Feedback from Attendees

Upcoming  2016 Events

Sep 8, 2016
IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
Chicago, IL

Sep 22, 2016
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Dallas, TX

Oct 6, 2016
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Chicago, IL

Oct 20, 2016
IT Leadership Strategies
Chicago, IL

Oct 26, 2016
Data Breaches: Defending Against and Responding to
Chicago, IL

Nov 2-3, 2016
IT Portfolio Management
Dallas, TX

Nov 15, 2016
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Atlanta, GA

Dec 1, 2016
Business Intelligence/Big Data/Analytics
Chicago, IL

Dec 8, 2016
Data Breaches: Defending Against and Responding to
Chicago, IL

Upcoming  2017 Events

Feb. 2, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Dallas, TX

Feb. 16, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Chicago, IL

March 2, 2017
IT Leadership Strategies
Chicago, IL

March 8, 2017
IT Architecture Strategies
Chicago, IL

April 20, 2017
Business Intelligence/Big Data/Analytics
Chicago, IL

April 27-28, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Las Vegas, NV

May 4, 2017
Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
Chicago, IL

May 16, 2017
IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
Chicago, IL

June 1, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Minneapolis, MN

June 8, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Chicago, IL

June 21-22, 2017
IT PMO/Portfolio Management
Chicago, IL

Sept. 7, 2017
IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
Chicago, IL

Sept. 19, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Dallas, TX

Oct. 4, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Chicago, IL

Oct. 11, 2017
IT Architecture Strategies
Chicago, IL

Oct. 19, 2017
IT Leadership Strategies
Chicago, IL

Nov. 1-2, 2017
IT PMO/Portfolio Management
Dallas, TX

Nov. 15, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Atlanta, GA

Nov. 30, 2017
Business Intelligence/Big Data/Analytics
Chicago, IL

Dec. 7, 2017
Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
Chicago, IL

(Click here to add any of our upcoming events to your calendar)

Sponsors Continually Close Business Through CAMP IT

For 32 years, CAMP IT Conferences has consistently delivered for our sponsors:

* Quantifiable ROI
* One-on-One, Face-to-Face Meetings with Decision Makers
* Brand Building

"As VP of Sales and Marketing at several tech companies we were active participants in CAMP IT. Every interaction that our teams had directly with Dan was top level. He was extremely diligent in his communication, outlined the benefits to CAMP IT and delivering on his commitments. We will continue to work with Dan and Team as opportunities present themselves, and that will be because of Dan."

Darren Blank, Sr. Director, Central and Mountain Region at illusive networks

"I have CLOSED over $20 million in new business through continued sponsorship of CAMP IT.  The format is extremely effective to say the least. I am a huge fan and have been consistently involved with CAMP IT since 1999."

David Klauser, Sales Manager, VCE

Our sponsorship of CAMP IT (Business Intelligence) events has been directly responsible for multiple new clients. We have CLOSED over $12 million dollars of new business!"

Dean Chandler, Former Sales Manager, RCG Global Services

Through CAMP IT participation, we have CLOSED $6.5 million in new business from contacts made directly at the conference."

Jeff Dorey, Regional Sales Director, NaviSite

"I have personally CLOSED over $4 million due to leads and relationships built directly through CAMP IT sponsorship."

Stephan Wood, Sr. Sales Rep, Trend Micro

"Through our participation at CAMP IT we have CLOSED over $3 million of new business."  Our business is booming and there is not enough time in the day thanks to CAMP IT.”

Vladimir Milutin, Former Director of Strategic Partners, Good Technology

"We've been participating in CAMP IT conferences for many years and always meet high-value new business contacts that translate into mutually beneficial relationships. This includes working with one new Client on a multi-year, multi-million dollar consulting engagement that they estimate will provide a greater than 20x ROI on the new differentiated offering in development. We probably wouldn't have connected outside this venue."

Duane Lyons, Practice Leader, Clarity Solution Group

"Through sponsorship at CAMP IT we have CLOSED over $2 million in new business and counting. CAMP IT is a phenomenal resource to find new business opportunities."

Annur Sumar, Regional Practice Director, Concurrency

"Through CAMP’s targeted conference format we have closed north of $300,000 in new business with more deals on the way. Highly qualified audience with excellent attendee interaction."

Seth Maybury, District Sales Manager, HP

"CAMP IT’s targeted format delivers results!! We closed two deals with contacts we made at the show and are expecting that our total revenues from those accounts will exceed $500,000. We just sponsored our second CAMP IT show and it seems that we'll see similar results from this one. The shows attract audiences of IT decision makers who looking for vendors that can solve their problems."

Benjamin Taub, CEO, Dataspace

"Thank you for having Proofpoint sponsor your recent CAMP IT Enterprise Risk/Security Management event (10/1/15). It was our first time attending and were very pleased with the results. In fact, we are already engaged with several key prospects based on introductions that you made happen during the day. There were several things that my team and I were happy with, not the least of which was the ability to participate in the learning sessions. CAMP IT is a superb way to connect with the attendees at a deeper level. Nonetheless, the fact that you had very high-level CISOs at the event was the main attraction. It was clear that they received value by being there which is great to see. It means they will be back next time – and so will our company."

Jim Cox, Sr. Director of Sales, Proofpoint

"Through CAMP IT sponsorship, we have closed an initial $150,000 with even larger deals on the way. Great format, great audience, great attendee interaction!"

Jason Hinton, Client Executive, Neudesic

"Compared to other national and local conferences I have sponsored, CAMP IT has one of the best ROIs. The level of sponsor/attendee interaction is superb. I don’t think I’ve had more one-on-ones at any other conference (Enterprise Risk/Security - 10/1/15). Dan (CAMP IT) personally brokered introductions for me to a number of executives I wanted to meet but did not know yet. He delivered a product that I will return to year after year. Truly the best format around."

Steve Opfer, Enterprise Sales Director, CloudPassage

“Dan Horwich and his team of associates at CAMP IT Conferences consistently produce high quality IT conferences on a variety of real world matters that concern business and technology professionals. The ability to see great presenters and meet one on one with the technology leaders of Chicago’s largest companies has proven to be a tremendous opportunity (CLOSED $250,000+in new business) to the team at Equilibrium IT Solutions, Inc.”

Glen Hampton, CEO, Equilibrium IT Solutions, Inc.

"Dan and CAMP IT run a first class event (Enterprise Risk/Security - 2015) with many opportunities to educate security executives and create relationships that can lead to new business."

Robert Cariddi, SVP of Sales,  SentinelOne

"I attended my first CAMP IT (Enterprise Risk/Security – February 2015) conference as a sponsor and speaker and can say that the event aligned perfectly with our company’s overall strategy and target market. We met the exact target market of security/risk decisions makers for our solutions."

Wes Withrow, IT GRC Subject Matter Expert, TraceSecurity

"Through my participation as a sponsor at CAMP IT, we have CLOSED over $500,000 of new business. One of the best resources to meet one-on-one with key decision makers on new technologies."

Bob Duggan, Partner, greenBee Technologies

“Just wanted to send you a quick thank you note. I’ve worked A LOT of IT events in the past 15 years being in the software industry. I just wanted to say thank you for putting on such a high quality show (ITSM-Nov. 2014). I’m not sure how CAMP IT obtains such high quality attendees, but I would guess that the high quality speakers may have something to do with it. We will be attending the event again as an exhibitor, clearly money well spent.”

