Accelerate IT to host first annual Varsity CEO Summit, Santa Monica

May 16th, 2013

La Jolla, CA, May 16, 2013 - The Accelerate-IT Varsity CEO Summit is one of the Santa Monica region’s most compelling congregations of startup CEOs and Investors around IT. The event is devoted to fostering dialogue and insights from leading IT leaders and Investors. What began as an intimate local group, bringing together high caliber CEOs, has since expanded into a regional, annual symposium in San Diego, Silicon Valley, and Boston. The event brings together leading CEOs and investors from IT in an environment of open dialog and collaboration, giving them tools and insights from their peers, in an effort to grow and scale their companies with the latest leadership and management strategies available.

Theme

Disruptive technologies like vertical SaaS/PaaS, social media anlaytics, big data monetization, mobile currency and information security are revolutionizing business, yet the opportunity to leverage this information innovation has never been more attainable. The most successful Santa Monica tech CEOs will embrace the uncertain future by turning their attention to growth opportunities that can create breakout velocity for their businesses. We will be providing you templates and insights from proven models that have recently helped some of your peers achieve marked success in scaling their companies.

Keynote: Bob Brennan

Bob Brennan brings more than 25 years of corporate leadership experience. Bob was previously the president and CEO at Iron Mountain, a publicly traded data protection and information management services company.At Iron Mountain, Bob developed and implemented global operating strategies to drive growth, enhance customer service and ensure consistency and efficiency across the organization. He oversaw the company’s operations in 39 countries. During his tenure, Iron Mountain’s revenue grew from $1.8 billion in 2004 to $3.1 billion in 2010. Bob was previously CEO of Connected Corporation, which was acquired by Iron Mountain.Prior to Connected Corp., Bob was a General Manager with Cisco Systems, Inc., president and CEO at American Internet prior to its acquisition by Cisco in 1998.