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Info-Tech Research Group Announces New Speakers to Share Transformative Strategies and Leadership Insights at Info-Tech LIVE 2024 Conference



The upcoming Info-Tech LIVE 2024 conference is set to deliver transformative insights and strategies for today’s IT leaders. The expanded lineup of expert speakers for the September event in Las Vegas sets the stage for groundbreaking discussions on Exponential IT, leadership, and organizational transformation. Attendees will gain practical knowledge on managing technological change, cultivating next-gen IT leaders, and driving innovation to stay competitive in the digital age.

TORONTO, July 9, 2024 /PRNewswire/ – Info-Tech Research Group, a leading global IT research and advisory firm, has unveiled the next round of featured speakers for its upcoming Info-Tech LIVE 2024 conference. Taking place from September 17 to 19, 2024, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, the highly anticipated annual industry event will bring together IT executives and professionals from around the world to explore the latest trends in technology and strategies for effective organizational transformation in the era of Exponential IT. The five newly announced speakers will join an already impressive lineup, including Founder & Executive Director of the Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR), Dr. Timnit Gebru, President of the Signal Foundation, Meredith Whittaker, and bestselling author Daniel Pink. Together, these thought leaders will provide valuable insights and strategies to drive innovation and leadership excellence.

“At Info-Tech LIVE 2024, our featured experts will delve into the transformative power of Exponential IT, providing attendees with actionable insights on driving effective organizational change and leadership,” says Gord Harrison, chief research officer at Info-Tech Research Group. “Our speakers will share strategies on successful transformation management, cultivating future IT leaders, and offering insights on leveraging advanced technologies to navigate the complexities of today’s tech landscape. This event is an unparalleled opportunity for IT leaders to equip themselves with the knowledge and tools needed to foster innovation and sustain growth in an increasingly competitive market.”

The latest featured experts announced for Info-Tech LIVE 2024 include:

Jack Hakimian, SVP, Research & Advisory Services
With over 30 years of experience in technology and management consulting, Jack Hakimian has served multi-billion-dollar organizations in various industries, including financial services, oil & gas, and telecommunications, as well as federal and state government institutions. Prior to joining Info-Tech, Jack worked for leading consulting firms such as Accenture, Deloitte, EY, and IBM. He has led digital business strategy engagements, corporate strategy, and M&A consulting services globally. Hakimian holds a master’s degree in computer engineering and an MBA from the ESCP European Business School.

Hakimian will give a feature keynote on the mainstage, titled “M&G 2.0: The Foundation to Exponential IT.”

He will also present two breakout sessions during the three-day event:

“Manage Mission-Critical Projects” for the Leadership Summit: Systematically Improve Your IT Department track.”M&G 2.0: What Has Changed” for the Exponential IT track.

Brittany Lutes, MSc. Research Director, CIO Practice
Brittany Lutes is a Research Director in the CIO Practice at Info-Tech Research Group. She collaborates with IT executives and functional IT leaders to develop visual representations of how their IT organizations will achieve strategic goals through an IT operating model and organizational structure. With a decade of experience in research, Lutes has contributed to various industry outlets such as CIO, InformationWeek, and Technology Magazine. She holds a Master of Science in Business and Economics from the University of Guelph and emphasizes a people-oriented approach within organizations.

Lutes is expected to present the keynote, “Crack the Code to Successful Transformation Management,” at LIVE 2024. This session will help IT leaders understand the change management process for transformations, the main challenges faced during a transformation, and key factors to succeed and realize the intended value.

She will also present the following breakout sessions:

“Building Strategic Relationships: The CIO’s Most Critical Role” for the Leadership Summit: Systematically Improve Your IT Department track.”Exponential IT: Discover Exponential IT’s Next-Generation Operating Model” for the Exponential IT track.

Carlene McCubbin, AVP, CIO Research
Carlene McCubbin is a skilled facilitator, researcher, and advisor, covering key topics in strategy, transformation, and leadership. She has worked with hundreds of clients across public and private sectors to design and execute effective IT organizational changes. Passionate about workforce development and the interconnectedness of employee, digital, and service experiences, McCubbin leads the research agenda at Info-Tech. She earned her Master of Communications Management from McGill University, focusing on internal and external communications, government relations, and change management.

For this year’s event, McCubbin will be giving two keynotes, including “Cultivating the Next Generation of IT Leaders” and “Build a Data-Driven Workforce Plan.”

She will also present the following sessions:

“Manage and Improve Core IT Capabilities” breakout session for the Exponential IT track.”AI Talent Debate: Should AI Skills Be Built Internally or Bought Externally?” expert panel for the AI Marketplace track.

Allison Straker, Research Advisory Director
Allison Straker brings two decades of experience in aligning business and IT through relationship management, user experience, business analysis, and consulting roles. She assists IT leaders and executives in better connecting IT and business, focusing on business relationship management, organizational design, experience design, and governance. Straker holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Toronto and advocates for the importance of understanding people when implementing technology.

