Attendees will hear from Margot James, Minister for Digital and Creative Industries, and TV broadcaster and adventurer Monty Halls
LONDON, Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry, today announced the addition of two more keynote speakers for its 2018 EMEA Member and Partner Conference in London this October.
Margot James, Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and broadcaster and adventurer Monty Halls have been added to the conference program. They join Dex Torricke-Barton, who managed communications for some of the most influential Silicon Valley leaders and corporations of our day, as conference keynoters.
All three keynoters are scheduled to speak on the second day of the conference, Wednesday, 17 October.
"Our keynoters come from diverse backgrounds and have unique life experiences to share," said Kelly Ricker, CompTIA's executive vice president for events and education. "Attendees are certain to be entertained and inspired by these compelling speakers."
Margot James was appointed Minister of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in January 2018. Since her election as a Conservative MP for Stourbridge in May 2010, James held a series of leadership positions, including Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Assistant Government Whip; and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Lord Green during his period as Minister for Trade and Investment.
A former Royal Marine, Monty Halls formed his own expedition company and led a group of divers to rediscover a sunken city beside the coast of India, suspected to be the cradle of civilisation. On television, he was the winner of Superhumans and has presented The Great Escapes series. Using stunning footage and pictures from his expeditions, Halls will take his audience on an incredible journey through some of the world's most inaccessible environments. He'll demonstrate how we can learn from ecosystems and local communities. Monty reveals how other animals behave under stress, how we occupy niches within our own teams – and how best to maintain objectives in an ever-changing environment.
The theme of CompTIA's 2018 EMEA Member and Partner Conference is "The Business of Technology." The conference, scheduled for 16 and 17 October, is intended for anyone involved in the business of technology; whether it's selling technology solutions or training and teaching tech skills.
Executives from technology solution provider companies, vendors, distributors, training companies, academies, and content publishers will meet for two days of discussions, learning and networking.
For training and academic partners, the conference will include a comprehensive update on CompTIA's market-leading certification program for IT professionals.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $4.8 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the more than 35 million industry and tech professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the world's economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy, and market research, CompTIA is the hub for advancing the tech industry and its workforce. Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.