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Friday, August 31, 2007

Knowledge2007 Conference Announces Keynote Speakers ,Major Industry Support

Keynote speakers and major industry support for the upcoming Knowledge2007 Conference, with the CIO Summit and 2nd Annual CIO of the Year Awards have been announced by Energy Central and Sierra Energy Group, the research and analysis division of Energy Central.

Keynote addresses are schedule to be delivered by Bill Maguire, CIO of Virgin America, on November 13th, and Richard LaFave, CIO at Sprint (Invited) on November 14th. The intimate setting of Knowledge2007 will enable utility CIOs to hear about innovations from both of these companies and how they can be applied to their utility organizations.

The Knowledge2007 Conference is also fortunate to have the support of its sponsors, representing the industry's major technology solution providers. Heading up the industry support is Sprint, the Knowledge2007 Presenting Sponsor. Other sponsors include Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, Accenture, Alliance Data, Enspiria, and OSIsoft.

Warren Causey, a Vice President with Sierra Energy Group and Conference Program Chair commented on the importance of these keynote speakers: "We are excited about our keynote addresses at Knowledge2007. Bill Maguire has built Virgin America's IT infrastructure from the ground up while aligning this complex infrastructure with the company's innovative and customer-centric vision. And Sprint's commitment to utility industry requirements with leading telecommunications innovations will provide additional insights for our CIO and senior IT management audience. We are all very excited about the conference with these two 'headliners'."

Mike Smith, Senior Vice President with Sierra Energy Group added: "This combination of keynoters who are at the forefront of the innovative use of IT to provide business solutions, coupled with the support of virtually every leading technology solution provider in North America makes Knowledge2007 a very compelling event for senior utility IT executives. We look forward to seeing everybody in Austin in November!"

Additional information about the Knowledge2007 Conference can be found at


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About Energy Central

In business since 1995, Energy Central is an energy information services and media company that has developed a membership base of 140,000+ power industry professionals. These members have access to a variety of news and information products, including daily and weekly e-newsletters, five web sites (including and and publications such as EnergyBiz magazine.

About Sierra Energy Group

Formed in 2005 as the Research & Analysis Division of Energy Central, Sierra Energy Group provides analysis and intelligence in utility and energy business and technology markets. Services from Sierra Energy Group include the renowned Causey Reports, Market Intelligence and research programs, and proprietary research offerings. The Group is composed of utility and energy industry veterans with backgrounds in utility IT and business operations, solution provider management, and market research

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