CMG's Comprehensive Program Finalized for 36th Annual International Conference in Orlando, December 6-10

Oct 21, 2010, 16:07 ET from Computer Measurement Group

Premiere Venue of Performance, Capacity Planning and IT Service Management Information CIOs, CTOs, and IT Professionals Can Use to Contribute to Organization's Bottom Line

TURNERSVILLE, N.J., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Computer Measurement Group (CMG), a not-for-profit, worldwide organization of IT professionals, announced today that it has completed assembling the agenda for this year's 36th International CMG conference (CMG'10) taking place December 6-10 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida.  CMG'10 is the only vendor-neutral, OS-agnostic conference aimed at providing CIOs, CTOs, and IT professionals with the solutions and insights they need to manage their organization's IT systems for optimum performance – with maximum return on investment.

The conference features industry leaders sharing best practices for performance engineering and capacity management from desktop to mainframes to networks and everything in between.  CMG'10 offers content for every level: from industry veterans to new practitioners.

Hot topics include: capacity planning, cloud computing, virtualization, performance management, service oriented architecture (SOA), performance engineering and load testing, Software as a Service (SaaS), modeling and forecasting.  Advanced practitioners can choose from a vast range of expert technical presentations.  They can learn from seasoned professionals who will provide clear explanations for complex issues including methods to present and visualize information for management. Management tracks provide insights into business and service performance management issues and other areas of interest to executives.

This year's keynote speaker is Glenn Anderson with the IBM Training, Systems and Technology Group and his presentation, titled "IT Game Changers: the Performance Professional's Guide to Becoming a Technology Trailblazer," will be an insightful examination of the latest IT trends, while rethinking what it means to be a game-changing technology.

CMG'10 is featuring several distinguished speakers including:

  • Annie Shum, VP of Advance Technology, at Amdocs Corporation, "The 'Measured' Way to Cloud Computing:  Workload Characterization, Pricing Option Selections and Capacity Planning,"
  • Imad Mouline, CTO of Gomez, the web performance division of Compuware, "The Evolution of Architecture of Web Applications Requires a Load Testing Evolution."
  • Jaqui Lynch, Solutions Architect, Forsythe Technology Group, "A view of UNIX and Pervasive Computing."
  • Nalini Elkins, CEO and Founder, Inside Products, Inc., "Network Performance Management in 2015."
  • Scott Barber, CTO, PerfTestPlus, Inc., "A Performance Story from Conception to Gravestone."

In addition, CMG'10 is offering an array of half-day, pre-conference workshops that include the most pressing topics in the field including hands-on experiences with specific platforms to in-demand skills training.  Stellar presenters/presentations at the workshops include:

  • Ivan Gelb,  President, Gelb IS, "Capacity Planning for and Economics of Cloud Computing."
  • Jie Lu, Lead Product Developer, BMC Software, "Managing Virtual Systems."
  • John Baker, Performance Consultant, IntelliMagic, "I/O Subsytem Performance and Architecture."
  • Ron Kaminski, ITS Senior Consultant, Kimberly-Clark, "Planning and Auditing Your Firm's Capacity Planning Efforts."
  • Peter Johnson, Consulting Engineer, Unisys, "Java Performance Analysis and Tuning."

"This year's conference program is not only comprehensive but each session is valuable and practical and helps CIOs, CTOs, and IT professionals deliver the highest level of technology exploitation to contribute to their organization's bottom line," said Donna Folkerts, President of CMG. "Simply put, CMG'10 provides best practices and industry luminary insight to your most pressing IT challenges."  

For general information on the CMG '10 conference taking place December 6 through 10 in Orlando, Florida at the Gaylord Palms; go to

The Computer Measurement Group ( is a not-for-profit, worldwide organization of IT professionals committed to sharing information and practices focused on ensuring the efficiency and scalability of IT service delivery to the enterprise through measurement, quantitative analysis, and forecasting.

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