Preliminary Agenda and Highlights Brochure for CMG'11 in Washington D.C. Area, December 5-9 Now Online: Conference Content Provides Exceptional Learning Experience for IT Professionals at Every Level

Sep 27, 2011, 13:07 ET from Computer Measurement Group

100+ Presentations, Panels, and Workshops on Hot Topics such as Cloud Computing, Capacity Planning, SaaS, SOA, Performance Engineering & Load Testing

TURNERSVILLE, N.J., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Computer Measurement Group (CMG), a not-for-profit, worldwide organization of IT professionals specializing in performance, capacity and service management has announced its preliminary conference program for this year's 37th International Computer Measurement Group annual conference (CMG'11) taking place from December 5-9 at the Gaylord National Hotel in the Washington D.C. area.

The CMG'11 preliminary agenda is available online on the CMG website at http://www.cmg.org/cgi-bin/agenda_2011.pl. With an enhanced search tool, attendees can easily search the lineup of sessions by day of the week, subject area, experience level, and specific focus areas. Also available is a 'Trip Report' option that builds a trip report outline.  By customizing it with a few comments, these trip reports can be a powerful argument for attending CMG'11 and justifying attendance to employers in these days of tight travel and training budgets.

The CMG'11 Highlights Brochure offers a concise summary of the main aspects of the conference – program structure, distinguished speakers, locations, and more.  It is available at http://www.cmg.org/conference/cmg2011/CMG11-Highlights.pdf.

This year's conference is the premier source of best practices and industry insights for the time-honored field of traditional computer performance and capacity planning, as well as a full program for virtualization and cloud strategies.  It is the only vendor-neutral, OS-agnostic conference aimed at providing attendees with solutions and insights to manage IT systems at all levels for optimum performance with maximum return on investment.

The main conference will start with Keynote Speaker, David Linthicum, Founder and CTO of Blue Mountain Labs, an internationally-known cloud computing expert, presenting "Capacity Management in a Cloud Computing World."  Then Susan Schreitmueller, Distinguished Engineer at IBM will give the Distinguished Speaker Address on "IT Around the World – Utilizing Technology, Cloud Infrastructures and Virtualization."  

During the week, there will be exceptional Plenary Sessions including:  

  • Jeff Jonas, Chief Scientist and Distinguished Engineer at IBM, will present "Big Data, New Physics, and Geospatial Super-Food"
  • Dr. Michael Salsburg, Distinguished Engineer for Unisys Technology, Consulting and Integration Solutions, will present "Are Private Clouds More than Vapor?"
  • Stephen R. Balzac, President, 7 Steps Ahead, LLC, will present "Zen and the Art of Leadership:  Succeeding by Knowing When, And How, to Not Care"

New this year is the Michelson Track, all day Wednesday, December 7.  These are timely talks given by Michelson Award Winners.  CMG's Michelson Award is a lifetime award given to individuals who have greatly advanced the fields of performance and capacity planning; this is an exceptional opportunity.

As a result of popular demand, CMG'11 will continue to feature CMG-T tutorial sessions and Monday Morning Workshops given by several industry luminaries presenting courses on core competencies designed for novice as well as experienced practitioners who need to refresh or update their knowledge or learn about areas they haven't dealt with before.

"CMG'11 is the best and most economical training you can find, with industry experts that you can ask questions of, talk to, and learn from.  CMG'11 promises to be an exceptional learning experience," said Ted McGavin, General Chair of the CMG'11 conference.

For more information about CMG'11 or to be added to the e-mail list for updates, please contact CMG Headquarters at cmghq@cmg.org or 1-800-4FORCMG or visit www.cmg.org. Registration for CMG'11 is now open.

The Computer Measurement Group (www.cmg.org) 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.

SOURCE Computer Measurement Group



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