Interop Las Vegas 2011 Unveils Speaking Lineup

'Father of the Internet' Vint Cerf Joins Interop Founder on Stage for Special Conversation

Mar 03, 2011, 09:33 ET from UBM TechWeb

SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop®, produced by UBM TechWeb, today introduced its 2011 Las Vegas featured speakers in addition to a special conversation with Vint Cerf, "the Father of the Internet" and Interop's founder, Dan Lynch.  Interop, the industry's largest and most comprehensive business technology event, will present a lineup of industry leaders from companies like Avaya, Citrix, Cisco, HP, Intel, Juniper, Microsoft, Rackspace and Terremark, featuring focused and insightful presentations from the keynote stage. The event will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, May 8-12, 2011. For more information visit:


Interop Las Vegas 2011 keynote speakers include:

  • Zane Adam, General Manager of Azure & Middleware, Microsoft Corp.
  • Steve Bandrowczak, Vice President and General Manager, Avaya Data Solutions
  • Vinton Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Simon Crosby, CTO, Datacenter and Cloud Division, Citrix Systems, Inc.
  • Dave Donatelli, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking, HP
  • Rebecca J. Jacoby, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cisco Systems
  • Dan Lynch, Interop Founder and Entrepreneur
  • Andy Schroepfer, Vice President of Enterprise Strategy, Rackspace Hosting
  • Kirk B. Skaugen, Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group, Intel Corporation
  • Mark Templeton, President and CEO, Citrix Systems, Inc.
  • Dave Yen, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Fabric and Switching Business Group (FSG), Juniper Networks

"Interop prides itself on being the only industry event where all major vendors gather to size up against one another in a unique environment exclusive of major affiliation," said Lenny Heymann, General Manager of Interop.  "We set the stage for candid, head-to-head conversations from the biggest industry names about the issues disrupting traditional IT strategies. We're especially excited to bring Vint Cerf together with Interop founder Dan Lynch for a talk in time for our 25th anniversary, to explore where we came from and where we're going."

Interop's comprehensive educational program includes 12 tracks and a number of full day programs focused on cloud computing, virtualization, data center, information security, enterprise 2.0, mobility, video and all the most important topics shaping the future of business technology. Hundreds of leading technology companies support Interop, and use the event as a stage for major product announcements each year.  

Interop Las Vegas 2011 proudly welcomes 350+ exhibitors/sponsors showcasing the full range of IT solutions such as Alcatel-Lucent, APC, Avaya, Barracuda Networks, Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, D-Link, Dell, Eaton, EMC, HP, Intel, Enterasys, F5, Force10 Networks, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Microsoft, NetScout, OPNET, Quest Software, Qwest Communications, Rackspace Cloud, Riverbed, ShoreTel, Sprint, Terremark, VMware and Xirrus. 

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Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of UBM TechWeb's family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in Mumbai and Tokyo, all produced by UBM TechWeb and partners. For more information about these events visit,

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