Straker will speak on several panels at the conference, including:

“Bridging the Divide: Business Relationship Management for IT Leaders,” a client panel for the Value-Driven IT track.”Leading in Uncertainty: Navigating the Glass Cliff,” a client panel for the Black Professionals in IT track.

Tom Zehren, Chief Executive Officer
Tom Zehren, the chief executive officer of Info-Tech Research Group, initially joined the firm as chief product officer in 2022. Before joining Info-Tech, he spent a decade with McKinsey & Company. Zehren holds a summa cum laude Ph.D. and has served as faculty in Technology Management at the Technical University of Dortmund, Germany. He has also been a pro bono advisor to Ashoka Globalizer Summit Fellows and other fast-growing technology firms and VC funds across the US, Canada, and Germany.

At LIVE 2024, Zehren will present the feature keynote, “Exponential IT in Motion: Transform Your Organization by Transforming IT,” where he will share the firm’s findings on the impact of recent technological change on the IT capability stack and insights on how IT departments can keep pace with the law of accelerating returns.

To view full session descriptions and to register for Info-Tech Research Group’s annual IT conference, visit Info-Tech LIVE 2024.

Updates and new details about speakers, agendas, and exclusive event experiences can also be found via LinkedIn and X over the coming weeks.

Other Recent Speaker Announcements for Info-Tech LIVE 2024

Info-Tech Research Group Reveals Dr. Timnit Gebru and Meredith Whittaker to Be Keynote Speakers at LIVE 2024 IT ConferenceInfo-Tech LIVE 2024: Featured Experts Announced to Unveil Key 2025 AI, Next-Gen IT, and Tech Trends at September Event in Las VegasBestselling Author Daniel Pink to Keynote at Info-Tech LIVE 2024, Highlighting Behavioral Science and Creativity in IT Transformation

Media Passes for Info-Tech LIVE 2024

Taking place September 17 to 19, 2024, at the iconic Bellagio in Las Vegas, this premier event offers journalists, podcasters, and media influencers access to exclusive content, the latest IT research and trends, and the opportunity to interview industry experts, analysts, and speakers. To apply for media passes to cover the insights presented at Info-Tech LIVE or to gain access to research and expert insights on trending topics, please contact

About Info-Tech Research Group

Info-Tech Research Group is one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms, proudly serving over 30,000 professionals. The company produces unbiased, highly relevant research and provides advisory services to help leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. For nearly 30 years, Info-Tech has partnered closely with teams to provide them with everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.

To learn more about Info-Tech’s divisions, visit McLean & Company for HR research and advisory services and SoftwareReviews for software-buying insights. 

Media professionals can register for unrestricted access to research across IT, HR, and software and hundreds of industry analysts through the firm’s Media Insiders program. To gain access, contact

For information about Info-Tech Research Group or to access the latest research, visit and connect via LinkedIn and X.

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Siemon Appoints Trey Somers as Vice President of Product Management




The Siemon Company, a global leader in network infrastructure solutions, announces the appointment of Trey Somers as Vice President of Product Management, effective Monday, July 15th, 2024.

WATERTOWN, Conn., July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Siemon Company, a global leader in network infrastructure solutions, announces the appointment of Trey Somers as Vice President of Product Management, effective Monday, July 15th, 2024. In this role, Somers will lead Siemon’s global product management team and drive the development of innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of the market. With a distinguished career spanning over two decades in the industry, Somers brings a wealth of experience in enterprise product management, OEM product management, and consulting services. Most recently, he served as Managing Director at Align Communications where he successfully led a team delivering smart building solutions to major financial institutions across the globe. “We are thrilled to welcome Trey to the Siemon team,” said Henry Siemon, President and CEO. “His deep industry knowledge and proven track record in product management make him an invaluable asset to our organization. We are confident that under Trey’s leadership, Siemon will continue to deliver cutting-edge solutions that drive customer success.” In his new role, Somers will oversee both the OEM and Enterprise Product Management teams, combining them into a unified global product management organization. He will also collaborate closely with the marketing team to align product development with current market needs and developing industry trends. “I am excited to join the Siemon team and contribute to the company’s continued growth and success,” said Trey Somers, Vice President of Product Management. “Siemon has CONNECTING THE WORLD TO A HIGHER STANDARD a strong reputation for innovation and customer focus. I look forward to working with the team to develop groundbreaking solutions that address the challenges and opportunities of today’s dynamic market.” Learn more about Siemon at

“We are thrilled to welcome Trey to the Siemon team,” said Henry Siemon, President and CEO. “His deep industry knowledge and proven track record in product management make him an invaluable asset to our organization.”

About Siemon – Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs, and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical, and logistics expertise spanning 150 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, racks, cable management, and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon’s environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry.

