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LinuxWorld Expo gets down to business in N.Y.

Jan 15, 20032 mins
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* What to see at LinuxWorld Expo 2003

The LinuxWorld Expo 2003 will roll into New York’s Jacob Javits Center with a very business like agenda next week. If you’re in the area and work in the IT department of a Wall Street firm or government agency, you may want to swing by to have a look. 

This year, LinuxWorld is featuring two session tracks aimed at IT professionals in the government and financial markets. The Linux in Government/Defense track will look at such issues at where open source software does and doesn’t work in public sector organizations. Projects such as the National Security Agency’s SELinux distribution and the use of Linux and open source software by the Census Bureau are among the highlights.

A special feature called the Linux Financial Summit will feature a roundtable of Wall Street IT executives discussing their experiences with Linux. Other highlights will include sessions on Linux as a data center platform for Wall Street brokerages, and an update from the Open Source Development Lab on its Data Center Linux (DCL) distribution project.

As for the show floor, expect the usual suspects – AMD, Computer Associates, Dell HP, IBM, Intel, Red Hat and the UnitedLinux group – to be on hand to pitch their wares. Microsoft will also be back again this year for its second LinuxWorld appearance with a booth that will no doubt draw some buzz among show-goers. (Microsoft made its LinuxWorld debut last August at LinuxWorld in San Francisco, though it did not announce any Linux-related products). Sun will return as well, after the company made its debut at the San Francisco show with new Linux-based servers.

Keynotes will include: Hector Ruiz, president and CEO of AMD; Jeffrey Birnbaum, managing director & global head of enterprise computing at Morgan Stanley; and Michael Tiemann, Red Hat’s CTO.

The show runs from Jan. 22-24 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.