Aurora, Illinois – (The Hosting News) – February 7, 2006 – The only trade show devoted exclusively to the web hosting industry, HostingCon 2006 will feature three keynotes that will expose the trends in the web hosting industry, reveal what successful web hosting providers are doing to succeed, and explore how the web hosting industry fits into mainstream IT.
The opening keynote on Monday, July 17, 2006 at 2:00 pm will be delivered by one of the premier communicators in the information technology industry, Thornton May, Executive Director and Dean at the IT Leadership Academy. ”Understanding and Connecting with the Future Computational Mainstream” will take attendees inside the minds of mainstream IT leaders to learn their expectations of their strategic partners. Mainstream IT leaders have renewed interest in hosted services and hosting companies no longer sit on the periphery of IT. Mr. May will blueprint what this integrated future will bring.
According to Andrew Zolli, in-house Futurist at Popular Science Magazine, ”Thornton May is a category-defying thinker about all things related to information technology, leadership and communications. He is a brilliant thinker, marvelous communicator, consultant and teacher. He single-handedly shepherds insights into the brains of the country’s top CIOs, who collectively owe him an unrepayable debt of gratitude.”
On Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at 10:00 am, four CEOs of successful web hosting companies will gather for the panel ”Lessons from the Trenches – What Works NOW,” moderated by technology attorney David Snead. Panelists for this keynote are Ian Andrusyk, President and CEO of FastServers.Net; Lou Honick, CEO of HostMySite.com; Robert Marsh, CEO of EV1Servers; and Jeffrey Stibel, President and CEO of Interland. Learn how to create products customers want from CEOs who have successfully launched new brands, turned companies around and quick started new products. Each panelist will share real world examples of how they beat expectations in the hosting market for 2005, and how they plan to continue to succeed.
The final keynote, ”What the Other Analysts Won’t Tell You About the Hosting Industry,” will be delivered by industry analyst Andrew Schroepfer, President of Tier1 Research. Many analysts realize that the sector is undergoing a transformation, but few are willing to admit it and detail the strategies and steps specific firms are taking to ensure leadership when we come through the tunnel.
All participants at HostingCon 2006 may attend the Keynote addresses.
To learn more about HostingCon 2006, please visit: www.hostingcon.com.