Context, Discussion and Thought Leadership
The computer technology industry is one of the most rapidly evolving markets in the world. Every day, new opportunities, new threats, new technologies and new business models emerge, develop and travel along their life cycle. Industry professionals often struggle to surf this ongoing wave of change as they try to sift through a deluge of information and establish proper context upon which successful strategies and tactics can be built.
CompTIA Advisory Councils provide forums at which invited participants can identify, discuss, debate and prioritize industry issues and challenges impacting the full spectrum of the IT ecosystem, including vendors, service providers, integrators, resellers, distributors, business application providers and end users.
Areas of focus include, but are not limited to:
- business vision & planning
- business models
- vertical markets
- financial & operational efficiency
- sales & marketing
- human resources
- channel dynamics
- converging industries
- regulatory environments
Council discussions often extend to subsequent dialogue with members of other councils or with the CompTIA End User Commission, which provides customer-side feedback to all three industry panels. Vendors, distributors, partners and end users thereby provide a highly strategic, industry-encompassing overview, as well as tactical views. Through their work with CompTIA staff, industry consultants and curriculum designers, these councils help bring new and relevant content to the industry, ranging from channel education to new tools and market research.
These combined discussions help support and guide CompTIA’s administrative staff, member communities, board of directors and the IT industry as a whole through the development of education, certifications, Trustmarks, industry conference sessions and panels, videos, white papers, blogs and more.
Participants in these invitation-only councils have previously demonstrated in-depth knowledge and experience in multiple channel leadership roles, in many cases across several geographies. Participating companies are actively engaged with CompTIA, and contribute in adherence to both CompTIA’s code of conduct and federal antitrust guidelines.
If you would like to nominate a channel leader to any CompTIA industry council or the End User Commission, please contact: