TEMPE, Ariz., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arizona Technology Council, in
partnership with the High Technology Industry Cluster, presents the first
event of the Council's yearly dinner series featuring keynote speaker,
Jonathan Schwartz, newly appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of
Sun Microsystems on May 6 from 5:30 to 8:30pm at the Arizona Biltmore. The
event will be a dynamic and interactive keynote aimed to executives and
technologists in the Arizona technology community.
Key topics to look forward to at the event are how to drive out cost and
complexity; secure with mobility; open source vs. open standards;
Sun/Microsoft Cooperation Agreement: what it means to the Tech industry and a
futuristic look at enterprise.
"Sun continues to be one of the premier global technology companies with a
strong presence in Arizona," said Todd Bankofier, President and CEO of the
Arizona Technology Council. "The Council is proud to bring Sun's President to
Arizona and allow him the opportunity to share his vision for the company."
This will be Jonathan Schwartz's first public appearance since taking
office as President and COO of Sun Microsystems. In his role as President he
is responsible for operations and execution of Sun's day-to-day business
including Systems, Software, Global Sales Operations, worldwide manufacturing
and purchasing, customer advocacy and worldwide marketing. Schwartz reports
to Scott McNealy, Chairman and CEO.
"Sun Microsystems has consistently demonstrated itself to be one of the
most important technology companies on the planet," said Schwartz. "I'm
looking forward to continuing a long history of disruptive innovation as we
start a new beginning."
The event is sponsored by Advanced Systems Group one of the leading Sun
Microsystems iForce(R) National System Providers and systems integrators in
the country; Lewis and Roca a leading law firm in the Southwest; and Sun
Microsystems. Cost to attend is $65 for Technology Council members; $85 for
Media interviews with Jonathan Schwartz will be available the week of
Registration for seating and table sponsorships is available at the
Arizona Technology Council website: www.aztechcouncil.org.
Agenda for May 6, 2004 Keynote Dinner:
5:30-6:30pm (Cocktail Reception and Registration)
6:30-8:30pm (Dinner and Keynote Presentation)
About The Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council's vision is for Arizona to be recognized as
a top-tier center for technology-based industries and businesses with an
education system that produces a best-of-class 21st century workforce in a
statewide community where its citizens share in the highest quality of life
possible. The Council's mission is to drive partnerships, policies and
programs that advance the business climate for Arizona's technology community.
The Council delivers on this mission by representing, supporting and
advocating for member companies through initiatives, advocacy, networking and
The Arizona Technology Council, a nonprofit membership based technology
association, currently represents over 30,000 employees across more than 400
of the leading technology companies in industries including advanced
manufacturing, aerospace, biotechnology, e-learning, environmental technology,
software/internet, semiconductor, and telecommunications. The Council is led
by its president, Todd Bankofier, chairman of the board, Paul Johnson, an
appointed executive committee and a board of directors comprised of a
cross-section of academic, private and public sector professionals. For more
information, visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The
Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its
position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and
services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries
and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com.
SOURCE Arizona Technology Council