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NASA Astronaut Alan Bean Delivers CA May Mainframe Madness Keynote Today

May 16th, 2011

ON24 Hosts Unique Virtual Event; Tens of Thousands of Online Visits Expected

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—May 16, 2011—According to ON24, Inc., the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, CA Technologies’ trend-setting, month-long virtual trade show, May Mainframe Madness, is on its way to setting new standards for attendee visits and interaction. Thousands of online visitors, representing over 50 countries, are expected to attend.

Set to run till the end of the month, May Mainframe Madness features a special guest keynote from Apollo 12/Skylab astronaut Captain Alan Bean. The keynote, scheduled for today, May 16, at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm EDT, will focus on the importance of successful teamwork both in space and on earth.

“An engineer, test pilot, artist and mainframe fan, Captain Bean’s presentation will detail his involvement in NASA’s Gemini, Apollo and Skylab programs and will include a discussion of how technological advances –like NASA’s mainframes—help make the impossible possible,” explained CA Vice President of Mainframe Marketing Steven Menges.

May Mainframe Madness also showcases more than 150 video and webcast keynotes and educational sessions and demos; 25 virtual booths; and online chat sessions.

What: Longest virtual event to date, offering an unprecedented amount of content

Who: May Mainframe Madness is open to anyone, at no cost

Why: The first of its kind in the industry, May Mainframe Madness illustrates an important trend in virtual events—the use of “celebrity” presenters. Because of the convenience of virtual events, higher-caliber speakers can more easily participate in conferences and trade shows.

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments – from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. CA Technologies’ innovative products and services provide the insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 relies on CA Technologies to manage evolving IT ecosystems. For additional information, visit CA Technologies at

About ON24, Inc.

The recognized global market share leader, ON24 provides webcasting and virtual environments for corporate communications and demand generation. The ON24 platform is a complete Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud offering; no deployment resources or audience downloads are required. ON24 offers fully integrated, enterprise-wide solutions for applications ranging from partner expos, user conferences and trade shows to training and company town hall meetings. More than 750 organizations, including IBM, Cisco, CA Technologies, Merck, AstraZeneca, Fiserv, Credit Suisse, GE and Oracle, rely on ON24. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices throughout the world. For more information, visit