Info-Tech Research Group Announces Info-Tech LIVE

Event to spotlight IT-business alignment and delight attendees with premium keynotes

TORONTO--()--Info-Tech Research Group today announced the agenda and focus for Info-Tech LIVE to be held in Las Vegas, Nov. 19-21.

The most authoritative event for IT executives and leaders globally, the two days of Info-Tech LIVE will be filled with engaging and informative sessions led by Info-Tech’s research analysts and practitioners.

The agenda, designed to deliver business value and technology-led transformation, will include keynotes, case studies, workshops and one-on-one analyses. The sessions are also uniquely designed to offer practical solutions to everyday challenges, with one clear goal of helping IT more effectively align with business.

Keynotes include:

Amber Mac in Conversation With Guy Kawasaki:
The former chief evangelist of Apple and the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, Guy Kawasaki today is the chief evangelist of Canva, the brand ambassador of Mercedes-Benz, and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). At Info-Tech LIVE, Kawasaki in a conversation with Amber Mac, an entrepreneur and a television personality, will discuss all things innovation, evangelism and entrepreneurship, among other things.

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: A Day in the Life of AI in 2025
In this keynote, Amber Mac will share how AI will change the way we live, work and play over the next few years. Drawing from latest research, engaging visuals and practical examples, Mac will take the audience on a journey to the near future, showing us how we will manage our work, our health and our transportation with AI and the need for IT professionals and businesses to adapt.

Leadership: Change Is Inevitable; Success Is Optional
The former CIO of the City of Toronto, with a proven track record of delivering award-winning business and technology solutions, Rob Meikle will lead this keynote. Passionate about maximizing potential while fulfilling purpose, Meikle will also discuss the need for authentic and transparent leadership.

Predicting the Future
Founding CEO at Pattern Computer, Mark Anderson is highly regarded for writing the most accurate predictive reports covering the computing and communication industries. Among other things, Anderson will highlight must-have information to develop strategy and business-technology planning.

There Are No Barriers – Only Solutions
Award-winning author and extreme adventurer Neil Petersen has completed two significant journeys. One was the completion of a single-handed, nine-month long yacht race that took him 27,000 miles around the world. The other, more arduous journey was overcoming poverty, a childhood disability, and racial prejudice in the apartheid-era South Africa. Petersen will delight and inspire the audience with his transformative keynote.

Other Info-Tech LIVE highlights include the following sessions:

  • The Women in IT Networking Event
  • The CIO Time Study: How to Invest Your Time
  • Top Tech Trends for 2020
  • Cybersecurity
  • Contract Review
  • Future Tech Convergence: RPA as a Digital Transformation
  • M&A Implications for Infrastructure Managers
  • Quantum Implications: More Than Just Speed?
  • GDPR & Data Privacy – What's Next?
  • Reboot Your Innovation Team – Fixing the Start-up Mentality
  • Engaging Executives and the Board

At the event, 40 chief information officers (CIOs) across the globe will be presented with the Info-Tech CIO Award. Based on Info-Tech’s Business Vision program, which delivers detailed report cards on stakeholders’ satisfaction with IT, these awards recognize outstanding IT leaders rated directly by their organizations’ stakeholders. This year’s winners have been determined based on responses from 16,500 business leaders and will be recognized in award ceremonies held for large enterprises as well as small and medium-sized organizations during Nov. 19-20.

SoftwareReviews, a division of Info-Tech, will also hold an award ceremony on Nov. 19 for software vendors that rank the highest in user satisfaction and across all other dimensions in their respective software categories. Ratings are 100 percent based on reviews from real users with no vendor or analyst influence. Accounting Seed, Juniper Networks, LogPoint, Mimecast, and Proteus-Cyber will be collecting their SoftwareReviews awards at Info-Tech LIVE.

Info-Tech LIVE sponsors include:

  • Darktrace
  • ESET
  • International Institute of Business Analysts
  • Ling Services
  • Mimecast
  • Proteus-Cyber
  • Tarim Consulting
  • Trundl DNFCS

Supporting Resources:

  • Info Tech LIVE will take place at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nov. 19-21, 2019.
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  • Save the date for the next Info-Tech LIVE to be held in Orlando, March 3-5, 2020.

About Info-Tech Research Group
Info-Tech Research Group is one of the fastest growing full-service research and analyst firms in North America, serving more than 30,000 IT and HR professionals. With offices in Canada, U.S. and Australia, Info-Tech Research Group offers pragmatic analyst insights and actionable tools to IT departments from world-class organizations such as NASA, New Balance, Spotify and the United Nations. Info-Tech Research Group’s divisions include McLean & Company and SoftwareReviews.


Indrani Ray-Ghosal
Vice President, Communications & Brand
Info-Tech Research Group
+1 647.574.9559 (cell)


Indrani Ray-Ghosal
Vice President, Communications & Brand
Info-Tech Research Group
+1 647.574.9559 (cell)