Unparalleled Opportunities as the Channel Embraces Transformation
Greenville, S.C. (October 29, 2020) – Intelisys, a ScanSource (NASDAQ: SCSC) company, and the nation’s leading provider of technology services and solutions, welcomed 2,831 members of the Intelisys community to the company’s Channel Connect event, held virtually for the first time in history.
The virtual event covered three days of education, entertainment and thought leadership, with the apt “Reimagine” theme envisioning concepts spanning the new next, the future of business, leveraging innovative technology to solve customer challenges, and many other topics top of mind to the Intelisys community.
“In a year of unfamiliar business circumstances, when we have been unable to meet and celebrate with our partner and supplier community in person, Channel Connect 2020 offered a unique opportunity to connect and have conversations about an exciting future,” said Mark Morgan, President of Intelisys.
Channel Connect delivered numerous avenues for the Intelisys community to connect and interact throughout the event, from live chats in the Networking Lounge and Supplier Expo, to tuning into karaoke and battle of the bands competitions featuring talented industry peers and voting in real-time, to joining international superstar and three-time Grammy winner Rob Thomas for a special performance.
“The virtual Channel Connect conference provided a one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage and connect with my channel community, top suppliers and the Intelisys team,” said Molly Moore, Sales Partner and Chief Revenue Officer at LightPoint. “Out of all the virtual conferences I have attended this year, it was the only one that really kept me engaged. Thank you to the entire Intelisys team for hosting this amazing event.”
At the Intelisys Awards Ceremony, Quadruple Platinum Partner RDS Solutions was recognized for achieving Top Revenue Growth Partner, East, Top Billing Partner and Top Cable Partner. Triple Platinum Partner LAM Technology was celebrated for reaching Top Revenue Growth Partner Central. DATAMOB, whose first Platinum Day was celebrated on October 1, 2020, was named the Top Revenue Growth Partner West and Overall Top Growth Partner. More details and the full list of Sales Partner Award winners are available here.
The Fourth Annual Chuck Mache Award, named in honor of Intelisys’ beloved business coach, mentor and friend, was bestowed upon Steve Gerhardt of D&M Enterprise Group.
Three Supplier Partners who achieved significant revenue and growth objectives for 2020 were also recognized. NICE inContact was recognized the Top Revenue Growth Supplier Award, Dialpad the Top Growth % Supplier, and Zoom the Top New Supplier. More details and the full list of Supplier Award winners are available here.
“Channel Connect has always been the highlight of Evolve IP’s year. We knew the virtual event would be different and had adjusted our expectations in advance. Much to our delight, Channel Connect 2020 was a complete positive surprise,” said Gary Coben, Senior Vice President, Channel Services at Evolve IP. “After 20 meetings, hundreds of impromptu conversations, three speaking engagements, and winning an award, we all felt that the Intelisys team did an unbelievable job of making Channel Connect feel like we were all there in person!”
This year’s Channel Connect featured an impressive lineup of thought leaders, including the Intelisys and ScanSource leadership team as well as Omar Johnson, Tiffani Bova, Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Mattison, and Erik Qualman. Leaders spoke on topics such as developing a strong brand, key shifts around innovation and the future of work, digital marketing, and connecting with the next generation of buyers.
Over three days, Channel Connect delivered more than 40 Education Breakout Sessions from industry experts, across six education tracks. Supporting the evolution of technology, business and customer needs, the all-new Education Tracks focused on topics to help partners protect customers’ business with Managed Security, transform the network with SD-WAN, solve end customer challenges with Communications-as-a-Service and Cloud Compute solutions, and support customers’ end-to-end Microsoft cloud journey.
Intelisys announced the addition of new sales tools and enhancements to its MyIntelisys partner enablement platform, which delivers support, digital transformation, tools, business enablement, and more to Sales Partners. The company expanded and enhanced existing tools such as the Virtual Order Assistant, Pay4Partner program and the Virtual Sales Engineer. In addition, four new sales tools were released: Partner Reviews; Technology Guide; CX Switch: Share Content; and Cable Finder.
Intelisys Sales Partners can access the MyIntelisys partner enablement platform at www.myintelisys.com.
About Intelisys, a ScanSource company
Intelisys, a ScanSource company, is the nation’s leading Technology Services Provider of business communications services, including voice, data, access, cable, collaboration, wireless and cloud. Intelisys is dedicated to one thing – serving the needs and accelerating the success of the industry’s top producing telecom sales agents, IT Solution Providers, VARs, MSPs and integrators, as they leverage the power of recurring revenue in their businesses. Under contract with more than 160 of the world’s leading telecom carriers, cloud services providers and technology partners, Intelisys delivers the services end users demand exclusively through a network of Sales Partners, supporting those Sales Partners via the most exceptional back office support team ever assembled in the channel. In 2020 Intelisys was named one of the Best Places to Work in the North Bay for the fourth consecutive year.
Intelisys is a part of ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC), a leading provider of technology products and solutions. ScanSource is at the center of the technology solution delivery channel, connecting businesses and providing solutions for their complex needs. ScanSource sells through multiple, specialized routes-to-market with digital, physical product and services offerings from the world’s leading suppliers of point-of-sale (POS), payments, barcode, physical security, unified communications and collaboration, cloud and telecom services.
ScanSource enables its sales partners to create, deliver and manage solutions for end-customers across almost every vertical market. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, ScanSource was named one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in South Carolina and on FORTUNE magazine’s 2020 List of World’s Most Admired Companies. ScanSource ranks #654 on the Fortune 1000.