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The conference center at the Hannover Messe will be the venue for the CeBIT Global Conferences program (Photo: CeBIT)

Senior IT managers from Amazon, eBay, IBM, Microsoft and Siemens will be among the speakers at a series of events hosted at the CeBIT high-tech fair in Hanover next month.

CeBIT Global Conferences, which will stage its conference program at the Hanover Fairgrounds March 6 -9,will focus on key IT issues such as intelligent networks, Cloud computing, digital media and consumer electronics and social business.

On March 6, the first day of the conference program, the motto of the gathering is "All things smart." On the second day, the conference theme is "Flying the Cloud."On March 8, conference participants will discuss: "Upgrade your Lifestyle: Entertainment, Mobility, Content." And on the 9th, the final day of the program, the conference will focus on how social networks are playing an ever bigger role in business.

Among the featured speakers are Amazon CTO Werner Vogels; Jacob Aqraou, general manager of eBay's Classified Group; Michael Rhodin, senior vice president of IBM Software Solutions;Microsoft COO Kevin Turner; and Hamid Akhavan, CEO of Siemens Enterprise Communications.

The annual CeBIT fair opens officially on March 5. More information on the Global Conferences program can be found here.