STAMFORD, Conn., June 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, today announced it will hold its first-ever ISG Future Networks Summit July 9-10 in Chicago. The event, at Swissôtel Chicago, will explore next-generation network options to support digital transformation.
The full-day event, preceded by an optional workshop on July 9, will feature keynote speaker Debra Naderhoff, senior director, IT Infrastructure, AMB Sports + Entertainment, a unit of AMB Group that includes the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the MLS's Atlanta United FC. In addition to Naderhoff, other keynote speakers include Casey Rosenthal, CTO, Backplane, a managed and hosted edge computing service, and Jan Geldmacher, president, Sprint Business, a unit of telecommunications giant Sprint Corporation.
Panel discussions will include enterprise and telecommunications leaders from Anthem, Velocity, NTT America, Vodafone Americas, and Sprint's Internet of Things (IoT) business unit.
Through a series of thought-leader presentations, client panels and expert roundtables, the event will explore four major trends impacting networks:
- Network Technology Transformation: The advent of hybrid WAN technology comes with significant risk and opportunities. This theme will explore the latest trends in technology transformation, SD-WAN networking solutions, sourcing and contracting strategies and the changing carrier landscape.
- Security: Networks, taxed by the demands of digital business, must remain secure and agile as they handle internal traffic, connected devices and cloud services. This theme will look at the emerging network security tools and software enabling today's digital business.
- Impact of Blockchain and Automation Technology on Networks: With IoT and network design increasingly relying on decentralized applications, this theme will explore how blockchain distributed ledger technologies will be used to process and secure network data transactions.
- Mobility and IoT: Connected devices – from sensors and wearables, to smart cities and autonomous vehicles – are becoming more ubiquitous and powerful, expanding the need for network capacity. This theme will explore the state of the IoT market, network considerations and what lies ahead.
"As the world races toward 30 billion connected devices, the communications ecosystem is facing more obstacles in delivering networks that are secure, interconnected, interoperable and profitable. Organizations must deal with greater levels of security, scale and cost, as well as the fractured nature of the IoT landscape," said Dieter Thompson, president of Global Network and Software Services for ISG. "To support digital transformation and ensure an organization is fully modernized and prepared to keep pace with agile business, enterprises must invest in their network infrastructure. This event will help them explore all the possibilities."
The ISG Future Networks Summit – sponsored by Sprint, CenturyLink, NTT Communications, Velocity, Vodafone and Cisco – is geared to the interests of senior IT leaders and networking and communications company executives. The main event will be preceded by an optional Pre-Summit Workshop that will review current network sourcing trends and techniques to help participants get the most out of their networking agreements and ensure they are future-ready.
Additional information about the event, as well as registration, can be found on the event website.
ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry's most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.
SOURCE Information Services Group, Inc.