Cisco CEO John Chambers to Headline Best of Breed Conference

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, will headline The Channel Company's Best of Breed 2015 Conference with an interactive, onstage interview with The Channel Company CEO, Bob Faletra.

Chambers, who has often been well ahead of the pack in calling the future of disruptive technologies, will be engaged by the audience as well as Faletra on where the future business opportunities for solution providers reside around cloud, software defined networks and converged infrastructure.

"We are excited to have John join us on stage for a frank discussion around where solution providers can drive revenue today and where he sees disruption and margin in the market in the future," said Faletra. "Each year we only invite two CEOs to join us for this elite, thought leadership event, and John is a special treat because of his ability to see trends very early."

The Best of Breed Conference, taking place October 12-14 in Orlando, attracts a prestigious gathering of more than 150 of the most influential executives from CRN's Tech Elite 100, Next-Gen 250, Solution Provider 500, Fast Growth 150 and Managed Service Provider 500 communities. These thought leaders, who are best equipped to shape the industry, represent the largest IT solution provider organizations and vendor companies.

The conference theme, "Disrupt, Innovate & Grow - Innovating in a Time of Chaos," is designed to help IT leaders master the mind shift needed to innovate, embrace disruption and emerge as best-of-breed. This year's conference will feature presentations by additional renowned IT thought leaders as well as opportunities to network with executive peers, learn about the latest technology and market trends from prominent CIOs and participate in strategic meetings.

Inspirational speakers at last year's event included Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc. and HP CEO, Meg Whitman. To learn more about the Best of Breed 2015 Conference, register or become a sponsor, please visit

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