IT Europa is to stage its ninth annual European Software & Solutions Summit on 14th April 2016 in London.
The event, which incorporates the European ISV Convention, will bring leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Solution Providers together with hardware, software and service organisations to explore and address the issues affecting the development of the IT Industry in Europe and to develop and strengthen partnerships aimed at supporting solution-based sales.
Over recent years ISVs and Solution Providers have been very much the driving force behind growth within the IT and Telecoms markets.
This seems set to continue this year with Gartner predicting European Enterprise Software sector growth of 7.6 % in constant-currency terms in 2015 - more than twice the 3.7% growth rate in European IT spending as a whole.
The European Software & Solutions Summit 2016 will build upon the success of its eight predecessors, which have been staged in Brussels, Frankfurt, London and Berlin, and attract leading ISVs and Solution Providers from all over Europe.
The summit will feature a high-level conference programme with leading industry speakers addressing the challenges and opportunities facing ISVs and Solution Providers in Europe.
Under the umbrella theme of 'Creating Solutions for the Digital Age', presentations will explore the new era of business and IT being heralded by digital technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) and examine the meaning and impact of terms such as Industry 4.0 and Enterprise IT 3.0. We will also look at the use of Big Data as a catalyst for change and the emergence and growing importance of customer experience management.
"Organisations across Europe are looking for solutions that will deliver real value and business benefits for their organisations. Increasingly, that means moving beyond looking for just more efficient ways of doing the same thing to finding smarter ways to capture and analyse data and integrating new cloud-based solutions with legacy applications," says Alan Norman, Managing Director of IT Europa.
"The European Software & Solutions Summit 2016 provides a unique opportunity for Europe's Software and Solutions communities to come together to address the issues affecting the development applications.
"It also provides a framework within which major hardware and software vendors, as well as service providers and system integrators, can meet and engage with the directors and decision makers of Europe's most significant ISVs and Solution Providers to create new business opportunities."
The European Software & Solutions Summit 2016 will take place at the Lancaster London Hotel, London, on 14 April 2016. ISVs and Solution Providers wishing to attend the convention and vendors, distributors or service providers interested in sponsorship opportunities can find further information at www.eusss.com