Daily Agenda

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ChannelCon 2015 will be chock full of interesting speakers, sessions and chances to network with people in the industry. Expect three days of excitement back in our home turf — we’ll post the full 2015 ChannelCon agenda here.

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Sunday, August 2

Make a Difference at Your Local Schools: Teach Your Teachers abou...

02:30 PM-05:30 PMWaldorfMore Information

Exhibitor Event: Call That Girl- By Invitation Only

05:00 PM-07:00 PMWilliford BMore Information

Partner Event: Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Welcome Re...

07:00 PM-09:00 PMWilliford A (Third Floor)More Information

Monday, August 3

CompTIA Member Center & Think & Drink Lounge

07:30 AM-06:00 PMGrand BallroomMore Information

Exhibitor Event: Field Nation- By Invitation Only

07:30 AM-09:30 AMConference Room 4KMore Information

Exhibitor Event: Quick Heal- Open to All

07:30 AM-09:30 AMConference Room 4FMore Information

Exhibitor Event: QuoteWerks- Open to All

07:30 AM-09:30 AMConference Room 4MMore Information

Breakfast in the Think & Drink Lounge

08:00 AM-09:00 AMGrand BallroomMore Information

Advancing Women in IT Community Meeting

Miki Agrawal

Miki Agrawal
08:30 AM-10:15 AMContinental B (Lobby Leve...More Information

Governance Committee Meeting By Invitation

08:30 AM-09:30 AMMcCormick BoardroomMore Information

IT Security Community Meeting

Ron Culler, Chris Johnson

Ron Culler
Chris Johnson
08:30 AM-10:15 AMContinental A (Lobby Leve...More Information

Joint Advisory Council Meeting (Partner, Vendor, Telecom) Part 1 ...

08:30 AM-11:30 AMMarquetteMore Information

CompTIA Executive Certificate in Business Continuity and Data Rec...

Thomas Dugan

Thomas Dugan
09:00 AM-05:00 PMBoulevard BMore Information

CompTIA Executive Certificate in Channel Management

Terry Hedden

Terry Hedden
09:00 AM-05:00 PMBoulevard C (Second Floor...More Information

Audit & Investment Committee Meeting By Invitation

10:00 AM-11:00 AMMcCormick BoardroomMore Information

Exhibitor Event: Contronex- Open to all Solution Providers

10:00 AM-12:00 PMConference Room 4MMore Information

Exhibitor Event: Managed Sales Pros, Inc.- Open to All

10:00 AM-12:00 PMConference Room 4KMore Information

Exhibitor Event: TechnoPlanet

10:00 AM-11:45 AMThink and Drink Lounge - ...More Information

Exhibitor Event: Vijilan Security- Open to all Solution Providers

10:00 AM-12:00 PMConference Room 4FMore Information

Cloud Community Meeting

Seth Robinson, Ted Roller

Seth Robinson
Ted Roller
10:30 AM-12:15 PMContinental A (Lobby Leve...More Information

Managed Print Services Community Meeting

Tawnya Stone, Gus Yusem, West McDonald, Robert Palmer, Sarah Custer, Jeffrey Bendix

Tawnya Stone
Gus Yusem
West McDonald
Robert Palmer
Sarah Custer
Jeffrey Bendix
10:30 AM-12:15 PMContinental B (Lobby Leve...More Information

Executive Committee Meeting By Invitation

11:00 AM-12:00 PMMcCormick BoardroomMore Information

Lunch in the Think & Drink Lounge

11:30 AM-01:00 PMGrand BallroomMore Information

Board of Directors Meeting By Invitation

12:00 PM-06:00 PMAstoriaMore Information

Exhibitor Event: SYNNEX- Open to All

12:00 PM-01:45 PMThink and Drink Lounge - ...More Information

Exhibitor Event: CoreDial - Open to all Solution Providers

12:30 PM-02:30 PMConference Room 4FMore Information

Exhibitor Event: CoreTech Brokers and VXSuite Interviews- By Invi...

12:30 PM-02:30 PMConference Room 4MMore Information

Exhibitor Event: Ingram Micro- Open to all Solution Providers ...

