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Global IT Thought Leaders and Professionals Converge in Washington, D.C. for WWT’s Geek Day 2012

WWT announced Geek Day 2012 kicks-off Wednesday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Ninth Annual IT Event Features Cutting-Edge Collaboration, Wireless, Mobility, Security, Data Center and Virtualization Solutions from Global Technology Leaders for a Vendor-Neutral Hands-On Educational and Professional Networking Event

ST. LOUIS  –April 9, 2012 –World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, announced today that Geek Day 2012, the company’s two-day, vendor agnostic learning and networking event focused on collaboration, wireless, mobility, security, data center and virtualization technologies, kicks-off Wednesday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  The ninth annual Geek Day features 61 learning labs and 32 breakout sessions from more than 50 of the world’s leading technology vendors.  Over two days, Geek Day provides attendees with hands-on learning, networking and presentations from technology leaders including futurist Syd Mead.

“We’re excited to host Geek Day 2012, which is a truly unique event bringing together IT experts, industry thought leaders and professionals from around the globe to explore today’s most innovative solutions, address mission-critical challenges, define technology strategies and expand their professional networks,” said BobOlwig, vice president of business strategy at World Wide Technology.

Over 1,200 attendees have already registered for Geek Day 2012, which takes a holistic approach, covering a full range of technology topics from servers and storage to facilities and power.  IT professionals working across diverse silos of IT responsibility are encouraged to attend the entire two days, as well as an optional third training day, in order to maximize the educational and networking opportunities the event offers.  Hosted by WWT, an architecturally independent systems integrator, Geek Day allows attendees to see innovative IT solutions from global technology leaders in a vendor-neutral environment. The event will be held April 11th and 12th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

“WWT is fully committed to creating unparalleled educational and networking opportunities for our clients, and we’re proud that Geek Day has become a premier IT industry event,” added Olwig.

Geek Day 2012

When:  April 11- 12, 2012

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center801 Mount Vernon Place NWWashington, DC 20001

For more information, visit www.geekday.com.

Sponsors of Geek Day 2012 include 6fusion, AMD, APC by Schneider Electric,AppSense, Atlantis Computing, BMC Software, Cisco Systems, Citrix, ClearCube,Cloupia, Dell, EMC, Emerson Network Power, F5 Networks, FireScope, Glue Networks, Inc., HP, Hitachi Data Systems, HP Enterprise Security, Infoblox, Intel,Liquidware Labs, McAfee, MobileIron, NetApp, Panduit, Plantronics, Quest Software, RES Software, Research in Motion (RIM), RSA, Scense, Silver Peak Systems,SolarWinds, Speakerbus,  Splunk, Teradici, Trend Micro, Tripp Lite, VCE, Veeam Software, VM Turbo, VMware, Wyse, X-IO, Xerox and Zerto.

About WWT (www.wwt.com)

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial, government and telecom sectors. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers manage the planning, procurement and deployment of IT products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware (NYSE: VMW); Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS‎); NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs over 1,700 people and operates more than 2 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information on World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com.

Media Contact:

Edward Levens for WWT

(919) 346-5531

eslevens@propelmg.com