Often considered the most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives in the world, the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012 kicks off the five-day event in Orlando on October 21 and features Samsung as a premier sponsor.
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Often considered the most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives in the world, the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012 kicks off the five-day event in Orlando on October 21 and features Samsung as a premier sponsor. As host to over 8,000 key CIOs and IT executives from leading businesses, Samsung will cast a spotlight on the company’s own thought leadership in mobile technology and information technology, and how this expertise can help businesses flourish in the years ahead.
Bringing exhibits, presentations and speaking sessions tailored to the 2012 theme of "Focus. Connect. Lead.," Samsung will provide forward-thinking insight and innovative solutions to adapt to this rapidly changing and most critical element behind global business.
For the first time, attendees can expect dynamic 2D and 3D exhibitions that tell the untold story of Samsung’s Business Solutions, and how the company’s unmatched experience with consumer electronics leads to a thoroughly developed understanding of how users interact with technology. With rising IT trends pointing to a future that is tailored to the mobile worker, Samsung is in a unique position to provide the critical solutions that not only move information efficiently and securely, but also facilitate the necessary collaboration of colleagues and partners.
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012 will unveil Samsung’s unprecedented understanding of information consumption and device interaction, and how that understanding can drive business innovation, boost productivity and efficiency, and ultimately help the world’s businesses succeed.
Samsung’s key speakers this year will both touch on conference hot topics and provide a focus on Samsung’s business solutions for mobile technology.
Senior Vice President of Enterprise, Business Division
Changing Perceptions, Making the CIO a Hero
We’re at a critical point in the evolution of technology and business; one where the CIO can become a hero. Using real world examples and special guests, this presentation will show how changing perceptions can lead to improving the customer experience; turning technology acquisition from an expense into a revenue opportunity.
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 24, 3:15pm–4:15pm
Location: Dolphin Resort-Southern III
Tod Pike is Senior Vice President for Samsung Electronics America. He leads overall strategy and growth for the company’s Enterprise Business Division, which encompasses a complete portfolio of solutions for organizations of all sizes including virtualization, printing, displays, notebook and tablet PCs, set top box, hospitality displays and digital signage. Pike is responsible for driving the vision and implementation around these products and solutions while strengthening channel relationships.
Pike joined Samsung in spring 2012 with more than 35 years of B2B sales and marketing experience. Prior to Samsung, he held a number of leadership roles during his 19-year tenure at Canon USA Inc. and Canon Canada Inc., managing multiple aspects of their enterprise business across all channels. Most recently Pike led Canon Business Solutions at Canon USA Inc. as president since 2009. Prior to Canon, he spent the early part of his career with Xerox in various sales leadership roles. Pike holds a BSBA from Bucknell University.
Vice President, B2B Solutions, Samsung Telecommunications America
Confidence in Mobility—Maintaining Security Anytime, Anywhere
Businesses everywhere are caught up in the mobility revolution and it is having significant impacts on hardware and software provisioning and management. Learn ways to tackle mobile device security challenges and how to ensure companies are equipped with proper mobile security tools to establish and enforce corporate data policies.
Date & Time: Monday, October 22, 9:05am–9:15am
Location: Disney's Yacht & Beach Convention Center
Asbury Rotunda-Yacht Beach Theater
Eric McCarty’s current role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, including the development of end-to-end solutions for business segment customers, overseeing Samsung’s B2B product management process, driving the development of alliance and solution partner program, managing Samsung’s B2B marketing process, and coordinating Samsung’s B2B post sales deployment resources.
Additionally, McCarty is responsible for growing and enhancing Samsung’s Alliance Partner Program—a partner ecosystem that enables the development of a comprehensive suite of business solutions for Samsung Mobile devices. He also helped roll out a go-to market strategy for SAFE (Samsung for Enterprise), a program that ensures the B2B-readiness of Samsung Mobile smartphones and tablets.
Previously, McCarty held public sector and channel sales positions at Research in Motion, Sprint Nextel and AT&T Wireless Services. Overall, Eric has more than 15 years of industry sales experience and a history of consistently achieving or exceeded assigned sales quotas. Based in Dallas, McCarty holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA.
Vice President, Commercial Business Group Sales & Marketing Team, IT Solutions Business
Document Solutions in a Mobile World
Explores the integration of document solutions and mobile solutions as part of the present-day corporate IT environment, with a focus on SmarThru, SecureThru and SynchThru technologies as solutions to management, workflow, productivity and security for the mobile workforce.
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 23, 1:20pm–1:40pm
Location: ITxpo Theater D
Chin Yoon joined Samsung Electronics IT Solutions Business in 2008 and is responsible for Service Planning, Technical Support and Product/Service Training. As Vice President of Marketing, he has covered various areas, including Solution Strategy, Product Planning, Service Innovations and Training.
Prior to joining Samsung, Yoon worked as an Assistant General Manager and Senior Solution Consultant for Ricoh Europe for more than 20 years. During his career at Ricoh Europe, Yoon was always at the forefront of pioneering emerging technologies, ranging from Document Archiving and Color Printing Systems to Evangelist Open Architecture.