Interop New York Announces 2012 Keynote Speakers & Results from Attendee Survey

Industry Leaders from Google & Cisco Take the Keynote Stage in New York; Survey Results Validate Interop's Position as the Leading Business Technology Event

Jul 11, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Interop New York, produced by UBM TechWeb, announces initial keynotes for this year's event and showcases breaking results from the Interop Las Vegas attendee survey. Speakers from Cisco and Google will deliver focused and insightful presentations from the main stage, demonstrating Interop's role as the most comprehensive, independent event that focuses on business technology. Further validating the event's leading position as the event for business technology professionals planning their future IT strategy, Interop is also releasing the results from the Interop Las Vegas attendee survey. Interop New York will take place at the Javits Convention Center, October 1-5, 2012. For more information or to register, visit:


Interop is excited to announce that Cisco and Google will take the main stage in New York. The event will feature Doug Merritt, Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions for Cisco and Ben Fried, Chief Information Officer for Google. In New York, the keynote speakers will focus on the trends facing business IT professionals and will provide attendees with the information needed to make smarter business decisions in their IT strategies as they seek the latest solutions for the ever changing needs of their enterprise.

"IT plays a critical role in driving business value," said Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager. "Through our keynote lineup and one-of-a-kind conference content, Interop elevates the IT individual to a position that provides leadership and vision throughout their business. "

Interop surveyed Interop Las Vegas 2012 attendees via email and found that the Interop event series continues to play a critical role for those on the cutting edge of business technology. According to the survey, the following was uncovered:

  • Interop continues to be the industry's premier business technology event with over 60 percent of Interop Las Vegas attendees stating that they got a "great overview" of the latest trends and technologies in the market.
  • Over 50 percent of Interop Las Vegas attendees responded that they are "highly likely" to do business with one or more of the exhibitors they met at Interop.
  • Over 55 percent of Interop Las Vegas attendees responded that they have found new suppliers that they otherwise would not have considered using.

Jessup continued, "The survey results confirm Interop's importance as a critical platform for business professionals making purchasing decisions for their companies. In New York we'll bring buyers and sellers back together with an unbeatable conference program spotlighting the latest innovations and solutions the industry has to offer."

This year, Interop New York will bring back a bustling expo floor, showcasing the full range of IT solutions from several industry-leading companies. The list of exhibiting companies continue to grow and currently include: Amazon Web Services, Anue Systems, Cisco, DataStax, Gigamon, Huawei, IBM, OPNET Technologies, Opscode, OVCC, Rackspace, Riverbed and Visage.

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About the Survey
An email invitation to the online survey was sent to a random sampling of Interop Las Vegas 2012 attendees. The survey was fielded by 3rd party research company SurveyMonkey from May 17-June 1, 2012. Results represent 325 respondents. Survey details are available on request.

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,

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.

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