by Tom Pohlmann
Vice President, Information Technology Research

Tom-Pohlman Forrester’s IT Forum 2009 is fast approaching — May 19-22 in Las Vegas. At this Event, you will learn how you and your peers can move beyond the oft-cited, overly simplistic mantra of "keep the lights on, and do it for less" to creating substantive, lasting value for the enterprise. IT analysts will examine critical issues at the intersection of business and information technology. We have great speakers this year, with keynotes from:

Guest speakers
David Barnes, Senior Vice President and CIO, UPS
Chris Capossela, Senior Vice President, Microsoft Business Division, Microsoft
Dana Deasy, CIO and Group Vice President, BP
Gary Heil, Founder and Consultant, Center For Innovative Leadership
Robert W. Moffat, Jr., Senior Vice President and Group Executive, Systems and Technology Group, IBM
Tom Peck, Senior Vice President and CIO, Levi Strauss & Company
Richard M. Soley, Ph.D., Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group

Forrester speakers
Bobby Cameron, Vice President, Principal Analyst
Thomas Mendel, Ph.D., Vice President, Research Director
Tom Pohlmann, Vice President, Information Technology Research
John R. Rymer, Vice President, Principal Analyst
Ted Schadler, Vice President, Principal Analyst
James Staten, Principal Analyst
Chenxi Wang, Ph.D., Principal Analyst

Of course, the best way to fully benefit from the Event is to attend: You can visit for all of the relevant information. If you’re attending, here are some great ways to maximize your experience:

•Check this blog for our in-depth updates from keynotes and track sessions.
•RSVP on our Facebook Event page, and network with attendees.
•Follow us on Twitter as we plan and launch the Event.

If you can’t be there, you can still stay connected with these platforms. But we hope to see you in Vegas!