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Week ahead: McNealy, Zander together again

Sun Microsystems chief Scott McNealy will be reunited with his former second-in-command Ed Zander--now Motorola CEO--at the CTIA Wireless conference.

Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of March 21.

A star-studded lineup of CEOs will take to the podium in the coming week, as CTIA Wireless gets under way.

During the event, Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems chief executive, will be reunited with his former second-in-command, Ed Zander, who now serves as Motorola's CEO.

The information was gathered from First Call, Hoover's Online, and CNET Investor.

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Sunday, March 21

  • Fun in the sun. CIOs to CEOs will descend on the Southwest for PC Forum 2004, where they'll discuss the latest issues involving portals, search companies and more. March 21-23; Scottsdale, Ariz. (PC Forum is run by EDventure Holdings, which was recently acquired by CNET Networks, publisher of News.com.)

Monday, March 22

  • Wireless wonders. The international scene for wireless devices and service will be the topic of conversation at CTIA Wireless. March 22-24, Atlanta.

Tuesday, March 23

  • Government technology professionals will hear recent trends in IT procurement and technologies during FOSE 2004. March 23-25; Washington, D.C.

Thursday, March 25

  • Chatting in China. Industry players will gather to examine the latest technology issues in Asia and how they affect business, during Directions 2004: China. Beijing, China.

Earnings

Friday, March 26

  • EchoStar Communications is a satellite TV provider. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 4 cents a share.

Economic Reports

Wednesday, March 24
  • Durable Goods measures the value of all goods shipped or ordered with an intended lifespan of three years or more. The total is expected to grow 1.2 percent for February, after a 2.3 percent decline in January.

  • Home Sales tracks housing activity. February sales of existing homes are expected to rise to 6.2 million, from 6 million in January. New home sales are expected to remain flat at 1.1 million homes, compared with January.

Thursday, March 25
  • Gross Domestic Product is the broadest measure of overall U.S. economic activity. Fourth-quarter growth is expected to remain flat at 4.1 percent.

Friday, March 26
  • Personal Income measures income from all sources. February growth is expected to rise to 0.3 percent, from 0.2 percent in January.