Scott Anderson, Territory Manager, Midwest, LANDesk Software

"There are events I look forward to speaking at, and there are events where I wouldn't miss the chance to speak - CAMP IT (aka CAMP Conferences) is one of those events.  If you are in my industry, and have never sponsored one of these events - you are missing out. Seriously. One of the BEST run events, in the industry - hands down!  Dan - thanks to you and Julian for creating such a terrific franchise."

David A. Chapa, Chief Technology Evangelist, Cloud Systems & Solutions, Seagate Technology

"HALOCK has been a CAMP IT sponsor for years because it works. CAMP IT has given us the ROI that other larger trade shows and conferences have not. CAMP IT has just the right attendee-sponsor ratio so it’s easier to meet people and have meaningful conversations that lead to new business. CAMP IT is a staple in our marketing plan."

Lauren Mieli, Vice President, Marketing, HALOCK

"I have been participating at CAMP IT over the last 10 years - most recently (Enterprise Risk/Security - June 2014). CAMP-IT -one of the *only* forums where you get actual ROIIt's easy math:  Targeted audience and real access for vendors = set meetings leading to business CLOSED."

Mike Skurko, North America Sales Director, Utimaco

"I have been speaking with customers at events and conferences now for over 20 years. My experience with CAMP IT conferences (Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity - April 2014) was definitely of the highest quality groups of attendees that I have had the privilege of speaking with at one conference. The customer base was a GREAT match for our us."

Robert A. Osborne, Director, Enterprise Technologists, Dell Software

'This (IT Leadership - March 6, 2014) was one of my best conference experiences with the quality of attendees. I look forward to many more CAMP IT conferences.  Keep up the great work of getting the CXO and VP level attendees!'

Rick Nickerson, Strategic Account Manager, Troux

"CAMP IT has become an invaluable vehicle for Troux to uncover new business opportunities. We have doubled our investment with CAMP IT due to the high quality leads that we have consistently generated."

Jason Seiter, Sales Director, Troux

“CAMP IT (Infrastructure/Operations Mgmt - Feb. 2014) is a unique conference that attracts experts that lead teams and make business decisions. The format effectively enables participants (100% from IT departments) to interact with each other and the sponsors."

Farrukh Ali, Managing Director, Pomeroy

"Sharing knowledge, exchanging ideas, and building the Project Portfolio and IT Service Management Communities is at the heart of Digital Celerity’s culture, guiding everything we do as thought-leaders in the industry. The CAMP IT Conferences management team clearly shares our core values providing the ideal venue for building the IT communities we mutually serve. Having sponsored the PMI Global Congress, Agile Alliance, Fusion, Pink, Gartner and numerous other common interest community forums over the years, we’ve found CAMP IT Conferences deliver the greatest value for our client and partner community development funds. "

Bob Schwartz, Managing Principal, Digital Celerity

“I've been going to CAMP IT for the past decade and more recently as a direct sponsor of CAMP IT Security & Risk Management, in February, for 2 of last 3 years. I'm a sales executive who prefers to meet key decision makers early in the year to create leads for opportunities to close this year. In a word: Dan exceeds our expectations. Attendees are decision makers that are in your IT "sweet spot" and whom will let you clearly know if they want to engage you afterwards or not. At each event I created several leads that lead to opportunities for revenue.”

Carlos A. Munoz, CISSP and Regional Director of Sales, CounterTack

"The CAMP IT show (Enterprise Risk/Security Management, February 5, 2014) is a great place to meet highly qualified, senior level IT prospects and learn about their needs and challenges. The targeted format gives me a chance to get to know the right people and what is important to them and their organization. The event is very well organized and both the customers and vendors get to interact in a comfortable setting. This show helps me meet people it would take a year to reach. Great job!"

Bob Ciesla, RSM, Tripwire

"CAMP IT is the only conference in the region
that puts you directly in touch with Thought Leadership within several layers of management in the enterprise all in one day in one place. I have found it to be a gathering of security professionals interested in advancing their companies Information Security practice to a higher level of competency in their roles as practice leaders. I have been attending and now exhibiting for the last 10 years and plan on making CAMP my most valuable conference where I can begin the business development role in new organizations and continue making headway within existing clients. Thanks Dan!"

Ray Diggs, Sales Manager, Midwest, Security Innovation

"We just attended our first Camp IT event (BI/Analytics/Big Data – Dec. 2013) and were very impressed. Dan puts on a great conference. He is very detailed, attentive to the sponsors needs, and truly invested in our success at the conference. As a sponsor, you are able to have quality interaction and conversation with the attendees."

Ashley Schulz, Field Marketing, Domo

“I highly recommend CAMP IT for any vendor looking to strategize and network with top IT executives in the Midwest.”

Avie Mesinger, Sales Director, Arista Networks

"Thanks for a great run show (IT Leadership Strategies – Nov. 2013)! Honestly, it was one of the better ones I have been to during all my years of working trade shows. We appreciated your personal attendee introductions. The way you enabled us to determine who we wanted to target was…Genius!"

Lydia Pedroza, Client Services , Rimini Street, Inc.

"The relationships, opportunities and sales that we have developed through CAMP IT have strongly justified our participation as a sponsor. The format for attendees and for vendors is fantastic. As a vendor, we are able to see all of the valuable presentations and continue our education so we can be even more knowledgeable with our clients. Many other conferences put the sponsors in a separate room or even prohibit them from attending the presentations. On top of all of this, the CAMP IT staff is very professional and the communication with us before, during and after the event is always outstanding. We look forward to being a part of many more events in the future."

Steve Mleziva, Account Executive, ePlus

“CAMP IT has provided us with an excellent venue to increase our market penetration. We have realized an outstanding ROI with every sponsorship. Dan creates an environment to build personal relationships that is like no other event we have sponsored.”

John Ditmar, Major Account Executive, Confio Software

"For sponsors of a Camp IT Conference, the format provides a great deal of value compared to other conferences. Most important are the highly qualified attendees. When someone comes over to speak with you about your product or service, you know their interest lies not in the quality of your give-away pen but the value of your offering. Dan Horwich's attention to the little details provides every opportunity to maximize the value you can derive from the conference."

Martin tePoele, Strategic Partner Manager, Trend Micro

"Camp IT conferences have always had current, relevant, and highly anticipated topics which then draws the correct and appropriate audience for the conferences. All these factors have turned into very high quality and qualified leads."

Douglas Ennis, District Sales Manager, Infoblox

"CAMP IT provides companies like HALOCK Security Labs who specialize in professional consulting services an intimate opportunity to showcase our talents and differentiate our value proposition like no other events we've experienced."

Gregg Kalman, VP Sales, Halock Security Labs

"ROI: We have CLOSED over $1 million of new business by being a sponsor at CAMP IT."

Zach Rothstein, Associate Director – Enterprise Sales, Heartland Business Systems

"Talk about ROI... We have CLOSED well over $1 million of new business through our sponsor participation at CAMP IT."

