upon the success of its 10-year old sister Enterprise series that serves the top 200 software CEOs and executives. Software 2006 attendees exceeded 1,500, and past sponsoring companies have included Microsoft, Oracle, EMC, SAP and Tata Consultancy. Keynotes for the 2007 event include Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO and Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, with additional keynotes to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Founder Madhavan "M.R" Rangaswami brings more than 25 years of practical business acumen to the Software 2007 conference. Rangaswami's background includes hands-on experience in nearly every business function, from sales, service, and marketing, to executive management and investment.

"This is an exciting time for the software industry, as open source models and Services Oriented Architecture are changing the business landscape, and new methods of developing and delivering business applications to customers are transforming the way vendors build software," said Rangaswami. "The Software conference has become the seminal software industry event of the year, and joining forces with CMP Technology will allow us to further motivate the software industry ecosystem to come together and move the market forward."

"The acquisition of the Software 2007 conference is a great strategic addition for CMP Technology, and continues the momentum of strengthening our event portfolio," said Steve Weitzner, President and CEO, CMP Technology. "Software 2007 is an industry ecosystem event that acts as a market catalyst, helping drive market growth and allowing the industry to advance the evolution of innovative ideas and technologies."

For more information about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities at the Software 2007 conference, contact Marco Pardi at mpardi@cmp.com.

About CMP Technology

CMP Technology (http://www.cmp.com/) is a marketing solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.

SOURCE: CMP Technology

CONTACT: Ben Stricker, PR Director of CMP Technology, +1-415-947-6116 or
bstricker@cmp.com

Web site: http://www.cmp.com/


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