IT Leader Forum: Excellent Opportunity to Share Best Practices for Russian and International CIOs

26 October 2006

October 26, 2006: The Third Annual IT Leader Forum was held at the Holiday Inn Sokolniki Hotel in Moscow. The IT Leader Forum "Key Business Aspects: Data Security and Availability" was organized in a TV talk show format. The unique TV studio was designed specifically for the Forum jointly with RBC TV Business Channel.

Alexander Buydov, Chairman of the Russian Managers Association Committee for Innovations and Technology, was the host of the talk show. The Forum united the CIOs of Russia's leading businesses and their international peers. Ms. Bodil Forss, Director, Gartner Executive Programmes, a special guest to the forum, introduced methodologies and tools used by major European companies to ensure data security and availability. Waldemar Klemm, Senior Manager IT, Toyota Motorsport, shared best IT practices for the development and production of innovative products.

IT Leader Forum Provided Russian and International CIOs with an Excellent Opportunity to Share Best Practices

European experts also actively participated in all sessions devoted to various IT implementation aspects. The first session covered issues related to heterogeneous IT systems integration in order to improve business efficiency. CIOs from Aeroflot, HydroOGK, Rosgosstrakh and experts from IBM, Microsoft, Avaya, and CROC formed its presidium. The second session was dedicated to the provision of secure and uninterrupted access to information resources. IT Department Directors from Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK) and Raiffeisenbank Austria, CTO of M.Video retail chain, as well as representatives from Symantec, APC, Nortel, and CROC incorporated were experts at the second session. During the third session, experts from Vneshtorgbank, NPO Saturn, and Eurocement Group, as well as representatives from HP, Sun Microsystems, EMC, and CROC, took a hard look at how to improve IT infrastructure efficiency through hardware and software consolidation and virtualization.

The Forum Organizers: Russian Managers Association, CROC Incorporated, RosBusinessConsulting Group, CIO and Intelligent Enterprise Magazines. Co-organizers and Sponsors of the event: EMC, SUN Microsystems, Avaya, Nortel, Microsoft, APC, IBM, Symantec, and HP. BOSS Magazine was Information Partner of the event.

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