World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today recapped Geek Day 2012. Over two days Geek Day 2012 provided attendees a vendor-neutral, hands-on environment to experience collaboration, wireless, mobility, security, data center and virtualization technologies, grow professionally through networking and training sessions and learn best practices and emerging trends from industry thought leaders and technology experts.
Geek Day 2012 by the Numbers:
- 1,387 people registered for Geek Day with nearly 900 attending the event
- 191 different organizations or government agencies were represented at the event
- More than 50 of the world’s leading technology vendors sponsored Geek Day
- There were 61 learning labs and 32 break-out sessions
- Over 1,600 demos were given in the Geek Lab
- 192 different products and solutions were demonstrated over two days
- Seven training sessions were provided on an optional third training day
- Over 95 hours of non-repeating content was provided through training and break-out sessions
- One riveting keynote was delivered by retired Gen. Ralph E. “Ed” Eberhart on his thoughts on cyber security and the War on Terrorism and his experiences at the helm of NORAD on 9/11
What People are Saying about Geek Day 2012:
“I learned a ton at Geek Day 2012 and look forward to attending the event again next year,” said Jeremy Myers, Enterprise IT Architect with Jacobs Technology. “Geek Day is similar to other IT industry events in that it covers IT trends, best practices and new solutions. But what makes Geek Day unique and really sets it apart is the opportunity the event provides to touch and 'play with' competing and complementary technology solutions in one venue.”
“6fusion found tremendous value in our Geek Day 2012 sponsorship,” said Rob Bissett, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for 6fusion. “Our Geek Lab provided a unique environment to have meaningful conversations with attendees and the World Wide Technology partner ecosystem on the value and benefits of cloud metering and our Workload Allocation Cube (WAC) technology.”
“Any time you have the opportunity to demo HP’s leading edge technologies and speak with customers, there is always a benefit,” said Scott Webber, National Business Partner Manager with HP. “Geek Day gave us a chance to talk with key decision makers, as well as those working with our technology, to find out their business issues and technology needs. We look forward to participating again next year and working with even more customers to build similar relationships.”
“Geek Day has established itself as being a great way to get your hands on the latest products and solutions in IT,” said Bob Olwig, Vice President of Business Strategy at World Wide Technology. “In Geek Day’s nine year history, this is the first time the event has been held outside of Missouri and despite entering a new market – one that is inundated with IT trade events – Geek Day 2012 exceeded previous registration levels. Our success is a testament to Geek Day’s unique structure as an independent, multi-vendor event where attendees can learn, see and interact with the latest and greatest in technology.”
Hosted by WWT, an architecturally independent systems integrator, Geek Day 2013 will be held in San Francisco, March 27-28, 2013. For more information visit www.geekday.com.
About WWT (www.wwt.com)
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial, government and telecom sectors. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers manage the planning, procurement and deployment of IT products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS); NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 1,800 people and operates more than 2 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.
Edward Levens, 919-346-5531