Marketplace Live 2013 —Telx’s annual Big-Apple-based premier networking event drew nearly 600 attendees to its Times Center venue, surpassing previous year’s attendance to become the company’s most successful client conference to date.
In addition to the many well-received panelist discussions featuring an array of industry luminaries on trending subject matter from Mobility and Big Data to Disaster Recovery and the implications of cloud on digital media and content, attendees enjoyed the opportunity to network and make meaningful connections with fellow Telx clients. Attendees also had the opportunity to meet and greet more than 50 exhibitors in the Times Center’s exhibition hall augmented by countless adhoc face to face meetings throughout the spacious venue.
A pair of Telx-produced videos book-ended introductory remarks by President and Chief Financial Officer Chris Downie on the state of Telx 2013 and what lies ahead for the company in the coming year. The first was the thematic “Making a Difference” which relates the story of a tech start up that, by partnering with Telx and taking advantage of its interconnections, becomes a huge success. The “Making a Difference” video can be found online at Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/67967055.
The second was a moving tribute in memory of Telx CEO Eric Shepcaro. . It can likewise be found at Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/67950448.
The morning keynote, by visionary, innovator and Chief Commons Officer for Sage Bionetworks John Wilbanks followed. Wilbanks offered attendees a rigorous, thoughtful and articulate presentation on how data — especially in the healthcare industry— has been transformed from an expensive asset to a cheap commodity; its implications for individual identification, personal rights and regulatory action; and emerging private approaches that engage people directly with their own PII—personal identity information.
The day’s afternoon keynote was delivered by Telx’s own SVP of Cloud Services and author of the book, Cloudonomics, Joe Weinman. In his remarks Mr. Weinman sought to refute business and technology author Nick Carr’s 2003 Harvard Business Review thesis that “IT Doesn’t Matter” with real-world examples on the economic implications for the cloud and, by extrapolation, the overall value of IT to the business organizations they serve and support.
The day’s event concluded with a post-event Roof top reception at the YOTEL Hotel, which included live music, appetizers and continued opportunities to network and discuss the future of the industry among invited guests, partners, employees and Telx clients.
During the conference Telx announced its inaugural west coast event — MarketplaceLIVE West — is coming to San Francisco on December 5, 2013. Similar in scope to its New York event, MarketplaceLIVE West will enable attendees to reach influencers and enhance relationships throughout the West and Pacific Northwest and include discussions on trending topics of the moment, and more. To stay in the know about the event’s progress or to sign up as a sponsor, go to: http://www.marketplacelive.com.
And, finally, to convince you there’s no place like Telx MarketplaceLIVE to connect your business to exceptional opportunities and the people who will enable them, here’s a select group of attendees who, in their own words, will tell you about their experience attending MarketplaceLIVE:
No one else does an event like this, great keynotes! Our team sure appreciated teaming up with you! – Cisco
It was a very well run and valuable event. We look forward to participating next year. − ScienceLogic
Can't wait for San Francisco! − Hurricane Electric
We appreciate the opportunity and look forward to participating in MarketplaceLive every year. It was successful expo for us and we did get some quality leads.− China Unicom Americas
Well done! Yes, we are interested in participating in the west coast conference, and will make sure it gets on our calendar. − 451 Research
We cannot thank you enough for one superb marketing extravaganza! Superb day. I joined MPL Insider Group and cannot wait to hear updates on Californian venue – exciting !− EPS Global
Thanks for having us and it was great to be part of a great group on the financial services panel. − Cross River Fiber
The exhibitor rooms had a better layout and more conducive to conducting business. All of the Telx team was visible, friendly, and interacted which added to the enjoyment of the day. Great job… Keep up the good work. − Atlas Samrt IMS
In sum and with grateful thanks to our clients, sponsors, exhibitors, partners, vendors and employees, MarketplaceLIVE East on June 6th in NYC was a huge success. We look forward to seeing all of you for our inaugural MarketplaceLIVE San Francisco event in December.