This year’s IT Roadmap Chicago definitely had more emphasis on the cloud than in the past—that’s good news for Virtela.
Our VP of Marketing, Liza Adams, presented at the event and spoke on Using the Cloud for Faster Apps, Robust Security, & Proactive Management. It was reassuring to hear positive feedback from the attendees. One audience member applauded that Liza’s presentation demonstrated how to approach and solve IT issues for multinational companies, instead of sounding like a sales pitch.
At our booth, it was great to have existing customers and prospects stop by. Existing customers, such as Ideal Industries and Eclipse Inc., wanted to know what new services we now have. Many multinational companies also came to us to learn about how utilizing the cloud can improve end-user experience, improve efficiencies, and lower costs.
In addition to serious business, we also had a little fun at this event. We gave away a NASCAR Racing Experience at the Chicagoland Speedway as a prize, and it definitely drew attention to our booth. It could easily be said that we had the most exciting prize, as it was the first prize to be given away. After the convention was over, we headed to Morton’s Steakhouse with new prospects and discussed network and cloud services in further depth; not a bad way to end a day.
Although this was only a one day show, it was short and sweet. All the exhibitors and attendees were very involved with the presentations and topics discussed.