SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop, produced by UBM Tech, today announced Emmy Award winner Seth Meyers, host of NBC's Late Night, will entertain an audience of IT professionals from the Interop New York keynote stage. Meyers joins a keynote lineup of tech experts from CBS Interactive, Box, Cisco and more, who will discuss major opportunities and challenges in the IT industry, including how attendees can leverage shadow IT. Interop New York will take place September 29 through October 3 at the Javits Convention Center. For more information and to register, visit www.interop.com.
Shadow IT has long carried a negative connotation, as unauthorized applications and services carry major security risks for enterprises. However, VP of Site and IT Infrastructure for CBS Interactive, Steve Comstock, attests that rather than banning rogue solutions, IT departments should embrace the opportunity to connect with business users on their technical needs. By initiating open discussions, IT professionals can learn why users find unapproved technology valuable to their job functions, and what IT can do to help. In his keynote presentation, 'How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Shadow IT,' Comstock will lead a discussion about how IT departments can gain a seat at the business table and increase productivity across their organizations.
"Embracing shadow IT is just one way tech experts can enable business efficiency and contribute to the bottom line," said Interop General Manager Jennifer Jessup. "This year's keynote programming reflects Interop's goal to connect the IT community, not just with each other, but with other parts of the business. We're also excited to offer our attendees a break from these critical issues, and lighten the mood with some fun tech-focused stand-up from Seth Meyers."
The Interop New York keynote lineup to-date also includes:
- Ben Haines, VP IT/CIO, Box Inc.
- Sujai Hajela, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Networking Group, Cisco
Keynote programming will take place 9:00-10:45 am on both Wednesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 2. Access to the Wednesday keynotes requires an Expo Plus Pass or above. Expo Pass holders will have access to Thursday keynotes only. For more details on pass types, visit http://www.interop.com/newyork/registration.
All registered Total Access Pass holders present at Wednesday's keynote will be entered into a drawing for a chance to meet Seth Meyers. Three winners will be selected to go backstage to take a photo with him.
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