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Week ahead: Talking heads

Sun CEO Scott McNealy will share his ideas on software at a confab next week, while Tim Berners-Lee is set to come up with the goods at a Web services summit. Plus, Cisco and EDS earnings.

Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of May 4.

It's the Scott-and-Tim show. Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems co-founder, is scheduled to give a keynote speech next week at the Software & Information Industry Association conference, while Tim Berners-Lee--"Mr. World Wide Web"--is slated to talk at the Gartner Web Services and Application Integration Summit.

Other events expected to take center stage include quarterly earnings reports from Cisco Systems to Electronic Data Systems.

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

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Sunday, May 4

  • Veritas will hold its annual users conference to outline plans for the storage company during Veritas Vision 2003, May 4-8, Las Vegas, Nev.

  • Change in the wind. Tech heads will converge on the Software & Information Industry Association's annual conference to hear about the latest in software and digital content at Leveraging Change: Strategies for Growth event, May 4-6, San Francisco.

Monday, May 5

Tuesday, May 6

  • Global security identification to disaster recovery activities will be discussed at the SIA Operations and Exhibit May 6-9, Boca Raton, Fla.

Wednesday, May 7

  • That's home entertainment. Digital entertainment in the home and how to get it happening will be among the topics discussed at Connections 2003, May 7-9, San Jose, Calif.

Thursday, May 8

  • Checklist. The U.S. State Department and the U.S. Customs Data Center will cover the types of technologies they need, from network security to database management, at the Information Technology Exposition, May 8, Springfield, Va.

Friday, May 9

  • O Canada. IT achievements in government and education in the Nova Scotia region will be explored during the South West IT Expo, May 9, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

  • Wireless world. Executives from several leading industry players will discuss wireless networking in the enterprise in the Intel-IBM-Cisco Mobility Forums Asia Pacific 2003 series of seminars, kicking off May 9 in Sydney, Australia and moving to other Asian Pacific cities through June 20.

Earnings

Monday, May 5

  • Cox Communications is a cable company. It is expected to report a first-quarter loss of 3 cents a share.

  • Tower Semiconductor is an independent wafer foundry. It is expected to report a first-quarter loss of 32 cents a share.

Tuesday, May 6
  • Cisco Systems is a networking company. It is expected to report a third-quarter profit of 14 cents a share.

  • EchoStar Communications is a direct-broadcast satellite provider. It is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 10 cents a share.

Wednesday, May 7
  • Electronic Data Systems is an IT consulting and services company. It is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 31 cents a share.

Thursday, May 8
  • Nvidia makes graphics chips. It is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 10 cents a share.

Economic Reports
Wednesday, May 7
  • Consumer Credit is the total level of debt held by U.S. consumers. The March total is expected to climb to $4 billion, from $1.5 billion the previous month.