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CA World event is planned for Las Vegas

CA chief executive Bill McCracken

CA chief executive Bill McCracken Credit: Bloomberg News, 2010

CA Technologies will present a live performance of the band Matchbox 20 later this month at its annual gathering in Las Vegas for thousands of its workers, customers and partners. The Islandia business software maker focuses the event on the computing needs of chief information officers.

Titled CA World 2011, the gathering is set for Nov. 13 to 16, and the company expects about 6,000 to attend.

CA's theme at the event will be "IT at the speed of business" and it will highlight its efforts at delivering information technology  "services, applications and data to the business how they want it, when they want it, orchestrating new models faster than ever before," CA executive vice president George Fischer said in a news release.

CA shares were up $0.15 in early trading Wednesday to $21.12. The day's share price represented a 10.4 percent decrease in the past year.

 With 13,400 workers, CA has a market capitalization of $10.43 billion. In the past year it had an $835 million profit on $4.64 billion in sales.

Guest speakers will include CA chief executive Bill McCracken, Vivek Kundra, former U.S. chief information officer; Michael Capellas, chairman of VCE,  Virtual Computing Environment Co.; and Randi Zuckerberg, former Facebook marketing director. 

CA World 2011 will also offer hundreds of conference sessions on topics related to cloud computing, software as a service, virtualization management, data management, energy and sustainability, and other subjects.

Photo: Bill McCracken, the CA chief executive.

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