Addition of Co-Chair Strengthens Conference Program for Industry’s Premier Event
West Chester, OH – April 20, 2011 — iNET Interactive (www.inetinteractive.com) announced today that Liam Eagle, editor in chief of prominent industry news and analysis publication for the hosted services industry, the Web Host Industry Review (www.thewhir.com), has been named co-chair of HostingCon 2011 (www.hostingcon.com), the premier conference and tradeshow for the hosted services industry.
In this new role, Mr. Eagle will work with existing Chair Kevin Gold to define the educational program for the event’s more than 60 sessions. Eagle has worked at the Web Host Industry Review since its inception in 2000, and as editor since 2003. He was the launch editor for the WHIR Magazine print publication in 2004, and has steered its in-depth coverage of the industry ever since. He joined iNET Interactive when it acquired the WHIR in March of this year, bringing another leading industry resource into a stable of iNET media properties that already included HostingCon, and Web Hosting Talk, the industry’s largest, most influential online community.
“Liam interacts with the leading thinkers and executives in the hosted services industry on a daily basis, which gives him exceptional insight into what is most important to businesses in the space,” says Gold. “We’re excited to have him on board and we’re confident that Liam’s knowledge and relationships will further strengthen the value gained from HostingCon’s conference program.”
Eagle was named to the HostingCon advisory board shortly before the acquisition, in anticipation of an eventual transition to co-chair.
“When the WHIR joined iNET, I was very excited about all the opportunities it presented for these great hosting properties to work together,” says Eagle. “And having a chance to contribute to building out the conference program for HostingCon was right at the top of that list.”
Development of the conference program for HostingCon 2011 is currently underway. The event is scheduled to take place August 8-10, 2011, in San Diego, California. Information and registration is available on the event’s website at www.HostingCon.com.
HostingCon is the premiere conference and trade show serving the hosted services industry. In its sixth year, HostingCon brings together web hosts, data centers, cloud, software-as-a-service (SaaS), ISVs and other infrastructure providers who make the Internet work. HostingCon is an iNET Interactive event. For more details about HostingCon, visit www.HostingCon.com. For more information on iNET Interactive, visit www.iNETinteractive.com.
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