IT360 Conference & Expo: Maximizes Business Success & Engages the IT Industry

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The Canadian information technology industry converged recently in Toronto, April 7, 2010 at the IT360° Conference & Expo (http://www.it360.ca). Business and technology professionals congregated at IT360 to stay ahead of the technology curve, gain insight and better adapt to a constantly changing industry. Attendees experienced a 360 view of information through the multi-sectored forum which focused on Unified Communications, Security, Data Centres, VoIP, Cloud Computing, IT Business and Asterisk.

The Canadian information technology industry converged recently in Toronto, April 7, 2010 at the IT360° Conference & Expo (http://www.it360.ca). Business and technology professionals congregated at IT360 to stay ahead of the technology curve, gain insight and better adapt to a constantly changing industry. Attendees experienced a 360 view of information through the multi-sectored forum which focused on Unified Communications, Security, Data Centres, VoIP, Cloud Computing, IT Business and Asterisk.

Keynote speaker, Gary Warner, filled the room past capacity and captivated the audience. Warner’s experience with the U.S. Homeland Security, the FBI and conducting work with large corporations like Walmart, provided ample discussion on his topic Universal Threat Awareness.

IT360°, a unique event in Canada, expanded its reach by hosting two concurrent conferences within the event. The Cloud Computing Conference: An IT Paradigm Shift, which opened the evening before with CloudCamp Toronto, focused on the increasing importance of the cloud. The Asterisk & Open Telephony Conference, sponsored by Digium Inc. and the Toronto Asterisk User Group (TAUG), brought together Asterisk and VoIP professionals. Both conferences ran throughout the day and incorporating these additional agendas provided members of the IT community with a unique in-depth event. There were over 1000 delegates at IT360° 2010.

Education continued to be top-priority at IT360° through the 30-session conference. Bruce Cole, president of Plum Communications Inc. and producer of IT360°, says, “We continue to deliver an excellent one day conference and trade show. This format was well received by both delegates and exhibitors. Our live face-to-face event allowed for personal networking and closer relationships to take place. We look forward to April 5, 2011.”

The trade show was a highly charged hands-on environment that featured high profile experts from leading vendor companies providing timely facts, future developments and live demonstrations.

“I have to say I thought that was one of the best IT360's I've ever been to and even my colleagues say that it was one of the best that they've experienced for 'traffic-per-cost' value. It was very well received by everyone I talked to,” said Mike Dancy, Account Manager, Knowledge Computers.

“The IT360 Conference was of value because of the opportunity to meet key people that I would not have connected with in an online conference venue. The presentation topics were very good and ran on time. It was very beneficial to be able to have spontaneous conversations with several participants that have led to further discussions of business opportunities,” said Joanne Fournier, Tecsel Corporation.

“The focus of the show was bringing together professionals and executives to share experiences and challenges regarding the uncertainty and doubt in today’s economy specific to the I.T. sector. This event did just that! We were proud to be involved in supporting the it360 agenda by removing the uncertainty from the SR&ED tax credit program to all of those who attended. A big thanks to the IT360 team and Plum Communications for making this happen and look forward to being a part of the 2011 event!” said Nicholas Matysek, Technical Marketing Director, MEUK Corporation.

“As always, glad to be part of such a great event. Traffic was steady and I hope to work with you on next year’s IT360,” said Paul Grossinger, Publisher, Security Matters Magazine.

The full day event generated considerable attention and interest. Plum Communications, producer of IT360° Conference & Expo, plans to continue the momentum through to next year’s date of April 5, 2011.

About IT360° Conference & Expo 2010
IT360° Conference and Expo is an IT360 Inc. event managed by Plum Communications working in partnership with IT World Canada addresses the critical issues facing the industry while providing realistic strategies to enable the implementation of the best and most cost efficient solutions. Plum Communications Inc. is a leading Canadian organizer of community-based IT events “Cultivating Innovation in Technology” since 1984 focusing on what companies are doing and how IT professionals are implementing new systems. IT360 Conference & Expo’s most recent event was April 7, 2010 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. http://www.it360.ca

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