SOURCE: Executive Alliance; Nemertes Research

July 25, 2011 08:00 ET

Navigator360 Summit: Exclusive New Technology Event Brings Together Top IT Executives, Unveils Groundbreaking Research

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2011) - The Navigator360 Summit, at The Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Fla., July 31 - Aug. 1, is the first-ever conference teaming up leading research and strategic-consulting firm, Nemertes Research and Executive Alliance, creator of a national network of senior IT executives.

At the Navigator360 Summit, Nemertes Research will reveal key findings from its unique annual IT benchmark, which draws upon 240 live, detailed interviews with IT leaders across a range of industries and focuses on quantitatively evaluating the effectiveness of IT technologies and processes. "We give new meaning to 'best practices.' We statistically show which practices are, in fact, the best and explain why," says Nemertes President and Senior Founding Partner Johna Till Johnson. "Navigator360 will be the first public review of this research for managing emerging technologies, including mobility, cloud computing, virtualization, unified communications, and security."

Randal Senn, CIO of SCANA Corporation, a Fortune 500 energy-based holding company with gas services in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina and electric service in South Carolina, highlights the event. The Navigator360 Summit features a collaborative dialogue among 50-100 senior IT executives from Fortune 1000 companies and other leading institutions, including Pearson plc, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, and InterContinental Hotels Group. "The Navigator360 Summit features a stellar lineup of outstanding leaders from across the U.S.," says Mary Lou Heastings, CEO of Executive Alliance. "I expect the discussions to be very strategic and focused on real-world issues."

Also participating are leading IT providers AT&T, Avaya, Cisco, Sprint, and VOSS, which value the opportunity the Navigator360 Summit provides to engage with leading IT executives in their sponsorship of the event. "The Navigator360 Summit is an outstanding opportunity to interact with IT professionals, to deepen existing customer relationships by discussing emerging technologies and the challenges they are facing so we can better meet their needs," says Monnie McGaffigan, Vice President of wireline, international and strategic alliances at Sprint, platinum sponsor of the event.

"Today's IT executives are facing tough networking challenges. Top of mind is planning and building a network infrastructure for the future that can support the device consumerization, and increasing number of devices per user that are accessing their corporate network, cloud services and the many forms of cloud deployments, and security," says Marie Hattar, Vice President, platinum sponsor, Cisco Borderless Networks marketing. "The Navigator360 Summit provides IT leaders with a place to exchange ideas on how to maximize the value of their infrastructure investment and keep pace with latest market innovations and trends."

A high point of the event is the prestigious 2011 Nemertes PilotHouse Awards Ceremony, recognizing 24 IT vendors that received the highest ratings from IT decision-makers in technical innovation, customer service, and value. The reports and real-world data behind these awards help IT leaders make vendor selection decisions.

The Navigator360 Summit is brought to the technology community by Platinum Sponsors -- Cisco Systems, Inc., and Sprint Business Markets Group; Gold Sponsor -- Avaya; Bronze Sponsor -- VOSS Solutions; and Participating Sponsor -- AT&T, Inc.

About Platinum Sponsor, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. At Cisco, our vision is to change the way people work, live, play and learn. Visit http://www.cisco.com/.

About Platinum Sponsor, Sprint Business Markets Group
Sprint Business is composed of sales, support, marketing and operations personnel solely dedicated to enterprise, small and medium-sized business and public sector customers. Sprint delivers wireless, wireline and converged solutions for companies, drawing on its push-to-talk, 3G and 4G wireless capabilities, Global IP network and growing portfolio of M2M partners and solutions. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/business.

About Executive Alliance
Since 2003, Executive Alliance has focused on creating a national network of IT executives across the U.S. through its portfolio of invitation-only Summits, roundtables, and custom programs. Senior-level technology executives from Fortune 500 and 1000 companies attend these programs, which offer access and insight into the people leading these organizations. Executive Alliance's flagship programs include the the Data Center Leaders Summit, the Security Leaders Summits, and now the first annual Navigator360 Summit. Visit www.execalliance.com to learn more.

About Nemertes Research
Nemertes Research is a research-advisory and strategic-consulting firm that specializes in quantifying the business value of emerging technologies. We offer advisory services based on real-world, real-time discussions with hundreds of IT executives at organizations across a range of industries, and are proud to present the first annual Navigator360 Summit. Visit www.nemertes.com to learn more.

Contact Information

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