Annual gathering focuses on challenges and opportunities in today’s tech marketplace
Downers Grove, Ill. –CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global information technology (IT) industry, announced today that registration is growing for its annual Communities & Councils Forum. The 2020 edition of this exclusive event is scheduled for March 16-18 in Chicago.
“Member-led communities and advisory councils are the lifeblood of our association,” said Nancy Hammervik, executive vice president for industry relations at CompTIA.
“The annual Forum provides a venue for peer-to-peer conversations, whether it’s about current and future market opportunities, or the challenges of operating a technology business,” she continued. “These discussions often lead to the creation of new initiatives and resources that CompTIA can share with the entire industry.”
Opportunities for companies engaged in the business of technology are expanding. Global spending on hardware, software, services and telecom projected to reach nearly $5.2 trillion in 2020.  The large majority of companies – 87% globally and 88% in the United States – turn to outside technology service and solution providers to assist with their tech needs.
The CompTIA Communities & Council Forum is open to anyone involved in the business of technology and provides an opportunity to connect with the association’s member communities and advisory councils. Individuals interested in learning more about CompTIA are encouraged to attend to discover how engagement with the association can help their career or business. All attendees will have the opportunity to:
Each of CompTIA’s six advisory councils – on artificial intelligence, blockchain, business applications, drones, the internet of things and the Channel Advisory Board – will meet separately to work on new initiatives and resources for the broader tech industry. Similarly, CompTIA communities on emerging technologies, managed services, security and advancing tech talent and diversity have dedicated programs planned for the Forum.
For the complete conference agenda, more information and event registration visit CompTIA Communities & Councils Forum.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $5.2 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than 75 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world’s economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.
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