Interop New York Announces Keynote Speakers

                 Interop New York Announces Keynote Speakers

Leading Executives Take the Stage to Cover the Most Pressing Business
Technology Issues; Blackstone's CTO Unravels the Question: Is IT Still

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Interop New York, produced
by UBM Tech, announced new keynote speakers and panelists for the fall event
including executives from The Blackstone Group, Cisco, IBM, Verizon Terremark
and more. These speakers will deliver insightful presentations from the main
stage covering the relevance of IT, business innovation through technology,
and hot topics like Cloud and Software Defined Networking (SDN).With a
comprehensive view on the business technology market, Interop enables IT
professionals and technology solution providers to leverage technology to
power their business. Interop New York will take place at the Javits
Convention Center, September 30 - October 4, 2013.For more information or to
register, visit:


As part of the keynote presentations, Master Leadership Trainer, Rob Cordova
will use award-winning innovation exercises to make innovation real,
accessible, and practical. This new, interactive keynote format will empower
IT professionals to drive innovation within the industry. Meanwhile,
Blackstone's CTO, William Murphy, will take to the keynote stage to unfold a
lively discussion around the relevance of IT.

To date, Interop announces the following keynote speakers for the New York

  oRob Cordova, Master Leadership Trainer – "Creative Leadership: Driving
    Innovation and Change"
  oWilliam Murphy, Chief Technology Officer & Head of Blackstone Innovations
    & Infrastructure, The Blackstone Group – "Is IT Irrelevant?"
  oMark Headd, Chief Data Officer, City of Philadelphia
  oSujai Hajela, Vice President & General Manager, Wireless & Cloud
    Networking Group, Cisco
  oRick Dodd, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Ciena
  oDr. Angel Luis Diaz, Vice President of Software Standards, Cloud Labs &
    HiPODS, IBM Software Group
  oKevin Hooper, Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation of America
  oMichelle Lee, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Textizen & 2012 Code
    for America Fellow
  oJohn Considine, Chief Technology Officer, Verizon Terremark

"Through our keynote lineup, Interop captures the vision and theme of this
year's event that when IT leads, business succeeds," said Jennifer Jessup,
Interop General Manager. "Recognizing the challenges facing the IT
professional, while focusing in on the trends that drive business value,
Interop works to present attendees with the information needed to innovate
through technology and create an IT strategy that will lead to smarter
business decisions."

This year, Interop New York presents two days of pre-conference workshops and
three days of conference sessions across six in-depth tracks featuring
discussions on hot technology topics likes Mobility, Risk Management &
Security and Cloud Computing & Virtualization.A bustling expo floor returns,
showcasing the full range of IT solutions from industry-leading companies.
Sponsors currently include: Airwatch, Ciena, Cisco, Fiberlink, IBM, HP,
Huawei, NEC, Riverbed, Samsung and Verizon Terremark.

Please visit for more details on Interop's world-class
education program, comprehensive exposition, sessions and programs, and the
InteropNet. For media registration, please visit the Media Center page.

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About Interop®
Interop provides the knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate
decision-makers bridge the divide between technology and business value.
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, and annual international events
in Mumbai and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more
information about these events, visit

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events,
training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry.
Its media brands and information services inform, educate and inspire decision
makers across the entire technology market—serving engineers and design
professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and
integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology
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Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, Byte, CRN, and
DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education,
training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology
buyers.UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its
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