Ryan Snell, Sales Director, WhipTail Tech

We are a frequent sponsor at CAMP IT because we have CLOSED over $500,000 of new business through our sponsor participation. Each event draws the best qualified attendees from 10-15 states. The CAMP IT team goes the extra mile to make sure we get the most out of our investment. CAMP IT runs the best IT events in the area. Period. "

Tony Zenner, Account Executive, En Pointe Technologies

“Dan is a top-notch guy. I've worked with Dan as a speaker at his conferences and he's one of the best to work with. Content - He's an animal about ensuring that there's real value in the content presented. Vendor's simply aren't allowed to just push products. Delivery - From a presenter's perspective, he's a very easy person to work with. All the details of microphone, projection, laptop, etc are always handled with ready backups in case anything fails. It's easier to be an effective presenter when things go so smoothly. Value - It takes quite a bit of up front effort to be able to speak at one of Dan's conferences, but the investment is well worth it for both the attendees (Dan makes sure we provide real value) and for the vendors (Dan's conferences bring very high quality, targeted attendees).

Joe Skehan, Director, Product Management, Venafi

"The CAMP IT Conferences have been great for Equilibrium! The venue works well, high quality participants - 100% from IT departments. Well-orchestrated, targeted conferences. We have made many new contacts through the CAMP shows and have secured great new clients (CLOSED $250,000+)and project work. Dan Horwich is great to work with. "

Brian Hampton, Senior Consultant, Equilibrium

"(CAMP IT Enterprise Mobility-April 2012) One of the best conferences I’ve been to. Thanks for including us and making all the topics relevant. You can tell the end-users (100% from IT departments) are interested as they stayed til the end!"

Sushila Mahanti, Strategic Account Manager, Good Technology

"You (CAMP IT Enterprise Mobility-April 2012) had a great audience and we've spoken with several who are very interested in the solutions that we have to some of their challenges. CAMP IT is a very good way to get to the right people..." 

David McNeely, Senior Director of Product Management, Centrify

"The very next day after we sponsored the IT Infrastructure and Ops Management Conference (Mar. 2012), we had new sales opportunities in our pipeline. This was a great event – the audience profile was a perfect fit for us. "

Ruth Davidson, Marketing Director, VaraLogix

"I recently sponsored my first CAMP IT event (IT Portfolio Management - 2012). Of the many IT thought leadership groups in the Chicago land area I’d have to rate this as one of the best I’ve ever attended. The attendees were very proactive in having conversations with the sponsor vendors. Also, Camp IT did an outstanding job in bringing in IT Leaders from not only the Mid-West but across the country. The information was relevant to what we’re seeing in the marketplace and well presented by the various speakers. I’d recommend to both vendors and IT Leaders to attend at least one event to see what a professional event CAMP IT hosts. "

Bob Ruf, Managing Director, The Judge Group

"I recently had the pleasure of sponsoring my first CampIT conference (October, 2011) as well as the honor of speaking at the event. The CampIT conferences that Dan organizes are a first class event in all regards. From a conference attendee perspective, I was presented with an excellent lineup of speakers covering a broad range of topics all perfectly aligning to the overall theme of the event (desktop virtualization). From a sponsor and speaker perspective, I was given the opportunity to speak to a room packed with IT executives. Having engaged in many marketing activities in the past, I cannot stress enough how impressive it is that Dan is able to consistently fill a room with such a quality IT audience. I look forward to attending more CampIT events in the future and speaking again if I should get the opportunity."

Chris DeMichael, Professional Services Manager, RKON Technologies

"Promoting thought leadership is important for Solstice and we have not found a better venue for that than CAMP Conferences. Dan and his team have a great formula for attracting great IT leaders across the country as well as great subject matter experts in the areas that matter to those leaders. Dan and his team have created a great environment for innovation, collaboration and knowledge sharing. We're proud to be a member of the CAMP IT community and have seen a very quantifiable ROI."

J Schwan, Founder and President
, Solstice Mobile

"Artemis Technology has found the Camp IT events to be very positive venues for getting our message out to the right people."

Dave Condensa, President, Artemis Technology

“Dan is a master at what he does. As a manufacturer sales rep, I regularly attend many conferences of various sizes and IT security topics. None of the others come close to the CAMP IT enterprise-level conferences Dan offers. His level of commitment to organization, consistent communication and follow up, and balance of supporting all attendees - sponsors, speakers, and IT professionals is unparalleled. From my perspective, our best success comes from CAMP IT attendance and I want to strongly recommend Dan and CAMP IT as a valuable resource in our industry.”

Michele Shear, Regional Sales Director, Imperva

"The sales meetings I generate through CAMP IT have consistently saved me 120 days of cold calling!"

Jim Cross, Sales Manager, Agilysys

"StorCom decided to incorporate CAMP IT conferences as part of our 2010 marketing campaign and have been very pleased with the results we have seen so early. The conference has generated several six figure deals for our organization and given us a national exposure with a small investment.  We have seen a 10X return from our investment in CAMP IT. "

Ryan Weber, Director of Marketing, StorCom

"(Desktop Virtualization/Oct. 2010) This was our first and won’t be the last experience with CampIT, and we are already seeing a significant response and return on our initial outing! Dan and CampIT have the innate ability to get the right level of decision maker and tie them to the area technology interest.  As CampIT is vendor agnostic it allows the attendees to feel more comfortable to gather information tied to their own specific field and industry.  Dan and CampIT do an excellent job of managing all the details. We look forward to attending future CampIT events!  Thanks again, Dan!"

David Stokey, Sales Director, Strategic Accounts,  VirtualBridges

"We were very impressed (PPM Sep 2010) by both the caliber of speakers and the quality of attendees at CAMP IT.  Dan and his staff do a great job ensuring that the roster of speakers provide topical and useful information to the attendees.  Unlike other conference organizations, CAMP IT is differentiated by Dan's painstaking efforts to ensure the audience is made up entirely (100%) of enterprise IT buyers.  This format guarantees that each sponsor will meet with a targeted audience of IT buyers.  I highly recommend CAMP IT as a worthwhile marketing investment for IT vendors interested in both sharing their professional insights while building their customer base."

Mark E. Calabrese, PMP, Managing Consultant,  Project Leadership Associates

We’ve been a regular sponsor of CAMP events since 2008.  Sponsoring CAMP IT is vital to helping us meet our key sales and marketing initiatives. The CAMP setting gives our sales representatives and subject matter experts a chance to engage one-to-one with IT leaders on a focused topic for each session. We build our thought leadership through presentations and by moderating panels. Our very presence at helps establish brand recognition in a crowded marketplace.  We’ll definitely be back at future CAMP sessions."

"When you attend your first CAMP session—either as a sponsor or as an attendee—you’ll immediately know that there isn’t a more dedicated and conscientious conference producer than Dan Horwich.  Dan clearly takes his role very seriously, selecting topics that resonate with today’s top challenges facing IT leadership, coaching speakers to help them deliver outstanding presentations, and crafting panels that represent an array of diverse viewpoints.  Plus, you'll be impressed by the small touches like the warm, personal welcome you'll receive from Dan, the attention to detail, and his efforts to ensure you get the most out of your investment."

Steve Susina, Director of Marketing, Laurus Technologies

"RightPoint had great success at CAMP IT's Business Intelligence/Analytics conference-May 2010.  The attendees were extremely well qualified and we CLOSED significant business from contacts made at the conference.  We love the fact that 100% of the attendees are from IT departments with targeted responsibilities.  CAMP IT delivers exactly as promised!  We look forward to sponsoring more CAMP IT conferences."

Ross S. Freedman, Director and Co-Founder, RightPoint

"CAMP IT was a Bullseye for us (Enterprise Risk - June 2010). Many shows I’ve worked were off the mark with very few qualified prospects.  Our expected return on our CAMP IT investment is at least 600 percent.  Dan Horwich and his CAMP IT conference delivered a high quality event with executive level buyers. Thanks Dan for making our jobs easier!"

