DECUS '94/New Orleans to Feature Leading Speakers from Digital and throughout the Industry

SHREWSBURY, MA -- April 21, 1994 -- Following the theme of "Managing Complexity: Succeeding in a Multivendor, Multiplatform World", DECUS '94/New Orleans, the upcoming seminars, symposium, and trade show event of the DECUS U.S. Chapter, will feature a variety of leading speakers from Digital Equipment Corporation and throughout the computer industry.

Leading the list of speakers is Digital Equipment Corporation's President and CEO, Robert Palmer who will provide attendees with an update on Digital's strategies and direction during the event's  keynote address on Monday morning, May 9.

Palmer will be followed by Bud Enright, vice president of Digital's Client/Server Software, Systems Business Unit. During his presentation entitled "Implementing Open Client/Server Now", Enright  will discuss the underlying technologies and critical open standards  incorporated into newly announced Digital products.

Other plenary session speakers include: Samuel Fuller, Digital's vice  president of Research, and Jerry Baker Senior Vice President, Product  Line Division of the Oracle Corporation. Dr. Fuller, who is responsible for Digital's corporate research programs, will discuss  the growing "Information Revolution" on Tuesday morning, May 10. Dr.  Baker will deliver the Wednesday, May 11, plenary session, "UNIX in  the Enterprise: The Right Choice For Mission Critical Client/Server Solutions?"

Douglas Lenat, one of America's leading AI researchers, will present  "CYC, Enabling Software Agents to Work Together" on Wednesday May 11.  Lenat will describe the current state of the CYC project which allows  the sharing of knowledge and expertise between knowledge-based systems and software agents.

Elaine Bond, President of OURS, Open User Recommended Solutions, leads off a software licensing stream on Tuesday, May 10 with "Better Multivendor Computing." Bond will describe what OURS, a working cooperative of leading users and vendors of information technology,  is doing to clarify and standardize licensing in the multivendor, multiplatform world.

Linus Torvalds, heralded as "the Father of the LINUX operating system", will make a rare speaking appearance outside of Scandinavia  on Thursday, May 12 when he will present two symposium sessions.  Torvalds will present an introduction and discuss implementation  issues regarding LINUX an independent implementation of the POSIX operating system specification.

By presenting speakers such as these, DECUS provides today's Information Technology professionals with the information they need to succeed in delivering services across multiplatform, multivendor environments.

DECUS '94/New Orleans May 7-12, 1994, will feature in-depth seminars  and symposium sessions which cover virtually every area of computing,  a hands-on Digital Technology Center featuring the products,  services, and technologies of Digital Equipment Corporation, and the  DECUS Trade Show where over 100 vendors from the Digital marketplace will showcase the latest applications and software solution  offerings.

Attendees are given the unique opportunity to interact with, and learn from, thousands of their technical peers, experienced product users, industry leaders, and product engineers and developers.

For more information, or to register, contact DECUS Customer Service  at 1-800-DECUS55.

The U.S. Chapter of DECUS, the Digital Equipment Computer Users Society, is an Association of Information Technology professionals interested in the products, services, and technologies of Digital Equipment Corporation and related vendors. The Association's purpose  is to promote the unimpeded exchange of information, with the goal of helping its members and their organizations to be more successful.  The Chapter provides members with means to enhance their professional development, forums for technical training, mechanisms for obtaining up-to-date information, advocacy programs, and opportunities for informal disclosure and interaction with professional colleagues of like interests.


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