Networking & Learning Opportunities at NY Tech Summit

Networking & Learning Opportunities at NY Tech Summit

Posted on 04/26/2016

Conference Networking & Learning Opportunities

NY Tech Summit, the Northeast’s premier business technology conference offers a unique atmosphere to mix and meet with people in your field. Based on industry trends, feedback from past attendees and expertise from the 2016 NY Tech Summit advisory committee, our agenda will include pre-conference workshops, panel and roundtable discussions, and more than 50 speakers!

Justifying your time away from the office for a day or two should be a cinch! There will be countless opportunities to interact with other IT professionals in similar business situations and learn new and inventive ways of approaching conflicts and solutions.

Not only will you benefit from learning about the latest and greatest business innovations in technology but your organization will thank you for your fresh outlook, new techniques, and new contacts. We’ve even included sample letters to help you pitch the value of NY Tech Summit to your boss.

Educational Sessions & Keynote Presentation

NY Tech Summit provides speakers from a variety of end user environments, OEMs, technology solution providers and more. More than 25 industry experts will discuss a wide range of topics focused on this year’s conference theme, Information Technology Driving Business Success, with content guided by informative tracks like, navigating "IT", transformational leadership, cultivating the team, strategic relationships and leveraging the cloud.

Click here to see the complete conference agenda to learn about all of the speakers and highlighted sessions.

This year’s keynote address will be given by Mark Schulman, world-class drummer for A-List artists and entertainers, including P!nk, Foreigner, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Billy Idol, and Cher.  

Schulman’s keynote, Conquering Life's Stage Fright: Three Steps to Top Performance, will encourage, challenge and inspire attendees to reach beyond their perceived limitations. He will share three core concepts that provide the plan to obtain your peak performance by incorporating live entertainment, audience participation, and video to create the ultimate learning environment.

Tech Sandbox & Hands-On Demonstrations from Industry-Leading Exhibitors

NY Tech Summit is your #1 resource for success. You will have the opportunity to network with the best IT professionals and manufacturers in the industry – Head to our exhibit floor and get first-hand experience with showcased products from top IT vendors like Cisco, Time Warner Business Class, Juniper Networks, Plantronics, and more! See and compare the latest products, technology and services from the experts themselves.

The Tech Sandbox features a playground of technology devices, demos and tools. During exhibit hours, this is a great hands-on way to ignite curiosity with ideas, trends, and of course, technologies all while exchanging insights and networking with fellow IT pros and vendors in your industry.

Learn how to solve new business problems and reduce operating costs with the Cisco Meraki portfolio or streamline IT asset management and bring value to your organization by leveraging the Microsoft’s cutting-edge platforms. This year’s featured demos will include the best in tech with Cisco, Time Warner Cable Business Class, Juniper, Plantronics, Innovative Solutions, and Schneider Electric.

Roundtable Discussions

NY Tech Summit provides the opportunity to engage in roundtable discussions to allow attendees to further explore trends and issues in the technology industry. You can exchange viewpoints on subjects ranging from enterprise security to overcoming innovation challenges, while establishing and expanding your network.

This year’s panel discussion, Cyber Security: It's a Process, Not a Project, will focus heavily on Cyber Security from the perspectives of operational, technical, and end users to help your organization attain a better understanding of the significance of cyber security and the impact it has on all departments involved. The Panel will review and discuss how becoming a member of the team in the process of cyber security versus being the end all, be all, of cyber defense.

To further your learning experience, we have also included pre-conference workshops. Kick-off this year's conference by attending our pre-show workshops Wednesday, June 8th.

Learn how to motivate your staff to ensure organizational success with Dale Carnegie of CNY. Jim Shea from Cyber Defense Institute will bring you up to speed on the latest HIPAA Security and PCI regulatory requirements. Or learn the best practices for running your own effective risk management program with Kalki Consulting.  

Please note: you must register for the full NY Tech Summit conference pass to register for a workshop. Click here to learn more.  

Networking Reception & Attendee After Party at Encore at the Gig!

Continue networking with all of your favorite vendors during the cocktail reception held in the exhibit space, Thursday evening from 4:45 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Immediately after that, we’ll have some fun during the annual attendee party, Encore at the Gig!

Encore takes place at Turning Stone’s Exit 33 venue, immediately following the networking reception held on the NY Tech Summit exhibit floor, Thursday, June 9th, from 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Enjoy some free appetizers, beverages and great live music with the Dinosaurs, thanks to our Encore at the Gig sponsors: Cisco, Time Warner Cable Business Class, Fortinet and Plantronics.

The Networking Continues Even After You Leave NY Tech Summit

LinkedIn – Join our LinkedIn group to connect with all the new people you met at the conference! Discuss IT trends, issues you’re facing, and get the latest updates on details about next year’s event.

Twitter – Follow us @NYTechSummit. Use hashtag #NYTS16 to stay updated on the latest happenings at the conference and in the tech world.

Facebook – Like us on Facebook to stay engaged throughout the year.

YouTube – Check back to see videos from NY Tech Summit and share with your colleagues who weren’t able to attend.


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This is a great time to network. It’s a great time to come out and see what the new products are… I find this very informative.

- James
Manager, IT Services