Agenda

  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

    Continental Breakfast - Open to all Attendees

  • 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM

    Registration and Member Lounge

  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Joint Advisory Councils & Commission Meeting (Part 1) - By Invitation

  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Future Leaders Community Meeting – Open to all Attendees

    Special Guest Speaker: Aanikh Kler– At 13 he was a successful app developer. At 15, he was one of the youngest contestants to receive funding from the Dragon’s Den. Philanthropist and Stanford student, Aanikh Kler will share his remarkable tech journey, and give his perspective on what is motivating the next generation to build a career in tech.

    Make Tech Sexy Business Plan Competition – While tech makes almost every aspect of our lives better, few consider a career in technology. In an industry with one million open positions, how do we get the message out that tech is one of the best career options today? In this fun roll-up-your-sleeves business plan competition, you will work with a small team to target an audience and develop a robust “make tech sexy” plan. In addition to helping drive industry efforts, the best plans will receive fabulous prizes and recognition in front of your industry peers!

    The Future of Technology – Are millennials changing the tech landscape in business? What radical technology will Generation Z (post-millennials) bring with them into the workforce? What disruptions in how we work will be driven by tech in the next five years? Informed by the latest CompTIA research and input from industry leaders, we'll discuss these questions and more. Walk away with a better understanding of what is coming and ideas your business can profit from.

    Other Community Meetings of Interest to a Future Leaders Audience:

    IT Security - Hacked in Under 10 Minutes! watch live as Andrew Bagrin of My Digital Shield hacks a typical small business in less than 10 minutes.

    Managed Services - What SMBs Want from an MSP – Hear the research from your SMB clients about their business priorities, technology challenges and what they want their MSP’s to help them figure out.

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  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    IT Services and Support Community Meeting – Open to all Attendees

    The 80s Called and They Want Your Business Plan Back - Join the ITSS Executive Council — dressed in their favorite 80s styles — to dissect business evolution and why it’s more important than ever. Highlights from the meeting include:

    Technology Is Driving Business Evolution: Services delivery businesses are playing catch-up as companies increasingly leverage technology. Hear short, sharp presentations from industry experts on the new services mindset, the latest in automation, and how service delivery can play a leading role in driving business growth.

    Managed Print – How do you Stack Up? Join Rob Brothers from IDC as he shares the latest Managed Print Service Delivery Benchmark.
    The Future of Services Working Groups – we will be discussing the workforce of tomorrow, the new channel, evolving business models, and what’s coming next in service delivery. These discussion groups will help drive our 2017 community agenda.
    Other Community Meetings of Interest to an ITSS Audience:
    IT Security - Hacked in Under 10 Minutes! watch live as Andrew Bagrin of My Digital Shield hacks a typical small business in less than 10 minutes.
    Future Leaders - Make Tech Sexy Business Plan Competition While Tech makes almost every aspect of our lives better, few consider a career in technology. In an industry with 1 million open positions, how do we get the message out that Tech is a one of the best career options today? In this fun roll-up-your-sleeves business plan competition, you will work with a small team to target an audience and develop a robust “make tech sexy” plan. In addition to helping drive industry efforts, the best plans will receive fabulous prizes and recognition in front of your industry peers!

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  • 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

    Book Signing with Charles Eaton

    Charles Eaton, CEO, Creating IT Futures
    Executive Vice President, Social Innovation, CompTIA

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Charles Eaton

  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Governance Meeting - By Invitation

  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Joint Advisory Councils & Commission/Communities Executive Board (CEB) Meeting - By Invitation

  • 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

    Networking Lunch - Open to all Attendees

  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Policy Executive Board Meeting - By Invitation

  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Advancing Women in Technology Community Meeting - Open to all Attendees

    Leading with Your Strengths Join us for this opening networking activity where we explore different work styles and how we can use these different styles in our careers and as leaders.
    Technology Careers: Ages and Stages Using a combination of short presentations and table discussions we will explore the challenges and opportunities at different stages of your technical career:

    -Early career planning (mentoring)

    -Mid-career planning (promotions, pivots, integration)

    -Developing employee career paths as a manager (retaining women employees)

    -Business owner planning- business succession/exit (hiring, recruiting)

    Extending AWIT’s Reach with Alliances This year we are working on building a directory of women and girls technology organizations.  Join us as we discuss ways we can extend our reach and have a greater impact with representatives from potential alliance organizations. 
    Other Community Meetings of Interest to an AWIT Audience:
    Future Leaders - Make Tech Sexy Business Plan Competition - While Tech makes almost every aspect of our lives better, few consider a career in technology. In an industry with 1 million open positions, how do we get the message out that Tech is a one of the best career options today? In this fun roll-up-your-sleeves business plan competition, you will work with a small team to target an audience and develop a robust “make tech sexy” plan. In addition to helping drive industry efforts, the best plans will receive fabulous prizes and recognition in front of your industry peers!
    IT Security - Hacked in Under 10 Minutes! watch live as Andrew Bagrin of My Digital Shield hacks a typical small business in less than 10 minutes.

