Registration Now Open: 9th Annual Edge Conference January 11&12

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Internationally-recognized Digital Economy Expert Amber Mac to Keynote

Newark, NJ, November 14, 2017 – Edge, a non-profit group which provides optical networking, Internet, digital media management, and IT products and solutions to academic and research institutions, announces today that it will host its ninth annual conference, EdgeCon2018, on January 11&12, 2018, at the Hanover Marriott Conference Center in Whippany, NJ. Amber Mac, bestselling author, blogger and digital thought-leader, will be the keynote speaker for the conference on January 11.

Early Bird registration, speaking and sponsorship opportunities are also now available.

“We’re very excited to once again be hosting our EdgeCon conference, where participants can join in discussions, demonstrations, and workshops to learn about innovative technology solutions while networking with their peers in a collegial and forward-thinking environment,” said Dr. Samuel Conn, President and CEO of Edge. “This year we have taken a whole new approach by enhancing the format and focusing on two critical topics: Digital Leadership and Enterprise Transformation. We’re offering something for everyone so I encourage all those in education, healthcare, the government, enterprise and IT industries to participate in this event.”

This year’s conference has been designed to focus on Digital Leadership and Enterprise Transformation and offers attendees a comprehensive array of six timely, themed-based tracks to choose from:

  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Education & Technology
  • Networking & Data Security
  • Customer Support & Service Excellence
  • Aligning Business & Technology Strategies
  • Transformation Products & Services

The 2018 keynote speaker will be internationally-recognized digital economy leader Amber Mac. Ms. Mac will discuss the relentless adoption and accelerating pace of corporate culture in the digital economy and demonstrate how academic and research institutions can adapt to, anticipate and capitalize on lightning-quick changes, from leadership to social media to the Internet of Things. Additional topics include marketing, customer service and parenting in the digital age.

“It’s a real honor for me to speak at this year’s conference. Edge has been at the crossroads of technology and productivity by bringing broadband and other technological advances to its members across New Jersey and the Northeast for over twenty years,” said Amber Mac. “I look forward to furthering the conversation and addressing the important technological issues facing our society today, such as the adoption and acceleration of corporate culture in the digital economy. Please join me for what will be an exciting and informative event.”

PLEASE NOTE: Opportunities exist to participate in EdgeCon2018:

Presenters: EdgeCon2018 is accepting applications from digital leaders, educators, and academics to present at this year’s conference. Please include case studies, live demonstrations, and in-depth presentations. A special low-cost option is available for presenters.

Call for Proposals: to submit a proposal for one of the themed tracks, please adhere to the published criteria and submit your application by November 29, 2017.

Sponsors: space and opportunities are limited. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Exclusive sponsorships are available.

Sponsors to-date include:

  • Gold: EPlus; PKA Tech; VMWare/Carahsoft
  • Silver: Campus Management; Cisco Systems; Full Measure Education, MRA International; Optima Global Solutions; Skyhigh; Varonis
  • Bronze: Computer Design and Integration; Core BTS; Cylance; D2L; DynTek; Extreme Network; Integration Partners; Millennium; NWN Corporation

About EdgeCon2018

Now in its ninth year, EdgeCon is the premier, annual conference sponsored by Edge. The event brings together a wide variety of professionals from academic, healthcare, IT and government backgrounds to discuss cutting-edge technology and surrounding issues, as well as the opportunity to learn how to apply real-life solutions to their own institutions.

About Edge

Founded in 2000, Edge is a New Jersey-based 501.3(C) nonprofit which provides high performance optical networking, Internet, digital asset management solutions and IT products and services. Edge provides these solutions to colleges and universities, K-12 school districts, government entities, hospital networks, and businesses as part of a 60-member consortium spread throughout the continental US. The group is governed by New Jersey’s Presidents’ Council and housed at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on its Newark, NJ, campus. For more information, please visit: