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Amazon.com Chief Technology Officer and Executives From SAP and IBM to Keynote Europe's Premier Software as a Service Conference

Jun 02, 2008 (06:06 AM EDT)
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WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What does the future of the Software as a Service (SaaS) industry look like, and how will companies that enable or deliver SaaS solutions continue to thrive in the current economic climate? What challenges are on the horizon for delivering SaaS solutions, and how are leading global technology companies addressing those challenges?

Amazon.com Chief Technology Officer Dr. Werner Vogels, SAP Vice President of OnDemand Mani Gill, and other notable industry leaders will address these questions at the Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 2nd annual OnDemand Europe Conference, 9 - 11 June 2008. OnDemand Europe is the software industry's premier European conference devoted to enabling and delivering Software as a Service, and the only conference to bring together the complete SaaS ecosystem, including ISVs, platform vendors, systems integrators, venture capitalists, and other industry leaders.

Additional keynote speakers include Sean Poulley, Vice President of Online Collaboration Services, Lotus Software, IBM; Adrian Davis, President and CEO, Whetstone Inc.; and, Phil Wainewright, CEO, Procullux Ventures. To register for the conference, or for a full roster of speakers and schedule of events, please visit: siia.net/ondemandeurope .

Media interested in attending, or who would like to plan interviews with SIIA executives on site, should contact Kate Brownlee at +1 202-429-1833 or kathrynbrownlee@rationalpr.com .

WHO: Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) WHAT: 2008 SIIA OnDemand Europe WHEN: 9 - 11 June 2008 WHERE: Hilton Amsterdam, Apollolaan 138, 1077 BG Amsterdam

The conference will also feature OnDemand Previews, where CEOs of ten early-stage SaaS companies will showcase the next wave of industry innovation. For a list of firms featured at OnDemand Previews, visit: siia.net/OnDemandEurope/2008/previews.asp .

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 550 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit www.siia.net .

PR Contact: Kate Brownlee, Rational PR, +1 202-429-1833, kathrynbrownlee@rationalpr.com SIIA Contact: Eileen Bramlet, VP Communications, +1 703-927-2022, ebramlet@siia.net

CONTACT: PR: Kate Brownlee, Rational PR, +1-202-429-1833, kathrynbrownlee@rationalpr.com; SIIA: Eileen Bramlet, VP Communications,+1-703-927-2022,

Web site: http://www.siia.net/

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