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Online Generator Seller Announces Cummins 7-Day Inflation Fighter Discount For Homeowners




Cordova, Tennessee based Buckeye Power Systems, LLC announced its partnership with Cummins Power Generation and a 7-day inflation fighting 5% discount on the popular Cummins 20kW RS20A air-cooled home standby generator. The discount applies for purchases between July 25th and August 1st, 2024.

CORDOVA, Tenn., July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Cordova, Tennessee based Buckeye Power Systems, LLC announced its participation with Cummins Power Generation and its 7-day 5% discount for homeowners on the popular RS20A 20kW HSB air-cooled home standby generator. The discount also applies to the RS20AC kit which includes a 200-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch. The discount applies for purchases between July 25th and August 1st, 2024.

“The 7-day special discount applies to Cummins 20kW air-cooled home standby generator which is also its most popular model.”

David Richey, president of Buckeye Power Systems, said today, “The 7-day special discount applies to Cummins 20kW air-cooled home standby generator which is also its most popular model. The 20kW generator provides whole house coverage for homes up to 2000 square feet. The same generator also provides managed whole house coverage for homes up to 3000 square feet.”

Richey said the Cummins 20kW includes a built-in load management feature which manages the operation of high-power consumers like air conditioners, kitchen ovens, and clothes dryers. “The load management feature prevents certain loads from operating when the generator is already operating at or near peak performance,” Richey continued. “So, the RS20A offers managed whole house coverage for homes up to 3000 square feet.”

When fueled by natural gas, homeowners enjoy an unlimited supply of fuel from their utility supplier, thus eliminating the need for fuel storage. The same generator can also be fueled by liquid-propane (LP). A 5-year manufacturer’s warranty is standard and extended warranty coverage up to 10 years is available as an option.

In the current inflationary economic environment, the price rollback should be warmly welcomed among homeowners looking for special deals on standby power. The Buckeye Power Systems website currently offers the Cummins RS20A for $5,069 with no sales tax in most states, less the $253.45 discount. The Cummins RS20AC kit includes a 200-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch and is offered for $5995 less a $299.75 discount during the 7-day special promotion.

Buckeye Power Systems is also offering a $500 VISA Gift Card for purchase of the two other Cummins air-cooled home standby generators including the 13kW Cummins RS13A and the 17kW Cummins RS17A.

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UBX Cloud Creates A Rapid Solution To The Crowdstrike Outage Affecting Millions Worldwide.




Download the newest version of the “CrowdFix” update on UBX Cloud’s website.

DETROIT, July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — UBX Cloud, a dedicated cloud hosting provider with experience in IT solutions on a global scale, has developed a safe automated repair for the CrowdStrike outage that has affected millions worldwide. The new update has been named “CrowdFix” by UBX Engineers. The solution has been tested on thousands of servers that UBX Engineers manage internally with results that work highly efficiently.

“Our engineers have developed a countermeasure within 2.5 hours after the first reported incident. I appreciate the team working to create a solution that makes it simple, effective, and secure.” – Steven Panovski, President and Founder of UBX Cloud.

“Our engineers have developed a countermeasure within 2.5 hours after the first reported incident. I appreciate the team working to create a solution that makes it simple, effective, and secure,” stated Steven Panovski, President and Founder of UBX Cloud.

CrowdFix Solution Developed by UBX Cloud

To implement the CrowdFix solution, Engineers can simply boot the CrowdFix ISO on the impacted system and it’ll automatically detect all attached disks on the system, while deleting the CrowdStrike related files that are preventing impacted Windows systems. Administrative access or restoration from the backups isn’t required.

For step-by-step instructions on implementing the CrowdFix, please view the documentation in or video to implement. Complete Disclaimer will be listed on our company blog.

Instructions are to boot the ISO file and run the batch file.
Primary LINK 1:
Alternate LINK: TBA

Filename: WinPE_UBXCloud_CSFix103.iso
MD5 Hashes: 623c3e11895dda4015bd02f0f8b49313e1fdf2806c961f71d41fbdc96cdc03b5
Size: 380 MB

UBX Cloud Inc.

UBX Cloud is a global IT and Engineering company founded in Michigan in 2008. After steady growth, they opened a new satellite office in India. The company has a team of Engineers working to develop and manage cloud solutions for businesses around the world. This ensures business continuity and secure cloud solutions that give customers peace of mind. To learn more about partnering with UBX Cloud on secure cloud solutions and managed services, please visit the website and contact the team.

With the growing dependence on technology and software solutions, it’s even more important for cloud service providers to develop solutions that support the overall architecture and framework of interconnectivity.

“We’re happy to develop a solution that supports business continuity and operations worldwide. Our team is dedicated to helping customers and the industry at large with cybersecurity and IT solutions that bring value. I especially want to thank our Engineer Mohammed Ali, for developing the solution rapidly,” Steven Panovski said passionately.

In addition to the CrowdFix solution, UBX Cloud previously supported other large enterprises with cybersecurity and cloud solutions. They’re quickly becoming a resource for Engineers across the globe that collaborate on developing technology solutions.

For more information, please visit UBX Cloud’s website at

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