LightEdge Solutions is teaming up with the Kansas City Business Journal to sponsor The Cloud Effect: Gaining Competitive Advantage through Cloud, a seminar discussing best practices, concerns and the rapid changes in IT. IT professionals and experts from the Kansas City area will hold a panel discussion following Keynote Speaker Howard Cribbs, Chief Technology Officer for EMC. Howard has been in the IT industry for more than 24 years as a transformational executive by leading with innovation management and driving business revenue through technology solutions. In his role as the Chief Technology Officer at EMC, Howard has led strategic initiatives to create a business-focused vision by developing a hybrid cloud model and evolving his IT staff roles to transform with the business.

The panelist discussion will be moderated by the President of KCnext, The Technology Council of Greater Kansas City, Ryan Weber and will include Kanon Cozad, Chief Information Officer at TranSystems Corporation, Brian Himsedt, Senior Director of Information Systems at the Kansas City Royals, Jared Stanley, Data Center Evangelist at Cisco and Jeff Hamer, Director of Technology at 360 Architecture. Real-world points of view from this extensive group of local IT professionals will provide attendees with insight on how they are dealing with the rapid movement and changes in IT within their industries.

The seminar will take place Wednesday, June 19 at the KU Edwards Campus from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration for this event is required and will be free at the following link: http://bizj.us/sbwx7