Cisco CEO John Chambers to Keynote at Interop New York

Prominent Executive Takes the Stage in October at Leading IT Event

Aug 28, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop New York, produced by UBM Tech, today announced John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco, as the latest addition to the keynote lineup. In addition to Chambers, executives from Facebook and HP Networking will join executives from The Blackstone Group, IBM, NEC and Verizon Terremark on the Interop main stage. Keynote speakers will address audiences on the latest in technology and business innovation.  Interop New York will take place at the Javits Convention Center, September 30-October 4, 2013.  For more information or to register, visit:


"We're thrilled to have John return to Interop," said Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager.  "We have confirmed an exciting keynote lineup, and Cisco's participation demonstrates the value of Interop as a unique gathering for information technology professionals to gain a comprehensive view of the IT market.  Interop continues to be a must-attend event driving discussion around technology adoption, IT strategy, and the future of the industry."

John Chambers, Chief Executive Officer, Cisco, will join the following keynote speakers during the New York event:

  • Rob Cordova, Master Leadership Trainer – "Creative Leadership: Driving Innovation and Change"
  • William Murphy, Chief Technology Officer & Head of Blackstone Innovations & Infrastructure, The Blackstone Group – "Is IT Irrelevant?"
  • Mark Headd, Chief Data Officer, City of Philadelphia
  • Rick Dodd, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Ciena
  • Dr. Angel Luis Diaz, Vice President of Software Standards, Cloud Labs & HiPODS, IBM Software Group
  • Najam Ahmad, Director, Network Engineering, Facebook
  • Dave Larson, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, HP Networking
  • Kevin Hooper,  Senior Vice President,  NEC Corporation of America
  • Michelle Lee, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Textizen & 2012 Code for America Fellow
  • John Considine, Chief Technology Officer, Verizon Terremark

In addition to keynotes, Interop New York presents two days of pre-conference workshops, the InformationWeek CIO Summit, The Mac & iOS IT Conference, and three days of conference sessions across six in-depth tracks featuring discussions on hot technology topics likes Mobility, Risk Management & Security and Cloud Computing & Virtualization.  A major expo floor returns, showcasing the full range of IT solutions from over 125 industry-leading companies. Sponsors currently include: Airwatch, Ciena, Cisco, Fiberlink, IBM, HP, Huawei, Moovweb, NEC, Netsocket, Riverbed, Samsung and Verizon Terremark. 

Register by this Friday, August 30 with priority code CHAMBERS to save up to $400 off all-access and conference pass prices.  Please visit for more details on Interop's world-class education program, comprehensive exposition, sessions and programs, and the InteropNet.

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Interop provides the knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers bridge the divide between technology and business value. 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, and annual international events in Mumbai and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events, visit

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