SOURCE: TELEHOUSE

Telehouse

June 15, 2016 10:35 ET

Telehouse and Staten Island Chamber of Commerce to Co-Host Beyond the Ferry Business-to-Business Expo

Event at Telehouse New York Teleport Data Center in Staten Island to Take Place on June 23, 2016

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 15, 2016) -  Telehouse, a global leader for data centers, international Internet exchanges, and managed IT services, and the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce today announce they will co-host the Beyond the Ferry Business-to-Business Expo. A collaborative effort to promote the economic growth and vitality of the technology sector in Staten Island, this event will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Telehouse New York Teleport data center located at 7 Teleport Drive, Staten Island.

The Beyond the Ferry Business-to-Business Expo will converge representatives from local, national and international businesses to expand awareness of the thriving economic landscape of Staten Island. Guest speakers and individual breakout sessions will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about innovative technologies, the evolving cloud landscape and data security trends as they relate to the commercial growth and vitality of Staten Island's telecommunications and technology sectors. In addition, this event generates an opportunity for IT, telecommunications, media and financial services professionals to network and share insights with one another as they enjoy provided refreshments.

"I applaud the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce for putting this event together," states Borough President James Oddo. "It will provide us with an opportunity to demonstrate to the world how attractive Staten Island is to the tech sector. The fact is we have a number of technology firms already based here, we have a broadband infrastructure that is among the best in the nation, and we have a large inventory of affordable industrial space available for tech startups. Our tech ecosystem continues to grow and mature, and every opportunity we have to show it off is time well spent."

Sponsors of Beyond the Ferry Business-to-Business Expo include multinational business technology services provider Fujitsu; leading global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei; global specialist in energy management and automation Schneider Electric; innovative provider of heating and air-conditioning solutions Trane; Staten Island-based IT, cloud and infrastructure provider Digital Edge; and leading local media group The Staten Island Advance. A variety of keynote speakers from these and other organizations will address the importance of technology in today's business world. Dr. William Fritz, President of the College of Staten Island (CSI), will give a presentation concerning the CSI Technology Incubator, which seeks to build on the growing technology and business community on Staten Island.

"Many high-profile technology projects are currently underway on our shores and interest in Staten Island's business landscape is at an all-time high," comments Linda Baran, President and CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. "Beyond the Ferry will capitalize on this momentum by strengthening the synergy between local businesses and off-Island organizations as industry professionals come together for a vibrant networking and learning experience."

"From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, data management is at the core of every business," remarks Aki Yamaguchi, Telehouse COO. "Telehouse predicted this shift over 25 years ago and has built a global footprint of 48 international data centers to support enterprises everywhere they do business. We are excited to co-host the Beyond the Ferry Business-to-Business Expo at our Telehouse New York Teleport data center and expand awareness of the flourishing economic climate of Staten Island," Yamaguchi added.

To register for the Beyond the Ferry Business-to-Business Expo, click here. Admission to the event is free and open to business owners and leaders in Staten Island. A complimentary lunch will be served, and shuttle service will be available to and from the Staten Island St. George Ferry Terminal. Preregistration and photo ID is required for admission. For more information about sponsoring or exhibiting at Beyond the Ferry, contact Meagan Devereaux of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce at 718-727-1900, or visit www.sichamber.com.

About Telehouse

A stable and trusted pioneer of carrier-neutral data center services, Telehouse provides secure, power-protected environments, where clients house and operate their telecommunications and network resources. Among the many benefits of co-locating with Telehouse is the ability to connect to state-of-the-art peering exchanges in New York (NYIIX) and Los Angeles (LAIIX). Additionally, the global availability of 48 Telehouse-branded data centers -- in 23 cities throughout Asia, Africa, North America and EMEA -- delivers continuous, cost-effective operation of network-dependent, IT infrastructure to businesses around the world. Please visit www.telehouse.com, or email at sales@telehouse.com to learn more about the Channel Partner program. Connect with TELEHOUSE on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce was established in 1895 by a small group of Staten Island merchants and professionals "to promote the general business interests of Staten Island." Since then, it has grown into the largest business organization on Staten Island representing nearly 700 separate businesses and 20,000 employees. Every major industry sector is represented in the Chamber's membership, with businesses ranging in size from "mom and pop" stores to large public corporations.