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Highlights from the Last ChannelCon

2014’s Phoenix ChannelCon covered a lot of hot topics in the IT channel, from forward thinking in network architecture to the possibilities of monetizing the Internet of Things. Here are some highlights from our coverage on

“Channelcon’s a great event, and it’s one of the things that I know I look forward to, and so do a lot of other people who are members.” —ChannelCon 2014 Attendee

SEE AND BE SEEN Did you and your industry peers make it into the ChannelCon 2014 photo album? See all the smiling faces here.

KEYNOTE: INNOVATE OR DIE Everyone can be innovative — as long as they know what it takes to innovate, according to ChannelCon 2014 keynote speaker Lisa Bodell.

MILLENNIALS INVADE THE CHANNEL Millennials have arrived in the IT industry — and they’re not the entitled, slacker generation we expected, according to CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux during his state of the industry keynote speech at ChannelCon 2014.

OPEN ACCESS FOR ALL CompTIA’s senior vice president of industry relations Nancy Hammervik unwinds after three whirlwind days at ChannelCon and predicts big changes for the year to come.

PARDON THE INTERRUPTION Two of the industry’s most respected — and opinionated — analysts took on some of the hottest topics impacting today’s IT channel during ChannelCon 2014, spicing up a conference lunch with an ESPN-style Pardon the Interruption format. Read more.

CHANNEL CHIEFS POWER PANEL The opportunity and change about to hit the IT channel far surpasses what’s happened in the last 20 years, according to AT&T’s Brooks L. McCorcle, a panelist at ChannelCon’s Channel Chiefs Power Panel. The challenge for both vendors and their partners will be to work together on new methods and strategies for serving their customers.

BEST OF CHANNELCON Three companies came out on top in 2014 as the Best of ChannelCon award winners. Pretty stiff competition, considering there were 1,000 leading solution providers, analysts, media and channel organizations in the running.