Interop New York Expands Keynote Line-Up

Leading Executives from Amazon, Cisco, IBM, and SAP Take the Stage at Premier Event for IT Professionals

Sep 12, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop New York, produced by UBM TechWeb, today announced new keynotes and panelists to the upcoming event including executives from Amazon, Cisco, IBM and SAP. As the industry's leading technology event series for IT Professionals, this year Interop introduces the Interop Community Hub and a new workshop focused on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Interop New York takes place at the Javits Center, October 1-5, 2012. For more information visit:


"Interop is the must-attend event for IT professionals looking for a comprehensive and unbiased understanding of all the latest advancements in IT," said Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager. "With these additions to the keynote lineup, Interop features top minds in the industry, who will present insights and perspectives on the latest advancements in IT."

The growing list of confirmed keynote speakers includes:

  • Stephen Schmidt, General Manager and Chief Information Security Officer for Amazon Web Services
  • Doug Merritt, Senior Vice President of Products and Solutions for Cisco
  • Ben Fried, Chief Information Officer for Google
  • Ric Telford, Vice President of Cloud Services for IBM
  • Gregory Smith, Chief Information Officer, The Pew Charitable Trusts

As part of the keynote presentations, a panel of cloud experts will share their experiences navigating the road to the cloud. The Transitions & Transformations session is moderated by Barb Goldworm, Vice President and Chief Analyst for Focus Consulting, and will feature the following panelists:

  • Giuliano Di Vitantonio, Vice President of Data Center and Cloud Marketing, Cisco
  • John Engates, Chief Technology Officer for Rackspace
  • Jeff Anders, Director Solution Management, SAP

In addition to the keynote lineup and panel, Interop New York now features the new Interop Community Hub located on the Expo floor. The Interop Community Hub will provide attendees with a new social experience and the opportunity to network with fellow IT professionals, speakers and the Interop Team. Interop New York will also feature a new workshop titled BYOD, Mobile Security and Mobile Device management. The workshop will provide the groundwork for developing, implementing and maintaining a best practices mobility plan and policy.

Interop New York will showcase a bustling expo floor featuring the latest technology from over 120 top business IT vendors. Sponsors include Amazon Web Services, Cisco, HP, Huawei, IBM, Ixia, Rackspace, Riverbed, and SAP. The Interop New York mobile app is also available for download and can be located here.

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.

SOURCE Interop

For further information: Jeremy Crittenden, PR Specialist, +1-415-947-6212,