Channel Connect: Plan Your Week & Expect BIG Things!

Channel Connect 2017 is less than two weeks away, and it is shaping up to be the biggest and best Channel Connect we’ve ever had.
We’re thrilled to host the Intelisys community for three exciting, transformative days. For the first time, Channel Connect 2017 will be held in the scenic coastal city of Monterey, California. Channel Connect attendees will be surrounded by the top minds in the cloud, telecom, and IT business, as we bring you cutting-edge education and best practices, and collectively celebrate the success of the industry’s top performers.

Win $1000 in Cash!

Intelisys will award $1000 in cash to one lucky Sales Partner who attends at least five education breakout sessions! Register for and attend at least five of the 24 sessions, and you’ll be entered in the drawing for a chance to win. See the full list of education breakout sessions, and make sure to register before they fill up. The winner will receive $1000 in cash at the Partner Awards Dinner on Thursday night.

Celebrate Your Accomplishments at the Partner Awards Dinner

After two full days packed with education and best practices, we’ll celebrate your accomplishments at the Partner Awards Dinner. The iconic Magic Johnson, retired professional basketball player and current dynamic, successful businessman, is coming to the Channel Connect stage as a special guest host. Celebrate the best your peers have to offer at the most significant awards event on the Intelisys calendar, where we focus on you, our incredible Sales Partners, and your success.

All-New Education Format for 2017

We’ll be introducing an innovative education format this year, with tailored General Session content and presentations. You won’t want to miss the presentation delivered by special guest Scott Stevens, Managing Director, Technology Investment Banking, at William Blair.

Keynote Presentation

Scott Stevens joined William Blair, the global investment banking and asset management firm, in 2007 after working for EMC Corporation (now Dell EMC) for 10 years. His deep knowledge of M&A advisory and equity underwriting, in addition to his experience in the carrier and telecom industry, give him a unique perspective on how channel partners can take advantage of opportunities being caused by the disruption in enterprise IT. Learn about the current massive opportunities in consultative sales, and why managed services and recurring revenue are critically important to building value for your business.

Don’t Miss the Education Breakout Sessions

New for 2017: We’re bringing you 24 original, exciting education breakout sessions on the content you want to hear, from Intelisys and your favorite suppliers. Registration is open for all breakout sessions. Space is limited, and the sessions will fill up very quickly, so make sure to register and save your place.
Here’s a sneak peek of the sessions we have planned for you:

Discover How to Crush it with CCaaS

Whether you’re a beginner, consider yourself an expert, or are just curious about CCaaS opportunities, you won’t want to miss our in-depth session on selling CCaaS. Hear from industry expert and Cloud Evangelist Brandon Knight, leading CCaaS suppliers, and your top performing peers who are winning big with CCaaS. Find out the top three mistakes to avoid; the keys to long-term success; and the easiest ways to get started.

Protecting Your Customers from Cyber Attacks

The number of cybersecurity job openings is expected to increase to 1.5 million by 2019. Ransomware has driven DRaaS to a current market value of $2.02 billion, which is expected to grow to $3.73 billion by 2021. The “Building a Cloud Security Practice” session, moderated by Intelisys Solutions Engineer Nick Tempesta, will review how you can best prepare to keep your customers secure, and provide them with peace of mind.

SD-WAN is More than Just a Buzzword

SD-WAN growth is exploding. A recent forecast from IDC estimates that worldwide SD-WAN infrastructure and services revenues will reach $8.05 billion in 2021. Dive deep into SD-WAN with the “Boost Your SD-WAN Sales” session. The panel of leading SD-WAN suppliers, moderated by Intelisys Solutions Engineer Bob Faber, will break down the benefits of SD-WAN for your customers and techniques to help you grow your business and revenue. Join us and get real-life tips and instructions that you can apply to your own customer base.

These are just three of 24 outstanding sessions we have planned for Channel Connect 2017. To see the full list, and make sure you are able to participate in the sessions you want before they fill up, be sure to register HERE.

Stay Connected with the Intelisys Events App

Intelisys Events Mobile AppDon’t forget to download the Intelisys Events App to enhance your Channel Connect experience. Stay up-to-date on all things Channel Connect – agendas, schedules, attendees, social media, prizes, updates, speaker profiles, and more. Download the app to your iPhone/iPad or Android and login to access all the features.
Be sure to populate the app with your own contact information and personal profile so that other attendees can find you!
All registered Channel Connect attendees will receive a special app registration code via email that will “unlock” the app. You’ll be able to download the basic app without it, but to have access to attendee information, the complete agenda and special updates, you will have to be registered as an attendee.

Sales Partners, There’s Still Time to Register

Share industry best practices with industry colleagues, meet Intelisys Supplier Partners and their management teams, and enjoy the most entertaining networking event in the industry. We hope to see you there!