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April 2006
InfoSecurity roadshow in Europe

InfoSecurity Events provide the best place for sourcing opportunities, information updates and free educational forums, tackling the key security technology issues set to affect your business.
After Madrid, March 21-23 and Brussels, March 22-23, Bull Evidian will be showing its Identity, Access and SSO management solutions at:
InfoSecurity Europe, April 25-27, London, Grand Hall Olympia
InfoSecurity Italia, June 20-21, Roma, Sheraton Roma Hotel

Bull goes on tour to promote its Virtualization solutions

During April and May, Bull's teams will be travelling around Europe to present the business benefits of Escala's Virtualization capabilities to customers and potential customers.
Topics covered during this full day of presentations include Virtualization (machine and storage), High Availability and customer testimonials.
After Paris on March 16th, where over 60 French-speaking customers and partners came to share the latest Escala solutions and technological evolutions, the next meetings will take place in:
•  Germany: May 4
•  Belgium: May 10
•  Luxemburg: May 11
•  UK: May 16
•  Austria and Italy: end of May
To reserve a place, please contact your local Bull representative or Anne Charlet ( or 33.1.30 80 31 12).

GCOS 7 Tour of France , from Mars 29 to June 14

This road show allows GCOS 7 customers from French regions or other French-speaking countries to find out about the latest advances in the GCOS 7 family, which includes the new Bull NovaScale 7000 servers. The ‘Tour’ features presentations from Bull experts and customer case studies. There will be a particular focus on bringing people up to date on the implementation strategy for the latest generation GCOS 7 mainframes within open architectures, and in Windows, Linux and Open Source environments, and consolidation of multiple applications. After Saumur, end of March:

• Aix-en-Provence, April 5
• Paris, May 16
• Annecy, May 31

For more information on the program, please contact Alain Aussedat (

Bull’s Summit 2006 Customer Conference, Phoenix from May 2-5

Bull’s annual Summit 2006 conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona ( U.S. ) from May 2-5.
The 2006 program will include:
•  Keynote address by Michel Lepert, Vice President of Bull Products & Systems Division, Bull
•  Customer presentations on recent implementations of new Bull products and systems, including NovaScale, Diane, Media Server, Escala/AIX
•  A Gartner Group presentation: “What’s ahead in IT and how to balance long-term strategic IT goals with the need for rapid results.”
•  A Microsoft presentation: “How SQL Server 2005 can help your organization make faster and more data-driven decisions.”
•  A look at Intel’s vision of a global networked world
•  A Special Public Sector Session: Justice and Public Safety solutions from Microsoft
•  A presentation by the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) on the deployment of Linux in enterprise-level computing
•  A presentation of our partner Gallagher & Robertson on how to “ Open up your legacy systems and integrate with the future.”

Additional information or register for Summit 2006 >>

6 th French National Conference on the Net and ICT for local authorities Nice, Acropolis Congress Center , 10-11 May 2006

The National Conference on the Net and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) offers a forum for exchanging experiences and know-how between elected representatives and technical specialists. It is also a meeting place for local authorities and their suppliers.
Bull will be attending the meeting with its experts, who will be taking part in workshops and forums on:

•  Wednesday 10 May from 2:30pm to 4:00pm: workshop 2-2 : “Virtual relations between local authorities and the State” with a contribution from Olivier Herbaut, Director of Local Authorities Markets, Bull

•  Wednesday 10 May from 11:30am to 1:00pm: forum B : “The technology of trust and electronic archiving: conditions for success” . Stéphane Marcassin, Director of Security, Bull and Alain Borghesi, General Manager,, will debate the securing of exchanges and protection of individual and personal data: secure access to virtual public services, e-signature and electronic document circulation, legal archiving, and electronic safes, and trusted third party.

We would be delighted to welcome you onto our stand (N° 29) where you will be able to see a presentation of our Coriolis suite, a comprehensive solution for local authority finances.

