Best-Selling Business Guru Geoffrey Moore To Keynote at 2006 Desktop Linux Summit

Posted by hmackenz on Feb 28, 2006 6:56 PM EDT; By Desktop Linux Summit
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Author of “Crossing the Chasm” Headlines Agenda of Open Source Thought Leaders at Event, April 24-25 in San Diego

Best-Selling Business Guru Geoffrey Moore To Keynote at 2006 Desktop Linux Summit

Author of "Crossing the Chasm" Headlines Agenda of Open Source Thought Leaders at Event, April 24-25 in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, February 28, 2006 - The Desktop Linux Summit, the only event to exclusively focus on business and open source for desktop computing, today announced that world-renowned author Geoffrey A. Moore, the visionary behind "Crossing the Chasm" and other classic business bestsellers, will keynote the fourth annual Desktop Linux Summit in San Diego, California. Moore will speak from his newest book, "Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution," and hold a book signing for attendees. The event, sponsored by industry leaders such as Novell and Red Hat, will be held April 24-25, 2006 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego. Registration is at

In addition to Mr. Moore, the Desktop Linux Summit 2006 will feature a variety of well-known industry speakers, including Novell's Nat Friedman, Linux guru Doc Searls, tech analyst Rob Enderle, and well-known Linux author Marcel Gagné. The two-day event features case studies, technical sessions, panel discussions and product demonstrations, as well as sessions geared toward opportunities in the desktop Linux market. A list of speakers and agenda are available at

Mr. Moore has helped dozens of established companies figure out how to innovate in the face of inertia and escape stagnation. Moore is among Silicon Valley's most sought-after business strategy consultants, serving as a managing partner at TCG Advisors and a venture partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. "Dealing with Darwin" is his first new book in six years, and debuted this year to critical acclaim. His previous books -- "Crossing the Chasm," "Inside the Tornado," "The Gorilla Game," and “Living on the Fault Line" -- were all national bestsellers. Moore will present his keynote address on Tuesday, April 25, at 10 a.m. and hold a book signing after his speech.

The Desktop Linux Summit exhibit hall will feature key companies driving the future of Linux and open source, including Novell, Red Hat, HP, Linspire, Open Country, Trolltech, Uversa, Via Technologies, REAL Software, Revelation Software, Alacos, and FarStone. Open source projects such as KDE and Debian will also be represented. More details on Summit sponsors can be found at

The Desktop Linux Summit is now open for attendees to register at Early-bird registration for the full conference is $75, including passes to keynote speeches and all other sessions plus a free T-shirt. Passes into the exhibit hall only, which is open at 9 a.m. both days, are $20.

For more information about the Desktop Linux Summit, please contact:

Heather MacKenzie
Desktop Linux Summit Event Manager
858-587-6700, ext. 263
858-587-8095 Fax

About the Desktop Linux Summit

The Desktop Summit ( is the premier event for companies that sell, market, or promote open source or desktop Linux-based products, services, applications, and technologies. The event, in its fourth year, is the only venue to focus exclusively on this emerging technology sector. Focused on the issues of Linux on the desktop, the Summit brings together the top industry leaders in one location. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Aurelia Negrerie at

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