World's Largest ITIL Conference Celebrating 10th Anniversay At The Bellagio, Las Vegas. Monday, February 12 to 15, 2006.
Pink Elephant Preparing To Bring The ‘Best Of ITIL’ To Milestone Event
TORONTO, ON – Pink Elephant, a global leader in IT service management consulting, education and events, today announced 10th anniversary plans for the International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition – the premier event dedicated to ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library).
The 10th annual conference, set for February 12 to 15, 2006 in Las Vegas, will feature a full line-up of experienced practitioners, industry gurus and special keynotes.
Exciting new tracks will include:-
Leading Change – Based on the eight steps for leading change by Harvard’s John Kotter
ITIL Service Support and Delivery – Two distinct tracks zeroing in on core ITIL processes
Pink University – In-demand ITIL seminars taught by Pink’s own expert consultants
Another popular track returning to the program is IT Business School, taught by respected North American business school professors.
Other highlights will include an entertaining sketch, ‘What’s So Funny About IT?’, from the LaughingStock Comedy Company; the ITIL Awards, recognizing the best ITIL projects in the practitioner community; and the Exhibition Showcase, featuring a wide selection of ITIL compatible products and services.
ITIL is the most widely accepted approach to IT service management and was originally developed by the UK Office of Government Commerce (OGC). It is a non-proprietary set of books that outline a consistent and coherent set of best practices for the provision of IT services. Pink Elephant is recognized as one of the foremost champions of ITIL, and was the first to bring ITIL to North America in 1997.
“Year over year, we have noticed an increasing interest from global organizations that not only want to learn ITIL theory, but also want to understand how they can adapt the framework to tackle top IT issues such as governance and security,” says Pink Elephant President and CEO, David Ratcliffe. “Over the next ten years, Pink Elephant will continue to lead the way and create dynamic programming at the Conference that equips IT professionals with the most essential and up-to-date information.”
While the main focus of the ten-track, 100-session program for the 2006 conference is ITIL best practices, inspiring keynotes will also explore how to adopt best practices in other areas of life. Expert political consultant Allan Pease will share his tips for effective interpersonal communication; and Jim Murphy, formerly of the US Air Force, will explain how business professionals can apply the ‘Flawless Execution Model’ used by fighter pilots to improve team performance.
The 10th Annual International IT Service Management Conference and Exhibition is taking place at the luxurious Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, rated among the world’s top ten hotels.
Pink Elephant is offering its best ever Early Bird Special price of US$1,000 to guests who register and pay for the conference by October 31, 2005. The regular price is US$ 1,695. For complete program details and to register, visit http://www.pinkelephant.com/ or call 1-888-273-PINK. About Pink ElephantPink Elephant is privately owned and is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with operations worldwide.
Pink Elephant works with organizations, including many companies listed in the Fortune 500, to improve the quality of IT services through the application of established best practices, such as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). For more information, please visit www.pinkelephant.com.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Ann LamanesAssistant Manager, Marketing Services – Communications
Pink ElephantPhone: (905) 331-5060 Ext. 295
Toll Free: 1-888-273-7465