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CompTIA’s member-driven communities and councils meet at AMM to learn from industry experts, fully absorb the association’s benefits and initiatives and share best practices across specific technologies, vertical markets and business segments, helping us advance the IT industry.

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Connect with your peers at AMM’s Power Talk Sessions, where you’ll take in high-level thought leadership and actionable ideas you can directly apply to your business after the event.

 

Congratulate CompTIA's Member of the Year

Join us for the Town Hall Meeting, lunch and Member of the Year award ceremony. This is your opportunity to hear a high-level overview on all CompTIA’s activities, ask questions of our executive staff here to support you and be the first to congratulate our Member of the Year!

 

Agenda

  • 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

    Registration and Member Lounge

  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Keynote Breakfast: Fostering Innovation in an Era of Exponentially Growing Technologies

    Open to all Attendees

    It's clear that as digital technologies continue to evolve - growing exponentially faster, cheaper and smaller - the way we work will change. What is surprising for many people is how fast and dramatic these changes will happen. Join Tom Wujec, Autodesk Fellow, TED Speaker, Author and Singularity University Professor, who will illustrate the impact of digitization on virtually every industry. The ability to digitally capture, compute and create the world is radically transforming virtually every aspect of business, creating new value in new places, driving extraordinary efficiency, and shifting the nature of the skills we need to thrive. Tom will show how we can capitalize on these industry changes by sharpening our problem-solving skills. Using our ability to collaborate and to draw out ideas, he will share a practical exercises to think more clearly in a world of turbulence.

     

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  • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Audit/Finance & Investment Committee Meeting - By Invitation

  • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Cloud Community Meeting – Open to all Attendees

  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Power Talk: Smart Cities - How Leading Cities are Implementing Development Plans

    Open to all Attendees

    Join us to learn the real facts on what leading US cities are doing to develop and execute smart city community plans. The Smart Cities Council and federal government has committed $80 million dollars in new investments to help cities leverage smart cities technologies. CompTIA is playing an integral role in these investments, offering a host of products and services through the Smart Cities Council Challenge Grants. As part of the White House Smart Cities Initiative, the Smart Cities Council will award five Smart Cities Council Challenge Grants to help five American cities apply smart technologies to improve urban livability, workability and sustainability. Hear leadership for these award-winning Challenge Grant cities discuss the latest in their smart technology development.

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  • 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

    Town Hall Lunch and Member of the Year Ceremony - Open to all Attendees

    Join Jim Hamilton & Nancy Hammervik to honor CompTIA’s second recipient of the Member of the Year. Plus hear a high-level overview on all CompTIA’s activities. This is your opportunity to present your own ideas or ask questions.

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  • 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

    Networking Break

  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Driving Diversity in Technology Meeting - Open to all Attendees

  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Human Services IT Advisory Group Meeting - Open to all Attendees

  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Managed Services Community Meeting – Open to all Attendees

  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Executive Committee Meeting - By Invitation

  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Power Talk: Evaluating Emerging Technologies

    Open to all Attendees

    When it comes to technology, new, shiny potential solutions are constantly on the horizon. It may be a specific new product or an entire new category such as Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Software-Defined Anything, Smart Workspace, etc. How do you effectively evaluate new technologies to decide if it’s a potential solution you should add to your portfolio? Is it the right fit? Will there be demand from customers to justify the investment? Do you have the expertise to offer the solution? And if yes, when is the right time to add it? What is the best strategy for the investment – develop in-house expertise or outsource with a partner? Join us to discuss how to address these questions and hear how leading solution providers approach this challenge.

    Presenter: Tom Wujec, Autodesk Fellow, TED Speaker, Singularity University Professor

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  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Closing Networking Reception - Open to all Attendees

  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Board of Directors Dinner - By Invitation

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Communities Executive Board Dinner - By Invitation

  • 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    Board of Directors Meeting - By Invitation

  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Breakfast Buffet: New Member, Old Member, Blue Member, Bold Member - Open to all Attendees

    No matter what your status with CompTIA, we want to hear from you. Join Jim Hamilton vice president, communities for some casual conversation and share your AMM experiences. Find out how to sustain the momentum and inspiration from AMM by getting more involved in the communities and the association. Learn how to capitalize on your participation at CompTIA events. Register for ChannelCon.

    They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you need to eat! We say getting involved in CompTIA is the one of the most important things you can do for your company and your career. Whether you grab coffee and a muffin to go or you stay and chat it’s a great way to start your day.

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Keynote Speakers

Tom Wujec

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New disruptive technologies are permanently changing the way we conceive, design, manufacture, and sell products. To renowned innovator Tom Wujec, this massive revolution to the model of process isn’t intimidating, but an exciting opportunity. As each industry is forced to adapt, learn new skills, and embrace this changing landscape, they’ll need a guide—and Tom Wujec is our most valuable.

Wujec is celebrated for his talks on innovation: why it matters, why it is a vital engine of economic growth (especially today), and how to foster it within any organization—from plucky startups to billion-dollar legacy companies. Wujec works closely with Fortune 100s to create innovation practices at all stages, from strategic planning to design and implementation. Now, Wujec brings his vision of disruptive innovation to global audiences, demonstrating how the entire process of imagining, iterating, constructing, manufacturing, distributing, and selling products has changed—unprecendentedly. He’s also been a leading advocate of making work visible within a company, of transforming ideas into images that enhance clarity and engagement, leading to intelligent and successful new products, services and processes.

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Conference Pricing

CompTIA Premier Members

Free
  • Includes all solution provider, vendor, distributor, advocacy and channel associate members.

Non-Members

$350
  • Includes all solution provider, vendor, distributor and associate non-members and registered users.

CompTIA Guest

$99
  • This includes attendees’ spouses, significant others and family.

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