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PRESS RELEASE: Industry Experts Lead Discussions at Liferay West Coast Symposium

Leading open source portal provider to present talks from Liferay executives, engineers and a veteran Internet journalist.

LOS ANGELES--(PRWeb)--Liferay, Inc., provider of the world's leading enterprise-class open source portal, announced today the speakers for its 5th annual West Coast Symposium (WCS) in Anaheim, CA on September 21-22, including a special keynote by seasoned technology and open source writer Dana Blankenhorn. The symposium will feature talks from Liferay's executives and the company's core product engineering team, who will be debuting the new Liferay Portal 6.1EE and Liferay Marketplace at the open-source industry event.

Dana Blankenhorn has been a business journalist for over 30 years and has covered the online world professionally since 1985. He founded the Interactive Age Daily for CMP Media, and has written for the Chicago Tribune, Advertising Age's "NetMarketing" supplement, and dozens of other publications over the years. Most recently, Mr. Blankenhorn wrote a widely followed column on the open source market for ZDNet.

"I'm thrilled to get a chance to talk to the people making open source a business success," Blankenhorn said.

"We're excited to have a presenter as well-known and knowledgeable in the open source industry as Dana speaking at our conference," said Paul Hinz, Liferay's Chief Marketing Officer. "The audience at Liferay's West Coast Symposium will benefit tremendously from all of our speakers' insights and expertise into today's technology and open source trends."

Blankenhorn plans to present on the open source industry's influence on strategic decision making in enterprises, as well as the impact of the growth in open source on its communities and users.

To learn more and to attend the Liferay West Coast Symposium, visit http://www.liferay.com/wcs2011. The early bird registration deadline is Aug. 20.

About Liferay

Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices. Our platform is open source, which makes it more reliable, innovative and secure. We try to leave a positive mark on the world through business and technology. Companies such as Carrefour, Cisco Systems, Danone, Fujitsu, Lufthansa Flight Training, Siemens, Société Générale and the United Nations use Liferay. Visit us at www.liferay.com.

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