Special Events

Alliance at Software 2007

Location: Ballroom H
Participation in CIO Dialogue is by invitation only.

Wednesday, May 9th

Time: Description:
8:30am – 10:30am Software 2007 Morning General Session
11:00am – 11:30am Walking with Giants: How to Get Mind Share That Matters
Stephen Gold, President, Aberdeen Group
11:30am – 11:45am Innovation in Software: Way Beyond Products
Vinnie Mirchandani, Deal Architect
11:45am – 12:30pm Innovation in Software Ecosystems
Moderator: Stephen Gold, President, Aberdeen Group
Panelists: Zia Yusuf, EVP, SAP and Gautam Shroff, VP TCS
12:30pm – 1:30pm Alliance Networking Lunch
2:00pm – 3:30pm Software 2007 Keynote Speakers
4:00pm – 4:30pm How Fortune 500 CIOs Buy Technology
Tom Fisher, VP IT, Qualcomm
4:30pm – 4:45pm Innovative Software Ecosystems
Bill McNee, President, Saugatuck Technology
4:45pm – 5:30pm Innovation Panel
Moderator: Bill McNee, Saugatuck Technology
Panelists: Dan’l Lewin, Corporate VP, Microsoft; René Bonvanie, SVP AppExchange, Salesforce.com; Kevin Chew, Director, EMC
5:30pm – 7:00pm Reception/Networking at the Trade Show Floor


The software industry derives its strength from its extensive ecosystem of vendors, services, investors and professionals who work together to deliver technology solutions to customers. Productive relationships between these players – especially between the megavendors, mid-tier vendors, and startups which create the software itself - are critical to a productive ecosystem.

“Alliance” at Software 2007 provides a forum for major software vendors to gather with small and mid-size players to discuss issues impacting the success of the ecosystem.

Participation in Alliance is by invitation only.