• Speakers Announced for Government IT Sales Summit

    New York Times Best-Selling Author and TED Speaker to Deliver Keynote Address

    McLean, VA, Tuesday, October 21, 2014–immixGroup, Inc., announced today the speaker list for its inaugural Government IT Sales Summit, taking place on Thursday, November 20, at the McLean Hilton. It includes a powerful roster of government IT experts who will cover issues and trends affecting government agencies and technology companies that do business with the public sector. They will be joined by recognized leaders from technology manufacturers and service providers, as well as immixGroup senior executives and Market Intelligence analysts.

    Steven Johnson, New York Times best-selling author, will deliver the keynote address based on the ground-breaking innovations and the power of ideas chronicled in his newly released book, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Have Made the Modern World. Johnson has appeared as a guest on The Daily Show and is an influential TED speaker. His book, which debuted at number four on the New York Times Best Sellers list, was made into a six-part television miniseries which premiered on PBS and BBC on Wednesday, October 15.

    In addition to Johnson, the event will feature current and former government executives with deep insight on public sector technology priorities at the federal, state, and local levels. These include:

    • Mark Boyer, Former State CIO, State of Alaska (now General Manager, Proposal, Capture, and Contracts, Cisco U.S. Public Sector)
    • Scott Jack, Former CIO, HQ USMC and Director of Communication and CIO, USAF Global Strike Command (now President & CEO, BeNimble Consulting, LLC)
    • Mark Kneidinger, Senior Advisor, Federal Network Resilience Division, Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cybersecurity & Communications
    • Frank Konieczny, CTO, Office of Information Dominance and CIO, Office of the Secretary USAF
    • David McClure Ph.D., Former Associate Administrator, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, General Services Administration (now Chief Strategist, Veris Group)
    • Jim Piché, Group Manager, Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM)
    • Neal Shelley, Division Chief, Data Center Consolidation Plan, U.S. Army
    • Henry Sienkiewicz, Former CIO and former Vice Chief Information Assurance Executive and Designated Accrediting Authority (DAA), Defense Information Systems Agency (now Technology Consultant) 
    • Richard Spires, Former CIO, Department of Homeland Security and Co-Chair Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (now Chief Executive Officer at Resilient Network Systems) 
    • John Streufert, Director, Federal Network Resilience, Department of Homeland Security
    • Keith Trippie, Former Chair for the DHS Applications and Services Council  (now CEO, The Trippie Group LLC)
    The conference program offers 16 seminar and panel discussions and focuses on how technology vendors, systems integrators, solution providers, and value-added resellers (VARs) can grow their public sector IT business while better serving their government customers. 

    Additionally, the Government IT Sales Summit will provide an opportunity for attendees to forge new partnerships and learn about large and emerging technologies at the vendor fair concluding the event. More than 30 vendors, including companies such as Brocade, IBM, Intel Security, and RedHat, will showcase their products and services to potential business and channel partners.
    “We are honored to have such an impressive list of speakers for our inaugural Summit, with more confirmations expected as we get closer to the event,” said Allan Rubin, Vice President of Marketing at immixGroup. “We’re confident the IT vendors and channel partners that attend will gain valuable new insights to help them grow their public sector business.”

    Early bird pricing is available to manufacturers through Friday, October 31. For more information, visit www.GovITSalesSummit.com.

    About immixGroup, Inc.

    immixGroup, an Arrow company, is a value-added distributor that helps technology companies do business with the government. immixGroup enables IT manufacturers and solution providers to grow their public sector business and accelerate the sales cycle. Since 1997, immixGroup has delivered the specialized resources and expertise these companies need to increase their revenue, support their demand creators, and operate efficiently in the complex public sector IT market. Government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels trust immixGroup to provide reliable access to a wide range of enterprise software and hardware products through their preferred contracts and business partners. For more information, contact immixGroup, Inc. at 703.752.0610, via email at info@immixgroup.com, or on the Web at www.immixgroup.com.

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