Novell CEO to Keynote InfoWorld's Open Source Business Conference

March 10, 2009


Novell today announced Ron Hovsepian, president and CEO, will deliver a keynote at the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) on Tuesday, March 24 at 9 a.m. at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Owned and produced by InfoWorld, OSBC is the industry's forum for senior business leaders, C-level technical strategists, lawyers and venture capitalists to collaborate on emerging business models, strategies and profitability through open source. In line with the event’s 2009 focus on open sourcing for the enterprise, the keynote, "Linux in the Service-Driven Data Center," will discuss the next generation of Linux and the heterogeneous, service-driven data center, as well as the ecosystem necessary to support both.

Hovsepian will also participate in the "North Bridge Venture Partners Keynote Panel," being held on Tuesday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. The panel will feature several industry leaders, including Michael Skok, general partner at North Bridge Venture Partners; Marten Mickos, senior vice president of the Database Group at Sun/MySQL; John Roberts, chief executive officer of SugarCRM; John Lilly, chief executive officer of Mozilla-Firefox and Dries Buytaert, both founder of and co-founder and CTO of Acquia. The panel will discuss what the current state of economic and global affairs means for open source technologies today and going forward, along with the results of the OSBC-North Bridge Venture Partners "Future of Open Source" survey.

Through demonstrations at the event, attendees will also learn about SUSE® Linux Enterprise from Novell, the industry's most interoperable Linux platform for mission-critical computing. Delivering significant advancements for the server, desktop, virtualization and configurable appliances across physical and virtual IT environments, SUSE Linux Enterprise is the ideal platform for the business realities of today's heterogeneous and agile data centers.

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