Thank you to our 2012 Sponsors
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide. At Cisco, our vision is to change the way people work, live, play and learn.
Executive Connection Sponsors
  Turn your business into a fast business. Comcast’s Business Class suite of services are designed to help businesses work faster and more efficiently by providing them access to a full array of communications technologies.  Get reliable Internet, Ethernet, Phone and TV services, backed by 24/7 business-class support, to help your team easily and seamlessly work together. Designed to speed up your business, save you time and money and give you the edge to stay ahead of the competition.
  Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and public sector institutions. T-Systems provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. The company's some 48,200 employees combine industry expertise and ICT innovations to add significant value to customers’ core business all over the world.  T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 9.2 billion in the 2011 financial year.
Gold Sponsors
  At Blue Jeans Network, our mission is to make video communications as easy and pervasive as audio communications, enabling more effective collaboration at work, home, and on the road. Our cloud-based conferencing service makes this possible by enabling customers to connect with each other anytime, anywhere, and from any device.
  Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world’s most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites.
  Enkitec is an Oracle-centric IT services firm that focuses on revolutionary database technologies. With database consultants averaging 15 years of Oracle experience and 60 + Exadata implementations, Enkitec leads the world with the most knowledgeable Oracle experts.  Services include: database administration, application development, BI, technology stabilization, education, and managed services.
  Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. Visit and follow @infobldrs on Twitter.
  K2 software is for automating business processes, creating forms, building SharePoint workflows, and integrating Microsoft solutions into SAP and other line-of-business systems. K2 eliminates the complexity of traditional application development, and enables collaboration between technical and non-technical users. Everything is visual, everything is declarative and everything is reusable.
  Mezeo software solutions deliver the storage services layer for cloud scale applications. Solutions include file and object storage management at cloud scale and a file sync and share solution that can be deployed behind the corporate firewall, with a service provider or a combination of the two.
  Silver Peak is the leader in data center class WAN optimization. The company’s Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture (VXOA) delivers unprecedented scalability and flexibility, enabling rapid deployment of WAN optimization anywhere and on any platform or hypervisor. Silver Peak’s WAN optimization solutions are strategic enablers for large IT initiatives, including data center consolidation, data migration, cloud computing, disaster recovery, server centralization, and hosted virtual desktops (VDI).
  Virtela is the world's largest independent managed network, security, and cloud services company with a unique model that integrates 1,000+ local, regional and global networks to provide unparalleled geographic reach in 190+ countries. Recognized by more than 50 awards for outstanding service innovation and customer support in the last two years, Virtela is the smart alternative to traditional global carriers for enterprise networking and virtualized IT services.
  WHIPTAIL is the leader in high performance 100 percent NAND Flash silicon storage arrays, which dramatically improve application performance while consuming less energy than legacy storage. Available worldwide, WHIPTAIL’s family of products enables databases, virtualized desktops, Cloud and Real Time environments to process more data in significantly less time.
Research Partner
IDC Insights lines of business assist businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Our global research and analysis is focused on mitigating technology risks, maximizing the effectiveness of IT investments, identifying new opportunities, and bringing forth technology solutions that are aligned with the organization's business objectives. Focusing on energy, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing and retail industries, our research covers over 200 technology markets including cloud computing, business analysis, outsourcing, enterprise mobility, sustainability, IT governance, data center, social media and many more.
Association Partner
AITP is the leading worldwide society of information technology business professionals and the community of knowledge for the current and next generation of leaders. It is our goal, our purpose to provide a community network for the IT business professionals to reach their true potential by providing education programs for advancing technology and business skills, leadership development opportunities, networking, peer mentoring and knowledge sharing, and online resources.
ISACA is a leading information technology organization representing over 86,000 members in over 160 countries. The Houston chapter was founded in 1969 and has approximately 1000 members. Please visit us at and join us at our next event to meet the Houston chapter members.
For over 20 years the Houston Society for Information Management has been “The voice of IT leadership in Houston”.  SIM Houston is the meeting place for IT executives, leading IT consultants, academicians, and senior business executives who play key roles in the use of IT in their organizations. For more information, visit SIM-Houston.
Genesys Works changes the life trajectory of underprivileged high school students by enabling them to work in meaningful internships, at major corporations, during their senior year.
After an intensive training program, students work in their internship where they discover that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world.
Official Wire Service
When it comes to communication, there is no “one size fits all.” But what is common to professionals across almost any discipline – marketing, public relations, public affairs, advertising, investor relations, etc. – is the need to engage and persuade audiences and measure success. Our expertise and insight help determine the best solution for our clients, and we take a customized approach to helping our clients surpass their goals.  From Facebook to Factiva, and trade journals to Twitter, we’ll connect you to the audiences and influencers that matter most.  No matter where they are.