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  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    IT Security Community Meeting – Open to all Attendees

    As connected devices grow, so does the target for potential cyberattacks.  Your clients are growing that target every day! Join the IT Security Executive Council to discover what you need to know when talking security with your clients: 

    Hacked in Under 10 Minutes! watch live as Andrew Bagrin of My Digital Shield hacks a typical small business in less than 10 minutes.
    Security Sales Superstars – Learn from MSPs and MSSPs who are rapidly growing their business by successfully selling security.  Bring your toughest sales questions to the security experts who are succeeding.
    End-User Educational Videos - We’ll share videos you can use to educate your clients on the latest in Cybersecurity
    Other Community Meetings of Interest to a Security Audience:
    Managed Services - What SMBs Want from an MSP – Hear the research from your SMB clients about their business priorities, technology challenges and what they want their MSP’s to help them figure out. 
    Cloud - 2017 Cloud Roadmap Join Cloud Community Executive Council Members Kirk Bohn and John Rice as they share the latest trends from the 2017 Cloud Community Roadmap. What are this year’s biggest opportunities and threats? Stay on top of your cloud game and offer your perspective on 2018 and beyond!

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  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Joint Advisory Councils & Commission Meeting (Part 2) - By Invitation

  • 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM

    The State & Local Government and Education (SLED) Executive Council Meeting - By Invitation

  • 4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

    Networking Break

  • 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

    Power Talk: Who are Your New Competitors?

    Open to all Attendees

    The IT channel has been evolving for years, and this evolution includes a changing competitive landscape for solution providers. With companies outside the tech sector selling technology products or services, competition may come from adjacent industries or channels. And delivery models such as cloud and everything-as-a-service also pose a threat where direct selling may further displace intermediaries like channel partners and distributors. Join us to learn about these new competitors impacting the channel. Discuss what are your advantages and disadvantages when competing against various competitors outside the channel.

    Moderator: Carolyn April, Senior Director, Industry Analysis, CompTIA 

    Panelists:

    • Rochelle Coleman, Director, Partner Strategy & Marketing, Concerto Cloud Services
    • T.C. Doyle, Senior Content Director, Penton Technology Group
    • Matthew Hahn, Vice President of Technology, Network Services, SWK Technologies
    • Marc Monday, Vice President of Global Business Development, Concur
    • Nate Olsen, Managing Director of Business Development, Insperity

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Carolyn April

    Speaker

    Marc Monday

    Speaker

    Rochelle Coleman

    Speaker

    Matthew Hahn

    Speaker

    Nate Olsen

    Speaker

    T.C. Doyle

  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Networking Reception - Open to all Attendees

  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Joint Advisory Councils & Commission Dinner - By Invitation

  • 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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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Tom Wujec

  • 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

    Cloud Speed Dating Workshop, Round Two

    Building on last year’s hit Cloud Speed Dating session, we are adding more great topics to pick from! Whether it’s New Competitive Cloud Players, Emerging Technologies or Vendor Management, come ready to learn and contribute to the discussion. 

    2017 Cloud Roadmap

    Join Cloud Community Executive Council Members Kirk Bohn and John Rice as they share the latest trends from the 2017 Cloud Community Roadmap. What are this year’s biggest opportunities and threats? Stay on top of your cloud game and offer your perspective on 2018 and beyond! 

    Community Highlights

    Would you like to have more input on Cloud Community activities? Are you wondering who else might be selling Cloud Services beyond the VARs/MSP models you are familiar with? Discover the full breadth of today’s cloud players, and interact with community leadership on their latest activities and initiative work. 

    Other Community Meetings of Interest to a Cloud Audience:

    IT Security - Hacked in Under 10 Minutes! watch live as Andrew Bagrin of My Digital Shield hacks a typical small business in less than 10 minutes.
    Managed Services - What SMBs Want from an MSP – Hear the research from your SMB clients about their business priorities, technology challenges and what they want their MSP’s to help them figure out.

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  • 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 from these award-winning Challenge Grant cities discuss the latest in their smart technology development.

