CMG's Preliminary Agenda for Its 36th Annual International Conference in Orlando, December 6-10 Is High on CIOs, CTOs, and IT Professionals In-Demand Areas

Sep 10, 2010, 13:32 ET from Computer Measurement Group

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TURNERSVILLE, N.J., Sept 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Computer Measurement Group (CMG), a not-for-profit, worldwide organization of IT professionals, announced today its preliminary conference program for this year's 36th International CMG conference (CMG'10) taking place December 6-10 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The CMG'10 program is as diversified as it is deep and features a well-respected slate of industry experts covering "in-demand" IT issues such as: Cloud Computing, Virtualization, VMware, Linux, System z, Management & Reporting, Measurement, Modeling & Statistics, Performance Engineering, and Performance Tuning. Attendees interact with presenters in a variety of venues including workshops, "how-to" tutorials, user-experiences and problem-solving presentations as well as informal networking with peers and experts alike.

CMG'10 will offer more than 100 sessions from Monday through Friday. These sessions include nearly 75 presentations which have been peer-reviewed using a blind-referee process. There will be a dozen invited industry expert sessions as well as a number of panels with experts discussing issues of relevance to IT performance practitioners.

Included will be CMG-T (training) sessions given by several industry luminaries presenting courses on core competencies for all attendee interest levels, from "rookies" to "experts."  CMG-T tutorial sessions provide the focused "quick-start" that many newcomers need to accomplish their responsibilities at work. CMG-T also gives more experienced practitioners the opportunity to refresh or update their knowledge or learn about areas they haven't dealt with before.

Some of this year's stellar presenters/presentations include:

  • Performance Engineering Parables, Chris Papineau, Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
  • The Green Data Center: Beyond Facilities and Power, Stephen Marksamer, Systems Engineering Manager, Aetna
  • IT Performance Management in a Financial Crisis: An Informal Report, Fernando Martinez, Team Leader (Capacity Planning and Performance Group), CGI
  • Determining Capacity Utilization Tradeoffs for 100,000 Servers: Charles Loboz, Principal Architect (Capacity), Microsoft
  • Threads: The good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Claire Cates, Principal Developer, SAS Institute
  • Information Loss Through Data Aggregation: Mazda Marvasti, Co-Founder and CTO, Integrien
  • Delivering Comprehensive Reports for the Pan-European Research Network based on ITIL Best Practices: Fausto Vetter, Service Support / Network engineer, DANTE [Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe]

"For all IT professionals, including CIOs and CTOs, from all market segments, including banking, healthcare, government and technology markets, CMG'10 is the conference to attend to learn about the incredible productivity gains that optimized IT processes can produce for an organization," said Bill Jouris, General Chair of the CMG'10 conference. "As pressure mounts for IT practitioners to do more with less, CMG'10 is the most comprehensive venue to provide objective analysis of technologies that enable efforts to reduce operational costs and improve the IT bottom line."

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

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