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ISG to Host Inaugural ISG Future Networks Summit

Event will explore next-gen network options to support digital transformation

Keynote speaker from Whole Foods - Amazon will detail how networks are evolving for speed and digital agility

Company Release - 9/10/2018 2:05 PM ET

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) (Nasdaq: III), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, will hold its first-ever ISG Future Networks Summit September 24-25 in Chicago, the firm announced today. The event, at Swissôtel Chicago, will explore next-generation network options to support digital transformation.

The full-day event, preceded by an optional workshop on September 24, will feature a keynote address by Peyton Maynard-Koran, senior director, Worldwide Infrastructure Operations, Whole Foods – Amazon, on how networks must change and evolve to become a more functional and fast-moving part of the business.

In addition, Scott Amoros, director, global consultant advisor relations for telecommunications giant Sprint Corporation, will discuss how converged networks, 5G and IoT will enable smart enterprises to turn the challenges of a changing workforce, globalization and digitalization into advantages by connecting people, places and things. Panel discussions will include executives from Anthem, BT Americas, CenturyLink, Cisco Systems, Discovery, GrubHub, NTT America and Vodafone Americas.

Through a series of thought-leader presentations, client panels and expert roundtables, the ISG Future Networks Summit will address the key issues and important considerations for moving to the network of the future. These include sourcing strategies for network technology transformation, the use of third-party managed networks, the threat of IoT and hyper-connectivity to network security and blockchain's role in enhancing that security, and how to use network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networks (SDN) to bring the network "out of the closet and into the cloud."

"In a world with no apparent ceiling on the number of connected devices, enterprises are expected to constantly stay ahead of consumer expectations for customer service, deliver high levels of operating efficiency and achieve overall business results, without compromising security or profits," said Dieter Thompson, president of Global Network and Software Services for ISG. "All of this is possible, but not without smart investments in modern data networking technology. Such technology enables true digital transformation and is the backbone of cloud services, decentralized applications, mobility and connected devices.

"ISG is proud to host our first-ever Future Networks Summit, bringing together prominent experts in network technology and business to share strategies and lessons learned."

The ISG Future Networks Summit – sponsored by Sprint, BT, CenturyLink, NTT Communications, Velocity, Vodafone, Cisco and Cyient – is geared to the interests of senior IT leaders and networking and communications company executives. The main event will be preceded by an optional Pre-Summit Workshop that will review current network sourcing trends and techniques to help participants get the most out of their networking agreements and ensure they are market-leading and future-ready.

Additional information about the event, as well as registration, can be found on the event website.

About ISG

ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 700 clients, including 75 of the top 100 enterprises in the world, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; technology strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry's most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit


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