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September 2006
STAR Conference France 2006 – Paris, September 19-20

The STAR Conferences organized by CD-adapco are aimed at users of STAR-CD, STAR-CCM+ and the STAR-CAD Series.

They are also an annual gathering of some of the top experts and users in industrial CFD. The STAR Conference France 2006 will enable industrial CFD users to keep in touch with the very latest technology and fully leverage the potential of industrial flow simulation.
Visit the Bull booth!

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Modernizing Information Systems for tomorrow’s health services
2nd Health Conference 2006, organized by IDC,
20 September, at the Westin hotel, Paris

By 2007 there will be more than 3,000 establishments responsible for public healthcare in France: over 1,000 of them in the public sector and around 2,000 in the private sector. This is a highly sensitive sector, being one of those areas that can reap greatest benefit from the latest advances in information technology. And yet, regulations and confidentiality requirements, the constraints of cost control and in addition the emergence of a new patient monitoring system, are opening new horizons for managers in this sector. IDC analysts, market experts and health sector players will address all these issues that underlie the profound transformations taking place in the French healthcare system.

The program for the day is as follows:
• Users from the hospitals in the French cities of Reims and Lyon, and the regional health authority in Franche Comté will give accounts of their experiences in the field
• The Single Electronic Patient Record (DMP): driving computerization from 2006?
• Transforming hospital information systems
• Computerizing health care procedures
• Security of hospital information systems: a presentation by Hassan Maad, General Manager of Bull Evidian
• Activity-based healthcare tariffs, and HIS (hospital information systems).

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Cost management with new piloting tools
Joint Bull and Business Objects seminar,
26 September in Nantes, France

To help you track your business performance and precisely understand its drivers while running your organization, Business Objects and Bull have organized a seminar on September 26, in Nantes intended for decision makers on the theme: “Cost management with new piloting tools”.

The agenda includes:
• Patrick Philippe, CIO, Monique Ranou company, Number 2 in France in self-service delicatessen products, will speak on its return on investment thanks to the implementation of a purchasing and control management solution, based on Business Objects tools, a Bull partner since 1991
• Jean-Michel Jurbert, Business Objects, will present the stakes linked to Business Intelligence’s standardization
• Yannick Rolland, Bull, will make recommendations on implementation, based on Bull’s savoir-faire in the completion of many such projects.

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Free up performance in a multi-core environment

Bull HPC User Convention 2006, Paris, France, September 28-29
The second Bull High Performance Computing User Convention will be held in Paris on September 28-29, 2006, in the unique setting of the Museum of Fairground Arts.
Computing is coming today to a new technological turn. With the processor clock frequency increasing at a slower pace, processors go multicore to boost performance. Multicore processors offer more computing power, more density, at a reduced cost. However, making full use of the capacities of multi-core processors requires a fundamental rethinking of how to deliver performance. Speed is still important, of course, but parallelism is a must to efficiently distribute the workload between increasingly numerous cores. Optimizing code, tuning applications, choosing the best tools for the massive parallelism brought by multi core processors are key issues to maximize performance.
The Bull HPC User Convention will address these issues, through speakers from major HPC centres, Bull partners, and the Bull HPC Competence Centre. The Convention will also offer many opportunities to for informal exchange between experts from all horizons.

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NATO InfoSec Symposium 2006 in Belgium, October 10-12

From October 10 to 12, the NATO InfoSec Symposium 2006 will take place at SHAPE premises in Belgium. This event is organized by NATO exclusively for its 26 member countries. Four hundred representatives from the NATO Agencies and the Strategic Commands will attend the conferences and visit the stands.
Bull has been invited to participate in this Symposium as “Vendor” to present its TrustWay offering, which already gained recognition from the market and the accreditation bodies; it includes VPNs, cryptographic PCI cards and boxes, PPS USB cryptographic tokens.

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EuroPAM 2006 – France, October 10-12

EuroPAM, ESI Group’s 16th European Conference and Exhibition on Digital Simulation for Virtual Engineering will take place in Toulouse, France on October 10-12. Geared at experienced users, the advanced conferences provide in-depth discussions of the theory and application of various ESI Group product capabilities. Visit the Bull booth!

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ISSE – Roma, October 10-12

The 8th edition of the ISSE (Information Security Solutions Europe) Conference, the biggest European event in the IT security world, will explore the technical, organisational, legal and political issues in Identity Management and Access Control, Trusted Computing, Wireless and Mobile Security, Public Key Infrastructure, etc.
Our experts will be pleased to welcome you on Bull booth and will present their TrustWay secure solutions, including: VPN, PCI Crypto PCI, CryptoBox, PPS USB cryptographic token.
Being involved in the European POSITIF (Policy-based Security Tools and Framework) project which has been funded by the European Commission, Bull will also be present on their booth. Bull is The main goal of this project is to offer automatic tools to support security managers in protecting networked infrastructures and applications.

