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The market has moved past the era of merely defining the cloud and evangelizing its value proposition. Real customers are passionate about the shift to Cloud platforms and are actively evaluating their options and making critical decisions to drive projects forward. From agile SMBs to large Enterprises and Service Providers, the unlimited resource of the cloud is driving a breakneck pace of innovation and unprecedented value for companies prepared to take full advantage of the IT as-a-Service revolution.

Cloud Connect’s conference program enables Cloud solution decision makers to evaluate the competing choices, to put all the issues on the table, fuel intelligent dialogue and stimulate the necessary debates. And with business stakeholders now actively engaged in business technology decisions, the Cloud Connect program has been shaped to serve both technical and line-of-business audiences.

Connect with Strategic Decision Makers

As a Cloud Connect exhibitor you’ll reach IT professionals, developers and line-of business professionals from the full spectrum of company sizes. The needs analysis and decision making process for Cloud products and services is being driven by a mix of business units and technical professionals. Cloud Connect’s educational program caters to these needs and brings the community together to drive innovation and customer adoption.

  • Demonstrate thought leadership and evangelize your cloud solutions
  • Generate leads with active buyers of cloud technologies
  • Develop business relationships with partners, media and analysts

Chicago is a Strong Business Region

Home to established as well as emerging industries, Chicago ranks in the top five out of the 374 metro areas in the United States. Top vertical industries include business and financial services, manufacturing, biotechnology, health care/services, transportation and distribution.

Twenty-seven Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Chicago (ranking 2nd only to New York City), including Abbot Laboratories, All State, Boeing, Dover Corporation, Discover Financial Services, Fortune Brands, Kraft Foods, McDonald’s, OfficeMax, Sara Lee, Sear’s, United Airlines, and Walgreens. Overall, more than 400 major corporations are headquartered in Chicago.

Exhibiting at Cloud Connect is a strong opportunity to connect with active IT buyers in 2013. The event enables your company to meet and demo your products with high-quality business technology decision makers from a variety of vertical industries.

  • 82% of Cloud Connect attendees are involved with the IT purchase process
  • 95% of attendees expect their IT budgets to stay the same or increase over the next year

For more information on exhibiting and sponsor opportunities please contact Kristen Nicasio at

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