ESX announces keynoter for 2011 show in Charlotte

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02/09/2011

ESX on Tuesday, Feb. 8 announced its keynote speaker for ESX 2011. ESX 2010  in Pittsburgh introduced me not only to Verizon sniffing around security (and we all know how that story played out...), but to football great Rocky Bleier, as well. Seriously, I'm not a sports guy, so I'd never heard of him, but I was impressed with his presence, humor and ability to relate his old football yarns to business intelligence.

Perhaps hoping to cash in on that same magic formula from 2010, this year, ESX has announced football coach and NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs as its keynoter for the show in Charlotte, N.C. from June 6-10.

From the ESX release:

This former NFL football coach and NASCAR Championship team owner, is well known for his work ethic, transforming the average NFC Washington Redskins team into Super Bowl titans and taking drivers Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart to the finish line with NASCAR Cup Series Championships.

'I think all industries require solid relationships and hard work to thrive. I believe very strongly in these core values and I think many people connect with that message," said Joe Gibbs. "I'm looking forward to sharing my story at ESX.'

This game plan constructing legend will address security integration and monitoring companies as they revitalize their own profitable business plans at the only show organized exclusively for their needs.

It's a neat tactic to take someone who acts kind of as a Rosetta Stone to explain business principals in an atypical yet not uncommon language.

It will be interesting to attend the keynote address and see how it compares to last year.

ESX chair and dedicated security luminary George DeMarco seems excited about the choice of keynoter.

I am thrilled that Joe will be with us, delivering his perspective on the world of football, NASCAR and life outside of sports. He has inspired NFL football teams and NASCAR drivers alike. I believe his leadership skills and unique blend of energy and experience will take this year's keynote address to an entirely new level.

Gibbs’ keynote address luncheon will be held at the Charlotte Convention Center on Wednesday, Jun. 8 at 11:45 a.m.

Don't forget to register for ESX ASAP. It's an important show and I hope to see you there.