Indianapolis-based Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) has announced details of its annual INTERACTIONS conference. The June event will feature a keynote address from Aron Ralston, the hiker whose story inspired the movie 127 Hours.

March 4, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ), a global provider of software and services designed to improve the customer experience, has published the agenda for its annual INTERACTIONS 2014 customer and partner conference, to be held June 2-5 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.

The global conference will feature keynotes from Aron Ralston, whose autobiography, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” was the subject of the film “127 Hours”; and Jay Baer, social media expert and New York Times best-selling author of the book, “YOUTILITY: Why Smart Marketing is About Help Not Hype.”

At the conference, Interactive Intelligence founder and CEO Dr. Donald E. Brown will discuss the company's vision for the next evolution in cloud computing and communications.

“This year we expect our annual conference to draw more than 2,000 customers, partners, prospects, analysts, consultants and media from around the world,” said Interactive Intelligence chief marketing officer Joe Staples. “In addition to our popular tracks covering the full range of communications and customer service topics, we've got loads of special sessions, which include several new panel discussions that will give attendees unique insight into the next generation of customer service.”

Collocated this year with INTERACTIONS 2014 is a new educational event called CX Hot Trends Symposium, produced by Interactive Intelligence media partner, Technology Marketing Corp. (TMC). The symposium is non-vendor specific and is open to any customer service professional. The event includes presentations from industry experts from firms such as Forrester Research, Frost & Sullivan, Gartner, IDC, and others, addressing the nine hottest technology trends shaping the customer experience.

Among the new INTERACTIONS 2014 panel discussions is a general session titled, “Meet Your New Customer.” During this session moderated by Staples, attendees will learn from a group of millennial-aged consumers about their communication preferences and what they expect from a service experience. Another compelling panel discussion, “Insight from the Experts,” will give attendees guidance from industry analysts and consultants about how to prioritize technology deployments, what technologies are being overhyped, and more.

Interactive Intelligence will also share the results of its annual Customer Service Experience primary research, which is designed to give insight into what customers want from a service experience and the technologies behind it.

This year, the conference will include more than 160 sessions focused on contact center automation, unified communications, business process automation, cloud communications, multichannel/omnichannel communications, social media, mobile customer service, workforce optimization, speech analytics, and more. Vertical sessions will include tracks focused on accounts receivable management, government, healthcare, insurance and utilities.

Entertainment will include music from The Railers during an event at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts and Super Bowl XLVI.

Discounted early bird registration for INTERACTIONS 2014, which is open to Interactive Intelligence customers, partners, and other pre-approved guests, is available now through April 4, 2014. To register, visit

Discounted early bird registration for CX Hot Trends Symposium is available now through Feb. 28, 2014. To register, visit INTERACTIONS 2014 attendees can register for CX Hot Trends Symposium sessions at no additional cost when they register for the main conference.

About Interactive Intelligence

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ) is a global provider of contact center, unified communications, and business process automation software and services designed to improve the customer experience. The company's solutions, which can be deployed in the cloud or on-premises, are in use by more than 6,000 customers worldwide. Interactive Intelligence is among Software Magazine's 2013 Top 500 Global Software and Service Providers, and has received a Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award for the last four consecutive years. In addition, Glassdoor honored Interactive Intelligence with its 2014 Employees' Choice Award as one of the Best Places to Work in the U.S., and Mashable ranked Interactive Intelligence second on its 2014 list of the Seven Best Tech Companies to Work For. The company was founded in 1994 and employs more than 1,800 people worldwide. Interactive Intelligence is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and has offices throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. It can be reached at +1 317.872.3000 or Visit Interactive Intelligence on the Web at; on Twitter at; on Facebook at; or on LinkedIn at

Source: Interactive Intelligence Group Inc.

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