CompTIA ChannelCon 2015 closed a record-setting run here Wednesday with a full day of education, training, networking and socializing for business owners, executives and leaders from information technology (IT) companies across the country and around the world. Produced by CompTIA, the IT industry trade association, ChannelCon 2015 set new records for on-site, online and overall attendance.
By any measure this was our most successful conference yet, said Kelly Ricker, senior vice president, events and education, CompTIA.More than 1,100 industry representatives attended ChannelCon 2015 in person. The total included more than 520 technology solution providers, the companies that provide the vast majority of technology expertise and service for businesses and organizations.
More than 2,000 people attended the virtual conference,ChannelCon online. That’s more than twice as many as in 2014, the first year of the online sessions were offered.Beyond numbers, there was a great vitality, our networking events, large participation in our educational programs and a strong social buzz surrounding the entire conference,he said,Ricker. We thank all those who participated and made ChannelCon 2015 success.
The highlight of the day of rest include statements Kevin Murai, president and CEO of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a Fortune 500 company and a leading business process services company.In his keynote thought leaders,Murai advise entrepreneurs and executives of technology companies to major to establish milestones for their company and set aside time regularly and frequently to assess progress in achieving these goals.
What do you want your headline to be a year from now? Murai asked his audience. You must understand market shifts, your company’s competitive position, know what success looks like and have a clear and measurable plan for getting to the finish line.
Best of Show Awards
Datto, a provider of backup, recovery and business continuity solutions used by managed service providers worldwide, won two ChannelCon awards, as voted on by solution provider attendees. Datto was honored for Best of Show and Most Innovative Solution on display at the ChannelCon Technology Vendor Fair.Other award winners included:
• Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology, for Best Channel Partner Program.
• Intermedia, a one-stop shop for cloud business applications, for Best Services and Support.
• StorageCraft Technology Corp., a provider of best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops, winner of the ChannelCon Recruitment Challenge Award.
CompTIA ChannelCon 2016 is scheduled for Aug. 1-3, 2016 at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Fla. More details on next year’s event will be posted in the coming months at https://www.comptia.org/events/all-events