Top 10 Reasons to Attend NY Tech Summit 2017

For more information, contact:
Pat Spadafore, CXtec

SYRACUSE, N.Y. –  Here are the top 10 reasons to attend this year’s NY Tech Summit! The 13th annual technology conference is scheduled for June 7-9 at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY.

1. A Cyber Security Panel Discussion that’s critical to your business’s defense

Integrating technology awareness into a company’s cyber defense plan can be a challenge for most organizations. Panel members will address how they have successfully engaged their organizations and clients to join the cyber defense/security culture. Lessons learned and organizational development opportunities, such as “Using Common Sense” for non-IT partners, will also be covered and open for discussion. Learn more here.

2. Hot Topics for 2017: Corporate Awareness; Cloud Strategies’ IT Evolution; Transformational Leadership.

The NY Tech Summit conference will focus on a variety of hot topics: corporate awareness, cloud strategies, IT evolution and transformational leadership. We have aggregated feedback from industry trends, our advisors and past attendees to be the guiding force behind this agenda. These hot topics are a snapshot of just that, as they will help guide your organization in the right direction as it works to face common challenges in the IT world. Learn more about this year’s important hot topics here.

3. Networking, Networking, & more Networking

There will be several opportunities to network with hundreds of IT professionals at this year’s conference. What could that mean for you? According to Peter Belyea, president of the event’s presenting sponsors, TERACAI and CXtec, “Our attendees get the opportunity to take part in one-on-one interactions with industry-leading IT manufacturers and solution providers. These face-to-face networking and relationship-building opportunities have proven to deliver valuable connections for IT professionals within our industry.”

4. Explore, play and learn in the Tech Sandbox

Time to get your hands dirty again this year in the Tech Sandbox. Attendees will have the chance to explore, play and learn about the latest products and newest technology from the market’s leading manufacturers. During exhibit hours, the Tech Sandbox is the perfect place for igniting curiosity and participation with ideas, trends and of course, technologies!

5. Industry leading exhibits are just that…and more

The Tech Sandbox isn’t the only place you can get your hands dirty! Some of the top IT leaders in the industry, like Cisco, Spectrum Business Class, Juniper Networks, Plantronics, and more, will be on the tradeshow floor enabling you to experience hands-on interaction with showcased products of the latest and greatest technologies provided by the experts themselves. For a listing of the 2017 NY Tech Summit exhibitors and sponsors, click here.

6. A keynote speaker that will make you laugh and even think!

Jeff Havens, corporate comedian and trainer, will deliver the keynote address on June 7. Havens’ hilarious and powerful keynote address, Uncrapify Your Life!, will help attendees achieve success in leadership, customer service, communication, and corporate culture. He will share the three-step process, which innovation throughout all of human history has inevitably followed, as well as other high-quality educational lessons in an undeniably entertaining way.

7. Educational sessions will make you think and maybe even laugh!

The event will feature more than 30 educational sessions about current and emerging technologies, case studies and industry trends presented by practicing IT professionals, industry experts and thought leaders. Join industry-leading speakers from a variety of end user environments, OEMs and technology solution providers, such as Cisco, BlueRock Energy, APC by Schneider Electric, SUNY Cortland and Kalki Consulting. To read course descriptions and speaker bios, view the full agenda here.

8. A NY Tech Summit App to keep you organized!

The NY Tech Summit app allows attendees to connect with colleagues and peers on the NY Tech Summit LinkedIn group. Attendees can also exchange their “digital business cards” and any new contacts made can be housed within the “My Contacts” section of the app. But wait, there’s more! Use the NY Tech Summit app to:

  • Manage your personal event agenda
  • Search the entire conference schedule
  • Take, save, and share notes and photos
  • Locate exhibitors and sponsors on the exhibit floor
  • Scan any codes and download the matching data with the QR scanner feature

9. After Hours at the Turquoise Tiger is a guaranteed grrreat time!

New year, new venue for our attendee party! After Hours at The Turquoise Tiger will take place at Turning Stone's Exit 33 venue, immediately following the networking reception held on the NY Tech Summit exhibit floor. This year's party will feature a live music performance, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails. Don't miss out on all the fun and the chance to network one-on-one with everyone!

10. Choice accommodations that are truly World Class!

NY Tech Summit is held at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, one of the top tourist destinations in New York. Stay close to the conference and enjoy all that that Turning Stone has to offer. More info here.

About NY Tech Summit

NY Tech Summit is an educational event for IT and business professionals focused on technologies that drive business value. The event provides classroom sessions with experienced industry speakers, an extensive tradeshow, and several networking opportunities. Topics to be covered include corporate awareness, cloud strategies, IT evolution, and transformational leadership. The 13th annual NY Tech Summit will be held June 7-9, 2017 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y. For more information, visit

About CXtec

Since its inception in 1978, CXtec has delivered value and support in current and legacy networking, voice and cable infrastructure, including its own brand of equal2new® certified pre-owned equipment. The company’s CABLExpress® division manufactures data center cabling products, including the Skinny-Trunk® Solution. CXtec has been ranked on the CRN Solution Provider 500 list of North America’s Top Technology Integrators since 2001. CXtec’s headquarters and its Technology Certification and Distribution Center are located in Syracuse, N.Y. For more information, visit


TERACAI provides core networking, collaboration, data center, and services solutions that help organizations meet their business goals. TERACAI has been ranked on the CRN Solution Provider 500 list of North America’s Top Technology Integrators every year since 2011. In 2013, TERACAI was named Cisco U.S. Partner of the Year by Ingram Micro’s Trust X Alliance (formerly VentureTech Network). TERACAI is located in Syracuse, N.Y. For more information, visit


Contact: Pat Spadafore, NY Tech Summit

315-440-9177 (cell) 315-883-3874 (office)


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