Interop GM Lenny Heymann: Green is in, Red (Novell) is back, Web 2.0 is hot

Summary:It's the day before Interop here in Las Vegas. What will be a polished show floor tomorrow is covered in crates, plastic, and speeding forklifts today.

It's the day before Interop here in Las Vegas. What will be a polished show floor tomorrow is covered in crates, plastic, and speeding forklifts today. Even so, I took to the show floor in search of disruptive solutions and interesting people. You've already seen Thureon's Armarac in my other video and there are more to come. One of the people we found however was Lenny Heymann, general manager for all of Interop. He was busy preparing for his opening keynote tomorrow morning. But not too busy to take some time out to give us some insight into what this year's show has in store for attendees.

In my discussions with him both on and off camera, Heymann was pretty excited about the resurgence of the tech sector. Novell for example has a small booth here at the show (relative to the Interops and Networlds of days gone by), but at least it has a booth. The company apparently took a leave of absence from Interop at one point. Now, it's back. Green is in and Heymann says it's not just about green servers. Green networks anyone? And over in the far corner is a special Web 2.0 pavillion for what Interop officials have classified as 10 up-and-comers (I went to see if anyone was setting up yet. They weren't, so I'll go back tomorrow) .

Topics: Browser, Open Source, Software

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David Berlind was fomerly the executive editor of ZDNet. David holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems. Prior to becoming a tech journalist in 1991, David was an IT manager.

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