12:30 PM-02:30 PMConference Room 4KMore Information

CompTIA Executive Certificate in Cloud Capstone (Intermediate)

Rebecca Rosen

Rebecca Rosen
01:00 PM-02:00 PMBuckinghamMore Information

IT Services & Support Community Meeting

01:00 PM-02:45 PMContinental A (Lobby Leve...More Information

Joint Advisory Council Meeting (Partner, Vendor, Telecom) Part 2 ...

01:00 PM-04:30 PMMarquetteMore Information

Mobility Community Meeting

Seth Robinson, Craig Boswell

Seth Robinson
Craig Boswell
01:00 PM-02:45 PMWilliford A (Third Floor)More Information

Exhibitor Event: Lenovo- Open to All

02:00 PM-03:45 PMThink and Drink Lounge - ...More Information

CompTIA Executive Certificate in Mobility Capstone

Rebecca Rosen

Rebecca Rosen
02:30 PM-03:30 PMBuckinghamMore Information

Exhibitor Event: Intermedia Uncorked

02:30 PM-03:00 PMWilliford BMore Information

Exhibitor Event: Concierge Core Services LLC- By Invitation Only

03:00 PM-06:00 PMConference Room 4FMore Information

Exhibitor Event: Nextiva- Open to All

03:00 PM-06:00 PMConference Room 4MMore Information

Exhibitor Event: Samsung- Open to All

03:00 PM-06:00 PMConference Room 4KMore Information

Future Leaders Community Meeting

Brittani Von Roden, Seth Robinson

Brittani Von Roden
Seth Robinson
03:00 PM-04:45 PMWilliford A (Third Floor)More Information

Managed Services Community Meeting

John Tippett, Frank Ballatore, Amy Luby, Kelly O'Bray, Vince Tinnirello, Charles Love

John Tippett
Frank Ballatore
Amy Luby
Kelly O'Bray
Vince Tinnirello
Charles Love
03:00 PM-04:45 PMWilliford CMore Information

CompTIA Executive Certificate in IT Security Capstone

Carlos Blanco

Carlos Blanco
04:00 PM-05:00 PMBuckinghamMore Information

Exhibitor Event: Extreme Networks- Open to All

04:00 PM-06:00 PMThink and Drink Lounge - ...More Information

Communities and Councils Networking Reception

05:00 PM-06:00 PMNormandie LoungeMore Information

Technology Vendor Fair and Reception

06:00 PM-07:30 PMStevens Salon AMore Information

Public Advocacy Reception: Get Ready for the 2016 Fly-In

07:30 PM-08:30 PMBoulevard A (Second Floor...More Information

Board of Directors Dinner By invitation

08:00 PM-10:00 PMOff-SiteMore Information

Game Night Presented by the Future Leaders Community

08:00 PM-10:00 PMContinental A / FoyerMore Information

Tuesday, August 4

Advancing Women in IT Executive Council Breakfast By invitation

07:30 AM-09:00 AMJoliet RoomMore Information

Ambassador Breakfast Meeting By invitation

07:30 AM-09:00 AMAstoriaMore Information

CompTIA Member Center & Think & Drink Lounge

07:30 AM-05:30 PMGrand BallroomMore Information

Great Eggspectations: Tech Experts Share What They Believe Will B...

08:00 AM-09:00 AMContinental A (Lobby Leve...More Information

State of the Industry & Morning Keynote

Todd Thibodeaux, Adam Alter

Todd Thibodeaux
Adam Alter
09:00 AM-10:30 AMInternational BallroomMore Information

ChannelCon Executive Certificate in Cloud Success: The Cloud Oppo...

Gary Bixler

Gary Bixler
10:45 AM-11:45 AMBuckinghamMore Information

Maximizing Stakeholder Value in a Cloud-First World

Brent Combest

Brent Combest
10:45 AM-11:45 AMContinental B (Lobby Leve...More Information

Refrigerators Telling Secrets: How the Internet of Things Will Ch...

