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2014 InformationWeek Conference To Bring IT Executive Community Together at Interop Las Vegas

Being held alongside Interop Las Vegas for the first time this year, the InformationWeek Conference is taking a sharp focus on digital business: Big Data, Marketing Automation, Cloud Computing, Mobile & Social. The initial speakers headlining this year’s executive event include Oracle’s Mark Hurd & senior IT leaders from an array of different enterprises including Coca-Cola, UPMC & Dish Network. Conference chairs Rob Preston and Chris Murphy of InformationWeek have crafted a compelling agenda around the emergence of digital business. The InformationWeek Conference takes place March 31- April 1 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. For more information, visit

InformationWeek Conference and Interop have joined forces to gather CIOs and other IT executives to share their strategies and challenges. Last year, InformationWeek redefined technology media with a new community-driven model that allows IT professionals to be a bigger part of the industry conversation. This community engagement carries through to its conference where CIOs are shaping the agenda, leading discussions, and debating the most pressing market issues face to face.

“At this year’s InformationWeek Conference, we’ll define and guide CIOs through the new digital business,” said Rob Preston, InformationWeek Editor In Chief. “Big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy are helping companies launch entirely new products and services. Within organizations we’re seeing new titles and responsibilities, shifts in technology spend, and the creation of new business models.”

Among the initial speakers for this year’s conference are:
Mark Hurd, Co-President, Oracle
Dan Drawbaugh, SVP and CIO, UPMC (formerly University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)
Aaron Levie, Co-Founder and CEO, Box
Jim Fowler, CIO, GE Power Generation Services
Loretta Early, CIO, University of Oklahoma
Onyeka Nchege, CIO, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
Mike McClaskey, CIO, Dish Network
Mark McDonald, Managing Director, Accenture
Adrian Cockcroft, Technology Fellow, Battery Ventures
Andrew Robbins, CEO, Paytronix
Bryson Koehler, Executive VP and CIO, The Weather Company
Sandra Kurtzig, Founder and CEO, Kenandy, and Founder and Former CEO, ASK Group

Following conference sessions and workshops, InformationWeek will honor the most innovative digital businesses across the nation at the InformationWeek Elite 100 Awards Ceremony and Gala. Previously the InformationWeek 500 awards, the shift to the more selective Elite 100 Awards marks the 26th year of InformationWeek’s annual ranking.

Attendance at the InformationWeek Conference is limited to CIOs and other high-level business technology executives, in order to foster effective dialog among peers. General attendee registration can be found at the conference website. Only qualified registrants will be accepted.

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