MTI celebrates 10 year anniversary as Platinum Sponsor at EMC Forum London

MTI in full strength attended EMC Forum on Monday (21st October) at Westminster Park Plaza, in London. We had the honour of being a Platinum sponsor which also gave us a prime position at the entrance of the exhibition hall. This year’s EMC Forum saw 894 delegates attend, up from 750 last year.

The MTI team at the stand

The MTI team at the EMC Forum

2013 not only marks our 25 year birthday but also our 10 year partnership with EMC, a triumph in its own.

I would like to give a special thank you to James Petter, Managing Director UK & Ireland at EMC, who opened the event with a great speech and presentation. Not only did he take a break from his family holiday in Marseille to attend this event and fly back to join them later that day, but it was also his birthday. Happy Birthday James!

Our own Rob Buckton, Sales Director Managed Services, and Ian Parslow, Senior Vice President of Sales Europe, gave an insightful and informative presentation during one of the afternoon break-out sessions, discussing who you should trust with your data. Their presentation ended with a video that saw James joined by his EMC colleagues Adrian McDonald, President, EMEA and Terry Beale, UK Channel Director in wishing MTI a happy birthday. This was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended the presentation and the video gave a light-hearted end to a truly great day. I would like to return their well wishes.

So here is to another 10 years of a successful EMC and MTI partnership.

Rob Buckton and Ian Parslow giving their presentation

Rob Buckton and Ian Parslow giving their presentation at the EMC Forum

Celebratory MTI cakes

Celebratory MTI cakes at the EMC Forum – Happy Anniversary to EMC and Happy Birthday to James!

This woman has had her eye on me for 43 years!

Good luck Liz!

KC says thanks to Liz Ford

She has seen the restaurants I have eaten in and always known the names of the hotels I have stayed in. She probably could even tell you where I went on my honeymoon and which gifts I bought my wife for every birthday.

She is Liz Ford my Senior Personal Banking Manager from Lloyds in Accrington and is retiring today after 43 years of stunning service.

I went up to say thank you and good-bye and to wish her well in her retirement. It turns out I am not the only happy customer who she has kept out of the red and in the black. The room was filled with cards and flowers from well wishers.

Shirley Grimshaw, the Branch Manager who works with Liz and has herself been with the bank for 35 years, had this to say:

Liz and Shirly

Shirley Grimshaw, Branch Manager for 35 years with Liz

“It’s a really special day for Liz. We have 15 bouquets of flowers reflecting the fact that the service that she has been giving to customers over the 43 years she has been with us has been second to none. She will be sorely missed.”

I get inspired by people like Liz and Shirley who demonstrate the value of great service. So, thank you ladies. For both the service and the inspiration.

Liz, I wish you a fun filled and well deserved retirement.

Liz at Lloyds

Liz says goodbye to Lloyds Bank, Accrington after 43 years!

IP Expo begins with a bang!

MTI is exhibiting at IP Expo, at Earls Court 2 in London, today and tomorrow and the show has already kicked off with a bang. The floor is buzzing and it looks we are set for another great year at the event.

Me with the cinema ushers Lara and Leah and our Marketing Manager Kirsty Lambert

Me with the cinema ushers Lara and Leah and our Marketing Manager Kirsty Lambert

MTI is in the thick of things with our cinema themed stand at booth F52, complete with a popcorn machine, pick‘n’mix treats and ushers paroling the aisles.

In addition we also have a live hacking event at the stand, with MTI experts showing delegates the techniques hackers employ to breach company networks.

So if you are attending IP Expo please do drop by to see the MTI security experts at work, chat to our specialist infrastructure and managed services teams and grab some popcorn and sweets. We’ll also be serving beer on the stand after 3pm, if that tantalises your taste buds after a long day of exhibiting and networking.

I will update the blog with more about what MTI got up to at IP Expo after the show, but for now here are some images of MTI’s team on the show floor.

Me with our senior VP of sales Ian Parslow

Me with our senior VP of sales Ian Parslow

The MTI team at the stand

The MTI team at the stand