Every year around 500 executives focused on innovative consumer technology solutions gather to form CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase. Hosted by the international research firm Parks Associates, this event features presentations by some of the most respected professionals in the industry. This year, CEO of iTOK.net Seth Bailey has been asked to speak at the "Technical Support as a Value-Added Service" session.
Coming up on its 15th year, this conference showcases key players and new technologies and, because iTOK.net is highly revered
for its contributions to the field of technology support, there really is no surprise as to why Bailey has been asked to be the show's keynote speaker.
According to Bailey, "Consumers love their technology ... but they only love their technology if it works. That's where iTOK.net comes in and why we've been asked to speak at Connections. We've mastered the sales process that helps a customer get his or her problem fixed immediately - then we help customers see the value of proactive computer maintenance and protection. 80% of our customers upgrade to a membership because they see the value of ongoing support, proactive maintenance and proactive tools."
With his presentation focusing heavily on his vast experience in the technical support industry and a noted track record of iTOK's success, Bailey is sure to enlighten his listeners as he shares his vast knowledge of mastering the direct to consumers sales process as well as how to sell tech support direct to consumers, proving the value of the tech support space as a value added service and the art of proving peace of mind.
Source: SFGate - CEO of iTOK Asked to Speak at Upcoming CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase
The Consumer Electronics Show, also known as CES, has officially launched a call for speakers for the 2012 event which is said to be the largest consumer technology tradeshow in the world. The 2012 event will once again take place in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 10th through the 13th, 2012.
The International CES conference program features the industry's top experts who address the latest trends, strategies, and profit opportunities for the coming years. Over 200 conference sessions are planned for the 2012 event that will cover a wide variety of industry topics. Over 140,000 professionals in the fields of home theater, in-vehicle and wireless industries will be attending the show, accompanied by corporate buyers and retailers, media, analysts, venture capitalists and consumer technology manufacturers from over 140 countries.
All speaker candidate proposals are considered based on industry representation, professionalism, prior public speaking experience and relevance to session topics. Since there is a huge list of topics and a great need for a balanced program, only a limited number of presenters will be accepted. Product specific sessions and sales pitches will not be considered and if you are considered, proposed presenters will be notified of their acceptance status towards the end of September 2011.
CEA will start utilizing the CEA Speaker Ready Room management tool in order to serve as a central resource to allow speakers, as well as speaker candidates, to respond to the International CES Call for Speakers, share interest in CEA speaking opportunities and manage speaking schedules vai a personalized Speaker Ready Room Profile.
Show management is also expected to work with selected speakers on all logistical, operational and promotional aspects of the session. Speakers will be required to prepare and reproduce presentation materials as well as handouts or related materials and outlines of their topics.
If you are interested in becoming at speaker at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2012, feel free to submit your proposal online at http://www.cesweb.org/cfs. All applications must be submitted by July 6, 2011.
Source: International CES - Speaker Applications Accepted Now Through July 6
E3, otherwise known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is just around the corner and you can almost smell the sweaty nerds already. Gamers and tech journalists from around the world will be flocking to the Los Angeles Convention Center to grab all the latest information on everything gaming and technology related.
This year's E3 has a lot of hype surrounding it as a lot of people are expecting some kind of announcement about new consoles as well as a ton of exclusives on all the big name games coming out in the next year. So, what exactly should you expect from all the top names in the business this year? Quite a lot, actually.
Nintendo. Nintendo is all set to unleash their new console to the gaming masses. Now when I say unleash, I mean that they will show it off; you won't actually be able to buy one. Codenamed Project Cafe, this new console from Nintendo will finally be unveiled at E3 so we will finally get to know what it is called, what it will look like and what kind of hardware it will be packing.
One thing that Nintendo has noted is that they will not be tossing their hat into the 3D ring, and thank God for that. To be honest, I'm a little done with this whole 3D craze that everybody has been caught up in. Nintendo has promised a playable version of the new console for E3 and a lot of people are expecting it to be tied into the 3DS somehow.
Sony. Sony will have a very hard time at this year's E3 thanks to the recent Play Station Network debacle. Sony's main focus at E3 will be gaining forgiveness from the PS3 community while trying to hype up their Next Generation Portable, also
known as the NGP. Sony has slowly released a few videos of the NGP leading up to E3 and has also been giving secret hands-on demos to select people around the world.
The videos show off the NGP's dual touch screens (a touchscreen on the front and a touchpad on the back) in use with the latest Uncharted game. Sony also showed a little bit of the link up capabilities between the NGP and the PS3. E3 will undoubtedly have a lot more to offer with regard to the NGP.
Microsoft. Surprisingly enough, Microsoft has been rather quiet in the months leading up to E3. Nobody can really get a grip on what Microsoft will be unveiling at E3 this year. Some people are speculating about a new console but if there is anything about that, then it won't be more than a mention of "one in development".
What you can probably expect is a whole lot of new titles for the Kinect, Microsoft's full-body motion sensing controller. A lot of people have been disappointed with the lack of hardcore games for the Kinect, so a lot of people are hoping to see some hardcore Kinect titles announced for the system.
As far as games go, expect to hear a lot about Gears of War 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, BioShock: Infinite, Mass Effect 3 and Rage, just to name a few. Regardless of what console you tend to favor or what style of game you prefer, this year's E3 will have everything you could possibly want and more.
What it the biggest thing you are looking forward too from E3? Let us
know in the comments section below. Mine is an official release date of Star Wars: The Old Republic. C'mon guys, you've toyed with me long enough...
Source: Trusted Reviews - E3 - What Can We Expect