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IDG morning event: IT and local area attractiveness, October 12, Paris

Local authorities are at the very heart of economic activity and at the center of the State’s relationship with its citizens. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provide a fantastic opportunity to further improve this key role in the society and strengthen their attractiveness in an increasingly globalized world.
Against this backdrop, what new services can they offer with the help of ICT? How can they prove their dynamism through the use of e-government (for example, in terms of creating employment, improving the quality of their services…)? What technologies are available for them to use? What skills do they need (change management, security, outsourcing, regulatory compliance, breaking down departmental barriers)?

All these subjects will be covered at a morning event organized by Bull, CIO and French IT magazine Le Monde Informatique on October 12, at the Pavillon Ledoyen in Paris.
André Santini, Deputy and Mayor of the town of Issy-les-Moulineaux and Didier Lamouche, Bull Chairman and Chief Executive, will be attending.

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StoreWay Seminar "The benefits of Backup virtualisation", October 18, Paris

Backup/restore operations are becoming increasingly difficult to perform and their ever-increasingly complexity is threatening backup services levels.

To meet the challenge of heterogeneous infrastructures, IT operations staff often use a combination of multiple Backup solutions and lose the potential benefits of consolidation and the optimal use of their IT investments.
Guaranteeing access to protected data whatever are the mixture of technologies in use, even in the distant future, simplifying backup operations to reduce cost, and securing the backup process are the principle preoccupations of backup virtualisation.
To review the virtual backup solutions currently available, Bull, Architect of an Open World, invites you to come to share experience with our experts who will answer all your questions.

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CUBE (the Bull European User Group) UNIX day, October 20, Paris

Following the two successful initial editions, Bull and the CUBE (the Bull European User Group) are organizing another event where users can exchange information and share their experiences on October 20 at the Sofitel Bercy in Paris.

The event – which will be focused on Bull Escala® servers and their AIX® environment – is not restricted just to CUBE members: any French-speaking customers or prospects will be welcome to attend.
The main theme of the day will be global virtualization of IT architectures illustrated by key customer case studies, notably from SOITEC.

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World eGov Forum, October 18-20, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Bull is sponsor of the World eGov Forum which will be held from to 18 to 20 October at Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.

It will represent a unique opportunity to showcase both the role and the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the public sphere; to present public e-services and citizens’ opinions to all types of publics. South Korea will be the guest of honor of the Forum. Approximately 30 countries will participate in various conferences.
Three plenary sessions, four conference themes and around 20 simultaneous round table discussions are organized around the central question: Which connected society do we want?
• E-inclusion: the real challenge to build the connected society that we want
• E-government as a strong issue of the governments transformation
• Re-invent democracy at the age of information: to a participatory democracy?
On October 18, Didier Lamouche, Bull’s Chairman and CEO will be attending the opening session. Jean-Pierre Barbéris, General Manager, Bull Services and Solutions and Michel Lepert, General Manager, Bull Products and Systems will participate in round tables. The program is in progress.

André Santini, Deputy and Mayor of the town of Issy-les-Moulineaux will chair the opening plenary session on October 18, from 10:45 and the Public Web Trophies, e-Democracy Trophies session on October 20, from 10:45.

Bull speakers
• On October 18, from 10:45, Didier Lamouche, Bull’s Chairman and CEO will be attending the opening plenary session;
• On October 18, from 16:30 to 17:45, Jean-Pierre Barbéris, General Manager, Bull Services & Solutions and French network will participate in the round table number 6: « How to build a new IT strategy using open source software?
• On October 18, from 16:30 to 17:45, Matthew Foxton, Director of Bull Corporate Communication will lead the roundtable number16: “Public-Private Partnerships and large outsourcing projects”. Ken Rutt from Barnsley (UK) and Jean-Pierre Le-Treut, Bull Managed Services will be part of this roundtable.

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SC06 –Tampa, USA, November 11-17
SC06, the premier international conference on high performance computing, networking and storage, will convene in November 2006 in Tampa, Florida.

This year the conference will take its inspiration from Albert Einstein who said, "Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination."
Visit the Bull booth (#1651)!

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InfoSecurity Paris – Paris, November 22-23, 2006
As every year, Bull will be present at InfoSecurity Paris, the main security event in France that will take place at CNIT Paris la Défense, from November 22 to 23.

Themes of conferences include: E-SSO, intrusion, phishing, encryption, audit, etc.
On its booth (number G14-H13), Bull will demonstrate the software solutions of its Evidian subsidiary (WiseGuard, identity, access and Single Sign-On management, quality of service management, etc.), its TrustWay encryption solutions (cryptographic USB key / Personal Protection System, VPN appliances, encryption cards, etc.), and present its complete range of IT security services.

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