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Date
October 14, 2019 to October 15, 2019
Location
Philadelphia, PA

Best of Breed is an exclusive thought leadership conference

The CRN® Best of Breed Conference brings together a prestigious gathering of 100+ of the most influential executives from CRN’s Solution Provider 500, Tech Elite 250, and Fast Growth 150 communities.

Building upon CRN's cutting-edge content, this event is executed at the highest level of quality and is renowned for its innovative content, insight, and executive peer networking opportunities.  

Take advantage of this opportunity to be part of the conversation and develop the future IT channel agenda. 

Where CEO's Gather To Discuss The Business Of The Channel

What sets best-of-breed CEOs apart is their uncanny ability to be forward-looking. This does not happen by accident, as these solution provider executives must develop their capacity to envision the future of the channel as well as their own organization. As strategists, they shape the channel’s future in the form of services to offer, the customers to pursue, the strategic partnerships to forge, and the next-generation skills to create for employees. These leaders are focused on answering the question, “Where are we going?” and then leaning into the future more than other companies might. They realize they need to change their own habits as well as those of the leadership team and the entire organization to survive the disruptive change sweeping through the channel. They cannot afford to have some people live in yesterday while others live in tomorrow. The business model just won’t survive under that conflict. Strategy, as one prominent CEO says, is now hourly, with strategic thinking more fluid than ever. That is why CEOs must come together at the BoB Conference to leverage the collective wisdom so they can speed up change.

What to Expect From Best of Breed 2019

What Our Attendees Say

"One of the best uses of my time to establish relationships with CEO peers from across the Country to swap ideas on Channel IT Strategy..."

-CEO & President, DP Solutions

The BoB Conference is a great forum for channel leadership to collaborate and innovate during a period or dramatic industry transformation. The Channel Company is to be commended for their ongoing commitment to this forum.

-CEO, GreenPages Technology Solutions

"Best of Breed is a stellar conference where top technology leaders meet and exchange ideas on the future of IT. I highly recommend the conference for CEOs who are looking to learn from their peers and forge stronger relationships."

— President & CEO, Axispoint

BOB is the most relevant conference for any CEO running a solution provider. Well worth the couple of days spent there.

-President, Saratoga

"The BoB was the most well rounded conference I have ever attended. The vast range of Industry knowledge and expertise delivered great content as well as solidifying and/or nurturing partnerships."

— President, Strategic Business Development, Tier3MD

Highlighted Speakers

Joe Bassani, Managing Director, UTC Partners
Joe Bassani
Managing Director, UTC Partners
Kevin Brown
Motivational Storyteller, Branding And Culture Expert & Creator Of The Hero Effect
Brian Killingsworth
SVP, CMO, Vegas Golden Knights

2019 Premier Sponsors

Gold

Gold

Gold

Gold

Gold

Gold

Ruckus

Silver

Silver

LogicMonitor

Silver

Silver Peak

Silver

Silver

StorageCraft

Platinum

APC by Schneider Electric

Platinum

Platinum

Platinum

Pax8 Web Logo

Platinum

Platinum

WatchGuard

Platinum

Best of Breed Advisory Board

Rook
Jason Rook
Vice President of Alliances, 10th Magnitude
Joe Ussia
Director of Sales, Managing Partner, Infinite IT Solutions Inc
Alvarez
Luis Alvarez
President & CEO, Alvarez Technology Group, Inc.
Valavanis
Stel Valavanis
CEO, onShore Security
Manuel Villa
Manuel Villa
President, VIA Technology
David DeCamillis
David DeCamillis
VP of Sales & Marketing, Platte River Networks
Lawrence Van Deusen
Lawrence Van Deusen
Director, Network Integration, Dimension Data
Brian Ruschman
President, C-Forward, Inc.
Allen Falcon
Allen Falcon
CEO, Cumulus Global
Wright
Jason Wright
Managing Director, All Covered
Thad Morrow
VP, Busines Development, Entisys Solutions’ Systems Architects
John Head
John Head
Chief Evangelist & Business Development, PSC Group, LLC
Phillip Walker, Network Solutions Provider
Phillip Walker
CEO, Network Solutions Provider
Marco La Vecchia
EVP & GM, MSPWorx Corporation
Michael Knight
Michael Knight
President & CTO, Encore Technology Group
Michael Goldstein
Michael Goldstein
President & CEO, LAN Infotech, LLC
Lomonaco
Michael Lomonaco
Director of Marketing & Communications, OST
Hodges
Chad Hodges
VP, Business Development, Enterprise Networking Solutions, Inc
George Pashardis
George Pashardis
RVP Sales, ePlus Technology, Inc
Jeremy MacBean
Director, Business Development, IT Weapons Inc

Channel@Work

Channel@Work is our way of giving back to the community that has given us so much over the past three decades. This charitable arm of The Channel Company’s events group is designed to bring the IT community together to connect and give back to the local communities that host our events.  For questions about this great initiative, please contact Allison Cohen, Event Director acohen@thechannelco.com 

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