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UBM Tech Announces New Executive Vice President of Sales for the Event Business Technology Group

Kathleen Connolly Chosen to Lead New Era in Sales

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today  UBM Tech announces the appointment of Kathleen Connolly as Executive Vice President of Sales leading the Business Technology Events Group portfolio of B-to-B tech events including 4G World, Cloud Connect, E2, Enterprise Connect, GTEC, HDI, Interop, Mobile Commerce World, Online Marketing Summit, TelcoVision and Tower Summit. UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. For more information about the company, and for a full list of events, visit www.tech.ubm.com.

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As Executive Vice President of Sales, Kathleen Connolly will be responsible for driving revenue, customer engagement and improved ROI for the Business Technology Events group.  Connolly comes to the position with 25 years of sales and management experience in IT media, events, content syndication services, call-center and demand generation services, with 19 of those years spent with UBM (originally with CMP).  Most recently, Connolly was Vice President of Sales at UBM Studios selling interactive digital environments in markets outside of UBM with businesses like MaryKay Cosmetics and JCI. She also worked closely with the sales teams in UBM Channel and UBM Electronics to drive Virtual events and DuesM community and university products.

Prior to joining Studios, Connolly spent 10 years in the UBM Channel group where she worked with many of the larger strategic accounts like Cisco, Juniper, Oracle and others. She began her career at UBM in CMP's TechWeb group and held both sales and management positions at InformationWeek, Network Computing, and other IT media brands.

"With over 20 years leading tech media sales and in multiple sales leadership roles, Kathleen is a talented and proven sales leader and we are excited to have her leading the sales efforts for the Business Technology Events division of UBM Tech," said Marco Pardi, President, UBM Tech Business Technology Events Group.

Kathleen Connolly, Executive Vice President of Sales, UBM Tech Business Technology Events Group, said "I've spent my career delivering products and services that provide outcomes for our customers and allow them to effect behavior change with prospective business prospects. There is no stronger evidence of action than a qualified buyer taking time to join one of our events. It is quite a testament to the work our content teams have done. I look forward to working with our sponsors on best practices so they can continue to drive maximized return for their investment with us."

About UBM Tech

UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry.  Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market— engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals.  UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers.  UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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