Joe Ryan, Account Executive, Nexum, Inc

“I had heard great things about Dan and the CAMP IT Conferences, but did not have an opportunity to participate in one until very recently (e-Mail Archiving/e-Discovery - 2010). The conference was completely as advertised: terrific. Dan and his team are on top of every detail, whether it's insuring that the presentations have first-rate, on-topic content; or introducing just the right attendees to the speakers and sponsors. Even the breaks are well thought out!”

Jim Shook, Electronic Discovery and Compliance Solutions Consultant, EMC

“Dan runs one of the best IT marketing events a reseller can use. Not only are the events useful to you as a sponsor but the attendees get an effective learning experience as well. Dan ensures that you are getting what you expected out of your investment and I really respect that!”

Christos Zafiropoulos, HP Account Manager, Laurus Technologies

Dan Horwich and the CAMP IT organization run one of the best IT conferences (VDI 4/2010) we have ever been a part of. We found his personal attention to detail and his willingness to make introductions for us invaluable.  Our key note speaker, Elias Khnaser was pleased to have the opportunity to deliver a presentation to potential clients who were genuinely interested and excited about the content.  As a first time sponsor of the event we felt that the mix of presentations and networking provided useful information that will positively influence their future IT initiatives.  

Robert Wosneski, Enterprise Account Manager, Artemis Technology

"I recently presented at a VDI (4/2010) CAMP IT Conference held by Dan. I was truly impressed with this event - the quality of the attendees, venue, logistics, and event as a whole. Coming from Forrester Research, I have spoken at hundreds of smaller, regional events. I must say that Dan's CAMP IT event stood out as a great place for IT pros to network and get the information they need to be successful"

Natalie Lambert, Director, Product Marketing, Citrix Systems

"We have sponsored CAMP IT's e-Mail Archiving conference several times (2010/2009/2008) and have found great success!  The audience is on target with our suite of email archiving solutions. This event gives us face time with qualified IT decision makers and influencers from around the country in a cost-effective/one day format. CAMP IT is consistently a solid investment of time and money for us."

R. Anthony Seyboth, Director, Compliance & Litigation Services, LiveOffice

"CAMP IT (BI Conference-2009) delivers a high value event structured for maximum return on investment. The focused topics, concentrated time, and reasonable cost of attending combine for a great opportunity to get potential customers in seats. The opportunities afforded sponsors is superior to the mammoth trade shows and the customer interaction is focused on delivering the highest yield possible. Dan and his team are experts at marketing, staging and conducting the events. We look forward to many more sponsorship opportunities with CAMP IT.

Steve Palmer, VP Business Intelligence and EPM, Business & Decision

“Our second CampIT experience (Sept 2009-Project & Portfolio Management) was nothing short of outstanding. I didn’t think it could top the first one, but it did! Dan Horwich does a phenomenal job bringing together senior IT leaders, practitioners and vendors. This is one of the better run events I’ve participated in over the last few years. Dan’s expertise with bringing the right IT leaders and vendors to the event makes this an event not to be missed. We look forward to participating again at CampIT in the near future. I strongly recommend CampIT to anyone looking to connect in a meaningful way with enterprise IT peers and leading solution providers.”

Kurt Weisenberger, Senior Integrated Marketing Campaign Manager, Planview, Inc.

"Having only attended one CAMP IT Conference around DR and BC (Sep. 2009), I can tell you Dan is a true professional with respect to his strategy, expectation delivery, and overall attendee confidence. There were more positive comments about Dan's conference than with any other I have ever attended. He afforded a perfect balance between vendor and consumer interactions, and made it on the consumer's terms. Dan's IT conferences are second to none and well worth the investment."

Shawn Wagner, Integrated Data Storage

"CAMP IT's IT Leadership (July 2009) conference was a great hit for us! CAMP's one-day targeted format enables us to have face-to-face meetings with CIOs and other IT decision makers that would normally take us a month of sales time on our own to produce.  The quality of attendees is tremendous and the format is very comfortable for attendees to approach sponsors to discuss opportunities with them.  CAMP IT delivers face time with a targeted IT audience!"

Paul Marron, Regional Sales Manager, Software AG - webMethods Division

"Dan has taken the CAMP IT offering in the North Central Region and made it an anchor to any high end technology game plan. Whether you’re a vendor looking for results, or an end user executive, CAMP IT will deliver results.  Don’t invest in another event if you’re a vendor or attend another technology session until you view what Dan is offering through the CAMP IT regional seminars and events. Strong executive with integrity, ROI for both vendors and end users that exceeds expectations. An executive and a company I would recommend that anyone interested in this level of services to find a way to attend invest and be a part of the experience." Contact direct for reference: David Klauser: 312-543-5132

David Klauser, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, Transcendent, LLC

(IT Leadership Strategies - July 2009)"Thanks for a great conference and super
(CIO/IT Executive) introductions. Your personal attention made all the difference in elevating a standard event into one which delivered real value to my sales efforts. Looking forward to participating at future events."

Scott Mitchell, Sales Manager, Serena Software

“Our first CampIT experience (June 2009-Enterprise Risk) exceeded our expectations.  It was very well-run and thoughtfully organized so that the attendees and vendors were able to derive maximum value from the day.  Dan’s depth of experience in bringing IT practitioners and solution providers together effectively was apparent throughout the event…we’ll be back!”

Jaime Davenport, Director of Marketing,
nuBridges, Inc.

"In economic times like these, companies are getting much more selective on where they spend their marketing dollars. The Camp IT events are an excellent return on investment! I have now sponsored two events (representing different IT organizations) and have been extremely pleased with the outcome. Dan and his team do an excellent job of managing all the details. They gather a targeted group of decision makers and schedule an agenda of topics that are meaningful to its audience. Each time, I was introduced to new qualified prospects with whom I have since turned into valued customers and business partners. I look forward to sponsoring another event! Thanks again, Dan!"

Diana Mucci, Senior Account Executive, VeriSign

"We recently sponsored the CAMP Application Development conference (May 2009) and were very pleased with this event. The highly focused and structured format works well to attract a diverse audience with common interests and goals. We were very satisfied with the quality of the conversations we had with attendees and are grateful for Dan Horwich's guidance and outstanding management of this extremely worthwhile event."

Rich Lyons, President and Founder, Lyons Consulting Group

"The (2009) Virtualization conference at CAMP IT had great attendance with the right audience.  The Symantec team thought the day was well worth  it and will do more events with Dan and CAMP IT this year."

Ed Dynis, Regional Manager, Endpoint Management Specialist, Symantec

"The 2009 CAMP IT (E-Mail Archiving) conference I attended was excellent. From a vendor's perspective, the show had everything I was looking for: Great attendees, topics well suited to my offerings, and really good speakers. I'm normally a speaker at these shows, but I'm glad I was able to listen this time. The panel was excellent and insightful. They presented a lot of great information to the attendees and vendors alike. Dan runs a polished operation. We'll be back."

Nate Fitzgerald, Product Manager, Messaging Extensions, MX Logic

“CAMP IT offers a targeted format that has been very effective for me.  I have sponsored several CAMP IT conferences (2009/2008/2007) and I am always impressed with the quality audience of IT departments that they recruit.  The audience is always right on target with my offerings and helps me build my sales funnel.  I highly recommend the CAMP IT conference format for any vendor that is looking for a well qualified IT audience.”

