IDG Wraps Up Annual MacIT Conference and Expo

Event’s Largest Enterprise Audience to Date Marks Clear Need for iOS and OS X Enterprise Education

SANTA CLARA, CA and FRAMINGHAM, MA, Jul 17, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — The Annual MacIT(R) Conference and Expo, the world’s premier event for “Deploying Apple in the Enterprise”, wrapped up at the Santa Clara Convention Center today, having hosted nearly 600 leading Apple deployment professionals from leading global enterprises.

“MacIT hosted an international constituency of enterprise professionals exploring state of the art techniques for deployment, management and security of Apple devices,” said Paul Kent, Conference Chairperson. “The event continues to lead the way for education, solution discovery, and importantly, professional networking. The impact of this event is clear. Look for the MacIT Conference team to continue fostering and serving this audience throughout the year, leading up to an important 2016 event.”

During the event, thought leaders who are setting strategy and support for iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and other Apple technology, discussed their biggest challenges and shared solutions and best practices for innovating in the enterprise with Apple products. Among the sessions presented were:

--  What Happens When the Disaster Outpaces Your Plans: Paul McLaughlin,
    Director, IT Production Services, Sony Pictures Entertainment
-- Apple in the Enterprise Analyst's View: Ben Bajarin, Principal, Creative Strategies
-- CIOs' Perspective on Apple in the Enterprise: The MacIT Leadership Panel Moderator: Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, CIO Magazine Panelists: Stuart Appley, CIO, SVP, Shorenstein Properties LLC; Debra Jensen, CIO, Charlotte Russe; Sam Lamonica, VP & CIO, Rosendin Electric
-- The Enterprise Opportunity: How Developers Can Capitalize on the $28 Billion Business of Enterprise Apps: Jon Potter, President and Co-Founder, Application Developers Alliance
-- Five Ways To Avoid This Headline: "Security Breach at (Your Company)": Michael Santarcangelo, Contributing Editor, CSO
-- WWDC Recap Session
-- CSO/CISO Roundtable: A Day in the Life of a Security Leader
-- MacIT Unconference - discussions based on topic feedback suggestions from the attendees. Topic suggestions submitted included: Open Source Mac management; New IBM/Apple enterprise apps; OS X in highly secure environments; establishing relationships with vendors; preferred antivirus solutions; and, free open source tools for Mac admin.

Practitioner Speakers who participated in the event came from many leading companies, including: Facebook; Expedia; Genentech; Howard Hughes Medical Institute; The Bay Club Company; Sony Pictures; Charlotte Russe; Otter Products; Bits2Body; UC Irvine; FSU; Penn State Shorenstein Properties; and, Rosendin Electric.

MacIT Conference and Expo, is produced by IDG World Expo and offers three days dedicated to putting iOS and OS X tools to work in the business organization. The conference provided Apple deployment professionals, enterprise managers, Fortune 1000, Global 50, higher education, governmental organizations and developers with in-depth information about the challenges that iOS 8 and OS X deployments present now, along with how to plan for OS X Mavericks.

Event sponsors included: JAMF Software; Code 42; Absolute Software; Centrify; Lantronix; MacStadium; Parallels; AirWatch by VMware; ESET; Endpoint Protector by CoSoSys; FileWave; FastSpring; MobileFrame; Project Wizards; Prosoft Engineering, Watchman Monitoring and Zoom. For information about MacIT 2016 sponsorship, please contact John Sellazzo at (508) 424-4813 or

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IDG World Expo ( is an award-winning producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, strategic business relationships, and access to industry-leading products, people, and services. IDG World Expo’s portfolio of conferences and events includes the MacIT(R) Conference, Electronic Entertainment Expo(R) (E3(R)), Digital Entertainment World (DEW), Game Marketing Summit(R) (GMS), Anime Expo(R), BlogHer, BlogHer Food, Retail Reinvention (R2), KCON 2015 USA, and Macworld Mobile. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company.