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This press release was originally published by Surgient via PRNewswire on September 25, 2006 and is available online here.

Surgient Virtual Lab Management Experts to Speak at InfoWorld Virtualization Executive Forum

Panel sessions to explore the state and potential of enterprise virtualization

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgient, the leader in virtual lab management applications for automating software demo, test and training labs, today announced that Sameer Jagtap, director of product management at Surgient, and Wade Reynolds, senior architect at Surgient, will be presenting at the InfoWorld Virtualization Executive Forum, a two day event focused on enabling enterprise virtualization for IT solutions management.

What: "Virtualization-Oriented Architecture-Defining a Smarter, Simpler Reality"

Who: Wade Reynolds will join a panel of experts, moderated by Test Center Chief Technologist at InfoWorld, Tom Yager, to speak about the benefits of integrating virtualization at the enterprise architecture level.

When: Monday, September 25th, 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ET

What: "Better Testing Through Virtualization"

Who: Sameer Jagtap will participate in a breakout session, moderated by Andrew Binstock, principal analyst, Pacific Data Works LLC, and senior contributing editor, InfoWorld, to examine existing software tools and industry best practices for lab-based virtualization.

When: Monday, September 25th, 3:20 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. ET

Where: Both sessions will take place at the InfoWorld Virtualization Executive Forum
Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th Street
New York, N.Y.

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Who should attend both sessions:

  • Senior technologists including CIOs, CTOs, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network managers, network engineers, and enterprise architects;
  • Business executives including CEOs, CMOs, CIOs, presidents, VPs, directors, product and purchasing managers, and senior executives responsible for the delivery of software and software quality.

About the Speakers

Sameer Jagtap is director of product management for Surgient, responsible for defining and managing the business goals for Surgient's product portfolio. Prior to joining Surgient, Jagtap was the founding director, product management and software development at, a joint venture between Dell and Motive Communications. Before that Jagtap held various leadership roles at Dell and was responsible for Dell's Systems Management product development in the Enterprise Systems Group. Prior to joining Dell, Jagtap worked at NCR Corporation. Jagtap holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from the University of Poona, India, and a Master of Computer Science degree from the University of South Carolina.

Wade A. Reynolds is a senior architect at Surgient specializing in server virtualization and infrastructure architecture. He is the co-author of the new book, "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" ( Reynolds is a Microsoft Certified Professional with extensive experience architecting and implementing advanced data center solutions using virtual infrastructure. Prior to virtualization, Reynolds focused on enterprise software development and database design.

About Surgient

Surgient puts virtualization technology to work for the world's largest independent software vendors (ISVs) and Global 2000 organizations. The first company to provide on-demand applications that can automate the deployment, configuration and teardown of complex enterprise software environments or "virtual labs," Surgient's award-winning virtual lab management solutions enable end-users to rapidly provision needed computing resources for business- critical initiatives such as software QA/test, training, sales and marketing. With over 500,000 applications delivered to-date using its virtual labs, Surgient enables companies such as Business Objects, EMC, Mercury Interactive, Microsoft, Oracle, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Symantec to dramatically accelerate the software application delivery lifecycle, reduce operating costs, increase productivity and enable IT to better align with business priorities. Surgient partners with leading technology companies including EMC/VMware, Microsoft, Mercury Interactive, Saba/Centra, ViewCentral and WebEx Communications. Surgient is a private, venture-backed company based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit

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Keith Giannini or Laura Ackerman
Schwartz Communications