IT Strategy Company In Cincinnati to Host Managed Services Conference

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Representatives from Logicalis and other industry leaders to discuss Information Technology solutions and cost effective IT services.

The Cincinnati branch of the international IT solutions firm, Logicalis, will host a seminar providing a strategic look at how Managed Services can deliver a more cost effective IT strategy. The event will feature keynote speakers from Logicalis, Gartner and other influential professionals in the IT services industry. Speakers will focus on relating the effectiveness of managed services as an IT strategy through their own experience.

The event will take place on September 24th, from 9:00am - 3:00pm at Logicalis' Cincinnati headquarters. Speakers will focus on six key advantages that Managed Solutions provide for creating an efficient IT service. IT strategies to be discussed include, cost savings, flexibility, compliance, reliability, ensured SLAs and security.

Speakers for this IT strategy event each have a diverse background. Andrew J. Wood is the senior vice president and chief information officer of Wilton Re. Prior to joining the firm, he was the chief technology officer for the North American division of Swiss Re Life & Health. Mr. Wood received his Bachelor's of Science in computing from North Glaucestershire College of Technology, England. Mr. Wood will touch on how his experience has allowed his team to focus on IT analysis along with project and relationship management.

Featured speaker Eric Goodness is the vice president of research for Gartner, where he is also the customer lead for managed services. His research and advisory services focus on customer and vendor outsourcing and IT service issues. Mr. Goodness has held numerous senior positions within the communications outsourcing and IT services industry. His most recent vendor position as the service manager of service marketing for Nortel Networks Global Customer Care involved business planning, field marketing, and sales and alliance programs for both enterprises and service provider organizations.

Terry Flood became the president of Logicalis US in 2007. He joined Logicalis in 2001 as chief financial officer and was quickly promoted to chief operating officer, where he oversaw human resources and IT development for Logicalis in North America. Mr. Flood will share his unique perspective on the financial angle of managed services.

Mike Cox was appointed chairman of Logicalis US in 2007. Previously, he held the title of president and chief executive officer. Mr. Cox joined the company in 2002 as executive vice president of sales and delivery in North America.

Following the keynote speakers, the IT strategy event will feature exclusive opportunities to speak one-on-one with managed services specialists and customers. These unique engagements will offer a chance to discuss IT ideas and challenges with companies who are currently using managed services. These customers can provide valuable insight to the benefits of implementing an IT strategy featuring managed services.

In addition to the one-on-one opportunities, guests will be able to tour the Logicalis Managed Services Operations Center and learn how they extend this service globally with operation centers in Argentina and the UK. There, guests will have a chance to see Logicalis' team in action, serving their IT customers.

This event is by invitation only. If you are interested in more information about the event, please call 513-707-7034.
About Logicalis

Logicalis is a global provider of high-performance technology solutions. With over 1,500 people worldwide, Logicalis delivers smart solutions based on specific needs, not the latest IT trend. Logicalis provides options, direction and support to more than 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. The company attributes its success to the everyday positive experiences with its customers and strategic partners such as IBM, HP, and Cisco.

Logicalis has annualized revenues in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany and Latin America. Logicalis is a division of Datatec Limited (LSE/JSE:DTC), a $3.2 billion multi-national organization listed on the AIM market of the LSE and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. With over 30 offices in the United States, the company's U.S. headquarters are in Bloomfield Hills, MI. For more information about the Logicalis experience, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com.
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