Case Study U Set to Take the Stage in Las Vegas

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Innovative new series -- where IT execs talk tech -- set for August 27 as part of ITEXPO conference programming.

Case Study U – a unique conference series featuring end user CIOs and technology executives from across government, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, education and energy organizations – heads into session Tuesday, August 27, 2013, as part of the conference program at ITEXPO Las Vegas, TMC and Connect2 Communications announced.

At Case Study U, developed and produced by Connect2 Communications, enterprise technology leaders from around the country will participate in frank discussions of the issues and challenges they face in maintaining and growing 21st century enterprise networks, including the integration of new technologies, the impact of the cloud, changing roles for technology leaders, and dealing with the ramifications of an increasingly mobile workforce.

“The Case Study U programming was designed to reflect the issues, pain points and successes that enterprise technology leaders are facing every day,” said Rich Williams, president of Connect2 Communications. “ITEXPO Las Vegas provides the perfect forum because of its large following and attendance among end users that are seeking solutions to their biggest network headaches. We are very pleased to partner with TMC in this venture.”

Case Study U sessions will tackle hot topics that have an enormous impact on organizations today. Sessions and speakers include:

  •     UC Deployments: Overcoming the Final Hurdles to Move Mainstream, featuring:

     o    Steve Hope, Associate Superintendent for Personnel and Technology, Mountain View-Los Altos Union School District
     o    William Olsen, Director of Infrastructure Services, Nevada Energy
     o    Doug Sanders, Director of IT, Republic Services
     o    Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director, TMC (Moderator)

  •     Cloud Computing 3.0 Unfurled, featuring:

     o    Mark Hansen, VP of Operations / Security, Cobalt Data Centers
     o    John Stanford, VP of Cloud Architecture and Engineering, RMS
     o    James Urquhart, VP of Product Strategy at Enstratius
     o    Michael Vizard, Senior Editor, ITBusinessEdge (Moderator)

  •     The Coming of the Mobile Enterprise, featuring:

     o    John Bollen, VP Technology Strategy , MGM
     o    Steve Martin, Manager, Technical Infrastructure, City of Las Vegas
     o    Wendy Schuchart, Editor, InformationWeek (Moderator)

  •     Meet the New CIO (Chief Integration Officer), featuring:

     o    Tim Monahan, Director of Information Technology, JW Aluminum
     o    Niel Nickolaisen, CIO, Western Governors University
     o    Michael Vizard, Senior Editor, ITBusinessEdge (Moderator)

  •     Technology Rationalization and Integration – Use Cases for Deploying Next-Gen Tech, featuring:

     o    Nate Isham, Network Engineer III, Green Mountain Coffee
     o    Joe Marcella, CIO, City of Las Vegas
     o    Alex Wareham, Workforce Analyst, AAA
     o    Brian Eastwood, Senior Editor, (Moderator)

  •     Business Processes Get Social, featuring:

     o    Mike Essig, IT Director, Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas
     o    Robert Murnane, Dealer Services Supervisor, Polaris
     o    Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director, TMC

The complete schedule for Case Study U at ITEXPO is available on the ITEXPO website. Registration for ITEXPO, including Case Study U sessions, is open.

“Enterprises are dealing with a tremendous amount of transition as they investigate the changes their networks – and their organizations – need to make to become or remain a competitive force,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO and group editor-in-chief at TMC. “The content and conversations planned for Case Study U is a strong reflection of the objectives we sent forth for ITEXPO and we are pleased to work with Connect2 Communications to bring that content to our ITEXPO audience of attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.”

Follow the Case Study U conversation on Twitter at #CaseStudyU and @ITEXPO.

About Connect2 Communications, Inc.
Founded in 2003, Connect2 Communications is a full-service agency specializing in providing public relations and marketing support to a broad range of technology companies. The agency has developed a highly successful track record building programs tailored for individual clients that articulate key value propositions to constituent audiences. Whether a high-tech firm is ready to go to market with its first product, or is an established market player seeking continued expansion, Connect2 Communications' professionals provide the creativity, experience and commitment to significantly accelerate clients' business growth. Connect2 Communications serves global clients from its base office in Wake Forest, NC. For more information, visit

About TMC:
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: 3D Printing Conference & Expo; Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developers Conference; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Secure Mobility Conference; Small Cell Summit, Software Telco Congress, StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi & Shared Spectrum Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

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