Gary Myk, Sales Director,  Zenoss

"We recently exhibited at a CAMP IT (Network & Systems Management) event and I was very impressed.  Not only were the attendees extremely qualified and seeking solutions, but they were open and interested in learning more about the solutions presented. So often IT events are simply pitchfests for the vendors and this results in closed-off attendees who are suspect of the information provided.  Because of the “No pitch” conference environment that you’ve established, attendees know that the presenters are there to provide valuable information that they need to solve their problems, and so are more open to discuss what is going on in their organizations.  The audience was engaged, asking great questions and everyone benefited from the discussion.  Overall, I had a great event and plan to come back again."

Brian Shomock, Business Development Manager, CITTIO

"CAMP's ability to provide topical subject matter, attract top-level attendees-from a multi-state area- and recruit quality speakers for their conferences is unsurpassed. The ability to get our messages across and network in such a manner that we can take a thought leadership role in the IT community is invaluable. My counterparts in other regions of the country only wish they could find such a marketing vehicle for their own campaigns. As such, I have been pleased to the point where I actually doubled the number of CAMP IT conferences we have committed to in the past year. I only see that trend continuing to be a healthy one in the future."

Mark Goldenberg, Regional Marketing Manager, Central US,  HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS

“We recently co-sponsored at CAMP IT’s “Email Archive” forum.  This was our first time at CAMP IT and had no idea what to expect.  I was very impressed with the CAMP IT staff and how well the event was attended.  There were over ninety well qualified enterprise IT archiving attendees and at least seventy individuals stopped by our table to pick up information and discuss their business issues.  We have thirty active 2008 projects from the event.  The number of attendees verses the percent hit rate of post sales activity, regardless of the initial cost, is well worth the investment. Now we have a target list of accounts for additional product solutions.”

J.R. Haag, Sr. Account Executive, Bishop Technologies, Inc.

"I just wanted to thank you for your efforts executing the recent Virtualization/Consolidation Strategies event. This was my first CAMP IT Conference since I joined Marathon Technologies and I am so glad my Marketing team has signed us up as a sponsor for multiple events this year. Not only was I impressed by the sheer number of high-quality attendees, but I had multiple opportunities to interact directly with a majority of them. Unlike other shows where so many of the attendees are just looking for the vendor giveaways, I found your attendees to be genuinely interested in engaging and learning about Marathon’s solutions because of the format and the subject matter relevance to their primary business challenges. In particular, having the chance to sit among the attendees at lunch enabled me to pursue more in depth conversations and truly explore several leads which have now turned into revenue opportunities. That kind of dialogue is invaluable and makes me really appreciate the intimacy of the CAMP IT conferences. I’m certainly looking forward to participating in upcoming events.

Joel Shapira, Midwest Sales Director, Marathon Technologies 

"MessageOne attends, exhibits at and provides speakers for a variety of different technology shows sponsored by analyst firms, publications and associations.  We continue to return to CAMP IT events because they are well run, offer interesting educational opportunities and help us make face-to-face connections with IT decision makers.  We look forward to participating in future CAMP IT events."

Paul D'Arcy, VP of Marketing, MessageOne

"We recently sponsored and presented at a CAMP IT event on Business Process Management.  In more than 10 years of leading business development efforts in the IT space, we have never attended an event so well targeted both in terms of relevant subject matter and attendees.  In addition, the ratio of attendees to vendors was ideal.  It created an opportunity to interface with a captive audience of decision makers that are dealing with challenges that our solutions speak to.  The format then provided the time and the space to begin meaningful discussions.  We will definitely be a part of the CampIT experience again!"

Kenton Bohn, Business Development Manager, Geneca

"Our experience at the recent CAMP IT Conference (Virtualization - Implementation Strategies) was excellent. The opportunity to interact with a group of seasoned IT professionals was a refreshing experience in contrast to typical hype-intensive industry events. Additionally, as a sponsor, the format was highly conducive to having effective dialogue with attendees, not just the usual brief interaction and promotional giveaway found in most sponsorship opportunities . We look forward to participating in additional virtualization focused events."

Joseph Fitzgerald, CEO, ManageIQ

I wanted to follow-up with you after last week's CAMP IT Event (DR & Data Protection).  As you know, it was my first event and I have to tell you - it was great!  I have been to many shows/events/conferences before, but the forum and format of your event was excellent.  The way you have designed these conferences make the sponsors feel like a part of the event - where often, we do not.  The attendees were all very excited to talk to us and learn more about what we do as a company and were very open to discuss their own environments, their thoughts and their plans.

I know that Optimus has been a sponsor of these events before and I really hope they continue to.  Again, thank you so much for your hospitality and creating such a warm, inviting and positive atmosphere in which to delivery our company's message.

Russ Patrizi, Account Executive, Optimus Solutions

"The CAMP IT CIO Agenda conference is one of those rare conferences that brings together a diverse group of CIOs and senior-level IT professionals to cover a range of relevant topics from which everyone can benefit.  As a speaker, sponsor, and moderator, I enjoyed and benefited from the experience.  CAMP IT President Dan Horwich and team offers a high level of service, organization and relationship to event presenters and participants." 

Patricia Shafer, President, Compel Ltd.

"CAMP IT sounded almost too good to be true.  After well over a decade of the same, tired approach with massive trade shows I was delighted with CAMP IT and their more “boutique approach” to bringing a targeted group of highly qualified prospects all under the same roof.  The environment is far more casual and gave the conference attendees plenty of time to mingle and talk with a select group of vendors.  The needle in the haystack is not an issue here.  All of the attendees at the Enterprise Security Management conference in Chicago were what I would consider to be an excellent fit for my company.  My only complaint is that this seems well ahead of it’s time and I’ll need to endure many, many more dinosaur events where we’re inundated by the pen grabbing masses…J  This should be the new gold standard and I hope sales and marketing groups nation wide are paying attention to this approach.  CAMP’s reasonably priced targeted conferences produce viable leads, without the headache of weeding through the countless masses of horribly unqualified leads that a standard tradeshow would net. Hats off and you’ll be seeing me again without fail. 

Mike Skurko, Director of Consulting Sales, RedSeal Systems

"Organized, targeted, and exceptionally well executed.  CAMP IT’s attention to detail is evident in the careful screening of qualified attendees and the selection of speakers and relevant topics.  The structure and format of the BPM Conference had the professionalism and quality of a big conference with the interaction of a more personal event.   With experience at larger industry shows, I was impressed with the CAMP IT operation and recommend them for future events."

John Lojek, Director of Solution Strategy, Appian

CAMP IT is a different experience for all involved. Different in that the large audience comes from a diversified set of companies, and everyone is there to learn and not afraid to ask tough questions.  Different in that as a presenter it was great opportunity to communicate some basic and not so basic information on what IT personnel should be thinking about in order to meet their business needs.  Different in that people could come up and provide feedback or ask questions directly to speakers in a simple setting. Different in that Enterprise IT attendees and sponsors have repeated opportunities to talk and evolve the conversation - a 'winning' event format. IT departments in the Midwest are lucky to have such a low-cost forum from which to pull a tremendous amount of information in less than a day. We look forward to participating in future CAMP IT events.”

