Arizona Technology Council Announces May 6th Keynote Dinner Featuring Jonathan Schwartz, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sun Microsystems

See Jonathan Schwartz at His First Public Appearance Since Being Promoted

to President

Apr 14, 2004, 01:00 ET from Arizona Technology Council

    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
 May 3.
     Registration for seating and table sponsorships is available at the
 Arizona Technology Council website:
     Agenda for May 6, 2004 Keynote Dinner:
       5:30-6:30pm (Cocktail Reception and Registration)
       6:30-8:30pm (Dinner and Keynote Presentation)
     Cost--Corporate Tables:
     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
 effective communications.
     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
     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

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