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Announcement - EGEE 2008 Business Track

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Driving Grid Adoption, Fostering IT Innovation

EGEE ’08 Business Track
22-23 September 2008
Istanbul, Turkey

The EGEE ’08 Business Track is the third in a successful series of dedicated sessions designed to bring the benefits of grid and related technologies to the attention of businesses that have not yet looked at these for their innovation.

The Business Track will connect grid experts, end users and IT innovators to explore new opportunities for the adoption of distributed computing by engaging with EGEE through set processes designed to promote industrial involvement and collaborative developments.

“The Business Track offers a prime opportunity to learn from an expert panel of developers and users, showcase success stories and pave the ground for future collaborative developments supported by EGEE’s Business Programme”, says Bob Jones, EGEE Project Director.

The various sessions will address areas of interest to the international business community, exploring trends in distributed computing as we move towards new frontiers. In the Business Track Open Plenary, talks are delivered by Erwin Laure, EGEE Technical Director; Charles Brett from Forrester; and David Sinclair, Imense, a UK-based SME. The increasing interest surrounding cloud computing, and its relation to grids, makes the Business Track and a conference keynote especially timely. On Wednesday, 24 September, Peter Vosshall, Vice President and Distinguished Engineer at will present “Web Scale Computing: The Power of Infrastructure as a Service.” The Business Track Session on clouds & grids will explore the sea-change surrounding cloud computing and how it fits in the bigger grid picture.

The Business Track also features sessions dedicated to Data Management & Virtualization; Modelling & Simulation; and Grid Economics & Business Models. Participants will gain new knowledge on: 

  • The benefits to be gained from the shift towards low-cost virtualization from both a developer's and use case perspective.
  • The potential of Modelling & Simulation across a range of commercial sectors, with examples of how grids are enhancing real-time simulations from both European and international perspectives.
  • The current and future development and deployment of grids through new business models and best practices with particular reference to SMEs.

“We stand at a pivot point in distributed computing with a new push-pull towards both lowest common denominator components and higher level services. Coupled with the transition to a new model in grid infrastructures, moving towards a sustainable, long-term European Grid Initiative, the Business Track will offer valuable insight into current and future trends and requirements within the commercial sector,” says Jones.

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