SAS Forum International, Geneva 16-18 May 2006

Over 3,000 decision-makers from 60 countries are expected to attend this event, from 16-18 at the Palexpo in Geneva. The Forum, which focuses on computing for business intelligence, will be a unique opportunity to share experiences around key business challenges – including performance management, HR management, customer relationship management, finance… – and sector-specific issues.
Jim Goodnight, -CEO and founder of SAS will welcome Edward C. Prescott, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2004, as the guest keynote speaker. He will share his vision of European and global economic prospects.

Bull will be attending the event as one of the sponsors, as well as under the umbrella of the ISA (Itanium Solutions Alliance).
EDF, one of our biggest customers, will be presenting as part of the ‘Best practices’ session.

We would be delighted to welcome you at our stand, where we would be happy to explain how we can help you with your SAS9 projects and show you the results of an SAS ETL Benchmark run on a NovaScale server platform, in partnership with Intel Corp. and SAS EMEA.

Congress of the French National Association of Local Authority General Secretaries and General Managers (SNSGDGCT), 18 May 2006, Paris Region, Etiolles

Bull is taking part in the SNSGDGCT’s regional meeting for Ile-de-France ( Paris area), which takes place on 18 May a t the Golf d’Etiolles, from 9:00am.
The day is organized around six workshops, culminating at 7:00pm with a round-table discussion, chaired by Michel Namura, Regional administrator and the forum’s Executive Representative for the management of town s and regional councils.
Bull experts are involved in two sessions:
•  Guy Huau, a Senior Consultant in Regional Authorities and e-Government will take part in the workshop on “e-Government: at 11:15am
•  Olivier Herbaut, Director of Local Authority Markets, will participate in the closing round-table debate, at 7:00pm, on the theme: “ Towards the personalization of services for local authority workers and citizens”

Hôpital Expo/InterMédica, Paris from May 16 to 19

The international healthcare exhibition will take place from May 16 to 19 in the Paris Expo/Hall 1, Porte de Versailles, Paris. 26,000 healthcare professionals are expected.
Bull will be present on the booths of its business partners: ASH and McKesson.
The Santénergie consortium formed by Siemens, Bull and EDS, and chosen by the GIP-DMP (the French government body charged with choosing the suppliers for the DMP project) will demonstrate the DMP application on the Siemens booth.

CUBE (Bull European User Group) AGM, 13-14 June 2006, Deauville

The 22 nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bull European User Group is being held at the Hotel Royal Barrière in the French seaside town of Deauville, on 13 and 14 June 2006.
The theme of the meeting will be: “Which architectures and systems to choose, to control information systems costs?”
The meeting will be chaired by Germain Zimmerlé, Chairman of CUBE, and will also be attended by Didier Lamouche, Chairman and CEO of Bull and Bernadette Andrietti, Chairman of Intel France
Key IT decision-makers, most notably from the French Gendarmerie Nationale (French Police Force) and the country’s Depa rtment of State Modernization, will share their points of view on the subject and their experiences. There will also be many opportunities for exchanges between user group members and Bull senior executives on the challenges involved in the continued development of information systems today.

ISC (International Supercomputer Conference), Dresden in Germany , from June 27 to 30

The 21st edition of the ISC will be held at the Dresden Congress Center in Germany, from June 27 to 30, 2006. As the leading supercomputing event in Europe, the ISC constitutes the premier venue for gaining an international perspective in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC).

Bull, which has posted great ambition on this market, is a sponsor of ISC 2006 and will showcase the very new version of its NovaScale servers and HPC solutions.

The CEA (France’s Atomic Energy Authority), where Bull recently installed Europe’s most powerful supercomputer, will present this major project. Pierre Leca, Head of the Department “Sciences of Simulation and Information” at CEA, France, will participate to the session “Acquisition and Operation of an HPC System”, on Wednesday 28 June, 6:00pm.

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