Annual CA World user conference back on


Annual CA World user conference back on

Antony Savvas

The annual CA World user conference is back on after Computer Associates initially said it would be cancelled this year, having overhauled its board following accounting irregularities in 2004.

CA has announced that CA World will now take place on 13-17 November 2005 in Las Vegas.

The announcement comes after newly appointed CA chief executive John Swainson had previously said the next CA World would not take place until 2006.

CA World in 2004 drew about 10,000 attendees from around the world and it is believed CA gave in to user criticism about cancelling this year’s show.

Joan Blackwood, CA senior vice-president of global marketing, said, “Over the past months we have been looking at CA World and the ways we can update it to make it more responsive to participant needs.

“While it will continue to be a showcase for CA solutions, it will also have much greater partner participation. We want participants to walk away with a clear idea of how technology can help businesses be more successful,” she said.

CA took a £10m charge in its third quarter results to pay for shareholder litigation costs in relation to CA’s accounting violations under previous chief executive Sanjay Kumar.

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