FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2012) - IDG Enterprise's Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) Conference & Expo -- the first enterprise conference devoted exclusively to the consumerization of IT in the enterprise -- today announced several key additions to the 2012 conference agenda, including notable IT industry executives and venture capitalist speakers, as well as a new mobile conference app designed to increase networking resources for conference attendees. The CITE Conference & Expo will take place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, March 4-6, 2012.
The CITE Conference & Expo agenda offers attendees deep insight into how organizations are changing from the ground up with the influx of consumer technologies in the workplace. Noteworthy industry leaders added to the conference agenda include:
- Sameer Gandhi, Partner, Accel Partners
- Steve Fleming, Vice President of Administration, Ben E. Keith
- George Zachary, Partner, Charles River Ventures
- Roman Benko, Associate Director, Systems Development, CME Group, Inc.
- Frank Fieseler, Associate Director, CME Group, Inc.
- Cynthia Farren, President, Cynthia Farren Consulting
- Brad Wright, Vice President, IT Integrated Customer Services, Jacobs
- Seng Ing, Senior Network Engineer, KLA-Tencor Corp.
- Amy Stephan, Director of US Windows Client, Microsoft
- Walt Oswald, Corporate Vice President and CIO, Motorola Mobility
- Brian Katz, Director, Mobility | Global Infrastructure Services, Sanofi
- Rob Coneybeer, Managing Director, Shasta Ventures
- Dan Pontefract, Senior Director, Learning and Collaboration, Telus
- Mike Brown, Director of Corporate Development, Twitter
- Jim Spicer, CIO, Corporate Technology and Data, Wells Fargo
"From devices to social business, mobile apps and more, the consumer technology revolution is a growing part of the enterprise. We are delighted to have a packed agenda of IT industry leaders, technology innovators and venture capitalists that are at the forefront of this evolution," said Michael Friedenberg, president & CEO, IDG Enterprise. "The CITE Conference & Expo promises to showcase the case studies and best practices that provide a holistic view, both successes and possible pitfalls, of immersing consumer technologies into today's enterprise."
CITE Conference & Expo attendees can also take advantage of a new conference mobile app, created by DoubleDutch, which serves as a digital guide for conference attendees. Through the conference app, available for iPhone, iPad via iTunes, Android via the Android Market and other devices via HTML5, attendees can view and explore the complete conference schedule; check-in to sessions and meeting areas; and view feeds of other attendee activity, including social media. Attendees can also earn points, badges and prizes for participating in CITE activities, all while expanding their personal and professional networks.
CITE Conference & Expo attendees have the chance to network with their industry peers while taking time to give back with a pre-conference charitable activity with Hospital Art, an organization dedicated to softening the hospital environment. Taking place on Sunday, March 4, 2012, participants can meet with other attendees while creating, via pre-drawn, color coded pieces, a beautiful mural for a care center in critical need. Registrants may indicate interest in participating in the charitable activity during the registration process: http://www.citeconference.com/ehome/CITE2012/registration.
Attendees, speakers and sponsors have already started the conversation in weekly Twitter chats. Held on Thursdays at 1 pm ET/10 am PT, participants follow the #CITEchat hashtag and weigh in on the weekly topic. Questions to be discussed are posted on www.citeconference.com the day before each chat. The topic for March 1 is BYOD.
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CITE Conference and Expo sponsors include Cisco, Citrix Systems, Juniper Networks, and Microsoft as Game Changer sponsors; Box, Meru Networks, Motorola Mobility, Inc., Parallels, and Yammer as Innovator sponsors; Code42 Software, MaaS360 by Fiberlink, OutSystems, Rackspace Hosting, SAP and YouSendIt as Next Gen Plus sponsors; and Aerohive Networks, AirWatch, Appcelerator, AppCentral, Aruba Networks, BitzerMobile, Bunchball, Good Technology, Keynote DeviceAnywhere, Krux, LongJump, MobileIron, Nukona, Smartling, SoftwareFX, Symplified and Taptera as Next Gen sponsors. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Adam Dennison, vice president/publisher, CIO at email@example.com.
About CITE Conference & Expo
CITE: The Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise Conference & Expo brings together the buyers and sellers of consumerized IT solutions to drive adoption and deployment in the enterprise. This new, national conference and expo gives IT and business executives, venture capitalists, and a wide array of business technology decision-makers, a holistic view of how personal technology is changing and infusing the workplace -- with the ability to drive innovation and productivity to new heights. Embracing this trend is critical not only for attracting and empowering the next generation workforce but for retaining customers and creating business advantage.
About IDG Enterprise
IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company brings together the leading editorial brands (CFOworld, CIO, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World) to serve the information needs of our technology, security and financial-focused audiences. As the premier hi-tech B2B media company, we serve our reader and advertiser audiences by delivering award-winning content, community, conversation and conversion solutions across our entire portfolio of websites, events, magazines, products and services. In addition, the CIO Executive Council is a peer advisory service that delivers on the business, technology, and leadership needs for the world's elite CIOs and their respective staffs. For more information, visit www.idgenterprise.com.