Edward O'Connell, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Hitachi Data Systems

"CAMP IT offers Optimus an excellent forum to reach prospects in the Midwest in support of our Chicago office.  The event agendas attract qualified individuals and have been a cost-effective way for us to market to ideal target accounts.  Thanks CAMP IT! "

Michael Cohn, Marketing Director, Optimus Solutions

"I’ve had the pleasure of speaking and exhibiting at two of the CAMP IT conferences and it’s clear that these events consistently deliver quality content for attendees, and quality leads for participating sponsors and presenters.  The secret to CAMP IT’s success appears to be in the perfect union of timely educational content directed at the relevant target buyers, decision-makers, and technical influencers.  The emphasis is on collaborative consultation, rather than thinly veiled product pitches, and as such provides a high touch environment for attendees to share their struggles, challenges, ideas and solutions with each other and with vendors and solution providers.  My only complaint is that the program is limited to the Midwest region – it should be replicated nationwide!"

Sandy Hawke, Director, Product Marketing, Vormetric

"CAMP's Mobile and Wireless conference was a great success, and  I was extremely pleased with the quality and number of Enterprise IT attendees.  The attendees were the right target audience and I will definitely be participating in future CAMP events.  I would recommend CAMP's events to all IT vendors looking for high quality leads."

David Gau, Midwest Sales Director, AirWave Wireless

"We had a very productive day at your recent CAMP IT conference “The Mobile Wireless Enterprise”. The targeted topic of the conference attracted an attendee list that was solely focused on mobility and allowed us to quickly get face time with the key decision makers. We had a good mix of both existing customers and new prospects, I look forward to your next event."

Brian Ferguson, Territory Sales Manager, NetMotion Wireless

“CAMP IT conferences are an outstanding educational forum for IT professionals to participate and learn about specific business issues.  As an example of this, the recent Email Archiving & Data Management event generated an excellent mix of IT Messaging and Records Management folks that are interested in solving similar business issues.  The participants were highly interactive and had the opportunity to socialize with their peers from other organizations while learning from experts in the industry.  I would recommend CAMP IT to others seeking a target audience that is focused on a specific IT business issue.”

Doug Engledow, Director, Information Management Sales, CA

“CAMP IT’s targeted format provides great value to vendors looking for a specific Midwest audience aligned with their solutions.  At the Managing Efficient & Reliable Networks conference we met with a focused audience interested in our suite of networking solutions.  The laid back, intimate format makes it comfortable for the attendees to approach the sponsors without feeling overwhelmed.  At the same time, the sponsors have enough space to market their solutions without being stepped on by other vendors.  Because of this we were able to gain great mind share from the attendees."

Steve Dwyer, Regional Sales Director, A10Networks

"Having exhibited at many industry shows, we've found the CAMP IT Conferences to be a worthwhile event for meeting IT decision makers.  The conference attracts a qualified audience and the format allows us to have engaging, constructive conversations with attendees.  We're looking forward to participating in future CAMP IT events."

Chris Miller, Central Regional Manager, Neverfail

"The quality of the attendees at CAMP is outstanding!  As a sponsor of CAMP’s IT Leadership Conference we were able to meet with a senior level IT audience interested in our solutions.  By being in the same room with all attendees for the entire day we were able to have great interaction with them in a very professional way.   We look forward to future participation at CAMP IT Conferences."

Steve Rush, National Account Manager, Quest Software

“As a first time sponsor of CAMP IT’s Enterprise Security Management event, I was extremely pleased with the cooperation I received from the staff and the intimate setting that allowed us to acquire quality leads from the attendees. These attendees were our target audience, well versed IT professionals that understood the meaning of security and how we can help them meet their needs. I would highly recommend these events to any IT vendor that is looking for highly qualified leads.”

Byron Rashed, Senior Marketing Manager, the Americas, SSH Communications Security, Inc.

"As a CAMP IT sponsor at the Enterprise Security Management conference, we were able to meet with key decision makers that we may never get face time with with otherwise.  Also, if we were to try and conduct a similar seminar on our own, we would spend 3-4x's as much and would be lucky to get 1/3 of the turnout.  We are highly satisfied with CAMP IT.  The staff is very professional and extremely responsive.  I would highly recommend this program to others."

Kathleen Lesauski, Global Account Director, VeriSign Security Services

"CAMP’s Enterprise Mobile/Wireless conference provided us with a targeted enterprise IT audience to meet with.  We were very impressed with the quality of the attendees and their interest in our wireless solutions.  The contacts made at this conference will help me in my efforts to exceed my sales quota. Since we were in the same room as all of the attendees for the entire day, we were able to get great interaction with them.  By closing just one lead from the event we will have more than paid for our time and marketing investment.  We look forward to participating at future CAMP targeted events."

Mike Simmons, Regional Sales Manager, Trapeze Networks

"By being a sponsor at CAMP’s Targeted Conferences, we are able to consistently meet with a different enterprise IT audience at each event we attend due to breadth of topics offered.   The targeted format provides for great interaction with the attendees since all sponsors are in the same room with all attendees for the entire day.   We look forward to our continued success at CAMP!"

Fred Anderson, Account Executive, Internet Security Systems

"CAMP’s targeted format has consistently delivered for us!  We have sponsored multiple CAMP events over the last year and have been able to see a healthy increase in our business due to the contacts we have made at these targeted events.  We appreciate the fact that all attendees have job responsibilities that directly relate to theme of each targeted event.  It makes our sales qualifying process that much easier!   We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with the CAMP IT team."  

Dan Croft, CEO, Mission Critical Wireless

"The CAMP Conferences delivered us the exact target market we want to capture.  As a sponsor looking for an ROI on special events, I am very pleased with the caliber of the attendees- department heads, senior leaders, decision makers, and strategic influencers- and the conversion to sales.  While we may spend more money in other mass marketing areas, CAMP Conferences has delivered the exact individuals that we want to hear our message at a very cost-effective level."

Chris Davis, Senior Product Manager, NTT/Verio

"As a sponsor, the conference setting allows my company a very high presence and credibility with the attendees.  The attendees are of the highest caliber I’ve seen.  Other conferences I’ve attended don’t have the number and type of decision makers I’m looking for in my marketing efforts"

Rob McCoy, President & Founder, RAM Communications

“The focus on leveling the playing field and driving for real industry experts to present the direction and vision of the industry and the real tactics of solving enterprise business problems makes the format for the CAMP Conferences a formula for success. No IT executive should be without the calendar of events offered by this program, and for vendors who are delivering real value this represents a forum of significant businesses that are interested your expertise in industry transition. However, leave your sales glitz at the office, this is a down-to-earth information sharing event that the CAMP team keeps dialed-in at just the right level.  Excellent forum, please keep it up.”

Todd Landry, Senior VP Marketing & Product Management, Sphere Communications

"The CAMP IT (Managing Network Performance) conference was a breath of fresh air compared to similar events hosted by different organizations.  This event was very focused with interactive discussions ultimately leading to solid, qualified leads that meet our customer demographics.  I would highly recommend this conference to vendors that want to get in front of IT decision makers from a variety of verticals."

Bob Gilbert, Sr. Product Manager, Riverbed Technology

"CAMP IT Conferences are targeted and superior events for reaching senior IT professionals in enterprise organizations in the Midwest. After several events I continue to be impressed with the conference content and the quality of the people we meet. CAMP IT provides our organization with the first-rate visibility among senior IT that we are looking for."

