Structure 08 Conference Adds Keynote Speaker and Presents Exclusive, First-Time Google Workshop to Explore the Internet Infrastructure Buildout

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GigaOM's new conference will host workshop on Google App Engine, the world's largest computer.

Giga Omni Media, a leading provider of publications and events for the technology and information industries, today announced it has added new keynote speakers and an exclusive workshop on the Google App Engine to its first annual conference dedicated to Internet infrastructure, which will be held on June 25, 2008, at the Mission Bay Center in San Francisco.

Exclusively at Structure 08, Google will lead conference attendees through the Google App Engine, a platform that makes Google's infrastructure available on demand. In addition, James Crowe, CEO and president of Level 3 Communications, and Dr. Lawrence Roberts, one of the world's foremost authorities on packet switching and network architectures, will be making keynote presentations. As the leader of a global, public company that operates one of the largest communications and Internet backbones in the world, Crowe will share his insights from inside the industry. Dr. Roberts will present his views on the future of the Internet.

Developed by award-winning technology writer Om Malik, founder and CEO of Giga Omni Media, Structure 08 will sort through the emerging and disruptive computing technologies that make up the building blocks of the next generation of the Internet, such as virtualization, SaaS and cloud computing. It will also feature representatives from the companies pioneering such technologies, including Sun Microsystems, VMWare and, and the startups that are leveraging them.

"We've assembled a 'who's who list' of the most influential leaders and innovators in Internet infrastructure for Structure 08 and we're honored to add James Crowe and Dr. Lawrence Roberts to our list of impressive keynote speakers," said Malik. "We're seeing a great deal of interest in the conference, and the addition of the Google App Engine workshop promises to provide even more insight and information that entrepreneurs and investors need to develop the next generation of high-growth web businesses."

Structure 08 will offer a way for entrepreneurs to learn how to manage rapid growth from new infrastructure leaders like Google, Facebook, Meebo, Hi5 and Slide. Investors will gain insight into the technologies, business models and startups generating market value and hear from the leaders and innovators themselves as to what they're doing differently in order to succeed. Session topics at the conference will include: cloud computing, infrastructure on demand, virtualization, broadband and content delivery networks, high-speed databases and analytics, green infrastructure, SaaS and more. To see the complete conference schedule, please visit:

Other scheduled keynote speakers include Werner Vogels, CTO of, and Greg Papadopoulos, CTO of Sun Microsystems. Additional speakers include VMware Co-founder Mendel Rosenblum, co-founder Parker Harris, NetSuite President and CEO Zach Nelson, Google Senior Software Engineer Christophe Bisciglia, Joyent Co-founder and CTO Jason Hoffman, Meebo Co-founder and CTO Sandy Jen, AT&T Vice President of Strategic Solutions Joe Weinman, and Facebook VP of Technical Operations Jonathan Heiliger.

Event sponsors include: Peer1, Accenture, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, Canaan Partners, Fenwick & West, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Ning, Zoho, GoGrid and CohesiveFT. For sponsorship inquiries, please visit:

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