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Upcoming IT Events for Networking and Storage Professionals

Get a rundown of major IT events for networking, storage and IT admins, from next week's Interop to Cisco Live in June.

We've compiled a list of major networking and tech industry events taking place through the end of 2012 and the first two quarters of 2013. Use this rundown to plan your conference travel schedule over the next year.

Interop

WHERE: Javits Center, New York

WHEN: Oct. 1-5, 2012

SPEAKERS: Ben Fried, CIO at Google; Doug Merritt, Cisco senior VP of products and solutions; and Jeremy Edberg, a reliability architect at Netflix.

SESSIONS: Cloud computing and big data, data center, information security and risk management, IT management, networking, virtualization, wireless and mobility.

PRICE: $3,145 (flex pass)

Oracle OpenWorld

WHERE: Moscone Center, San Francisco

WHEN: Sept. 30-Oct 4

SPEAKERS: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, Oracle President Mark Hurd and EMC CEO Joseph M. Tucci, among others. Pearl Jam and Kings of Leon will play a special show.

SESSIONS: Applications, database, industries, middleware, server and storage systems, Oracle development.

PRICE: $2,395

Dell World

WHERE: Austin, Texas

WHEN: Dec. 11-13

SPEAKERS: Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell, former President Bill Clinton and the authors of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

SESSIONS: There are separate tracks for service providers, as well as specific verticals like federal government and education.

PRICE: $895

International CES

WHERE: Las Vegas

WHEN: Jan. 8-11, 2013

SPEAKERS: Consumer Electronics Association CEO Gary Shapiro; Panasonic President Kazuhiro Tsuga and others.

SESSIONS: To be announced Oct. 1.

PRICE: $100

IBM Pulse 2013

WHERE: Las Vegas

WHEN: March 3-6, 2013

SPEAKERS: Not yet announced

SESSIONS: Cloud and IT optimization, smarter infrastructure, mobile enterprise, security and data protection.

PRICE: $1,995

Interop 2013

WHERE: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas

WHEN: May 5-9, 2013

SPEAKERS: Not yet announced

SESSIONS: Cloud computing and big data, networking, data center, information security and risk management, virtualization, IT management, wireless and mobility.

PRICE: Not yet announced

Microsoft TechEd

WHERE: New Orleans

WHEN: June 3-6, 2013

SPEAKERS: Not yet announced

SESSIONS: Not yet announced

PRICE: Not yet available

IBM Edge 2013

WHERE: Las Vegas

WHEN: June 10-14, 2013

SPEAKERS: Not yet announced

SESSIONS: Storage, cloud technologies, networking, virtualization, PureSystems, x86 Servers, big data and analytics, high-performance computing.

PRICE: $2,295

Cisco Live

WHERE: Orlando

WHEN: June 23-27, 2013

SPEAKERS: Cisco CEO John Chambers; others not yet announced.

SESSIONS: Education programs, including Networkers Technical Education Program, IT Management Program, Developer Network Program and Service Provider Program. Tracks not yet announced.

PRICE: $1,895

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