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MarketplaceLIVE East 2014: Continuing the Tradition of Connectivity and Opportunity

February 5, 2014  |  Written by Jessica Smith, Sr. Marketing Manager, Events

According to The North America Data Center Key Trends Report 2013-2014, data center outsourcing and colocation investments increased by an estimated 13% over the past year, culminating at a cool $8.8 billion.  Fueled by growing capacity requirements, shrinking IT budgets and the need to access new technologies, this figure is forecasted to grow another 15% by the end of 2014.  So, what is the secret to succeeding in such a rapidly growing, ever-evolving industry with so many dynamic players?  For Telx customers, the answer lies in being a part of an equally advancing ecosystem and global marketplace.

Through our global marketplace, Telx enables and enhances an ecosystem of connectivity amongst all of our 1,200+ customers. We provide connectivity for telecommunications carriers, cloud and content providers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and enterprises in several ways: virtually, via an interactive, web-based gateway called the MarketplacePORTAL and physically through our signature event series, MarketplaceLIVE.

Set to take place Thursday, June 5 at the TimesCenter in New York City, MarketplaceLIVE East 2014 is one of the premier networking events for the global business community. The one-day conference is focused not only on fostering professional relationships to help companies grow quickly and cost-effectively by reaching new markets and revenue streams, but also providing a platform where attendees can work together to shape business strategy and solve challenges through thought-leadership and industry insight. 

MarketplaceLIVE East also provides attendees with an opportunity to explore disruptive IT and telecom topics through engaging keynote presentations and executive panels. This year’s agenda will feature thought-provoking topics such as the future of innovation, next-gen communications, the cloud, digital media, gaming, healthcare and technology, and more.

Attendees at MarketplaceLIVE include:

• prominent industry thought leaders,
• c-level decision-makers,
• leading cloud computing providers,
• service providers,
• capital markets firms,
• large enterprises,
• media and entertainment companies,
• network strategists, media and industry analysts

Attendees will have an opportunity to converge and enhance and/or build lasting professional relationships via face-to-face meetings and networking opportunities.  Leveraging the Telx MarketplacePORTAL, MarketplaceLIVE attendees can find, connect and schedule meetings with fellow Telx ecosystem participants prior to the event - as well as throughout the entire year - through one interactive, easy-to-use portal.

This past December,, over 480 attendees - including 45 high-profile tech exhibitors, 50 sponsors, - converged at San Francisco’s Nob Hill Masonic Center last December for our inaugural MarketplaceLIVE West Coast event.  Attendees enjoyed educational sessions and panels that featured industry thought leaders from Netflix, MIT Media Lab, Cisco, NTT, TW Telecom, Lopez Research, Vodafone and more.  The agenda also featured dynamic keynotes by Kevin Slavin, Assistant Professor at MIT Media, and David Kidder, Co-founder of Bionic and Author of The Start-up Playbook.  MarketplaceLIVE West presentations are available here.  The West Coast event generated overwhelmingly positive response from attendees, sponsors and exhibitors; here are a just a few examples of the feedback we received:

“We appreciate the opportunity and look forward to participating in MarketplaceLIVE every year.  It was a successful expo for us and we did get some quality leads.”
− China Unicom Americas

“I had the privilege of speaking at Telx’s MarketplaceLIVE West in San Francisco last year and came away from the event incredibly impressed by the energy in the networking sessions and the dynamic mix of business leaders from across the globe,” said David Kidder, co-founder of Bionic. “From issues of big data and privacy, network connectivity and how to manage a start-up, the conversations are as diverse as the companies in attendance. MarketplaceLIVE is truly an important event for any leader that is looking to leverage connectivity in today’s business environment.”
- David Kidder, Co-Founder at Bionic & Author of the Startup Playbook

“MarketplaceLIVE is a high-level event that undoubtedly helped Unitas Global forge new relationships and strengthen existing ones.  Interacting with industry leaders and learning about new trends at MarketplaceLIVE helped to facilitate our growth and provided a spotlight on new, emerging trends we could capitalize on.”
- Grant Kirkwood, Chief Executive Officer, Unitas Global

We hope to build on the successes of MarketplaceLIVE West and continue to help our customers form partnerships, solve challenges and drive businesses by delivering engaging, educational and beneficial events.  This summer’s MarketplaceLIVE East is already shaping up to be one of our most exciting and well-attended events yet.  See you in New York City!

For more information about MarketplaceLIVE East 2014 and to register, visit www.marketplacelive.com/mpl

Sponsorship, branding and exhibitor opportunities are also available.  To find out more, please email marketplacelive@telx.com.