Tim Hahn

Tim Hahn
10:45 AM-11:45 AMContinental C (Lobby Leve...More Information

The Business Side of Sales: Hiring, Reviewing, and Transitioning ...

Dan Cole

Dan Cole
10:45 AM-11:45 AMContinental A (Lobby Leve...More Information

Transform from the Inside Out: Building Internal Effectiveness wh...

Valeh Nazemoff

Valeh Nazemoff
10:45 AM-11:45 AMBoulevard C (Second Floor...More Information

Vendor Summit: Opening Keynote with Tiffani Bova

Tiffani Bova

Tiffani Bova
10:45 AM-11:45 AMBoulevard A/BMore Information

Lunch with ChannelCon Dragons' Den

Carolyn April, Troy Henikoff, Quy "Q" Nguyen, Mark Achler

Carolyn April
Troy Henikoff
Quy
Mark Achler
11:45 AM-01:15 PMInternational BallroomMore Information

Building the Next Generation of Help Desk Support

James Stanger

James Stanger
01:30 PM-02:30 PMContinental C (Lobby Leve...More Information

ChannelCon Executive Certificate in Cloud Success: Marketing Clou...

Gary Bixler

Gary Bixler
01:30 PM-02:30 PMBuckinghamMore Information

Do You Have 2020 Vision?

Randal Wark

Randal Wark
01:30 PM-02:30 PMBoulevard C (Second Floor...More Information

The Writing Side of Sales

Stu Kolinsky

Stu Kolinsky
01:30 PM-02:30 PMContinental B (Lobby Leve...More Information

Vendor Summit: Does Your Partner Program Meet the Needs of Your C...

Todd Garrigues, Jennifer Anaya, Aaron Garza, Douglas Erickson, Larry Walsh

Todd Garrigues
Jennifer Anaya
Aaron Garza
Douglas Erickson
Larry Walsh
01:30 PM-02:30 PMBoulevard A/BMore Information

Will it Blend: Match-Making for IT

Dave Gilbert, Charles Stafford, Jeff Ponts, Charles Love, T.C. Doyle

Dave Gilbert
Charles Stafford
Jeff Ponts
Charles Love
T.C. Doyle
01:30 PM-02:30 PMContinental A (Lobby Leve...More Information

ChannelCon Executive Certificate in Cloud Success: Delivering Clo...

Gary Bixler

Gary Bixler
02:45 PM-03:45 PMBuckinghamMore Information

Creating Effective Sales Compensation Plans

Frank Coker

Frank Coker
02:45 PM-03:45 PMContinental A (Lobby Leve...More Information

Seven Steps for Successful Negotiations

Gina London

Gina London
02:45 PM-03:45 PMBoulevard C (Second Floor...More Information

Vendor Summit: Born-in-the-Cloud Partners: What’s the difference?

Matt Scherocman, Diane Krakora, Brent Combest, Rob Rae, Jim Ciampaglio, Ryan Morris

Matt Scherocman
Diane Krakora
Brent Combest
Rob Rae
Jim Ciampaglio
Ryan Morris
02:45 PM-03:45 PMBoulevard A/BMore Information

What End Users Really Think About Managed Services

Vince Tinnirello, Mike Krause, George Kriza, Carolyn April, James Foxall

Vince Tinnirello
Mike Krause
George Kriza
Carolyn April
James Foxall
02:45 PM-03:45 PMContinental B (Lobby Leve...More Information

What’s this Open Source Thing All About?

Margaret Dawson

Margaret Dawson
02:45 PM-03:45 PMContinental C (Lobby Leve...More Information

Wrigley Field Backstage Pass (ChannelCon offsite party for all re...

06:00 PM-09:00 PMWrigley FieldMore Information

Wednesday, August 5

CompTIA Member Center & Think & Drink Lounge

07:30 AM-05:30 PMGrand BallroomMore Information

ChannelCon Breakfast and Communities World Tour

08:00 AM-09:00 AMInternational BallroomMore Information

Thought Leaders Keynote: Kevin Murai, Synnex

Kevin Murai

Kevin Murai
09:00 AM-09:30 AMInternational BallroomMore Information

CompTIA Executive Certificate in Financial Management: Parts 1 & ...