Jason Freebern, Enterprise Sales Manager, Softricity

"CAMP’s Targeted IT Conference format draws the best qualified Midwest enterprise IT attendees. We were able to meet with serious corporate IT buyers interested in our wireless security solutions. This targeted format allowed us to make the best use of our sales manager’s time. We will be back."

Jenny Coupe, Marketing, AirMagnet

“The (targeted) conference setting was one I wish we saw more often as vendors.  It allowed us to participate and take part in the keynote discussions, which is something we never see.  The leads appear to be of great quality and I got intimate time with all the customers in attendance.  The event was very coordinated and professional, great job CAMP Conferences.  A+”

Mike Hines, Account Manager, Configuresoft

"CAMP IT’s Targeted Conference format is crafted, among other good things, to foster focus—both focus for the prospect on IT  issues, as well as focus for vendors on understanding customers.  CAMP is of great value in helping us find qualified business prospects in the Midwest territory."

Scott Mendels, Regional Sales Manager, Skybox Security

"We generated more quality leads in one day than at any other recent event.  Additionally, the speaking opportunities provide superior awareness and networking because the event is so well-orchestrated. Our relationship with the CAMP IT team will be a long and healthy partnership."

Kim Burbules, Vice President, Marketing, CA 

"CAMP IT has proven to be a worthwhile investment for Software Spectrum and our participating partners.  The opportunity to meet with and gather leads from a qualified audience is, in a nutshell, what we want from a show.  CAMP IT delivers!  We’re already looking forward to further participation!"

Hall, Partner Marketing Strategist, Software Spectrum

"ANET found an abundance of qualified Frame Relay, Co-location and T1 leads.  CAMP is THE most cost-effective format to meet Midwest enterprise IT decision makers."

Ben Liggett, VP of Sales, ANET Internet Solutions

How Industry Executives Feel About CAMP IT:

"I'm always impressed with the group of people that CAMP is able to pull together...It's because of the people here and the companies you represent."

Bill Gates speaking to the audience at the most recent of his seven CAMP IT appearances.

For feedback on CAMP IT Conferences and Dan Horwich, President of CAMP IT, please read below.

“Dan invited me to speak at CampIT several years back and I found it to be wonderful experience. As such, my firm has participated in many subsequent conferences. The events are very well run and attended by quality executives. I have forged some great relationships with attendees and fellow speakers. I commend Dan for running great events.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value

Jim Vaselopulos,
Partner at PSC Group, LLC

“I have worked with Dan at a number of his conferences. He does a good job in ensuring the right people get connected. He always discusses needs with both vendors and attendees, and works to help meet those needs.”
Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

Dave Anderson,
President, General Manager at Binary Companies

“Dan and I have teamed together at several of the CampIT functions, where I have served as panel moderator as well as corporate sponsor. His functions are consistently well attended, and on mark with current "top of mind" IT issues facing executives today. He is well organized and well respected throughout the IT industry thanks to the overall quality of CampIT.”

Peter Berg, Territory Vice President, CompuCom

“Dan runs EXCELLENT technology-focused conferences! I've been attending them for years and began speaking at them in the last two years. He truly caters to the attendees by ensuring the vendors understand that the attendees want the technical info and details and not marketing fluff. This is the reason why he's been able to attract technical, mgmt and executive level folks from all around the country. This enabled Dan to establish key relationships at many levels which allows him to obtain feedback from them and keep on top of what challenges we're facing and what kind of topics we're interested in. Also, the conference format is great! They're based on a specific technology topic and being that the conferences are condensed 1-day events they're easy to fit in anyone's busy schedule. I'd highly recommend attending and/or speaking at CampIT conferences.”

Min Ju, Enterprise Security Architect, Symantec Corporation

“In a marketplace typified by over-promised and under-delivered value, Dan delivers as promised. Dan understands the dynamics of professional collaboration and knowledge transfer in the IT community and his CampIT sessions provide both. I've met fellow professionals with whom I have developed personally rewarding professional relationships. And I have learned how others have defined, attacked and solved their technology challenges, equipping me to be more successful. Dan delivers."
Rich Furst, Illinois Territory Manager, Micro Focus

“Dan has been phenomenal at creating an environment that allows my organization to have intimate and relevant access to IT executives in my target market. I've found Dan to be trustworthy and focused on my individual needs as a member of his network and his client base. I highly recommend Dan.”

Kenton Bohn, Sr. Business Development Manager at Geneca

“Dan has done a tremendous job at CAMP IT over the years. From a vendors perspective, I find that Dan has been able to combine a well thought out and planned event for customers and at the same time introducing vendors to our prospective clients in a casual atmosphere. I would recommend Dan and his work at CAMP IT to everyone.”

Fred Anderson, CISSP, Regional Sales Manager, North Central, IBM Internet Security Systems

“Dan puts on a professional, quality IT event. I was very impressed with his ability to get high caliber speakers and relevant topics.”

Jim Anthony, Client Executive, Acxiom  

“Dan's CampIT events always provided me tremendous value with a way to rise of above the noise in reaching out the IT marketplace. The ROI on his conferences was time and time again above and beyond what one would expect from a local event. I used these events while at Diskeeper Corp a few years back but still today tell vendors the value they provide.”
Robert Biddle, VP Member Programs at CompTIA

“I've worked with Dan over the past several years through CA's alliance with his company, CAMP IT Conferences. During this time, I've come to realize that Dan is an incredibly insightful marketer with a firm grasp on the key issues facing the IT industry today. As a business partner, Dan is always a pleasure to work with and he has consistently strived to help us maximize our marketing investment to generate qualified leads for our Sales teams.”

Kimberly Kaminski, VP, Area Marketing - Central Area, CA, Inc.

“Dan is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. The conferences he produces are well ran and on target. He selects very specific and relevant topics important to IT professionals. Dan has a keen understanding of current business issues and does a great job of seeking experts who can address business needs through the use of technology and services.”

Deb Krug (formerly Hocker), Manager, Field Marketing, North America, Quest Software

“Dan Horwich is the consummate sales person. He is personable, thorough and resourceful. His organization runs world-class IT seminars and meetings and Dan is a man of his word. I would hire him in a heartbeat."

Mark Koszyk,
Event Marketing Manager, Vision Solutions

“Dan is a true visionary. I have worked with Dan over the past 5 years and he never ceases to amaze me. His Camp Conferences are events without equals. His sales and marketing skills are very strong but his ability to clearly understand the needs of both customers and vendors is a talent you don’t see often in the industry. I look forward to continuing my relationship with Dan and his team at Camp Conferences.”

Kenneth Berbert, Central Region Sales Director, Axcess International

“I first attended CAMP IT in Chicago in 2007 and was immediately impressed with the concept and the delivery. Dan put together a group of what I consider to be "pre-qualified leads" all in a single room where we, the vendors, worked our tables and gathered leads. Generally 'trade shows' are filled with gapers and non-qualified leads. The companies attend these shows because they feel they really need to, but there is no pay off. The concept and delivery at CAMP IT were great, but really what were impressed by were the results. Dan delivers. There is no better way to phrase this. If you need to attend one IT show this year and find viable leads? Talk to Dan. This is where I'd put my money every year...”

Mike Skurko, Director, Consulting Sales, RedSeal Systems

“Dan does a fantastic job of driving attendance of quality companies and prospects around very well organized topics and agendas. I was very impressed to see the organization and content of the first event I sponsored with Dan and CAMP IT”

Dan Goetz, Field Sales Representative, Spectra Logic

“Dan is excellent at making connections. He understands the need to network and share information. His work is well run and organized.”

