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Building A Competitive Advantage with ICT in Uncertain Times

Uncover Megatrends in ICT at the two-city TechStrategies 2009 summit by Frost & Sullivan

Singapore, China (August 13, 2009) / — In the midst of the current economic uncertainty, CIOs face the need to strike a balance between delivering business values and optimizing resources through Information & Communication Technologies (ICT). The growing need for businesses to be more agile, productive and customer-centric while cutting costs and continuously evaluating the business advantage of developing technologies like Web 2.0, cloud computing and virtualization are increasing pressure on ICT executives with CIOs taking the brunt of the implementation responsibility within their own organisations.

Frost & Sullivan TechStrategies 2009 summit is designed to assist CIOs, CTOs and IT directors formulate cost optimisation strategies and to make sense of emerging technologies and how they can be translated into business value. TechStrategies 2009 will be held in two cities – Singapore on September 8 and Hong Kong on September 10. For details of the venue and detailed program agenda, please visit

A highlight of the event will be Frost & Sullivan presentations of new research developed by senior analysts from its newly formed business unit focusing specifically on Information Technology (IT). "Frost & Sullivan offers world leading research expertise across all areas of telecommunications, and we are very excited to expand into IT research with the addition of substantial coverage in the areas of Data Centres, Sustainable IT and IT trends in general" says Craig Baty, global vice president for Frost & Sullivan IT practice.

Elaborating further, Craig adds, "At this summit we will be providing a whirlwind tour of Megatrends in IT, and then drilling down on issues and technologies of specific interest to CIOs, CTOs and IT Directors across the whole ICT spectrum. Having a balanced blend of both end-user and vendor presentations, tempered and dissected by experienced analysts and moderators ensures a value packed and informative day."

The dual-city summit will bring together senior executives from the region to discuss strategic, tactical and implementation issues faced by the industry. Hear from our line-up of experts as they share their experiences and insights on striking the right chord with your customers. Speakers include representatives from Oracle, IHiS, YCH Group, Riverbed Technology, Schneider Electric, Alcatel Lucent, Singtel, CSL Hong Kong, International SOS and ATOS Origin along with senior analysts from Frost & Sullivan.

The day-long summit has been designed to enable interaction between the thought leaders and participants. Sessions include keynote address, industry updates from Frost & Sullivan's senior analysts, case study presentations, 'C-level dialogue' panel, best practices updates from service providers and vendors, and much more.

Specialist track sessions focused on key trends and developments in information security, unified communications and sustainable IT will be held concurrently. Upcoming technologies and best practices will be discussed in detail during these track sessions.

Along with the tracks the summit will carry discussions on megatrends in IT, managing IT investments in a downturn, new business models especially in cloud computing, data centers of the future, security convergence and its implications for businesses, hot communication trends in 2010 & beyond and tip on how technology can help us weather the recession along with many more current issues.

For TechStrategies 2009 Singapore the breakfast briefing sponsor is Alcatel Lucent, partner sponsor is Oracle, track sponsor is Juniper Networks and associate sponsors are Riverbed and Sophos. Supporting associations for the summit are IT Management Association and IT Services Management Forum (Singapore Chapter). Media partners include Enterprise Innovation, Network World Asia, Strategic Path Asia and ZDNet Asia.

For TechStrategies 2009 Hong Kong, the breakfast briefing sponsor is Alcatel Lucent, luncheon sponsor is SingTel and associate sponsor is Riverbed. Supporting associations for the summit are Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association, Information Security and Forensics Society and IT Services Management Forum (Hong Kong chapter). Media Partners include ChinaNewswire, ChinaTechNews, ChinaWirelessNews, Computerworld Hong Kong, Enterprise Innovation, Network World Asia, Strategic Path Asia and ZDNet Asia.

PR Newswire is the official newswire for both summits.

To avail early bird discounts for TechStrategies 2009, email your registration requests to [email protected].

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