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Day Two at Interop 2010

Posted by riverbedtest on October 19, 2010

Interop logo Today was the second day of the Interop NYC CIO Boot Camp.  As event sponsors, Riverbed was invited to have one of our customers speak before the group of about 40 CIOs.  The speaker was John Lax, Vice President of Information Systems for the International Justice Mission.

Mr. Lax spoke for about 30 minutes, and it was 30 minutes when nobody was checking their IMG_0174 Blackberries or iPhones.  Everybody is familiar with mission-critical IT and the demands of users, but in Mr. Lax's world, these terms take on new meaning.  His organization doesn't measure ROI in terms of dollars, but rather in terms of lives saved and people helped.  As we've discussed in this space, IJM is a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression.  Mr. Lax and his team do a truly amazing job in remarkable circumstances with a very small IT budget.

IMG_0235[1] We expect to have a complete video of his presentation available on Friday.  Please make some time to see what he has to say.  It will change your perspective on IT.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) begins the Interop Vendor Expo.  Riverbed has booth #221, which is right inside the main entrance.  You won't miss our huge overhead sign; here it is this afternoon before it was hung up.

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