We are thrilled to announce that Cisco's Ian Pennell
The Senior Vice President, Small Business Technology Group will be keynoting ITEXPO
in Austin, TX, Tuesday, September 13, 2011 between 9:15 AM and 9:45 AM. One reason I am excited to announce his participation is Pennell handles much of the carrier and VAR/channel partner relationships and these are integral parts of the ITEXPO experience.
It should be a great event and Cisco's participation joins a roster of truly crucial tech companies keynoting
such as Mike McCarthy the VP of Cloud Computing Services at IBM, Mark Straton, Senior Vice President Solution Marketing Voice and Applications at Siemens, John Antanaitis, VP of Marketing at Polycom
and Matt Groppe, Director of Global Business Development, DHL Same Day.
: Another event which takes place the same week at the same convention center as ITEXPO is StartupCamp4 Comms Edition
and the keynoter
for this event will be Bob Metcalfe
, the inventor of Ethernet, VC, professor, cofounder of 3COM
and author of the world-famous Metcalfe's Law.
By the way, speaking of DHL - if you doubt a shipping company is really in the tech space - check out this editorial from Marc Andreesen in the Wall Street Journal this past weekend which explains why software is eating the world
. Here is an excerpt as a subscription my be required to view.