Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, VMware and Docker CEOs To Headline 2017 IT Channel Thought Leadership Conference

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., April 13, 2017 - Four of the IT industry’s most influential CEOs will provide keynote interviews at The Channel Company’s CRN® Best of Breed Conference ( in Atlanta from Oct. 9-10.

Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies; Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware; and Ben Golub, CEO of Docker, will all sit individually for a wide-ranging, on-stage interview by Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. The interviews will delve into technology offerings, channel perspectives and growth plans, as well as competitive and market challenges each executive faces.

“This is one of the most exciting Best of Breed lineups we’ve ever had,” said Faletra. “Dell, Whitman, Gelsinger and Golub and the companies they represent are indisputable giants of the IT industry but, more importantly, each one is disrupting and pushing the market forward, creating business growth opportunities for the channel.”

In addition to the onstage discussion, the four executives will be sitting down with solution providers in one-on-one meetings, giving them a rare chance to meet with these industry movers and shakers in person, while allowing the executives themselves to reach an elite group of IT channel influencers.

For six years, the annual CRN Best of Breed Conference has brought together leading IT channel executives to learn about the latest technologies and market trends, hear from renowned industry thought leaders and network with peers. Attendees include C-level executives from three of CRN’s esteemed solution provider lists: the Solution Provider 500, the Tech Elite 250 and the Fast Growth 150.

"The Best of Breed Conference not only connects channel partners with high-profile IT executives, it also gives solution providers a chance to step out of the office and exchange ideas with their peers, which is how a lot of the event’s best, spontaneous 'content' is generated and new ideas are forged. This is what makes the BoB Conference especially important: It represents a unique opportunity for technology supplier executives and channel chiefs alike to come together and collaborate on an effective strategy and new direction for the entire IT ecosystem," said Faletra.

Watch the CRNtv interview with The Channel Company CEO Robert Faletra and CRN Editor Steve Burke, in which they discuss the agenda for this year’s conference:

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