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Zend's Andi Gutmans Named One of Computerworlds 40 Innovative IT People to Watch, Under the Age of 4

syndicated from on July 9, 2007

Honorees to be Profiled in Computerworld’s 40th Anniversary Special Edition

CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Zend Technologies, Inc., The PHP Company, today announced that IDG’s Computerworld, the premier source of IT industry news and analysis, selected Andi Gutmans, co-CTO and co-founder of Zend, as one of its “40 Innovative IT People to Watch, Under the Age of 40.” Gutmans was selected for the award by a panel of Computerworld editors for his pioneering work with PHP 3, continued work with PHP 4 and 5, advancement of business critical rich internet applications, further development of PHP and Java integration, and, most recently, significant contributions to the open source collaboration project Zend Framework. Honorees will be profiled in Computerworld’s 40th Anniversary special edition, which is available July 9, 2007, and on Computerworld’s Web site.

“Computerworld’s “40 Innovative IT People to Watch, Under the Age of 40” highlights the next-generation IT leaders who are building careers on their own terms, giving back in a big way, and redefining what it means to be successful in today’s evolving IT world,” said Don Tennant, editor in chief of Computerworld. “The high caliber of nominations to Computerworld’s “40 Under 40” confirms that innovation and creativity continue to be driving forces in the changing landscape of information technology.”

“I’m honored to be named one of Computerworld’s “40 Innovative IT People to Watch, Under the Age of 40” and it’s important to me that my current work will continue to be reflective of that title,” said Andi Gutmans, co-CTO and co-founder at Zend Technologies.

Andi Gutmans has been a lead contributor to PHP since 1997, when he and Zeev Suraski developed the foundation for PHP 3. The new version was a turning point for the language, which today powers 20 million websites and enjoys a following of over 4.5 million developers. Gutmans currently leads product strategy and innovation at Zend. In addition, Gutmans has helped Zend evolve into a successful global Web solutions company and fostered its growth by securing four rounds of financing, aiding with key customer wins, and supporting alliances with industry leaders like IBM, Oracle and Microsoft. Gutmans is also recognized from the widely circulated technical publications he has authored and is a frequent speaker on business and technology issues at global conferences. Gutmans is a member of the PHP Group, the Apache Software Foundation and serves on the board of the Eclipse Foundation. Gutmans holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

About Computerworld’s “40 Innovative IT People to Watch, Under the Age of 40”

Computerworld’s “40 Innovative IT People to Watch, Under the Age of 40” was compiled to inform readers of the 40 up-and-coming technology stars to watch, under the age of 40. Honorees will be profiled in Computerworld’s 40th Anniversary special edition, which is available July 9, 2007, and on Computerworld’s Web site. Honorees include up and comers in IT departments (the people who will lead IT departments into the future) and rising stars and innovators of the IT world (research and development people, who are changing/advancing technology).

About Zend

Zend Technologies, Inc., The PHP Company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. PHP is used by more than twenty million Web sites and has quickly become the most popular language for building dynamic Web applications. Deployed at more than 15,000 companies worldwide, the Zend family of products is a comprehensive platform for supporting the entire lifecycle of PHP applications. Zend is headquartered in Cupertino, California. For more information, please visit, or call 1-408-253-8800.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld’s award-winning Web site (, weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's editor-in-chief Don Tennant received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,252,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Fall 2006).

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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