Anchorage Alaska Chapter Hosts ITExpo 2003
Tuesday, December 23, 2003
Posted by: Jim Henry, AITP Anchorage Membership Chair
All photos courtesy of Sourdough Productions
AITP Anchorage and Sourdough Productions teamed to put on ITExpo 2003 recently. This combination trade show and seminar event is the largest technology event in Alaska, attracting attendees from CEOs and CIOs to IT directors and business executives: the state's largest audience of qualified decision-makers. A survey revealed that most conference attendees are business professionals with a high level of purchasing authority.
Eighty percent of attendees represent Alaska's private sector, including oil and gas production and service companies, telecoms, engineering firms, healthcare, native corporations, tourism, transportation and logistics companies, as well as a vast variety of small trade and service-oriented businesses.
One of Many Booths at ITExpo 2003
This year's events included two full days of vendor floor space for 140 booths and two full days of seminars with more than 40 different topics. Seminar tracks included Telecommunications/IP Telephony, Network Security, Rural Commutations, Storage and Document Management, E-Business/E-Commerce and All About Networks. In addition, hands-on-technology labs were available.
Another huge hit at this year's event was the "SuperTech" contest where students from area middle and high schools and colleges competed to repair a computer that was not functioning properly due to our judges' assistance! Charter College won honors as the fastest repair of the altered units.
Anchorage Chapter participation was led by Jim Henry, immediate past president (Region 2 president) and board member Dick Jablownowski. Other participants were Scott Armstrong, vice president, Jeanne Clifford, board member, Cindy Baldwin, board member and Anthony Bromirski, board member. AITP Anchorage looks forward to a long relationship with Sourdough Productions!