Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) announces the addition of two new Events to its 2006 roster — the Security Forum in Atlanta and the Technology Leadership Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz. Occurring in September, both Events will bring together exclusive audiences of senior IT executives, business strategists, industry leaders, and Forrester analysts to discuss best practices for managing existing challenges and provide a comprehensive understanding of what’s ahead.

“The lines between technology and ‘the business’ continue to blur as company leaders outside of IT drive more technology investments,” said Charles Rutstein, president of Forrester Americas. “Forrester’s new 2006 Events represent two of the most pressing concerns facing technology executives today — dynamic security issues, and the increasing need for tech leaders to juggle the many complex interactions among suppliers, business stakeholders, and, ultimately, end users. Attendees at these Forrester Forums will learn how to best address these concerns in the comfortable and distinctive environment that bridges the gap between enormous, anonymous trade shows and regional or technology-specific conferences.”

Security Forum 2006

Taking place September 7-8, 2006, at the InterContinental Buckhead in Atlanta, the Security Forum 2006 will address how to minimize time spent wrestling with understood vulnerabilities and risks, while advancing metrics and risk models. Senior-level IT and information security executives, and executives with security responsibilities will share best practices and learn about new, cross-disciplinary security trends from leaders in the industry, including:

  • William R. Cheswick, Chief Scientist, Lumeta Corporation
  • Rich Jackson, Chief Information Protection Officer & General Manager of Global Information Risk Management, Chevron
  • John Meakin, Group Head of Information Security, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Claudia Natanson, Chief Information Security Officer, Diageo
  • William Pelgrin, Chief Information Security Officer, State of New York
  • Paul Raines, Chief Information Security Officer, UN Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
  • Adam Stubblefield, Senior Security Analyst, Independent Security Evaluators

Technology Leadership Forum 2006

IT has moved from a discrete business unit to an ecosystem. While chief information officers (CIOs) have always been influenced by tech suppliers, stakeholders, and customers, companies’ increased investment in technology, coupled with the maturation of technology, have raised expectations. From September 18-20, 2006, at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz., Forrester’s Technology Leadership Forum will examine the dynamic changes facing the industry and present innovative strategies and tools to help CIOs, senior IT managers, enterprise executives, and senior business leaders thrive in the new environment. The Event combines the best of Forrester’s former Technology Leadership Forum and the Executive Strategy Forum. Keynotes include:

  • Nandan M. Nilekani, President, CEO, and Managing Director, Infosys Technologies
  • Robert A. Willett, CEO, Best Buy International, and CIO, Best Buy
  • Daniel G. McNicholl, Chief Strategy Officer, Information Systems And Services, General Motors
  • George F. Colony, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Forrester Research

Forrester’s Remaining Events In 2006

  • Finance Forum 2006 — New York, May 22-23, 2006
  • Forrester’s IT Forum EMEA 2006: GigaWorld — Lisbon, Portugal, June 7-9, 2006
  • Security Forum 2006 — Atlanta, September 7-8, 2006
  • Technology Leadership Forum 2006 — Scottsdale, Ariz., September 18-20, 2006
  • Financial Services Forum Europe 2006 — London, October 12-13, 2006
  • Consumer Forum 2006 — Chicago, October 24-25, 2006

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