November 30, 2016

IBM's General Manager of Strategy & Development Platforms Joins ITEXPO to Present a Keynote

Jamie Thomas will Share Valuable Insight at Leading Communication and Business Transformation Event

Norwalk, CT – November 30, 2016 – TMC today announced that Jamie Thomas, General Manager, Strategy & Development Platforms at IBM will present a keynote at ITEXPO which is held February 8-10, 2017 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward Country Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ITEXPO is the communications and business transformation event bringing together service providers, enterprises, government agencies, resellers, vendors and developers to discuss the latest innovations that are changing the marketplace.

Thomas’ keynote takes place at 4:30PM on Wednesday, February 8th and her keynote will explore how cognitive computing is redefining and re-imagining how we interact with data. To succeed in the Cognitive era, businesses must deliver applications that collect and mine oceans of data for actionable insights to gain a competitive edge.  To enable this, a next-generation hybrid cloud infrastructure must connect data from all sources, including traditional enterprise systems as well as mobile data.  This infrastructure must dynamically and economically deal with an explosion in data volume and it must deliver the computing power necessary to perform the analytics flexibly and with high performance.

"Data is the new natural resource creating business opportunities and new type of workloads such as deep learning, natural language processing and others causing a shift to cognitive models," said Jamie Thomas, IBM Systems general manager for Strategy and Development. "The industry has come to an inflection point in which a company's IT infrastructure must be ready for the cognitive era and take advantage of hybrid cloud infrastructure to optimize cost and performance."

 “When talking about a company who holds the record for the most patents twenty plus years in a row, to say IBM is a leader in innovation, is an understatement. There is no better company to shed insight into the future and best practices for cognitive computing and data management,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman. “We are excited to welcome Jamie Thomas to ITEXPO and look forward to hearing her take on the quick changing industry.”

ITEXPO is supported by Diamond Sponsors Digium, RingCentral, Platinum Sponsors 888VoIP, Fiber Mountain, Grandstream, Sangoma, Sansay, Talkdesk Yealink, Gold Sponsors: ABP Tech, IBM, NetSapiens, Snom, Sonus, Speech Mobility, Teli, Vitelity, and Voxbone

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Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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