Frank Coker

Frank Coker
09:30 AM-12:00 PMBuckinghamMore Information

Building Your Brand without Breaking Your Bank

Jennifer Anaya, Marie Meoli Rourke

Jennifer Anaya
Marie Meoli Rourke
09:45 AM-10:45 AMBoulevard C (Second Floor...More Information

Channel Insights Panel: Building a Bigger, Better, Stronger Busin...

Gary Collins, Julian Lee, Marlene Mullowney, Jens Baun

Gary Collins
Julian Lee
Marlene Mullowney
Jens Baun
09:45 AM-10:45 AMContinental A (Lobby Leve...More Information

Nurture Your Best, Find the New, Fire Your Worst Customers

Greg Richey

Greg Richey
09:45 AM-10:45 AMContinental B (Lobby Leve...More Information

Putting Together the Pieces of a Mobility Solution

Carolyn April, W. Reid Estreicher, Corey Simpson, Nadia Karatsoreos

Carolyn April
W. Reid Estreicher
Corey Simpson
Nadia Karatsoreos
09:45 AM-10:45 AMContinental C (Lobby Leve...More Information

Vendor Summit: Delivering World-Class Partner Experiences via Dig...

Drew Davidson, Matt Tesch

Drew Davidson
Matt Tesch
09:45 AM-10:45 AMBoulevard A/BMore Information

Are These Profitability Boosters on Your Radar?

Aaron Woods, Colleen Howley, Mary Ellen Grom, Don Bentz

Aaron Woods
Colleen Howley
Mary Ellen Grom
Don Bentz
11:00 AM-12:00 PMBoulevard C (Second Floor...More Information

CompTIA Quick Start to Managing a Managed Services Sales Organiza...

Terry Hedden

Terry Hedden
11:00 AM-12:00 PMContinental A (Lobby Leve...More Information

How Cloud Storage Makes Life Harder and Simpler At The Same Time

Pete Smothers

Pete Smothers
11:00 AM-12:00 PMContinental C (Lobby Leve...More Information

Risk and Liability in the Cloud

Daniel Liutikas

Daniel Liutikas
11:00 AM-12:00 PMContinental B (Lobby Leve...More Information

Vendor Summit: Looking into the Crystal Ball

Frank Vitagliano, Stacy Nethercoat, Toni Clayton-Hine, Patricia Rush

Frank Vitagliano
Stacy Nethercoat
Toni Clayton-Hine
Patricia Rush
11:00 AM-12:00 PMBoulevard A/BMore Information

Technology Vendor Fair Lunch and Exhibitor Raffle

12:00 PM-02:00 PMStevens Salon AMore Information

CompTIA Executive Certificate in Financial Management: Parts 3 - ...

Frank Coker

Frank Coker
02:15 PM-04:45 PMBuckinghamMore Information

CompTIA Quick Start to Improving Sales Performance with Solution ...

Carlos Blanco

Carlos Blanco
02:15 PM-03:15 PMContinental A (Lobby Leve...More Information

Making Sure Your Network Can Handle Big Data

Jamie Stant

Jamie Stant
02:15 PM-03:15 PMContinental C (Lobby Leve...More Information

Quick Start to Transitioning to Managed Services

Ted Roller

Ted Roller
02:15 PM-03:15 PMBoulevard C (Second Floor...More Information

Talent Retention and Development Strategies

Tracy Pound, Tricia Barbier, Aaron Acker, Gordon Pelosse, Garry Tackett

Tracy Pound
Tricia Barbier
Aaron Acker
Gordon Pelosse
Garry Tackett
02:15 PM-03:15 PMContinental B (Lobby Leve...More Information

Quick Start to Business Agility

Blain Wease

Blain Wease
03:30 PM-04:30 PMContinental A (Lobby Leve...More Information

Securing Infrastructure as the World Goes Webscale

Aaron Hackney

Aaron Hackney
03:30 PM-04:30 PMContinental C (Lobby Leve...More Information