VLCM introduced the first annual VLCM IT Exchange on February 12, 2015. This premier IT fair featured over 35 of our platinum partners including Hewlett-Packard, Sophos, Barracuda and LANDESK. VLCM customers and IT professionals were invited to attend at the Marriott Hotel in the heart of Salt Lake City. The exclusive tradeshow gave attendees the opportunity to engage with some of technology's giants while learning diverse topics in several educational breakout sessions.
Follow our blog for an upcoming series on the breakout topics, and read on to learn what you could experience next year.
An Event to Remember
Over 220 attendees and 170 unique companies enjoyed networking, education, and a lot of fun at VLCM IT Exchange, not to mention delicious food and thousands in giveaways! VLCM brought together a wide variety of vendors to directly interact with those who attended. The tradeshow was packed with engaging opportunities to meet with the best-of-breed solution providers and network with other IT professionals. Check out the photos below for some insight on this highly-acclaimed event.
Attractions in the tradeshow area included basketball, Mario Kart competitions, and mini-golf. The event aimed to give professionals a load off while still tending to their business needs. There were demos and technical information all day, as well as breakout sessions by our partners and well-known IT peers. Some of the topics included:
- "How to Master Emotional Intelligence and Supercharge Your Career" Beau Sorensen, IT professional and industry veteran
- "Preparing Your Network for SDN" Jason Patterson, HP Networking
- "Building a Successful Disaster Recovery Plan" Cliff Fano, StorageCraft
"I really enjoyed the event and felt it was a great use of my time. The breakout sessions offered were great and the presentations were well done. I had a hard time deciding which parts to attend. I enjoyed the ability to walk the vendor floor and speak with vendors on offerings I wasn't aware of previously."
"It was one of the best IT Exchanges I've been to. We have some projects in the near future that having all the vendors in one place saved me a bunch of time.""Much better than any other Tech Conference I've attended in the past due to the fact that all the companies advertised were affiliated with VLCM in one way or another. Many times I feel pressured by vendors into buying their product or signing up for their newsletters and whatnot, but all of the vendors present were very polite, low-key, and didn't make me feel pressured into their product."