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Minds were definitely in motion earlier this month in Chicago as one the great collaborative and educational channel events of the year, ChannelCon 2015 kicked into full gear. With a record number of solution providers, vendor and distribution executives and other industry professionals in attendance, they got to choose from a multitude of thought-proving presentations and collaborative IT business- advancing sessions.
The event started off with Community Day, which included a full slate of collaborative workshops, educational discussions and channel research overviews. The day was filled with debate and teamwork, advancing industry initiatives such as new business training programs, organizational tools and other channel resources that we’ve come to expect from these member-lead groups.
Community Day created a solid foundation for all the great content that followed. CompTIA expanded the ChannelCon content for 2015, allowing solution providers and other channel professionals to advance their skills in a number of new areas. This year’s Vendor Summit followed a similar path, with exclusive keynote speakers and a number of high-level sessions designed for that specific community.
Add in the live CompTIA Executive Certificate, the Trustmark Workzone, Track4Techs and specialty tracks for sales, leadership and top industry trends ─ it’s not hard to see why there were a number of options available for every channel professional. Couldn’t make this year’s event? While there's no way to detail all the information shared in so many fantastic sessions, here are eleven (because ten simply wasn’t enough) of the more notable highlights:
Of course, that’s just a small peek at what happened at this year’s event. Don’t miss out on CompTIA ChannelCon 2016, scheduled for Aug. 1-3, 2016 at the Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Fla. Keep up with all details on next year’s event over the coming months at https://www.comptia.org/events/all-events.
Brian Sherman is Chief Content Officer at GetChanneled, a channel business development and marketing firm. He served previously as chief editor at Business Solutions magazine and senior director of industry alliances with Autotask. Contact Brian at Bsherman@getchanneled.com.