     

    Moderator: David Logsdon, Senior Director, Public Sector, Federal Civil at CompTIA

    Panelists:

    • Jay Boisseau, President & Founder, Austin CityUP, CEO & Co-Founder, Vizias
    • Erik Hromadka, CEO and Board Chairman, Global Water Technologies
    • Ellen Hwang, Program Manager for Innovation Management, Office of Innovation & Technology City of Philadelphia

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    David Logsdon

    Speaker

    Jay Boisseau

    Speaker

    Ellen Hwang

    Speaker

    Erik Hromadka

  • 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

    CompTIA Spotlight and Member of the Year Lunch - Open to all Attendees

    Join Jim Hamilton & Nancy Hammervik to honor Tracy Pound, CompTIA’s second recipient of the Member of the Year award. 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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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Nancy Hammervik

    Speaker

    Jim Hamilton

  • 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

    Networking Break

  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Advancing Diversity in Technology Community Meeting - Open to all Attendees

    All are welcome to join CompTIA’s newest community dedicated to workplace diversity and being the leading advocate for the advancement of African-Americans and Hispanics/Latinos within the Technology Industry.  Their first community meeting will feature:

    Keynoter Fabian Elliott - CEO of Black Tech Mecca Inc. (a data-driven think tank dedicated to addressing the most critical issues impacting how tech ecosystems serve black tech communities) and Google Ad Tech Consultant - will share his personal journey in tech, as well as the impetus for launching Black Tech Mecca, and lessons learned along the way.

    CompTIA Diversity Efforts Overview – From Creating IT Futures, to Advancing Women in IT and Future Leaders, this session will review CompTIA’s in-progress diversity efforts, and foster discussion on how the new community can best support these efforts. 

    Take Action Workshop – In a facilitated group session, help identify help identify actions the community can take in its inaugural year to fulfill its mission, as well as find out how you can get involved and grow this new community.

    Other Community Meetings of Interest to a Driving Diversity Audience:

    Future Leaders - Make Tech Sexy Business Plan Competition- While Tech makes almost every aspect of our lives better, few consider a career in technology. In an industry with 1 million open positions, how do we get the message out that Tech is a one of the best career options today?   In this fun roll-up-your-sleeves business plan competition, you will work with a small team to target an audience and develop a robust “make tech sexy” plan. In addition to helping drive industry efforts, the best plans will receive fabulous prizes and recognition in front of your industry peers!

    Advancing Women in IT - Technology Careers: Ages and Stages Using a combination of short presentations and table discussions we will explore the challenges and opportunities at different stages of your technical career:

    -Early career planning (mentoring)

    -Mid-career planning (promotions, pivots, integration)

    -Developing employee career paths as a manager (retaining women employees)

    -Business owner planning- business succession/exit (hiring, recruiting)

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  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Human Services IT Advisory Group Meeting - Open to all Attendees

    The Human Services IT Advisory Group (HSITAG) meeting will feature Jared Linder, CIO of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and Fred Wulczyn, Senior Research Fellow with the State Child Welfare Data Center at Chapin Hall, University of Chicago.  These speakers will outline the latest technology and program developments in a world of human services and child welfare where data use and government budgets are growing.

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Fred Wulczyn

    Speaker

    Jared Linder

  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Managed Services Community Meeting – Open to all Attendees

    Whether you are looking for rapid growth or scaling your business at a controlled rate, the Managed Services Community Meeting is the place to share with your peers and learn how to drive your business forward:

    What SMBs Want from an MSP – Hear the research from your SMB clients about their business priorities, technology challenges and what they want their MSP’s to help them figure out. 
    Are you an MSP Trail Blazer? Join the discussion, based on the SMB research, where YOU and your peers are the panelists.  Share the methods, tools, and conversations that work for your clients and pick up a few new ones while you are there
    Growth Inhibitors Hallway Chat – Join a robust conversation with your MSP peers and vendor partners to discuss your top obstacles to growth, and how to overcome them. To kick off the chat, we’ll have an MSP turned MSSP share his path.


    Other Community Meetings of Interest to a Managed Services Audience:


    IT Security - Hacked in Under 10 Minutes! watch live as Andrew Bagrin of My Digital Shield hacks a typical small business in less than 10 minutes.
    Cloud - 2017 Cloud Roadmap Join Cloud Community Executive Council Members Kirk Bohn and John Rice as they share the latest trends from the 2017 Cloud Community Roadmap. What are this year’s biggest opportunities and threats? Stay on top of your cloud game and offer your perspective on 2018 and beyond!

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  • 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.

    • Len DiCostanzo, Senior Vice President, Channel Development, Autotask
    • Tommy Wald, Chief Executive Officer, Xcellerate, LLC
    • Tom Wujec, Autodesk Fellow, TED Speaker, Singularity University Professor

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    Speakers:
    Speaker

    Tommy Wald

    Speaker

    Len DiCostanzo

    Speaker

    Tom Wujec

  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Closing Networking Reception - Open to all Attendees

  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Board of Directors Activity - 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 Tom Zimnoski vice president, member relations 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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  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    International Communities Meeting - By Invitation

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