The Channel Company's 2014 XChange Public Sector Creates Think Tank Discussion on IT Innovation
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Channel Company's XChange Events will host the annual XChange Public Sector event in Alexandria, Virginia, May 20th through the 21st. Featuring a content-rich agenda designed to encourage dialogue, business and networking opportunities among public sector ISVs, integrators, consultants, contractors, suppliers, customers and vendors, XChange Public Sector is an independent event dedicated to the unique dynamics of the public sector IT channel. This year, the conference will address the challenges, trends and opportunities in the rapidly growing State and Local government sector while keeping an eye towards the important federal market. The full agenda can be found at http://xchange-events.com/xps14/agenda/. Follow the event on Twitter: @TheChannelCo using hashtag #xps14.
State and local governments are pivoting from a period of IT cost-cutting to a new era of resurgence and innovation. Public sector IT integrators, contractors and vendors who focus on the nearly $60 billion SLED sector are engaged in a market now growing faster than federal spending. But the SLED market is highly fragmented with a variety of procurement rules and governance structures. The XChange Public Sector 2014 event will provide a Think Tank discussion on how to mitigate those challenges and cover issues including: optimizing partnerships; IT procurement; cybersecurity; mobility; cloud services; business intelligence/analytics; sourcing; project and portfolio management; and disaster recover/business continuity.
The event will also feature authoritative views from public sector experts including:
- General Jack Keane, Retired General and Former Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army
- Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Research Director, Smart Cities Strategies, IDC
- Al Gordon, CEO of National Strategies
- Scott Lewis, President and CEO of PS Partnerships
- James Pyon, Vice President of CGI Federal
- Sanford Reback, Senior Technology Analyst from Bloomberg Government
- Alan Shark, Executive Director of the Public Technology Institute
- Jeff Snyder, Vice President of Cyber Programs, Raytheon Company
"Unlike the federal government, those in state and local government are back in growth mode when it comes to IT spending which presents a huge market opportunity. Understanding how to navigate that market and leverage federal experience is critical as the center of IT innovation in the public sector shifts and evolves," said Robert Demarzo, SVP Strategic Content, The Channel Company. "XChange Public Sector 2014 will help educate channel participants on the challenges, trends, and opportunities that exist across all levels of the government while providing the means to collaborate and create a profitable channel partner ecosystem."
Platinum sponsors for this year's event include Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, and VMware. To see the full list visit http://xchange-events.com/xps14/sponsors/.
Read CRN coverage of XChange Public Sector at http://www.crn.com/news/channel-programs/xchange-public-sector-2014.htm being Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
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