7 reasons to attend the 2016 Edison Awards

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The Edison Awards is right around the corner, and we’re excited to share this incredible experience with you. If you haven’t registered yet, take a moment to review the top seven reasons you should attend this year’s event in New York, April 21st.

 1. To Honor the legendary John Chambers

As a visionary in the technology world, John Chambers led Cisco to its position as the world’s frontrunner in IT, becoming the most valuable company on the planet in March 2000. In 2006, Chambers was appointed Chairman of the Board, in addition to CEO, and served in both positions until 2015. Currently, Chambers continues his work to advance worldwide digitization as he serves as Executive Chairman of Cisco. Join us as we celebrate John’s achievements and add him to the list of distinguished Edison Achievement Award winners.

2To Forge Connections

Networking is an important element of business. The daytime portion of the Edison Awards is set up to encourage networking. There is a good chance that you might already know someone or even many people there, such as past or current schoolmates or co-workers. Mingling with people you already know is not only enjoyable, but often leads to meeting new people. As they say, who you know can be just as important as what you know.

3. To Learn

Participate in presentations and panels involving a wide spectrum of innovation. Panel experts such as John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco Systems and Marty Travers, Executive Director & President, Telecommunications, Black & Veatch will lead an invigorating discussion exploring topics like the Internet of Things and Smart Cities.

4. To Meet a Shark

Andrew Banks is one of the ‘Sharks’ on the television series Shark Tank Australia. An Australian entrepreneur, investor, film producer and talent & learning expert, he founded HR business process outsourcing provider, Talent2 International, and co-founded recruitment company Morgan & Banks, growing the company to become the dominant recruitment force in Australia and Asia with a 17% market share before merging with Monster.com in 1999. 

5. To See the Latest Innovations

 The Innovators’ Showcase is held throughout the day at the Meet the Innovators Forum. Here attendees will be able to view the latest innovations from organizations such as TouchCast, Touchjet, OneVisage, U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Office, and The Clinton Foundation No Ceilings Project.

6. To Hear First Class Moderators

Our Meet the Innovators moderator, John Hockenberry, is host of public radio’s live morning news program, The Takeaway. An Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, he is a former correspondent for NBC News, ABC News, and NPR, and has traveled the globe reporting on a wide variety of stories in virtually every medium for more than three decades.

In the evening event guests will enjoy the charismatic Gary Gulman. Gary is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late night comedy program. The New York Times recognized him “as one of the country’s strongest comedians.”

7. To Find a Mentor

At the Edison Awards event, you may find the opportunity to share some of your work questions with other more experienced colleagues. Your fellow professionals are the best source of real-world information and advice on translation issues and other professional obstacles you may be encountering. Many attendees are often extremely open to helping their colleagues work through questions at hand.

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