Disruptive Technologies, New Program Elements & Workshops Announced for Interop Las Vegas

UBM TechWeb Announces New General Manager to Drive the Interop Brand, New Programs Focusing On Big Data & OpenFlow

Jan 19, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop Las Vegas, produced by UBM TechWeb, announced today new initiatives for this year's event including Big Data, OpenFlow, Cloud Carrier Forum, and more. In addition, Jennifer Jessup, will take the reigns as the new General Manager for the Interop brand. Interop, the industry's largest and most comprehensive business technology event, will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, May 6-10, 2012. For more information, visit: http://www.interop.com/lasvegas/

"I'm thrilled to take the lead at the premier event focused on the business technology community," said Jennifer Jessup, known as JJ, General Manager, Interop. "As the business technology market continues to change and grow, I look forward to working with market players throughout the year. I'd like to continue the conversations with attendees and exhibitors as we work together to incorporate the latest trends and innovations in business technology into Interop."

In her new role as General Manager, JJ will guide the direction and positioning of the Interop live events, virtual events and webinars. Lenny Heymann will continue a level of involvement with Interop as UBM TechWeb's Group General Manager, responsible for a portfolio of leading business technology brands, including Interop, Enterprise Connect, Enterprise 2.0, GTEC, Online Marketing Summit and Cloud Connect.

"JJ has a long history with UBM and is taking on this new role at an exciting time in the market where she can work to drive technology initiatives alongside exhibitors and attendees," said Lenny Heymann. "JJ will play a prominent role in providing direction and fostering a community environment where attendees can set their 2012 business technology strategy."

Interop Las Vegas 2012 will feature several new programs around its new theme: Discover IT, including an in depth workshop on managing Big Data. Every year, as more data is generated, companies are working to glean insights from it. This workshop will work to understand and analyze this information as well as work to provide an understanding of the new architectures that can store and crunch the data. Another new workshop this year is the IT Channel Summit, which will bring together vendors, solution providers, integrators and experts that will help identify the opportunities in cloud and mobility. In addition to these new programs and workshops Interop Las Vegas 2012 welcomes the return of OpenFlow Lab, as part of the InteropNet. The OpenFlow Lab aims to educate attendees on the principles, functions and features of OpenFlow, and demonstrate OpenFlow in a variety of scenarios. In addition, following the success of last year, Interop's program includes Carrier Cloud Forum, hosted by Light Reading and Heavy Reading. Carrier Cloud Forum provides high-quality education and peer-to-peer interaction around building a cloud infrastructure. The Wireless and Mobility Track has expanded at this year's Interop Las Vegas, due to the continuing and rapid evolution of wireless and mobile technologies. This track is a vital resource for knowledge, education, practical advice, optimal strategies, and a debate on the hot topics that define the wireless and mobile space today.

As both a conference and an expo, Interop Las Vegas 2012 continues to be the leading business technology event for business professionals and welcomes more than 350 companies showcasing a full range of IT solutions such as Alcatel-Lucent, APC, Avaya, Broadcom, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Enterasys, F5 Networks, Gigamon, HP, Huawei, Juniper Networks, NetScout, OPNET Technologies INC, Quest Software, Rackspace, Riverbed Technology, ShoreTel, VMWare and many more.

For more information about JJ's new role as Interop GM, please view her video interview here.

If you are a member of the media and interested in attending Interop with a media pass, please send your request to Jeremy Crittenden at jcrittenden@techweb.com.

About Interop®
Interop ® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of UBM TechWeb's family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. 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 Mumbai and Tokyo, all produced by UBM TechWeb and partners. For more information about these events visit, www.interop.com.

About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a part of UBM plc, one of the world's largest media businesses as a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.


For further information: PR, Jeremy Crittenden of UBM TechWeb, +1-415-947-6212, Jcrittenden@techweb.com