SAN DIEGO, CA‑‑(Marketwire ‑ Nov 23, 2011) ‑ ServiceNow, the
creators of SaaS for IT, announced today that global
leaders Equinix and Swiss Re will appear on stage with its CEO, Frank
Slootman, and founder and chief product officer, Fred Luddy, for their
keynote sessions at the company's user conference, Knowledge11 Europe.
Taking place in Frankfurt, Germany, December 5‑8, 2011, the four‑day
event will bring together more than 150 of the largest and most
forward‑thinking global enterprises that are redefining IT management
in the cloud era. IT leaders will share innovative ways they are using
the ServiceNow IT management cloud to better serve their customers,
enable virtual and cloud computing, and consolidate disparate systems
to a single platform.
Speaking to an expected 300 attendees, Fred Luddy will kick off the
conference at Tuesday evening's opening session with a keynote
entitled Evolution of Service. Luddy will leverage his 25 years
as a creator and builder of technology to explore the role of service
automation in hybrid cloud computing, and the Facebook imperative.
Daniel Kohler, director of IT at Swiss Re, one of the world's largest
reinsurers, will then take the audience on a two‑year journey of IT
transformation with his keynote, Re Thinking IT.
Leading off the first full day of the conference on Wednesday, Chris
Dancy, emcee and ServiceNow director of enterprise apophenia, will
interview Frank Slootman on the subject of Building the Cloud
Community. The discussion will highlight ServiceNow's future
growth plans and continued leadership in creating a new generation of
IT service automation. Following, Brian Lillie, CIO at Equinix, a
leading provider of global data center services, will share his
perspective in a keynote entitled The CIO of the Future. Lillie
will address what one can do to embrace and lead change, and describe
how he helped position Equinix IT for success.
The final keynote, scheduled for Thursday, will be a panel
discussion entitled Information Consumption at the Speed of
Light. It will focus on consuming, sharing and evaluating the
stream of information IT workers face every day. Join moderator Chris
Dancy as he chats with three of the ITSM world's most thought
provoking knowledge consumers: Riitta Raesmaa, Vice President and
Partner at Sopima Oy, Ben Clacy, CEO of itSMF UK, and Stephen Mann,
Forrester Research Senior Analyst.
Knowledge11 Europe will feature more than 50 keynotes, customer case
studies, hands‑on workshops and training sessions. Over 300 registered
attendees, representing nearly 150 customers from 11 countries, will
join ServiceNow and its partners to discuss trends and share best
practices on the most relevant SaaS for IT topics including cloud
management, service catalog, CMDB, core ITIL processes, PaaS and
social IT. In addition to Equinix and Swiss Re, this year's presenters
include customers and partners such as Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte,
CERN, National Bank of Belgium, Orange Business Services and Tegut...
Gubtberlet Stiftung & Co.
ServiceNow is pleased to welcome its sponsors: Orange Business
Services, Aspediens, WSP‑Consulting, Bomgar, G2G3, GFT, Innovise, NCC
solutions, and Prozessfux AG.
For more information about the event, or ServiceNow, please visit www.servicenow.com
ServiceNow was created to break all the old rules of enterprise IT
management software. Born in the cloud, ServiceNow makes IT immediate,
social and intuitive. From the beginning, the company set out to give
IT people powerfully simple cloud
services that just work. Today, the world's most recognizable and
innovative companies rely on SaaS from ServiceNow to transform IT.
Founded in 2004, ServiceNow was ranked the number five fastest‑growing
company in North America on Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500 and is
the undisputed market share leader in SaaS for IT. For
more information, please visit http://www.service‑now.com or http://community.service‑now.com/servicenow‑commentary.
A live, no‑registration‑required instance of ServiceNow is always
available at https://demo.service‑now.com/.