Make plans to attend the largest event for the tech services community: The 2018 Channel Partners Conference and Expo. More than 6,000 agents, integrators, service providers, VARs, and MSPs will converge on the Venetian & Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, April 17-20, to share ideas and discuss the topics shaping the technology services industry. Look for OnRamp at booth 4064!
There are six conference tracks that cover today’s latest trends and challenges using real-world examples: business of the channel, cloud, IoT, software defined networking (SDN), security and The SCP/MSP Opportunity by Channel Futures —which offers insights on becoming a customer’s virtual CIO, and case studies of IoT exploits.
Although the conference schedule offers something for everyone, there are some sessions and events that you can’t miss, regardless of your niche. Be sure to attend the Business Success Symposium Preconference by Channel Futures on April 17, the “5 Trends Shaping the Future of the Channel” session with Jay McBain of Forrester on April 18, and “The Channel as Digital Transformation Change Agent” with Daniel Saks of AppDirect on April 19.
Adapt to Succeed
As you may know, your ability to adapt and remain agile can make all the difference to the success of your business. That said, this year’s conference theme is The Adaptive Channel. It’s appropriately named as we’ve experienced massive disruption in the channel over the past decade; technology is not only changing the way we conduct business, it is also changing our customers’ expectations. Successful channel leaders can quickly adapt to changing demands by leveraging the digital transformation, are open to finding new ways of doing business, and are continuously updating their unique solutions.
Learn From Industry Leaders
More than 100 of the most influential thought leaders in the channel will highlight the ways companies must build on their core competencies and take advantage of changing markets. We highly recommend these opportunities to maximize your educational and networking opportunities:
Tony Safoian, SADA Systems. The keynote speaker at the Business Success Symposium Preconference, Tony will share his strategy for making strategic investments in cloud infrastructure, AI and IoT—people, tools and services. “Investing Ahead of Technology Demand: Seeing the Future and Making Bold Decisions.” Tuesday, April 17, 12:40pm – 1:20pm
Janet Schijns, Office Depot. Hear how today’s biggest brands are navigating transformation, what it all means for the future of the channel, and what partner businesses can learn by establishing key performance indicators to spotlight true transformation success. “Are You Kidding Yourself About Transformation?” Wednesday, April 18, 1:20pm – 1:45pm
Bryan Martin, 8×8. Consumers have made it clear: A great experience matters more than price. Bryan will describe the role of communications technology in providing a powerful experience and discuss how enterprises, with help from their channel partners, can build a robust employee culture that drives amazing customer encounters at every touchpoint. “Customer Experience and the Next Wave of Enterprise Communications.” Thursday, April 19, 9:50am – 10:15am
Take some time to explore the jam-packed expo hall featuring more than 275 exhibitors, including 85 who are exhibiting for the first time. Plus, be sure to visit the Channel Partners Studios, MSP Pavilion, Cloud Computing Pavilion, Game Zone, Opening Reception, and finish off your day with a good ‘ol fashioned pub crawl.
Who Should Attend
- Mobility and Security Service Providers
- Distributors and Master Agents
- Unified Communication Providers
- Carriers and Digital Service Providers
- IoT-Focused Businesses
- Software and Cloud Application Providers
The 2018 Channel Partners Conference and Exposition offers no shortage of opportunities to meet your next channel partner or vendor.
Plan Your Visit
The 2018 Channel Partners Conference and Exposition is a great way to strengthen relationships with existing clients and partners, and grow your network. And if you happen to find some downtime, you can enjoy the food and fun Las Vegas has to offer. OnRamp has a special offer with a discounted price if you wish to attend. Purchase your tickets using the OnRamp discount code and save hundreds of dollars!
Schedule a meeting with the OnRamp Channel team ahead of time for a day/time that’s convenient for you! We’ll be at booth 4064 discussing our new managed security services and flexible cloud infrastructure.
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