Tech Data to Host Fall Channel Link September 22-24

by | Sep 8, 2014 | Industry News

Event to Focus on Strategic IT Markets

CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq:TECD) today announced it will host its Fall Channel Link conference on September 22-24, 2014 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. Channel Link will include all-new education channel tracks that will focus on four strategic markets in IT: cloud, mobility, data center, and software and security. The semiannual event is expected to attract more than 400 channel partners.

“Tech Data’s Fall Channel Link will offer solution providers valuable business-building sessions and education tracks to enable new business growth opportunities,” said Brian Davis, senior vice president, U.S. Marketing at Tech Data. “Attendees will walk away with actionable insights from industry-leading experts and the tools needed to take their businesses to the next level.”

The fall Channel Link event will feature keynote speaker Michelle McKenna-Doyle, SVP & CIO of the National Football League, who will host the women of the channel luncheon and discuss her career and experience combining the fields of technology and professional sports. Now in its fifth year, this popular luncheon provides an opportunity to discuss best practices with successful and influential women in IT leadership. Channel Link will also feature Scott McKain, a recognized expert on distinction and bestselling author, as well as David Meerman-Scott, a bestselling author and noted marketing and sales strategist.

Channel Link education tracks are designed to provide IT resellers with highly relevant, impactful information and tips that result in actionable growth. Education tracks will include:

Track 1: Cloud

In this track, the TDCloud team and industry experts will unpack top managed-services offerings, as well as share ways to position, sell and scale solution providers’ cloud business to adequately leverage the vast opportunity that exists within cloud services. Topics include: Building a Successful Cloud Business; Monetize the Shift to Cloud and Hybrid IT; and Peer-to-Peer Workshop.

Track 2: Mobility

Solution providers who attend this track will learn about the trends of consumerization and BYOD (bring your own device), and how to communicate the potential influence of both trends on business operations. Topics include: Trends in Mobility & How to Profit From Them; Gain a Competitive Advantage in the Mobile Marketplace; CompTIA Quick Start Guide to Crafting a Mobility Offering; and Creating your Mobility Launch Plan.

Track 3: Data Center

This track will focus on the future of big data and how organizations of all sizes use data to make better decisions. The track will include methods to protect valuable assets and get actionable insights on how to participate in this growing market. Topics include: Trends in the Data Center; The New Style of IT; Differentiate Your Data Center; Get Positioned to Sell; Getting Started; and a White Board Session.

Track 4: Software & Security

To address growing cyber security concerns, this track will focus on security and ways Tech Data can help solution providers understand the right solutions to address their customers’ needs. Topics include: Critical Infrastructure Protection in the Cloud; Healthcare Security: How to Protect Yourself; and Peer-to-Peer Workshop.

Channel Link also provides IT resellers with a platform to discover vendor partner enablement programs, unsurpassed networking opportunities and tips on how to best leverage Tech Data—all while gaining fresh insights on what’s new in the IT channel. The event will also include a Technology Expo highlighting the latest IT solutions that will feature some of the industry’s top vendors. Throughout the event, the Tech Data team will be available to educate and promote solution provider success.

“As IT markets continue to shift, partners like Tech Data help us scale and grow our business,” said Calista Roussos, senior manager, Vendor Relations at Vology. “Tech Data’s Channel Link event is a great venue for us to gain insight into the latest technologies, as well as a valuable networking opportunity with my peers. I look forward to the learning from industry experts and greater collaboration with the Tech Data team.”

For registration, event schedule and more information, please visit the Channel Link website at ChannelLink.

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