Interzone Features IBM as Title Sponsor, Ryan Holmes and Bruce Croxon as Speakers

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Politik, a global technology media company headquartered in Vancouver, is pleased to announce IBM and SoftLayer, an IBM company as the title sponsors of their upcoming 2016 Interzone conference.

Interzone will be held at the Sheraton Wall Center in downtown Vancouver on April 11 and 12 and will feature Bill McDermontt, CEO of SAP; Ryan Holmes CEO of HootSuite; and Bruce Croxon, Founder of Lavalife and Star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den and BNN’s The Disruptors.

“We are delighted to have one of the most innovative companies in the world come on board as title sponsor of Interzone for the second year in a row. IBM has proven that even one of the world’s largest technology companies can continually push the boundaries of innovation with technologies like Watson, IBM Cloud, and Bluemix,” commented Robert Brennan Hart, Founder and CEO of Politik.

Interzone, the largest enterprise technology conference in Canada, will explore how the future will be defined through a head-on collision of progressive, reinventionalist incumbents and anti-establishment punk rock insurgents.

The two day event will feature imagineers from organizations who are leveraging innovation to redefine survival in the 21st century including: Paul Maritz, Executive Chair of Pivotal; Jessie Adcock, Chief Digital Officer at the City of Vancouver; Amrik Virk, Minister of Technology and Innovation at the Government of BC; Jackie Yeaney, EVP Marketing and Strategy at Red Hat and Sebastian Stadil, CEO of Scalr. The event will be hosted by Katie Cleary, Founder of Peace4Animals, Producer of “Give Me Shelter” and Star of “America’s Next Top Model”.

“Success in human endeavour has required control over and access to scarce resources that were limited and inaccessible – land, raw materials, capital and property,” commented Hart, Interzone Chair.

“Driven by disruptive technologies, the power of these barriers to exclude and disenfranchise is now severely diminished. We are living witnesses to a new socioeconomic construct; where ideas trump inheritance, and where innovation can be achieved with next to no financial or human capital investment. Organizations that rely on the barriers of incumbency and privilege are an endangered species and being replaced by ones that embrace innovation not just as a means of reckless profiteering, but also as a way of adding value to human and social interactions.”

Register now for Interzone and save over $200 off the ticket prive using the promo code TECHVIBES25 at checkout.

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