Todd Prieve, Territory VAR Business Development Manager, Avocent

“I have worked with Dan and his Camp Conferences organization for the past 3 years and have been consistently impressed with the CampIT events. Dan's relationship with the IT community is fantastic and his seminars draw qualified IT decision makers who are interested in new technology.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

Shawn Bezzant,
Field Marketing Manager at LANDesk Software

 “I have worked with Dan on the CampIT events in recent years, and not only was Dan very proactive and helpful, but he administers great lead generation events. I look forward to working with Dan in the future and fully support his organization on the excellent events they put on!”

Byron Rashed, Director of Marketing, SSH Communications Security, Inc.

“I have worked with Dan in two CAMP IT events and we plan to do four more with him in 2008. I find him well networked in the industry, professional, and capable of delivering on his promises.

Jeff Burrus, Regional Manager, Avocent

“Dan's CAMP IT conferences are the best. They are very well organized and deliver content on a specific business topic. He continuously evolves the sessions to keep up with today's TOP IT business problems.”

Doug Engledow, Vice President, WW Channel Development, CA

“The CAMP IT conferences are a highly effective means of networking with senior IT professionals and learning about the latest trends, challenges and successes in the IT world. Dan is an exceptionally knowledgeable and talented leader of this organization. His insight and assistance have been very valuable to 4Gen. I highly encourage others to make use of the forum that Dan provides with CAMP.”
Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative

Jay Gleischman,
Owner, 4Gen Consulting LP

“I have attended two of Dan's CAMP-IT conferences and was most pleased with the format, quality of attendees, and overall value that he provided me in terms of leads and contacts. I will continue to be a sponsor for CAMP-IT in 2008 and beyond, and would highly recommend Dan and CAMP-IT to anyone who is looking to meet key IT contacts in large, F500 organizations.” Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value

David Gau,
Sales Director - Premier Accounts at AirWave Wireless (A Division of Aruba Networks, Inc)

“I worked with Dan and his CAMP IT organization for several years. I have always looked forward to the CAMP IT conferences. My perspective as a vendor in a booth has allowed me to appreciate how well Dan does his multi-faceted job of running these conferences.”

Jim Galassi, Named Account Manager, Accuvant

“Dan is great to work with. He is very responsive and always willing to go above and beyond to help his clients.”

Amy Zdarstek, Field Marketing Manager, Quest Software

“Dan has an amazing ability to recognize the changes in his market but then also has equally amazing abilities to create tremendous value for his clients - whatever that requires, even if it means re-defining his offerings. This industry needs more people like Dan; focused, determined and keenly in touch with the needs of his customers. I am looking forward to working with Dan again in the future.”

David A. Chapa, Senior Technologist, Solutions Group, Quantum Corporation

“Dan has been a consummate professional during my numerous interactions with him since we've met. He has consistently provided valuable industry insight as well as introduced me to new contacts and potential new business opportunities. He demonstrates impeccable integrity and respects the value of key relationships. He is on my short list of people to contact when I need help and I would strongly encourage others to work with him.”

Joel Shapira, Director - North Central, Reconnex

“Dan has always been a pleasure to work with and we share similar beliefs about business relationships. As a business partner Dan works to find the situation that will benefit both parties. I have always thought that relationships are two way streets and Dan has demonstrated his willingness to go above and beyond to help me and my business prosper. .”

Steven Robb, VP and GM, LaSalle Solutions

“As President & Executive Director of CAMP IT Conferences Dan has provided a highly productive forum for both attendees as well as vendors at the conferences. He has creatively crafted a format with a knowledge transfer approach in an intimate setting that brings attendees close to the vendors. The results are a mutually rewarding experience for everyone involved.” Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Jim Prentiss,
Strategic Account Manager, MarkMonitor

“I had the pleasure of being a co-sponsor of an event Dan put together in Chicago. I must say that his diligence, inspiring energy and delivering excellence in content assured its success. Event attendance was high and the content was heavily complimented on by many attendees. I can clearly recommend Dan and the CampIT events.”

Roger Bartel, IT Management Solutions, Compuware

“I've worked with Dan as he's developed conferences I have participated in as a vendor and I have been extremely impressed with his organizational abilities and his uncanny knack to bring IT professionals from all walks of life to his conferences.”

Dan De Fina, Sr. Systems Engineer, Trapeze Networks

“Dan is a high energy, high-touch executive who has demonstrated a commitment to bring quality, value and content to his conference attendees and sponsors. His approach is deliberate, positive, responsive and respectful. He is an asset to the Chicago and Midwest IT community.”

Dan Stibolt, Strategic Channel Manager, Quantum Corporation

“Dan's conferences are the best! I highly recommend them. Well run and excellent audiences.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Nick Mehta,
CEO at LiveOffice LLC

“I recommend Dan and CampIT Conferences. Having participated in a number of conferences, I find it both attracts a wide-range of attendees, and addresses a number of important issues. Many attendees have told me the get a lot of value from these sessions.”

Mark Diamond, President & CEO, Contoural, Inc.

“Dan puts on resourceful conferences, if you’re either a vendor or an IT professional, you will find CAMP IT helpful. Dan does a great job over seeing the material presented; he always has the top topics in the IT world presented without there being an underlined sales pitch. The networking times during these events are always fruitful for both sides. I would recommend everyone to attend Dan’s events.”

Ryan Prendergast, Account Executive, LaSalle Solutions

“I've worked with Dan during several CAMP IT functions now, and not only does he show a very high degree of professionalism, he adds a substantial amount of value with his customer focused approach. He has always provided our organization with guidance and feedback that allows our company to make the most of our partnership together. Dan has been a valuable trusted business partner and we look forward to working with him the future.”

Dan Synwolt, Account Executive, Laurus Technologies

“Dan runs a great show and is an even better guy. He is very detailed and everything always runs very smooth with good interactions with everyone there. He has everything set up in a fashion in which interest is peaked and information is passed so the audience can absorb the maximum amount in a short time. The topics are spot on and usually deal with current issues/ideas. It is a pleasure to work with him and I look forward to CAMP IT as it is well worth the time!”

Jon Procunier, Senior Sales Manager, CIMCO Communications

“I have interfaced with Dan on many levels over the past six years and highly recommend both Dan and Camp IT Conferences. Dan is a mature sales professional - he has been extremely consistent with his high level of responsiveness, integrity and knowledge. The Camp IT conferences, always provide a high level of subject knowledge and interaction between a diversified customer base and vendor base. I would highly recommend working with both Dan and Camp IT Conferences - both as an end-user or vendor!”

John Mulford, Midwest Account Executive, ONStor

“I recommend Dan highly. His CAMP IT conferences were very well-run, in no small measure due to his attention to detail and dedication to his customers, the conference attendees. Dan's skills in organization and professionalism are second to none, and it is a pleasure to work with him and be a speaker at his conferences.”

Rob Peglar, Vice President, Technology, Xiotech Corporation

“I met Dan Horwich through an IT industry conference - learned about CAMP conferences through him. He is a very personable, mature and unassuming person and a pleasure to deal with. We exhibited at CAMP thanks to his persuasiveness and never regretted it - we actually signed up with a large CPG company in Chicagoland as our client!”

Sunitha Ganeshan Ray, Director, Business Development - Hexaware Technologies, Inc.


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