Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec to Speak at SMP’s Business Technology Event

Leading Shark on ABC’s SHARK TANK to explore evolving technology trends.  See video clip.

(Rochester, NY– October 13, 2016) Local IT and business technology solutions provider Systems Management Planning (SMP) is hosting their fifth annual Oktoberfest. This year SMP will feature one of ABC’s Shark Tank’s leading sharks, Robert Herjavec.  Not only a shark, Mr. Herjavec is a dynamic entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Herjavec Group, and author of Bestsellers Driven, The Will to Win, and most recently You Don’t Have to Be a Shark: Creating Your Own Success.

The Oktoberfest event will take place on October 28 at SMP’s Rochester headquarters, 1020 John Street in Henrietta. In addition to Mr. Herjavec’s keynote presentation, SMP will host top technology providers such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cisco and VMware for live demonstrations and presentations around the latest technology solutions for businesses. Hundreds of technology professionals and industry leaders from New York and New England are expected to attend.

Technology moves at a rapid pace. Organizations and tech professionals need to stay ahead of the curve and know how to capitalize on solutions that will make a positive impact on the overall business.  Robert Herjavec and all the SMP partners will share insights into these new technologies.

SMP hosts the Oktoberfest event annually with a speaker of interest to technology professionals and industry leaders. Past speakers include “white hat hacker” Kevin Mitnick who shared his insights on hacking through social engineering, as well as Marv Levy, who spoke about leadership.  While space at the event is limited, there are still seats available. Admission is free, though advance registration is required through the SMP website at


About SMP:

SMP, a NYS Certified Woman-Owned Business and a recognized Rochester Top Workplace, provides value-based IT Solutions in the areas of collaboration, networking, data center, end-user computing and security. SMP serves a range of customers across industries such as health care, higher education, K-12 education, finance, manufacturing, government and commercial in New York and New England. With locally-based teams in each market, SMP designs and delivers solutions in collaboration with top manufacturers such as Cisco, Dell, VMware, NetApp, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and EMC. SMP also provides managed, hosted and professional services to help customers meet their organization’s goals and objectives. To learn more, visit

Contact:  Jennifer Blauvelt, SMP