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The Business Performance Management (BPM) Forum is dedicated to advancing operational visibility, financial accountability, process renovation, governance, compliance, competitive agility, pre-emptive planning and innovation in global organizations. It supports thousands of senior executives and practitioners representing enterprises with more than $500 billion in combined annual revenues. The BPM Forum’s C-level members engage in research, thought leadership, and knowledge exchange programs around a variety of strategic issues and challenges. More information is available at: www.BPMForum.org.

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, a Swiss Verein, its member firms and their respective subsidiaries and affiliates. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is an organization of member firms around the world devoted to excellence in providing professional services and advice, focused on client service through a global strategy executed locally in nearly 150 countries. With access to the deep intellectual capital of approximately 135,000 people worldwide, Deloitte delivers services in four professional areas, audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services, and serves more than one-half of the world’s largest companies, as well as large national enterprises, public institutions, locally important clients, and successful, fast-growing global growth companies. Services are not provided by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Verein and, for regulatory and other reasons, certain member firms do not provide services in all four professional areas.

As a Swiss Verein (association), neither Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu nor any of its member firms has any liability for each other’s acts or omissions. Each of the member firms is a separate and independent legal entity operating under the names “Deloitte”, “Deloitte & Touche”, “Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu” or other related names.

In the United States, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP is the U.S. member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and services are provided by the subsidiaries of Deloitte & Touche USA LLP (Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Deloitte Tax LLP, and their subsidiaries), and not by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. The subsidiaries of the U.S. member firm are among the nation’s leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through nearly 40,000 people in more than 90 cities. Known as employers of choice for innovative human resources programs, they are dedicated to helping their clients and their people excel. For more information, please visit the U.S. member firm’s Web site at www.deloitte.com.


Media Partners

Executive Decision is unlike any other business publication. Why? Because it offers take-away value (TAV) for its C-Level readers through in-depth features and succinct analysis of executive decisions. XD helps Chairman, CEOs, Presidents and other senior level executives make better decisions and offers pragmatic concise information and solutions. XD covers it all – technology, marketing, human resources, finance, legal, commercial real estate and more. Executive Decision’s editorial team covers the evolution of business practices in an ever-changing world by analyzing the innovative tactics, critical information technology and proven techniques needed to build a more effective organization. What was behind the decision-making process? What were the results and consequences of such choices? Who were the players? And how can you benefit from these decisions? Inform yourself. Empower your staff. Execute with confidence. www.execdecision.com.

Published by Analysts In Media, Business Trends Quarterly (BTQ) presents insightful analysis of current important events, developments, and trends in the business world. BTQ features informative articles and forums by the leading business executives and industry analysts who share knowledge from their respective fields. This dynamic forum allows these thought leaders to unite in order to analyze existing enterprise systems and challenges from an IT solutions standpoint, but more importantly, to clearly define goals in order to prepare for the future. www.btquarterly.com.


Affiliate Partners

In 2007, CompTIA is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Just as the information technology (IT) industry it serves has grown, CompTIA has also enjoyed remarkable growth over the past 25 years. The organization was founded by representatives of five micro-computer dealerships working together to find better ways to do business. Today, CompTIA has more than 22,000 member companies in over 100 countries around the world; and serves as the voice of the world’s $1 trillion-plus IT industry. CompTIA is committed to advancing the long-term success and growth of the IT industry by helping organizations maximize the benefits they receive from their investments in technology; and by helping individuals to obtain the skills and credentials they need for productive careers in IT. For more information, please visit: www.comptia.org.

Today, the technologies created by SEMI members are applicable to a number of related industries, such as flat panel display and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). Accordingly, SEMI continues to add innovative programs in related technology areas. SEMI, as the only truly global representative of the semiconductor, display, MEMS and related industries, will continue to provide the valuable services that have made it the association of choice for the microelectronics ecosystem. www.semi.org.