CIO John Burke Selected as Keynote Speaker at CIO Utilities Summit

ComputerWorld Premier 100 IT Leader to discuss Ambit’s homegrown systems

(DALLAS) – Ambit Energy, a provider of retail electrical and natural gas services in deregulated markets across the United States, has announced its CIO John Burke was recently selected as the keynote speaker for the CIO Utilities Summit April 18‐21 at the Intercontinental Montelucia Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

“I greatly appreciate the opportunity to speak among my technology peers at the CIO Utilities Summit,” said Burke. “At Ambit Energy, I have the privilege to lead a highly dedicated group of IT professionals and am honored our team is recognized by this prestigious group as an industry innovator.”

Burke will present a keynote address discussing Ambit Energy’s homegrown, scalable and secure systems to an industry‐acclaimed audience of CIOs, IT thought‐leaders and analyst participants. He will also participate in the executive visions panel, The Emerging Smart Grid – Cutting Through the Hype.

Burke was called upon because of his more than 15 years of leadership and consulting experience working in the electric utilities, telecommunications, financial services, venture capital and software development industries. He has successfully positioned technical organizations for high demand support roles while driving revenue initiatives and reducing operation costs.

Additionally, Burke has held several leadership roles, including the COO of a billing application service provider, the CIO of a Verizon call center, and the VP of Development for a retail financial transaction service provider.
“We are proud to welcome John Burke to the CIO Utilities Summit,” said Ross Abbott, event director of the CIO Utilities summit. “Burke is an accomplished IT leader and his decision to develop Ambit Energy’s mission critical‐systems from scratch has been recognized among industry leaders as a massive success.”

The CIO Utilities Summit – a technology‐focused summit – will host C‐level IT executives and thought leaders in the utilities industry to discuss trends, challenges and industry news. The summit creates opportunities for executives to develop innovative business ideas and lasting relationships. Other attending delegates include Dennis Klinger, former CIO of Florida Power & Light and CIO Andres Carvallo of Austin Energy.

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