CompTIA and InfoComm International to Identify
Opportunities for Collaboration
Convergence of IT and AV technologies spark joint efforts
June 17, 2010 11:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--CompTIA, the non-profit trade association for
the IT industry, said today it will collaborate with InfoComm International®, the leading audiovisual (AV) trade
association, on new education, training and business development initiatives that reflect the growing convergence of
AV and IT.
The two associations have formed a joint working group to map the paths of cooperation. Ten industry leaders from
each organization will meet to discuss how AV and IT are integrating and what CompTIA and InfoComm can do to
promote that convergence.
“Leaders of these two organizations will come together this summer for a seminal meeting, the first of many, that will
help AV and IT work more closely together for the benefit of our companies and our customers,” said Bob
O’Malley, chairman of the CompTIA Board of Directors and president and CEO of InFocus® Corporation.
“CompTIA and InfoComm have so many natural affinities,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive
officer, CompTIA. “Both associations have a common mandate, to help our members grow their businesses and
advance the cause of their industry. Even more important, our industries are joined together for the future.”
CompTIA is best known for global leadership in professional IT skills certifications, but training and education is just
one of the organization’s strengths. CompTIA is also a leader in industry research and business management
education for the IT industry. Its expanding list of member-driven communities provide thought leadership on critical
issues such as cyber security, healthcare IT, cloud computing and other emerging technology trends, all of which will
be impacted by tax, regulatory, security and compliance challenges.
InfoComm International is the leading nonprofit association se