4Front Systems is hosting TechStravaganza 2002 on Sept. 25 at the Crabetree Valley Marriot from 8 AM to 3:30 PM.

TechStravaganza will include 10 seminars, of which guests can attend five. The event will also have an exhibit hall, luncheon and keynote speaker Keith Brown, the director of technology and strategy at Network Appliance.

Brown joined Network Appliance in 1997 and has held senior positions in marketing and sales, as well as technical marketing. In his current role, he oversees industry research and benchmarking programs, performs trend analysis and collaborates with NetApp engineering to develop and implement technology advancements in Network Appliance software and hardware products.

Prior to NetApp, Brown served as director of technical marketing for Novell, where he managed the development of TCP/IP and NFS customer solutions for Netware and Windows environments. He also served as senior software development manager at Excelan, a pioneer in TCP/IP processor technology, which Novell acquired in 1989. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of London.

There will be five sessions of two seminars each at TechStravaganza. Session 1 features “Proliant Server Roadmap” with Russ Parker from HP/Compaq and “Intrusion Detection Systems” with Larry Boggis of Cisco and Rick Kurtz from 4Front Systems. Session 2 has “Solving the Challenges in Data Center Infrastructure and Availability” with Kathy Spence from APC and “Security” with Kurtz and Boggis.

Session 3 kicks off with “All Roads Lead to Neworked Storage” with Joel Schwartz from EMC, followed by “IP Telephony and Real World Results” Cisco’s Paul VanRaay, Mary Buchfeuhrer from DPS and 4Front Systems’ Chris Ludwig.

In the afternoon, Session 4 will start with “Using Managed Services to Lower TCO” with Kurtz and then “Citrix Nfuse Elite Portal – Extending the Virtual Workplace” with Tommy Walker from Citrix. The final Session 5 features “Demystifying.Net” with Microsoft’s Brett Kovatch and “Storage – High Availability and Disaster Recovery” with NetApp’s Gregg Ferguson.

4Front Systems: www.4frontsystems.com