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May 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 on March 21-23, Brussels on March 22-23, and London on April 25-27, Bull Evidian will be showing its Identity, Access and SSO management solutions at:
InfoSecurity Italia, June 20-21, Roma, Sheraton Roma Hotel

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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 (system and storage), High Availability and customer testimonials.
After Paris on March 16th, where many customers came to share the latest Escala solutions and technological evolutions, the next meetings will take place in:

  • Germany: May 4, Brühl
  • UK: May 16, Coventry
  • Belgium and Luxemburg: May 18, Namur
  • The Netherlands: May 19, Antwerp
  • Austria: end of May, Vienna
  • Italy: June 8, Milan

To reserve a place, please contact your local Bull representative or Anne Charlet (

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.

Open Source software seminar, 11 May 2006 at the Hotel Sofitel, Marseille

Didier Lamouche, Chairman and CEO of Bull invites the Group’s customers from the PACA (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur) region in the South-East of France to an Open Source software seminar on the theme: “From a purely community phenomenon to a practical industrial reality”
Chaired by Jean-Claude Gaudin, Marseille Senator and Mayor, the seminar will also be an opportunity to launch Bull’s new services center.

Today, the growing maturity of Open Source solutions is leading IT departments to incorporate them more and more frequently into their information systems, and enabling the implementation of cost-effective, high-performance and extremely secure solutions.

Businesses and public sector bodies who have chosen these new technologies are using them to implement increasingly strategic and large-scale projects. To do so successfully they need to rely on proven, professional development practices based around industry standards.

It is against this backdrop that Bull is announcing the opening of a new services center – based at the Techno pole of Château-Gombert science park in Marseille – dedicated to the development of applications that are mainly based around technologies from the Open Source world.

As ‘Architect of an Open World’ and a major player in Open Source, Bull is inviting its customers to hear the latest news about the best solutions available in this area, and share their own experiences and implementation stories. They will also explain how a professional, industrial approach has helped them to successfully conclude their development projects.

VON 2006

Now in its 9th successful year, VON Europe is the definitive event for Europe’s IP communications industry with all the major players from fixed, wireless and broadband service providers. The event gathered 2500 attendees from 65 countries in 2005 in Stockholm.
The Conference agenda is designed to give companies the inside track on communications convergence, up to speed with the current state of play, and the future developments in IP communications markets, technology and regulations.
Key VON Europe 2006 topics include:

  • VoIP and Wireless – Voice over WiFi and WiMAX, mobile operator strategies for VoIP, and ‘the quadruple play’ opportunity (broadband, fixed voice, video and wireless services);
  • Network convergence – The latest in network architectures, including updates on IMS, fixed/wireless convergence, and architecting enterprise IP communications networks;
  • Competitive landscape – PTTs, mobile operators, WiFi, broadband voice service providers and cable;
  • Business models – As voice evolves to free, what business models can service providers adopt for sustainable profit margins and which are the value-added services that will deliver future telecoms revenues?

Bull will participate to the Thursday session dedicated to the industry perspective. Lionel Toullier, from Bull Telecommunications & Media, will present, from a System Integrator point of view, the key issues of integrating the IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) in the existing Information System, limiting impact on legacy systems, both switching systems and BSS/OSS.

Linux World Summit, 15-16th May 2006 Milan, Italy at the Marriott Hotel

Bull, Architect of an Open World will be Platinum sponsorship of the Linux World Summit

On May 15th at 8:30 am, Bruno Pinna, Group Marketing Director, will be one of the speakers during the plenary session on the theme Open Source : a new business model for software development.
On May 16th, Mauro Ferrari, from IRIS Ceramica S.p.A., a worldwide leading manufacturer of Italian porcelain floor and wall tiles, will provide a customer testimony.
Bull will demonstrate the Bull Video Software (BVS) solution designed for Telco operators, running on a Bull NovaScale server.

Our experts will be pleased to meet the Summit attendees on our booth.
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).
Philippe Futtersack, Project Manager in the CRM Analysis Department of EDF’s Commercial Division, 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.

Hôpital Expo/InterMédica, Paris from May 16 to 19 Paris Expo,
Porte de Versailles, Hall 1

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 (single electronic patient record) application on the Siemens booth.

In addition, on May 18, the GMSIH (Group for the Modernization of the Hospital Information System) organizes a full day dedicated to IT Directors and General Managers of hospitals and clinics, focusing on care delivery in Europe. Patrice Kiotsekian, Sales Director of Bull Evidian will be interviewed on the security issues and solutions for Healthcare Information Systems.

Second French national parliamentary meetings on the Single Electronic Patient Record
Tuesday 23 May, 8:45am to 6:00pm, 101, Rue de l'Université, Paris VII

Santénergie – the Siemens-Bull-EDS consortium for the Single Electronic Patient Record program – is one of the sponsors of the Second French national parliamentary meetings on the Single Electronic Patient Record (the Dossier Medical Personnel or DMP), is focusing on the theme of: "The DMP roadmap: a key staging post".
Organized and chaired by French politicians Yves Bur and Jean-Marie Le Guen, the meeting will take place on Tuesday 23 May 2006.
Representing the Santénergie consortium, Yves Algeria, General Manager of Siemens Health Services, will be taking part in the second round-table discussion, which will be debating, Integrating the DMP into the existing health system. What organizational frameworks are needed? And what challenges need to be met?”

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CUBE (Bull European User Group), 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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