Burlington, ON (PRWEB) July 09, 2013
Pink Elephant announced today that internationally renowned Astronaut and social media celebrity, Commander Chris Hadfield will be the featured opening keynote speaker at “Pink14”, the company’s 18th Annual IT Service Management Conference & Exhibition.
On February 16, 2014 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, Hadfield will captivate thousands of IT professionals with stories of leadership, teamwork and collaboration – subjects that resonate with IT professionals of every level and industry.
“Pink conferences are internationally renowned, which is why IT professionals of every corner of the globe return year after year” stated Fatima Cabral Ratcliffe, Pink Elephant CEO. “Our attendees know that they’ll experience world class keynote speakers, and this could not be truer for Pink14 with the fascinating Commander Hadfield”.
Called “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong” by the BBC, receiving Twitter messages from William Shatner and Queen Elizabeth, Hadfield leveraged the power of social media to make outer space accessible to millions. Beginning each day with, “Good morning Earth”, Hadfield sent out daily Tweets and photographs from space allowing his followers to see the world differently and infusing a sense of wonder into the collective conscious not felt since man first walked on the moon.
“Commander Hadfield is a true leader and innovator, who connected with so many people even from space” commented Ratcliffe. “Over the years we've been lucky to have a series of such dynamic speakers – as a man of many talents, Commander Hadfield fits the bill perfectly”.
Hadfield also captivated music and science enthusiasts with his cover of David Bowie’s 1969 Space Oddity and performed ISS (Is Someone Singing) in unison with young fans around the world. Whether leading a multi-national team on board the International Space Station or sharing how to perform seemingly mundane tasks such as brushing your teeth in zero gravity space, Hadfield’s cultural understanding, diplomacy and leadership skills endured him to millions.
Each year Pink Elephant presents must-attend IT Service Management conferences and leadership forums that bring together IT professionals from around the world. Beyond being thoroughly educated and entertained by Commander Hadfield in the general session, Pink14 attendees will have their choice of 15 tracks of over 160 breakout sessions covering a wide array of ITSM subjects. Those interested in attending Pink14 are encouraged to register before July 19, 2013 in order to take advantage of Pink Elephant’s Early Bird promotional offer.
With a pioneering 30 year history, Pink Elephant is a global leader in ITIL expert-led consulting and ITSM best-practice education. Pink Elephant also offers a vast array of products and services, such as business simulation workshops and online implementation tools, to help you meet all your IT and business goals.
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