The SLED Savvy: Catalysts Of Change

This is a time for IT solution providers to seize the opportunity in state, local and education markets to help customers achieve a new set of goals. Now is the time to get serious about this market and secure the intelligence and insight needed to make the right decisions going forward. Rejuvenated by a slew of new tech solutions around cloud, security, infrastructure and IoT, public sector IT integrators have their eyes set on a new wave of growth. They realize now is the time to change to differentiate their business models so they can drive home their true value. This is an era that will be remembered by IT leaders as a time when they prioritized their sales and marketing initiatives to accelerate growth.
XChange SLED is the largest independent gathering of ISVs, integrators, consultants, contractors, suppliers, customers and vendors in the public sector IT channel. Its evolving agenda enables IT professionals to keep pace with new advancements in the fast-growing State, Local and Education IT market. These industry professionals converge to learn about emerging technologies and burgeoning market opportunities from leading vendors, industry experts and peers looking to make new connections.
XChange SLED presents a unique opportunity for IT channel professionals to attend 1.5 days dedicated to meeting with top technology vendors and leading editors in the public sector IT channel. Attendees learn about the latest technology solutions, hear forward-thinking business strategies and network with industry peers – leaving with the tools and strategies needed to accelerate their business in the State, Local and Education focused channel.

Top Reasons to Attend


  Insight. Learn about trends, strategies and emerging opportunities from industry analysts

  Connections. Network with your peers and top technology vendors

  Information. Gain knowledge about new technology solutions and services

  Intelligence. Gather information on your competitors


XChange SLED events is the best event for any MSP looking to become a major vendor in the SLED market.
-Network Solutions Provider
XChange provides some of the best opportunities to really connect with partners in the industry.
- CRC Data Technologies
Attending SLED was absolutely the best time investment I have made this year. The ability to learn, collaborate, and network, with industry leaders on IT trends, products, and solutions, generated immediate opportunities and thoughts that will translate to revenue and growth for our company.

- Signature Technology Group
The 2016 SLED event provided high quality, accurate and timely data that will enable my company to make sound, strategic decisions regarding
partners and products.
- Forensic Advantage Systems
The insight into the SLED markets from the vendors was fantastic and the panel sessions were excellent. - Computer Design Center


Chris Dixon
Chris Dixon
Sr. Manager, State and Local Industry Analysis, Deltek
Doug Robinson
Doug Robinson
Executive Director, NASCIO
Commander Kirk Lippold, USS Cole
Kirk Lippold
Commander, US Navy (Retired)
Jason Nelson, Smart Cities Council
Jason Nelson
Executive Director, Partner Engagement, Smart Cities Council
Calvn Rhodes, CIO, Georgia
Calvin Rhodes
Executive Director & State CIO, Georgia Technology Authority

Premier Sponsors






Our Advisors

Manuel Villa
Manuel Villa
President, VIA Technology
Sean Burke
Sean Burke
President, Kalotech
Liz Anthony
Senior Vice President of Marketing, ViON
Jim Fraser
Jim Fraser
Executive Director, ManTech
Andrew Piland
COO, Datel Systems
Chad Hodges
VP, Business Development, Enterprise Networking Solutions, Inc
Phillip Walker, Network Solutions Provider
Phillip Walker
CEO, Network Solutions Provider
Paul J. Karch
Paul J. Karch
Founder & Chairman, Gardant Global
Jim Grass, Zones, Inc.
Jim Grass
Vice President, Public Sector, Zones, Inc.
Janice Newlon
Janice Newlon
Chief Operations Officer, Novacoast
Miguel Zamarripa, Colorado Computer Support
Miguel Zamarripa
Director of Operations, Colorado Computer Support
George Pashardis
George Pashardis
RVP Sales, ePlus Technology, Inc
Jaime Albizures, Ace Computers
Jaime Albizures
National Sales and Business Development Director, Ace Computers
Brian Strosser
Chief Operating Officer, DLT Solutions

Giving Back

The Channel@Work program is the charitable component of our XChange Events. Channel@Work is designed to bring channel and end-user communities together to connect and give back to the local communities that host our events throughout the year. 

Project information for XChange SLED 2017 is coming soon!


For information on becoming a sponsor or volunteer, please contact Carolyn Herr at

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