IT Martini Partners with TechTomorrow Conference for Popular IT Networking Event

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The TechTomorrow Conference Retrospective, early stage tech companies and charity partner create a night of networking, technology leadership and fun.

Hundreds of IT professionals, tech pros and entrepreneurs take over the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University on October 27, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m to discuss issues facing the technology field, view top start-up demonstrations, engage in speed networking session and raise money for a Columbus-area charity. Tickets for IT Martini 20: Tech After Tomorrow are $25 for reception or $50 for VIP reception ticket.

Bringing thought leaders and practitioners together to “talk tech” in beautiful, trendy settings is what IT Martini does best. Over the last three years IT Martini has championed the IT communities in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Indianapolis with an emphasis on leadership, philanthropy and entrepreneurship. 

“Vaco brings a wealth of IT related services to Columbus including Recruiting, Staffing and Project Solutions. We have found IT Martini to be our top networking resource in the Columbus area,” Paul Bishop, partner at Vaco Columbus said. “Not many organizations have events that captivate the Tech community the way this group has and we are excited to be a part of it.”

At IT Martini 20, Branndon Kelley, TechTomorrow panelist and CIO of American Municipal Power Inc., will lead the TechTomorrow Conference Retrospective.

“IT Martini [20] is a great way for us to continue the conversation of the conference in a more laid back approach,” Kelley said. “[The conference retrospective is] a great way to bring those that didn’t attend with those that did and share ideas.”

IT Martini sponsor Expedient Communications hosts a speed networking event. The activity has been very popular at other IT Martini events with attendees discovering potential business opportunities, industry contacts and jobs.

“Expedient has invested in the Central Ohio IT community by building the community through our service and sponsorship of high-value, high-impact groups and events,” Molly Fagan, marketing manager Expedient said. “IT Martini has built the best event for the social aspect and networking and we are proud to be able to sponsor and partner with IT Martini on many events.”

IT Martini events feature early stage company demonstrations with one company winning the coveted IT Martini Community Choice Award. IT Martini 20 has an exciting new twist - six previous Community Choice Award winners are competing in a “Battle of the Best.” The competing companies are: HotBarSpot, LapKeyBoard, Janova Software, iRxReminder, MobileXpeditions and eEvent.

“These companies are examples of why tech is working in Ohio,” John Bishop, cofounder of IT Martini said. “Each of them saw a need and created a solution. In addition to creating a great product, the companies have great evangelists skilled at connecting with consumers and the IT Community.”  

GroundWork Group is the charity partner for IT Martini 20. The organization helps non-profits with their technology and tech strategy needs. A portion of ticket sales and all raffle sales during the event are donated to the organization.

About IT Martini:
John Bishop and Aladin Gohar founded IT Martini because IT Professionals in Columbus weren't socializing as an community. In the summer of 2008, nearly two hundred IT Pros attended the very first IT Martini event. Hundreds of IT Pros began participating in the IT Martini Hour format featuring panel discussions, DEMOs and local charities. IT Martini events have been held in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Indianapolis with plans to expand into other markets.

IT Martini By The Numbers:
15 Charities supported                    
17 IT Martini Community Choice Awards given
30+ Top Shelf Sponsors                    
80+ IT Leaders participated in topical discussions
100+ Early stage start-up companies featured        
10,000+ Social network participants
10,000+ Event registrants                    
$26,000+ Raised for local charities

IT Martini 20: Tech After Tomorrow register online today.

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