It’s INTEROP time. I have the pleasure of attending several IT conferencesÂ throughoutÂ the year and INTEROP NYC is next on the list. This INTEROP will be my first and I am looking forward to it. So what is INTEROP all about?
Interop is an independently organized conference and exhibition designed to empower information technology professionals to make smart business decisions. Interop offers a strong combination of educational content, a dynamic exhibition of technology providers, and peer networking to IT professionals across all industries, so that they can investigate and discover transformative technologies and ideas to put to work across their enterprise.
Being anÂ IndependentÂ event drives value and high level executives to INTEROP events allÂ acrossÂ the world. The message is not pre-staged and 90% of the presenters and keynote sessions are not delivered by individuals from the same company. Â As the Glen Evans states in theÂ The Hotstage Post â€“ #Interop, “Technology does not happen without people. Our team of volunteers provide the expertise and dedication needed to put technology into action. The InteropNet is where technology and people come togetherâ€.Â While attending theÂ HP GPC 2012 earlier this year, I had the chance to attend David Nour’s keynote “What is theÂ real valueÂ of business relationships?” He states that the rest of the world (except US) build relationships first before doing business. Our fast pace society makes us forget about the relationship and the person behind the product. In North America it is typically all about Price, Price and Price. So if your attending INTEROP this week, make sure to browse the Exhibitor Center andÂ don’tÂ be surprised if you see several high level executives answering questions and building relationships.
Back to the technology…INTEROP has a very interestingÂ lineupÂ of sponsorsÂ showcasing their technology in NYC and the 1Cloudroad team will make sure to share all the breaking news,Â interestingÂ discussions and conference photos. Follow 1Cloudroad via your favorite social network or visit the Industry Buzz Section throughout the week!
PS. INTEROP will be streaming the Key Note Sessions for those who can’t attend -Â http://www.interop.com/newyork/video/
Wednesday, October 3
|The New IT Agenda: Driving Business Innovation
Senior Vice President, Products & Solutions, Cisco
|The New Generation of Cloud Applications
Vice President, IBM Cloud Services
|Google on Google: Embracing Innovation
Chief Information Officer, Google
Chief Information Security Officer, Amazon Web Services
Thursday, October 4
|Software Defined Networks – Simplifying, scaling, and automating the network
Senior Vice President and General Manager of HP Networking
|Enterprise Cloud Summit Keynote Panel
Transitions and Transformations
Moderator – Barb Goldworm
President and Chief Analyst, FOCUS
Giuliano Di Vitantonio
VP, of Data Center and Cloud Marketing, Cisco
Director Solution Management, SAP
Chief Information Officer, Information Technology, The Pew Charitable Trusts