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Frost & Sullivan Launches Event Delivering Latest Trends in Next-generation Technologies for Voice, Data and Video Enterprise Connectivity


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ConNEXTions 2013: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, Next-Generation Technologies for Voice, Data and Video Global Enterprise Connectivity, takes place on January 27 to 29, 2013 at the Stanford Court Renaissance Hotel in San Francisco, California. Participants will get a chance to roll up their sleeves during 17 interactive sessions, delving into to the heart of their challenges and return to their office with actionable steps to improve the quality of their communications programs. The complexities of global connectivity are increasing; therefore, it's becoming imperative to keep up with industry trends. ConNEXTions 2013 is meant to help participants ramp up their global communications strategy.

The core of this event is based on market trends found through Frost & Sullivan's industry research, in which the following four strategic event modules were created: Enterprise Mobility; Unified Communications & Collaboration; The Changing Face of Security; and Partnering for Success. This high-level program will be beneficial to senior level IT and telecommunications executives, particularly those in C-Level positions, such as CIOs, CTOs, CSOs, CISOs, in addition to presidents, VPs and directors. The event will provide critical insights on business continuity, cloud infrastructure, conferencing and collaboration, data security, enterprise platforms and security, mobile connectivity, network convergence, unified communications among others.

Speakers from a variety of industries will be featured including; healthcare, government, education, agriculture, finance, retail and manufacturing. The diversity of the group will garner a complete industry perspective, rather than solely focusing on a single industry or one problem. Furthermore, the keynote speakers at ConNEXTions 2013 are considered pillars in the information technology industry. Richie Etwaru, Chief Operating Officer Group Technology - Platform Services, UBS; Jon Walton, Chief Information Officer, City & County of San Francisco Department of Technology; and Ralph Loura, Chief Information Officer, The Clorox Company will all share their first-hand experience and  stories that have made them thought leaders within this space.  

Additionally, ConNEXTions 2013 will provide executives networking opportunities such as the "Solutions Wheel," a series of rapid-fire, one-on-one, meetings with leading solution providers; The Collaboration Challenge where executives will optimize their enterprise relationships; a Napa Valley Wine Tasting Tour; and "Food for Thought" Networking Roundtables, where industry leader practitioners and solution providers host discussions on pertinent industry issues.

"Frost & Sullivan's Executive MindXchange provides a highly interactive format to share ideas and make solid business contacts," said Jeff Toewe, Chief Information Officer at Cinergy International. "This format provides an ideal environment to learn, find industry experts and new business opportunities. The 'informal and fun' aspect of the Executive MindXchange really helps customers and vendors to get to know each other in positive way; we learn about common experiences and challenges during sessions. I would highly recommend attending this event to other practitioners and solutions providers."

Frost & Sullivan delivers a best-in-class outlet for benchmarking attendees' current programs, through a unique interactive event format and debate, along with distinctive networking and relationship building opportunities that is simply unmatched. The takeaways that executives receive at ConNEXTions 2013 are made ready for immediate implementation and the unparalleled access to information technology analysts provides profound and unbiased insight on the latest technology and market directions. Also, invaluable new contacts will be created to nurture at the event.

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