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The Sacramento Bee: Consero Announces New Virtual Forums; First Consero Virtual Government IT Forum to be Held June 12, 2013

Originally Published in The Sacramento Bee | May 14, 2013

BETHESDA, Md., May 14, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — Consero Group (, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives, today announced the addition of its Virtual Forums, beginning with the Consero Virtual Government IT Forum to be held June 12, 2013.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates the success of the Consero event model, which offers high-level content and strategic networking opportunities for senior executives,” said Paul Mandell, Founder & CEO of Consero.  “Since our launch, our attendees have consistently requested ways to continue the conversations between our in-person events.  We’re confident that Consero’s Virtual Forums will answer this need.”

Consero Virtual Forums are online conversations among Consero Visionaries, who are nominated by their peers for outstanding thought leadership and accomplishments in a specific subject area. As the selected Consero Visionaries gather to discuss key issues, peers across the country can watch and join the conversation.

Mandell continued, “We are pleased to announce that our first Virtual Forum will be held in June and will focus on the Government IT industry. The event will leverage Cisco’s TelePresence technology, which allows a nationwide panel to meet virtually face-to-face.”

Topics for discussion include the shift toward shared services; increasing citizen access and social media; and best practices in cyber security.

The Consero Visionaries for the Virtual Government IT Forum are:

  • Rosa Akhtarkhavari, Chief Information Officer, Orlando, Fla.
  • Ken Desforges, Director of Information Systems, Diamond Bar, Calif.
  • Dan Kent, Federal Chief Technology Officer, Cisco
  • Rob Mancini, Chief Technology Officer, Washington, D.C.
  • Tom McQuillan, Chief Information Officer, Prince William County, Va.
  • Dianah Neff, Chief Information Officer, Monterey County, Calif.
  • Sarjoo Shah, Chief Information Officer, Eligibility & Insurance, State of Oklahoma.

The Consero Government IT Virtual Forum is underwritten by Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate.

About Consero Founded in 2010, Consero Group LLC is an international leader in creating industry-specific events for senior-level executives in industries that include: Legal, Compliance, Shared Services, Customer Experience, Finance, IT, HR, Procurement, Higher Education Technology, and Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting. With operations in the U.S. and in Europe, Consero is best known for transforming the executive experience through intimate, invitation-only programs in a sophisticated learning environment with high-level content. For more information on Consero, please visit

Contact: Mark Pasetsky Mark Allen & Company 212.699.3756

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