SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop, produced by UBM Tech, today announces the initial keynote lineup for its Las Vegas flagship event, the leading independent technology conference and expo designed to inspire and inform the IT community. A renowned leadership trainer and executives from Cisco, Deloitte and VMware will present winning strategies, insights and professional highlights from the keynote stage during Interop Las Vegas, happening March 31-April 4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information or to register, visit: interop.com/lasvegas.
To date, the Interop Las Vegas keynote lineup includes:
- Rob Cordova, Master Leadership Trainer
- Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware
- Rebecca Jacoby, CIO & Senior Vice President, Cisco
- Larry Quinlan, Global CIO, Deloitte
"Tech is driving business. We're experiencing a revolution as IT becomes a top priority of enterprise operational strategy," said Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager. "Interop aims to celebrate this convergence and the empowerment of technology professionals as they take a more proactive role in business decisions. The keynote program includes first hand insight and examples from top industry executives at the forefront of this movement."
New to the Interop Las Vegas program is a full conference track dedicated to the Business of IT. It is crucial that technology departments be closely aligned with business needs and understand the drivers of both internal and external customers. In sessions like CIO & CMO – Adversaries No More and IT Is Your Business, So Run It Like One, speakers will explore the need for synergy between IT and lines of business.
The Interop conference program includes three days of panels, lectures and roundtable discussions around security, SDN, enterprise mobility, infrastructure, applications and more. Interop opens with the pre-conference program, Cloud Connect Summit, as well as two days of workshops. For the first time, Interop will co-locate with InformationWeek Conference, host of the InformationWeek Elite 100 awards. Additionally, the Interop Expo will showcase 350 providers of IT solutions. Top sponsors currently include HP, Cisco, Dell, VMware, NEC, Citrix, Verizon, Samsung, Riverbed, AirWatch, Avaya, Brocade, and Barracuda.
Interop® is the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inform and inspire the world's IT community. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in Mumbai, London and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events visit www.interop.com.
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