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January 20, 2004

Indian cos. dominate sponsors list at Software 2004 Conference

Sand Hill Group, a Silicon Valley-based investment and advisory services firm co-founded by M.R. Rangaswami, is organizing a software technology conference, Software 2004, between March 1-2, 2004 in San Francisco. Themed "Blueprint for the Next Decade," the inaugural event will bring together over 1,000 CEOs and vice presidents to gain knowledge from industry veterans. Software 2004 will include a "Hardball" style interview with CEO of SCO, Darl McBride and keynote presentations from industry visionaries such as Ray Lane, Shai Agassi, Sanjay Kumar, Drew Ladner, Geoffrey Moore, Toby Redshaw, Romesh Wadhwani and Ed Zander. In addition, the Sand Hill Group and McKinsey will unveil "Blueprint for 2004," a report focused on the new business models, growth patterns and efficiencies that will be necessary to propel the software industry into a continued growth phase. "Our goal for Software 2004 is to provide our attendees with insight from the most innovative and influential software leaders and visionaries," says Rangaswami, who serves as Sand Hill's Managing Director.

India-based companies dominate the conference's list of sponsors. While TCS is the Platinum sponsor, Persistent Systems and Sonata Software are listed among the Gold sponsors. Aztec Software, Goldstone Technologies, Sierra Atlantic, and Symphony Services are among the Silver sponsors.

Guess this makes it obvious who is making money--at least, these days--in the enterprise software space!

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