StoAmigo Executive Joins Distinguished Speakers for SIAA Maximize: Beyond the Cloud

John Papadakis to address conference attendees on ways to connect with clients and create winning relationships.

Online PR News – 19-May-2014 – Las Vegas, NV – John Papadakis, senior vice president of Sales and Business Development for StoAmigo, has been selected as a featured panelist for SIAA Maximize: Beyond the Cloud. The event will be held May 20-22 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

“As an industry, we have moved beyond discussing the myths and realities of cloud models. Companies are now focusing on the disruptive technological advancements created by SaaS and cloud computing,” said Rhianna Collier, vice president of SIIA’s Software division.

“SIIA's Maximize brings software and technology executives together to explore these emerging opportunities for driving revenue generation and rapid growth in the as-a-service marketplace.”

Topics will include the Internet of Things, hybrid cloud solutions, business intelligence and other innovations that are transforming the functionality and scope of the market. Papadakis is part of a panel discussion on “Winning Today’s Customer,” where executives will discuss best practices for streamlining the sales process and closing opportunities faster.

“Salespeople need the proper tools and the proper authority in order to be effective. That combination allows them to not only understand their negotiating boundaries, but also frees them to make the ad hoc decisions that capitalize on available windows of opportunity,” Papadakis said.

“We’ll dig deeper into those dynamics during the conference. Hopefully the attendees will walk away with ideas they can implement immediately.”

Papadakis has 35 years of experience in the field of IT and Telecommunications. He serves on numerous boards and has held many senior positions worldwide, from Chief Operating Officer of AT&T Mediterranean to Vice Chairman of Telecommunication and IT companies. His impressive background includes advising major world figures and international organizations, including the Czech government and the Minister of Communication of Greece.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to approximately 700 software and information companies located around the world.
SIIA’s Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. Through the division, executives at member companies meet to brainstorm, collaborate, and discuss the industry's latest challenges. The division's many programs offer excellent vehicles for companies to develop partnerships, boost their profile, and gain strategic insight on key issues.
With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, StoAmigo is the creator of a cloud computing ecosystem that allows public and private storage to coexist. The company is out to change the way the world does “cloud” with patent-pending technologies that make interaction fun, simple and safe across a variety of devices. Our team is committed to developing exceptional solutions that enrich digital media and offer security, privacy and control over our digital content. StoAmigo is also the proud creator of the CloudLocker, the only private, secure, server-based personal cloud device that remains under the user’s control. For more information, visit the StoAmigo website.

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