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Allows remote users to stream opening session and nine education sessions live from upcoming annual meeting and exposition in Minneapolis.

COMMON has unveiled a new product, COMMON LIVETRACK, to further provide more virtual education options to the Power Systems community.  This new product will allow those who are not able to attend the upcoming COMMON Annual Meeting and Exposition in Minneapolis to still be a part of the largest gathering of the Power Systems user community. Anyone in the world will be able to stream the opening session, which officially kicks off the annual meeting, live to their computer, and hear and see what’s new and exciting in COMMON and IBM.

In addition to the free live streaming of opening session, LIVETRACK will also offer a cost-effective option to stream nine education sessions directly from the COMMON Annual Meeting. These nine sessions, delivered over three days, offer a wide variety of topics, all delivered by some of the most recognized experts in the industry.  A complete list of sessions included in the LIVETRACK education offering can be found at http://www.common.org/livetrack.

LIVETRACK is a great way to educate the community about what’s new and exciting in the Power Systems world by streaming the Opening Session from the Annual Meeting to everyone at no charge,” said Pete Massiello, COMMON President.  “It allows those that could not attend to still be a part of the largest gathering of the Power Systems user community and hear from COMMON and IBM.”

“The LIVETRACK educational sessions allow those who can’t come to the conference to still reap the benefits of leading education from some of the most recognized Power Systems experts in the world.  What a great way to receive the value of COMMON at your desk with little or no travel expense that you can include as part of your daily schedule.”

COMMON Annual Meeting Opening Session

The 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition officially kicks off with the Opening Session hosted by COMMON and IBM starting at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. COMMON President Pete Massiello will be joined by Tom Rosamilia, general manager of IBM Power Systems and System z, to welcome attendees to the conference. Pete will cover important highlights for the conference week ahead and brief members on the successes and initiatives that COMMON has undertaken over the past year, and Tom will provide some very interesting IBM highlights, and will also be joined by Eric Brown, key member of the IBM Watson team, to provide a fascinating technical overview of Watson and DeepQA. During this session, Pete and Colin Parris, VP and business line executive for Power Systems, will reveal the winner of the 2011 COMMON/IBM Power Systems Innovation Award, presenting the company with the crystal statue and certificate of achievement.

More details about COMMON LIVETRACK and registration for this new virtual offering can be found at http://www.common.org/livetrack.

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