The Next Generation Education summit-which took place from 1st to 3rd November at The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia-provided leading executives with an ideal framework for new business relationships to flourish, according to PR Newswire. The summit saw CIOs, IT executives, and provosts of computer and IT from the higher education sector across the US meet to discuss demands for the 21st century in a relaxed and vibrant environment. Speakers included leading industry professionals such as; Adrian Sannier, VP Product Management, Pearson; Kamran Khan, Vice Provost for IT, Rice University; and James Hilton, VP & CIO, University of Virginia, plus many more. Companies including VMWare, PeerApp, and Sprint sponsored the event. Executives had ample opportunity to network with peers. Charlie Baker, Director of Product Management, PeerApp, said of the event, “It’s direct business, it’s direct opportunity, it’s better than a lead,” while Jim Bottum, CIO & Vice Provost, Clemson University, commented, “I’ve found partnerships here that I didn’t expect to find.”

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