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See Fusion-io Chief Scientist and Apple co-founder speak on Innovation in IT

London, UK – 24th August 2011 – With just under two months left until the UK’s largest enterprise IT event, IP EXPO, takes place at London’s Earls Court 2, event organiser Imago Techmedia today proudly announced one of its keynote speakers will be Steve “the Woz” Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and Chief Scientist of Fusion-io, provider of a shared data decentralization platform. Wozniak will deliver his keynote, entitled “Today’s Science Fiction, Tomorrow’s Science Fact”, on October 20th alongside co-presenter Rick White, co-founder of Fusion-io. The keynote will present lessons in leadership, staying focused on goals, and how to champion innovation. If you’re ready to be a business hero, this talk will help you spread the inspiration that leads to progress and new possibilities in our information economy.

To put the date in your diary and plan your time at IP EXPO, please register for the event at http://www.ipexpo.co.uk/Register and then take advantage of visit planner MyVisit at http://www.ipexpo.co.uk/Visit-Planner/overview.

Steve Wozniak has served as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io since December 2008. From 1971 to 1976, Mr Wozniak held engineering positions within HP. In 1976, Mr Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer, Inc., now Apple Inc. In 1985, Mr Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology for his role in the development and introduction of the personal computer. As Fusion-io’s Chief Scientist, Mr Wozniak works closely with the Fusion-io research and development group and supports the executive team on company strategy and long-term vision.

Rick White is a Fusion-io co-founder and has served as a director since April 2009. He also served as a director and CEO from inception to 2008. Mr. White has served as Fusion’s Chief Marketing Officer since 2008. Before co-founding Fusion-io, Mr. White served as Chairman of DAZ Productions, Inc., a developer of 3D graphics software and content. From 2002 to 2005, he was CEO of Realm Systems, Inc. Mr. White has also served as Chairman of Forum Systems, Inc. a developer of XML enterprise messaging systems and as CEO and chairman of Phobos Corporation, a developer of PCI based switching and load balancing technology for data centers.

IP EXPO: Your only chance to explore all aspects of IT, all in the same place, all at the same time

IP EXPO is the only event in the UK that brings together all aspects of information technology in a two-day exhibition encompassing a trade show, seminars, workshops, technology labs and panel discussions – all under one roof. It is the only place where you can see over 230 key players including Cisco, Citrix, CommVault, EMC, HP, Huawei, Oracle, Microsoft, Symantec, VMware and Vodafone, all in the same place, all at the same time.

There will be over 250 seminars at this year’s IP EXPO, including seminars from industry experts, major players and emerging startups. The leaders and luminaries of the ICT world will be presenting the latest technologies, case studies, research findings, and hands-on lab sessions on the hot topics of the day, with particular focus on the Gartner’s top 10 business and technology priorities for CIOs this year. Some of the key themes of this year’s seminars include improving business continuity, risk management and IT security; reducing enterprise IT costs; increasing enterprise growth; enhancing networking, voice and data communications; improving technical infrastructure and IT management; bolstering data protection; improving business processes; improving business intelligence; navigating Web 2.0; and attracting and retaining new customers.

Please visit the IP EXPO website to find out more. Seminar information is constantly being updated online at http://ipexpo.co.uk/Seminars.

Get the most out of your seminars with IP EXPO’s Pathfinders: Expert advice to guide your day

IP EXPO is THE place to get up to speed from the experts. Even before the day begins, each seminar theatre will be guided by an industry analyst, consultant or commentator – a “Pathfinder” – who will kickstart the seminar programme with a must-attend 30-minute session that arms attendees with a great overview of the content presented within that theatre, as well as providing some invaluable advice for steering through the vendor marketing messages. Confirmed Pathfinders to date include:

• Rob Bamforth, Principal Analyst, Quocirca
• Martin Hingley, ITC Market Analyst and President, ITCandor
• Clive Longbottom, Founder, Quocirca
• Puni Rajah, Director of The Governance Board, Consultant at Canalys
• Nigel Stanley, Practice Leader, Bloor Research
• Bob Tarzey, Analyst and Director, Quocirca

IP EXPO 2011, the UK’s only end-to-end infrastructure show, will take place 19th and 20th of October at London’s Earls Court 2. Register now for your free place at http://www.ipexpo.co.uk/Register.

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Notes to editors:

Gartner’s 2011 CIO Agenda Survey

More information on Gartner’s research into the top business and technology priorities for CIOs in 2011 is available online at http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1526414

About IP EXPO

IP EXPO 2011, the UK’s largest enterprise IT event, will take place 19th and 20th of October at London’s Earls Court 2. Directions are available here: http://www.ipexpo.co.uk/Visiting/When-Where-How

This year the first IP EXPO Africa will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 15th and 16th of November. Following in the wake of the original IP EXPO’s overwhelming success in the UK, IP EXPO Africa was launched to address the rising need for an interactive platform to do ICT business on the African continent.

Other IP EXPO locations will be announced later this year.

Get ahead of the game by visiting IP EXPO

Learn about latest industry developments from the experts, see emerging products from every area of IT infrastructure in action and hear from key figures at leading organisations who’ll share their knowledge with you.

Visit IP EXPO and you’ll learn about:

• IP Networks – optimising and future-proofing your infrastructure
• Virtualization – taking your strategy to the next level
• Wireless – improving performance, increasing productivity
• Storage – choosing a secure and reliable hosting solution
• Cloud – putting the most talked-about new technologies into practice
• Security – protecting business-critical information now and for the future

Who'll be there?

You’ll also benefit from networking opportunities and developing new business contacts. IP EXPO is attended by professionals and decision-makers at all levels of the IT industry, including:

• CIOs, Business Managers and Technical Directors
• Finance, Sales and Marketing Directors, line of business Managers
• Operational Managers, Finance Managers, Sales Managers, HR Managers
• IT Directors, IT and Network Managers, Communications and Security Managers
• Network architects and engineers; Compliance and Policy Managers
• Mobile Application Designers and Developers
• UI & HCI Designers

For more information:

• Visit http://www.ipexpo.co.uk
• Join the IP EXPO Online community, with a blog edited by award winning technology journalist, Jessica Twentyman http://online.ipexpo.co.uk/
• Follow IP EXPO on Twitter (@IPEXPO) or search for the official IP EXPO hashtag of #IPEXPO
• Get involved with key LinkedIn groups The Global IT Network (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=3847105&trk=anet_u...) and Unified Communications (http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=47425&trk=hb_side_g)

About Fusion-io

Fusion-io has pioneered a next generation storage memory platform for shared data decentralization that significantly improves the processing capabilities within a datacenter by relocating process-critical, or "active", data from centralized storage to the server where it is being processed, a methodology referred to as data decentralization. Fusion's integrated hardware and software solutions leverage non-volatile memory to significantly increase datacenter efficiency and offers enterprise grade performance, reliability, availability and manageability. Fusion's data decentralization platform can transform legacy architectures into next generation datacenters and allows enterprises to consolidate or significantly reduce complex and expensive high performance storage, high performance networking and memory-rich servers. Fusion's platform enables enterprises to increase the utilization, performance and efficiency of their datacenter resources and extract greater value from their information assets. www.fusion-io.com

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