CIOsynergy Announces Global Knowledge as Official Sponsor for directIT Atlanta 2011

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The CIOsynergy team announced today that Global Knowledge, a leader in IT and business skills training has confirmed sponsorship of directIT Atlanta, October 20, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The successful CIO is a one that empowers themselves with the lessons, knowledge, and experience of a community

Global Knowledge, headquartered out of Cary, North Carolina is the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training. Delivered via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.

directIT Atlanta is an exclusive opportunity for leading local CIO and IT executives to network and brainstorm daily hurdles in an unparalleled learning environment. The event's strategic agenda is designed to encourage idea sharing among attendees, allowing executives to implement new strategies within the organizations that they serve.

Keynote Jeff Ma is a member of the MIT Blackjack Team featured in the best-selling book Bringing Down the House and the box office-topping hit movie 21, but there is more to this entrepreneur, media mogul than blackjack. Jeff Ma shows IT leaders how harnessing the power of technology-driven platforms, using not only social media, but concrete data and numbers, can create incredible success. Whether sharing his personal experiences on the blackjack table or his consultations with sports executives and scouts, he shows how you can use math and media to make a positive difference in your organization.

For more information about or to participate in directIT Atlanta visit, or contact Carlos Mendez, Event Director, at carlosm(at)ciosynergy(dot)com or 1.847.278.2213 ext 411.

About CIOsynergy

CIOsynergy was founded to provide a unique platform to bring together the true visionaries of enterprise IT leadership. These are the ‘thought leaders’ that instigate both change and stability within the organizations they serve.

"The successful CIO is a one that empowers themselves with the lessons, knowledge, and experience of a community" – CIOsynergy brings forth this community of IT Leaders under the umbrella of world renowned leaders and visionaries to the likes Steve Forbes, Jimmy Wales, Howard Putnam, Jeff Ma and Frank Abagnale. Empowering the concept of ‘Thought Leadership’, our events incorporate face-to-face meeting opportunities through a series of open mic panel discussions and think-tanks coupled with inspiring business relevant keynotes, and C-suite networking programs.

Attendees have included the Chief Information Officers and IT leaders from Wal-Mart,, Home Depot, Bank of America, Forbes Media, Wells Fargo, Shell, Allstate, State Farm, Career Education Corp, Pepsi, Sara Lee, Kraft, BP, Loyola University, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, & Walgreens among 1000’s more.

Operating in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Minneapolis, London & Toronto, CIOsynergy has partnered with sponsors to include IBM, 3com, VMware, Unisys, Hitachi, Oracle, SunGard, Dell, Google, Amazon, and HTC among 100’s more.

For more information visit, or call 1.877.532.3480 ext 0

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge has its core training focused on Cisco, Microsoft, Avaya, VMware, Red Hat, business process improvement, and leadership development. IT courses include networking, programming, operating systems, security, and telephony. Business skills courses feature project management, ITIL, people management, and business analysis.

More than 1,200 courses span foundational and specialized training and certifications.


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