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Fast Pitch Sponsored by AT&T Showcases Innovation and Creativity at M2M Evolution Conference & Expo

TMC and Crossfire Media announced today that AT&T will be sponsoring Fast Pitch at M2M Evolution Conference & Expo, held August 11-14, 2014, at The Rio in Las Vegas, Nevada. M2M Evolution is directed at companies interested in understanding how to develop, integrate and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) strategies. On Thursday, August 14, at 9 am, Michael Troiano, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions, will deliver a keynote address.

“Nearly every business today can benefit from the Internet of Things and machine-to machine (M2M) solutions, yet the biggest challenges in implementation are not technology at all,” said Mike Troiano, AT&T Business Solutions. “Attendees can expect to learn how they must rethink their processes to truly capitalize on the multitude of benefits that a connected business offers.”

Fast Pitch sponsored by AT&T, is open to developers, IT consultants and M2M and IoT enthusiasts looking to gain resources for new ideas and developmental growth. Companies and individuals have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to AT&T executives for the chance to win cash and prizes and achieve recognition from AT&T for innovation and creativity. Fast Pitch takes place at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Winners will be announced on stage on August 14. Participants can deliver their pitches via PowerPoint, media tools or live demos, but must not exceed three minutes. Registration for Fast Pitch is now open.

“AT&T is a global leader in developing and deploying machine-to-machine communications. It’s exciting to enable the future, and Fast Pitch sponsored by AT&T is a perfect opportunity for a new Internet of Things idea to come to fruition,” said Carl Ford, CEO, Crossfire Media, executive director of content, M2M Evolution. “We look forward not only seeing the winners, but also the implementations of the winners in the future.”

AT&T is also a Diamond Sponsor of the M2M Evolution Conference & Expo. The event is also supported by additional Diamond Sponsors Ericsson and Sprint; and Gold Sponsors Amdocs, EuroTech, Kore, RacoWireless, Systech, ThingWorx, Verizon and Vodafone.

Registration for M2M Evolution Conference & Expo is now open. Contact Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131 for more information. For media inquiries, contact Ashley Baster. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages for M2M Evolution should contact Matthew Gleeson at 203-852-6800 x145.

For the latest M2M Evolution news, updates and information, follow on Twitter at @M2MEvolution.

About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Currency 2.0; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; SmartVoice Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit - The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo III; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo II, WebRTC Conference & Expo IV; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

About Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

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