Tech Data announced today a new cloud-centric forum called Cloud Insiders LIVE, June 14-18, 2021. The inclusive partner event is designed to empower IT channel professionals through a virtual events program centered around learning, collaboration, and driving innovation and transformation in the cloud and beyond.
Open to IT professionals of all experience levels and functions, Cloud Insiders LIVE invites participants to leverage Tech Data’s expertise in sales, technical, and business strategy through a comprehensive knowledge-sharing experience.
Developed in response to the rapid transition to the cloud in the previous year, Cloud Insiders LIVE demonstrates the Tech Data commitment to go beyond the traditional role of distributor by creating high-value experiences for tech enrichment and enablement. The community mission is to arm IT businesses and professionals with the skills and relationships necessary to thrive in the technology landscape now and into the future.
“Fostering lifelong learning in IT is critical. Tech Data keeps innovating ways to deliver enrichment tools to our partners that help them today and for the future. Cloud Insiders LIVE is a great example of how we are actively embracing a role that goes well beyond a traditional distributor by creating a rich network of business and technology leaders to share new ideas, learnings and collaboratively solve for the complex in the cloud,” said Stacy Nethercoat, SVP, Advanced Solutions, Americas.
Here’s what to expect during this interactive virtual event:
Sponsored IT Training & Certification (Core Program) – Sponsored by best-in-class vendors such as Microsoft, AWS and Google Cloud, the event includes tracks and pathways to industry-coveted training and certification options suited to a variety of IT roles (e.g., sales, technical, business & marketing) at no cost to Tech Data partners and team members. Several trainings are delivered by Tech Data ExitCertified, an authorized training provider of more than 9,500 courses from 25+ leading technology brands. Enrollment for vendor-sponsored training for registered attendees is open now and is first-come, first-served.
Collaboration & Learning Zones – Learn from Tech Data leaders and industry experts about the latest and emerging Cloud and technology topics and trends. The agenda provides recommended tracks by area of interest and encourages attendees to “build your own agenda” by selecting from sessions across different zones:
- Business Transformation Zone – Connect with Tech Data’s Cloud Practice Builder consultants for a series of dynamic workshops to help optimize and take your cloud practice to the next level. Cloud practice leaders can expect to walk away with tactical tools and resources to augment their strategy, training, services, sales and marketing capabilities in their organization.
- Connection Zones – Expand your connections with professionals across the channel. Through a variety of interactive panels on topics such as agile transformation community-led roundtables, and a one-to-one Genius Café featuring Tech Data Coaches and featured Cloud Insiders speakers. Attendees have opportunities to grow their network with channel peers and industry experts who share similar interests.
Solution Zones – This series of tactical and interactive sessions sheds a light on Tech Data Advanced Solutions recent innovations. Attendees can expect to walk away from the Solution Zones with easy-to-apply tools, resources, and strategies to implement in their organization. Topics include:
- Cybercrime in the Cloud
- The Hybrid Cloud Revolution
- Device & Cloud in the Next Gen Workplace
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