Join us at the first ChannelNEXT Hybrid event. Attend In-person or online live streaming! Your Choice!
We have all lived through the past 18 months and found ways to pivot in this new reality. We will discuss with Lenovo's Channel Chief, Chris Fabes about what they did to help their partners navigate the storm and how they intend to double down and expand on this support as the channel rolls out of the pandemic. What did their partners do to maintain and grow success? What will the future look like? Hint, it's never going to be the same.
By now, most of us have digested lots of expert insights on what the future of business will look like in the new digital-first economy. It's arguably the biggest "rethink" of business and life in recent memory.
The change is already happening everywhere as businesses and people are forced to digitally transform how they live, work, learn and play.
Channel Partners also need to digitally transform their businesses while they do the same for their clients. It can seem like “flying a plane while rebuilding the engine”. Failure can be catastrophic.
The new normal has everything to do with how employees, suppliers and buyers interact with each other digitally and in-person. As the buyer’s journey hyper-jumps onto the digital world, everyone will need to catch up or be left behind.
With the help of a “Digital Business Transformation Expert” I will discuss the case for the digital transformation of everything and how you can play a leading role. Focus will be on the sales and marketing teams as well as leadership.
I will also bring in a leadership and employee diversification expert to discuss the new challenges of managing employees (in-office and remote) and why life balance is becoming more important as people rethink their work habits.
Sit back, relax, enjoy some beverages and snacks while you watch some fun interviews with vendors and special guests. Some may even do a stand-up gig. We will cover the trends that matter, including Cyber Security, Work From Anywhere, Digital Transformation, Managed Services SaaS, Marketplaces and Microsoft.
It's going to be a different format with some extra distancing of booths in the outdoors, but the end-result will be the same. Attendees will get to connect with vendor exhibitors to explore fit and business opportunities. And of course, some prize give-aways.
Keep watching this website for vendor exhibitor updates.
Lunch will be served with self-serve beverages and snacks all day long.
A panel of experts on the business of MSPs will be hosted by Julian Lee and Randal Wark, Contributing Journalist of eChannelNEWS and co-founder of The Channel Partner Alliance to discuss the key business practices of the most successful MSPs and what they are doing to double down as we slowly roll out of the pandemic and into an "endemic" era.
We are now living in a digital-first economy. As such, to remain relevant, digital transformation of channel partners and their end-customers will have to accelerate.
That’s the ”WHY”.
For MSPs, the big question is what exactly to do (in priority) and exactly how to do it.
The when was yesterday.
We will discuss and share the success roadmap for MSPs in the digital-first economy. Audience is welcome to ask questions.
Every participating vendor gets 3 minutes to make their best pitch to the audience. The audiance gets to vote for best pitch in the Lions' Den. Winner gets a cool award. Voters gat a chance to win some cash!
It may be the most effecient, effective and enjoyable way for channel partners to quickly learn about vendors and figure out if their solution is a good fit or not.
MSPs, ISPs, VARs, ITSPs and Vendors will collaborate in small breakout groups to share their pain points and find real-world solutions.
If you have never had a "Mastermind Peer-Group" experience then be ready to be blown away.
You and your business will never be the same again.
We created a special group called "The Channel Partner Alliance" if you want more after the event.
This activity will take place outside (weather permitting) in a cool environment. Facilitators will guide each group through the process. This is the time to find practical answers to your current challenges.
Vendors will give away some prizes as we wrap things up over a few beverages.
We are all done around 5:00 PM, but some may extend to some post-event social networking. You may join as you wish.