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April 25, 2013

COLUMBIA, SC - May 16, 2013 -  Preparations for the first “IT-oLogy Connections 2013 in partnership with Connect South Carolina” conference are underway as event hosts IT-oLogy and Connect South Carolina recently confirmed two dynamic speakers in James Ashley, expert on Microsoft Kinect for Windows; and Steven Naifeh, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and modern artist for the May 16 event. 

Sessions provided by the speakers include:

The use of gesture-based control systems for computers using skeletal recognition, facial recognition, and/or voice recognition. This portion of the summit will be presented by Ashley and introduced and sponsored by Microsoft.
Naifeh’s modern art is based on geometric abstraction and he will show how he uses technology to make the planet more beautiful. Naifeh’s session will mark the opening of his gallery exhibition, Found in Translation: The Art of Steven Naifeh, and will be introduced and sponsored by the Columbia Museum of Art.

“We couldn’t be happier with the lineup that is taking shape for Connections 2013,” said IT-oLogy’s Director of Grow IT Initiatives, Jim Stritzinger. “This event is designed for technology professionals and highlights innovative uses of technology across a variety of industries. Our goal is to have everyone walk away seeing something that they’ve never seen before.”

This event, a collaborative effort between IT-oLogy, an IT talent and workforce development collaborative, and South Carolina’s State Broadband Initiative grantee Connect South Carolina, will share advances in hardware, software, infrastructure, and processes across a variety of industries and highlight efforts to increase broadband access, adoption, and use. Morning segments will feature a variety of guest speakers, including Ashley and Naifeh, and afternoon sessions will dive deeper into best practices, success stories, and product demonstrations....

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