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January 23, 2014

Top CIOs Tackle the Dataverse at ITEXPO Miami

Norwalk, Conn – January 23, 2014 – TMC and Connect2 Communications today announced the addition of a special Case Study U keynote panel at ITEXPO Miami, held January 28-31, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida. ITEXPO Miami is the business technology event that brings together industry leaders and the latest technology in VoIP, wireless, IT management, customer experience and other IP communication markets. The Case Study U keynote panel will focus on perspectives from leading IT executives on the opportunities—and challenges—that big data is creating for the enterprise.

On Thursday, January 30, at 10:00 am, keynote panelists from the Miami Dolphins, Rent-A-Center and Carnival Cruise Lines will participate in a roundtable, titled “Rationalizing the Dataverse: How Big Data is Changing Everything.” Participants will explore how waves of big data are crashing over the enterprise, generating opportunities and challenges for CIOs as they seek to manage, interpret, channel and prioritize this new intel in a data-driven economy. This wealth of information means companies are better informed and better connected than ever, and the winner will be the companies that can effectively mine this information to better meet the needs of internal and external customers. Attendees will hear what keeps these IT executives up at night, what obstacles to technology adoption they face, what hurdles they know they can overcome and what’s on their wish list for 2014.

“The business technology marketplace is constantly evolving. New IT trends and solutions are introduced to the industry each day that promise to make networks smarter, faster and simpler. The Case Study U keynote at ITEXPO Miami is a unique opportunity for IT managers, network operators and more to hear how leading organizations are actually using new technology, the best practices for successful adoption and how they got over deployment challenges,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman. “Attendees are sure to absorb great insight from the IT executives participating in this highly anticipated keynote session, and we look forward to welcoming them all to ITEXPO Miami on January 30.”

Current participants in the Case Study U keynote panel include:

  • Tery Howard, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Miami Dolphins: Howard is entering her 12th season with the Miami Dolphins, and under her leadership, Sun Life Stadium has implemented numerous leading edge technologies, including the deployment of Cisco's Stadium Vision, fan-facing mobile solutions and wireless infrastructure throughout the stadium using innovative systems architecture. Howard also oversees telecommunications, scoreboard operations and football operations technologies, providing the business intelligence needed to sustain a competitive advantage. Howard and her team focus on ensuring that both the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium are at the forefront of the industry.
  • Herman Nell, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Rent-A-Center: Nell is a senior business executive with specific experience in successfully transforming and managing the information systems and resources of large global companies. He has strong international management experience supporting operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and he was recognized as one of the business world’s Premier 100 IT Leaders. Prior to his role at Rent-A-Center, Nell has held IT leadership positions at Motorola, PETCO and more.
  • Ramon Millan, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Carnival Cruise Lines: Millan oversees all facets of information technology for the Carnival Corporation. Working in tandem with the operating company CIOs and other key leaders within the organizations, Millan is responsible for enhancing the company’s existing information-technology practice while pursuing innovative strategies to maximize new opportunities. Prior to joining Carnival, Millan spent 13 years at Pfizer, most recently as VP and CIO for the company’s developed markets division. Millan also spent six years with PepsiCo in Mexico City in various technology and sales positions.

ITEXPO Miami will also feature a Case Study U session series on Wednesday, January 29, which will showcase additional leading CIOs and technology executives as they share how they are addressing real-world issues to maintain and grow next-generation enterprise networks. Current speakers on the January 29th session series include IT executives from Royal Caribbean, Miami Children’s Hospital, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, International Speedway Corp., Sesame Workshop (the organization behind Sesame Street), AeroTurbine, Fashion Institute of Technology, Barry University, Broward County, Ciber, Applied Innovations, Whoa.com and Switch. Interviews with Case Study U keynote and session speakers will be featured alongside other intriguing stories, white papers and case studies on TMC’s new CaseStudyU editorial Website.

ITEXPO Miami  is proudly sponsored by Diamond Sponsor Digium; Platinum Sponsors AudioCodes, Content Boost, Embrase Business Consulting, Interactive Intelligence, NETXUSA, Sansay, Yealink and 888VoIP; and Gold Sponsors ABP Tech, ADTRAN, ANPI, HyperCube, Sagemcom, Snom, Taqua, Vitelity, Voxbone, Sangoma, MegaPath, NetSapiens, Xmartek and Nextiva.

Registration for Case Study U and ITEXPO Miami is now open. Contact Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131 for more information. For media registration, contact Ashley Baster.  For information about exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities for ITEXPO, contact Joe Fabiano, 203-852-6800 x132 or Maureen Gambino, (203) 852-6800 x109.

For the latest Case Study U and ITEXPO news, updates and information, follow #CaseStudyU and @ITEXPO on Twitter.

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. ITEXPO is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Payment Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit - The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo III; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo II, WebRTC Conference & Expo IV; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

About Connect2 Communications
Founded in 2003, Connect2 Communications is a full-service agency specializing in providing public relations and marketing support to a broad range of technology companies. The agency has developed a highly successful track record building programs tailored for individual clients that articulate key value propositions to constituent audiences. Whether a high-tech firm is ready to go to market with its first product, or is an established market player seeking continued expansion, Connect2 Communications' professionals provide the creativity, experience and commitment to significantly accelerate clients' business growth. Connect2 Communications serves global clients from its base office in Wake Forest, NC. For more information, visit www.connect2comm.com.

Media and Analyst Contact:       

Ashley Baster   

Connect2 Communications         

(919) 435-9112  


Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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