Everything Channel Unveils the Keynote Speakers for the 2009 VAR500 Executive Conference & Awards, Presentations to Focus on the Economy as it Relates to Technology
The VAR500 executive conference is an exclusive one-day conference designed for top-level executives from the top solution provider organizations in
“We have a powerful lineup of technology, economic and political leaders to keynote our event this year,” said
Event speakers include:
-- Enrique Salem, President and CEO, Symantec Corp will present "Symantec: Aligning with Partners for Continued Growth." Salem will discuss the company's focus on its partners and vision for the channel today and into the future. Salem will highlight Symantec's focus on the partner ecosystem, new programs designed to help the partner community and innovative solutions that create lasting customer loyalty. He will also discuss the storage and security landscape and how key trends can translate into new opportunities and additional revenue for the channel. Salem is president and chief executive officer of Symantec, a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world. Salem is also a member of Symantec's board of directors. Throughout his 16-year tenure at Symantec, Salem held a variety of senior management roles, giving him broad experience across Symantec's products and operations. Most recently he served as chief operating officer, with responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the company. Prior to that, he served as group president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing where he managed global sales and partner programs, marketing, communications and branding. Before joining Symantec, Salem was president and CEO of Brightmail, the leading anti-spam software company that was successfully acquired by Symantec. -- Steve Rubinow, CIO, NYSE Euronext is responsible for all aspects of technology for the largest stock exchange in the world. Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer at Archipelago Holdings, Inc. where he was responsible for all aspects of technology including software development, quality assurance, operations, customer connectivity and technical support for the Archipelago Exchange (the second largest stock exchange in the world), the first totally open, fully electronic stock market for New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange and NASDAQ securities in the United States. -- Larry Bonfante, CIO, United States Tennis Association/US OPEN will discuss "Transformational Leadership" - how to be a leader within your organization, the importance of developing leaders within an organization as well as the long term success a culture of leadership brings to any organization. With over 25 years of industry experience, Bonfante is a seasoned professional who has held leadership positions in the Financial, Pharmaceutical, Not for Profit, Consulting and Sports and Entertainment industries. As CIO at the United States Tennis Association, Bonfante's team is responsible for all IT related services supporting the US Open. -- Senator Bill Bradley will present "Leadership in a Changing World." In this presentation he will discuss how businesses and organizations are challenged with the ongoing need to build effective teams that ultimately drive revenues and create organizational success. He will showcase the list of the five essential qualities for leadership, a unique perspective on leadership and team building, inspiring American leadership stories personally gathered on the basketball court and campaign trail; and passion for community building as well as an account of how each person can make a difference in the community. Bradley has been a national leader for more than thirty years and is well known for his hard work, intelligence, candor and vision. From winning an Olympic gold medal in basketball in the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, to representing New Jersey in the United States Senate from 1979 to 1997, to running for President in 2000, Bradley exemplifies America's best qualities. Bradley was a three-time All-American basketball player at Princeton University and graduated with honors in 1965 with a degree in American History. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, where he earned a graduate degree after studying politics, philosophy, and economics. Bradley went on to be a star professional basketball player for the New York Knicks from 1967 to 1977. During that time the Knicks won two National Basketball Association championships (1970 and 1973). In recognition of his contribution to the sport, Bradley was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Event sponsors include: ESET, IBM, Symantec, APC, CA, Kaspersky Labs, Avnet, Iron Mountain, Microsoft and VMware.
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