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C-Level Execs Note Critical Need for IT Expertise at the Top

Interop Las Vegas Keynoters Explain how a Technology Culture Leads to Enterprise Success

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology enhances how people work. But can a technology-forward culture directly contribute to a business' bottom line? To talk through this potential, three C-level technology experts from Deloitte, Symantec and ASCD will take the keynote stage at Interop Las Vegas, happening March 31 - April 4 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information visit: interop.com

Interop Las Vegas, happening March 31 - April 4, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Deloitte to attendees: "promote a passion for technology"

Deloitte Global CIO Larry Quinlan will kick off the opening keynote session with powerful advice -- IT leaders should cultivate a sense of possibility and excitement in the workplace culture, around what technology can do for both clients and the internal organization. In his presentation, "A Passion for the Possible: How a Technology Culture Pays Off," Quinlan will explain how to leverage tech trends to hit bottom-line business goals.

Mobile and cloud have completely upended the way we work

CTO of ASCD and author Gregory Smith will discuss the monumental shift from N-tier architecture web-based applications that run in a browser to mobile device installed applications. This change impacts how IT professionals plan, design, deploy and manage mobile applications—with cloud-computing playing an ever increasingly important role. Smith will discuss the opportunities and challenges with mobile and cloud computing convergence in "Mobile & Cloud Computing Merge to Form a Supernova of Computing Opportunities."

From IT technician to the C-suite

Technology permeates all aspects of an organization. There is a critical need for technology expertise at the executive level of any enterprise, according to Symantec COO Stephen Gillett. During his closing keynote address, he'll relate his personal career story. Starting as a help desk technician, he eventually landed the CIO title at Starbucks, and ultimately transitioned to his current position at a Fortune 500 technology leader. In "No Limitations: The Need for IT Professionals in the C-suite and Beyond," Gillett will encourage IT professionals to insert themselves into the highest levels of organizations to drive transformation.

Interop Las Vegas keynote presentations will take place Wednesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 3, 8:30 - 10:15 am. For a full keynote schedule visit: interop.com/lasvegas/conference/keynote.php.

About Interop®

Interop® is the leading independent technology conference and expo series designed to inform and inspire the world's IT community. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. 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, with annual international events in India, London and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events, visit interop.com.

About UBM Tech

UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the Electronics, Security, Enterprise IT and Communications, Network Infrastructure and Applications, Game and App Developers, and Tech Marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. Create, a UBM Tech full range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to http://tech.ubm.com.

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