CIOsynergy Announces Actifio as Official Sponsor for the directIT Chicago

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Actifio, the Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) platform company, has confirmed sponsorship of directIT Chicago, February 9, 2012.

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The CIOsynergy team confirmed Actifio as official sponsor of directIT Chicago, which will take place at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago on February 9, 2012. Actifio pioneered the industry’s first storage system optimized for managing copies of production data, elimination redundant silos of IT infrastructure and data management applications.

directIT Chicago is a strategic event where we welcome the Office of the CIO to share strategies, successes, failures, and lessons learned as they are an important part of the continual education of successful IT leaders. The role of the CIO requires an effective leadership model that will incubate a team of forward thinking innovators who can effectively leverage technology to support the goals of the business and its many facets. Who else better to guide these aspiring leaders than world renowned CEOs to the likes of Steve Forbes, Jimmy Wales, Howard Putnam, and Jeff Ma; all of whom have shared their recipes of leadership to 100's of CIOs and IT leaders through CIOsynergy.

Keynote Terry Jones founder of Travelocity.com, chairman of Kayak.com, and Chief information Officer at American Airlines/Sabre, has a proven track record of leading companies whose innovations have changed an industry. For the last five years through his consulting practice, as a board member and as a venture capitalist, Terry Jones has been helping companies use the tools and techniques he’s developed to keep up with this rapidly changing world. Terry Jones will challenge the audience to think outside the box, and the attendees will undoubtedly walk away with inspired ideas and concrete action items to implement in their companies.

For more information about or to participate in directIT Chicago visit http://Actifio.ciosynergy.com,
or contact Carlos Mendez, Event Director, at carlosm@ciosynergy.com or 1.877.532.3480 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.

Attendees have included the Chief Information Officers and IT leaders from Wal-Mart, Salesforce.com, 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, Dallas, 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.

About Actifio
Actifio™, the Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) platform company, pioneered the industry’s first storage system optimized for managing copies of production data, eliminating redundant silos of IT infrastructure and data management applications. By introducing virtualization into data management, Actifio delivers an application-centric, SLA-driven solution that decouples the management of data from storage, network and server infrastructure and reduces costs by 10X. Actifio has helped liberate IT organizations and services providers of all sizes from vendor lock-in and the management challenges associated with exploding data growth. Actifio is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. with offices around the world. For more information, please visit: http://www.actifio.com.

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