NJ’s Largest Tech Expo, IT Connect, Is Set To Launch on September 9th, Garden State Expo Center

September 9th and 10th at the Garden State Expo Center in Somerset will be the home of the first ever IT Connect Expo. The two-day extravaganza will include over 30 Top Notch Speakers with 5 Panels and over a dozen Seminars, 60 Plus Exhibitors, Interactive Technology Exhibits, Start Up Competition with the ability to receive up to $1 Million in Venture Capital Funds and that is just the start of it.

The event is free for Attendees and supported by more than a dozen plus Partners ranging from NJ Advance Media, NJ Tech Council, NJBIA, Big Data Alliance, NJ Community College Consortium for Workforce & Economic Development, NJ Small Business Development Center, Rutgers University, Saint Peter’s University, iCIMS, SAP, Nimble, Radiant Heritage, to the Health Care and Technology Talent Networks plus a dozen more.

The vast Partnership and all-encompassing program of the two day event reflects the vision of the organization’s Chairman, Nimish Kadakia of Aha Designs.  Kadakia envisioned a Technology Expo, which more than showcased the newest, latest and greatest, but an event which was the destination to “Connect” with anything or “IT,” thus the name IT Connect Expo.

This year’s event will focus on 5 key areas to help make the event, the “IT” Connection destination: Educate & Develop Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders, Highlight Industry Trends Through In-Depth & Targeted Panel Discussions, Empower Women To Move Forward In Technology Based Careers, Provide The Support Necessary For IT Innovation & Start-Ups, and Showcase Emerging Technologies & New Innovation.

“This event will have something for everyone from Business Leaders to Techies, Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Casual Tech Users to Students” explained Kadakia.  He went on to elaborate, “We carefully selected topics, speakers, exhibits and partners to ensure a great experience for our attendees and all involved. The end result is an excellent event, which is ready to launch; after almost 2 years of dedicated work.   I could not have done it with the great team we have.”

Speaker Schedule

1Preparing New Jersey’s Workforce for the Technology Jobs of the FutureMichele Siekerka 11:45 AMMain Stage
2Start Up Now - How to turn your idea into a business? Paul Breitman , Padma Arvind , Parag Nevatia , Elayne McClaine , Dilip Sadh 12:30 PMMain Stage
3Women in Technology: Shaping the Workforce of Tomorrow Jennifer Scandariato , Sivaraman Anbarasan , Heather Reimels , Arati Chaudhury 1:45 PMMain Stage
4Desi Communication, American StyleGordon Adelsberg 2.30 PMRoom B
5How Tech, Data and Software Drive Marketing StrategyLily Kirov , Jeff Sutton , Joel Espinoza , Andy Deutch , Bill Cooke , Steve Alessi 3:00 PMMain Stage
6Making Your Resume Amazing! Janet Garraty 3.30Room A
7Big Data and CybersecurityNikola Stojsin , Roopa Modha , Dr. Mahmoud Daneshmand , Harry Mehta 4:15 PMMain Stage
8Innovation For GrowthJames C. Barrood , Reginald Best 5:15 PMMain Stage
9Virtual Reality Showcase6:15 PMMain Stage
10Inspiration Journey Sparsh 6:30 PMMain Stage
11After Hours Networking for Vendors, Speakers & VIP GuestsDay 1 7:00 PMNetworking Lounge
1 LinkedIn: The Key To Building Your Professional BrandStan Robinson 9:00 AMRoom A
2Secrets of Accelerated Business GrowthDolores J. Stammer 10:00 AMRoom B
3Creating Financial SuccessAlan Stern 10:30 AMRoom A
4Selling Ideas to Senior LeadershipGordon Adelsberg 10:00 AMMain Stage
5Work Life Balance by Art Of LivingVikas Chawla , Vrushali 10:45 AMMain Stage
6Are You Lost? Find Excellence Through PassionSteve Boerner 11:00 AMRoom A
7Empowering Execs & Entrepreneurs to Rock their WorldPat Roque 11:15 AMRoom B
8I’m an Entrepreneur, not a Salesperson: How to grow your business by not thinking like a SalespersonCal Thomas 11:30 AMRoom B
9How To Land Your Dream Job: Resume Writing, Interviewing, & MoreWenylla Reid 12:00 PMRoom A
10Enterprise Security & Risk ManagementVipul Narula , Samir Malaviya , Deepak Lalwani , Harry Mehta 12:00 PMMain Stage
11Women In Power - Empower WomenRoopa Modha , Dr. Khyati Joshi , Emily Rosenbaum 12:30 PMMain Stage
12Gesture Control Watch - North America Launch1:30 PMMain Stage
13Internet of ThingsRama Balasubramanian 1:45 PMMain Stage
14Young InnovatorsPradeep Udhas 2:30 PMMain Stage
15How to generate new leads and clients for your technology company without massive marketing budgetOguz Konar 3:00 PMRoom B
16GeneticsMallik Kotamarti, PhD, MBA 3:30 PMMain Stage
17Making an App a RealityMichelle Narvaez 3:45 PMRoom B
18IT Company ValuationVikas Shah , Ronak Jani , Harikishan Eppanapally 4:30 PMMain Stage
19IT in Healthcare IndustryAshish Atreja, MD, MPH, FACP , Pinaki Dasgupta , Moiz Kasubhai, MD, MRCP. 5:30 PMMain Stage
20VR Showcase6:30 PMMain Stage

*All schedule are subject to change without prior notice.