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Channel Live – this year’s biggest ICT event

Channel Live is the UK’s ONLY dedicated exhibition, conference and networking event for the entire ICT Channel. With thousands of Resellers, VARs, System Integrators and Channel suppliers expected to descend on the NEC in Birmingham on 12th and 13th September, you simply can’t afford to miss it.

As our readers know, the ICT landscape is moving faster than ever and end users are demanding more complex solutions. Channel businesses must be at the forefront of technology and deliver highly technical but competitively priced solutions to their end customers.

Digital Transformation is a buzzword right now and as you would expect is a key theme running throughout the event. GDPR also features in the programme as the countdown begins to the May 2018 deadline where all business must comply to far stricter data protection rules.

Across the two-day event there will be plenty of opportunities to get the low down on what is happening, what new vendors, technologies and products and services are being launched. Here are just a few reasons we recommend you get this event in your diary and make sure you take time out to attend.

5 big reasons to attend

1. Free training on high margin, recurring revenue products worth £££s
Hosted by Train to Win.tv these sessions will provide an overview of selling Hosted Voice and SIP Trunking. Both these areas offer high margins and recurring revenues allowing resellers to build new revenue streams and a robust business.

2. Evaluate the latest products and services across all categories
With hundreds of exhibiting companies representing market leaders in all aspects of the ICT arena, Channel Live offers you an opportunity to review your supply chain and ensure you are partnering with the best suppliers.

3. Be educated, informed and entertained
Channel Live has attracted thought leaders and innovators to present free seminars, panel debates and keynotes aimed at helping your business grow and remain competitive.

4. Network with your peers
The Channel Live Gala Dinner provides an extra opportunity to network. Cement your vital relationships and build new ones over the two days.

5. Gain new ideas, up-skill and get motivated
Exhibitors, speakers and other delegates are a great source of inspiration, ideas and business winning strategies.

“Here at Technology Reseller we are extremely pleased to be supporting Channel Live as Media Partner and exhibitor. This event has been a long time coming. In my 20 years in the industry there has never been an independent dealer-only event for multi-channel IT Resellers. The continued convergence of technology and the consolidation of IT supply infrastructures means Channel Live is arriving at exactly the right time in the evolution of our industry.” Ethan White, Director, Kingswood Media.

“In a world where customers can communicate by using WhatsApp or Slack, buy their IT solutions from the cloud and some of the industry’s traditional vendors are undergoing huge challenges just to survive, channel businesses will need to consider what strategic and tactical choices to make to remain relevant to customers in the future.” Matthew Townend, Director, Cavell Group.

Seminar programme:

Channel Live will be providing a cutting-edge seminar programme aimed at a Channel only audience. Channel Live prides itself on catering to channels far and wide with engaging content and high-level speakers.

Topics covered in the seminar programme will include; GDPR, SD-WAN, IoT, Skype for Business, 5G, Disruptive Applications, Digital Transformation, Cyber Security, Ransomware, Skype for Business, Office 365, SIP Trunks, UCaaS, Data Analytics, Comms vs IT and many more!

Day 1 – 12th September
Theatre 1

Time

Seminar

Host

Speakers

10:30

Who is eating your lunch?

Adam Harris, Director – Fresh Mindset

Justin Harling, MD – CAE Technology Services

John Haw, MD – Fidelity Energy
Terry O’Brian, MD – Daisy Wholesale Steffan Dancy, MD – Rydal Comms

11:15

Digital Transformation in the Channel

Matthew Townend, Director – Cavell Group

Nathan Marke, CDO – Daisy

Adam Clyne – Coolr David Doherty, Product Director – Gamma

12:00

Keynote. Dream Big – Execute

Neil Muller, CEO – Daisy Group

12:45

The Future of IP Voice

Ian Hunter – Comms Business

Rami Houbby – VP Cloud (EMEA) – Broadsoft

Daryl Pile, MD – Gamma

Paul Gibbs, Sales & Marketing Director -TelcoSwitch

Paul Taylor, Sales Director – Voiceflex

Steve Harrington, Director of next generation voice sales – TalkTalk Business

13:30

GDPR – Practical guidance from the best

Santiago Castro, Head of Strategy and Portfolio – Keyrus

Andy Brunt, Channel Manager – Liquid Voice

14:15

5G -The end of fixed line?

Paul Withers, Editor – Mobile News

Jim Kernahan, MD – Trellisworks

15:45

Skype for Business – Where is the money?

Trefor Davies, Board Member – ITSPA

Guy Miller, Director of Trading – TalkTalk Business

Martin Adams, MD – Express Telephony

 

Theatre 2

Time

Seminar

Host

Speakers

10:30

Ransomware – Are you next?

Dr Lucy Green, MD – Larato

DC Joe Giddens, Financial Crime, Fraud and Cybercrime Prevention

David Alldritt, Technology and Innovation Director – HighNet

11:15

Keynote. Azure – Journey to the intelligent cloud

Fast Lane and Microsoft

12:00

Keynote. From hacker to Cyber Security expert

Cal Leeming, CEO – Lyons Leeming

12:45

Channel IoT – Getting your proposition right

Ian Hunter – Comms Business

Anton Le Saux, Strategic Telecoms Leader – Zest4

Dan Cunliffe, MD – Pangea

Jon-Paul Clarke, Business Development Director – Wireless Logic

13:30

SD-WAN – The biggest opportunity you are missing?

Ian Hunter – Comms Business

Nick Sacke, Head of IoT and Products – Comms365

Lance Spencer, Director of Data Networking – TalkTalk Business

Jeff Smith, Head of Product Development – SSE

Phil Kane, Technical Solutions Lead EMEA – Talari

15:00

The Communications Platform of the Future

Matthew Townend, Director – Cavell Group

Steve Harris, EVP Unified Communications – Nuvias Group

Robinder (Bin) Koura, Head of Channel Sales for EMEA – RingCentral

Ken Johnson, Head of Product Strategy – TalkTalk Business

Rami Houbby, VP Cloud EMEA – Broadsoft

15:45

Retaining the right Channel skills

Adam Simon, MD – ContextWORLD

Gavin O’shea, Director – Channel People

David Jones, Chief People Officer – Daisy Group

David Pitts, Founder – Trust Business Partners

 

Day 2 – 13th September
Theatre 1

Time

Seminar

Host

Speakers

10:30

Preparing for End of the ISDN

Dominic Black, Senior Analyst – Cavell Group

Alan Mackie, Product Director, Gamma

Paul Taylor, Sales Director, Voiceflex

12:00

The Future of Mobile Collaboration

Paul Withers, Editor – Mobile News

Adam Clyne, Director – Coolr

Adam Hart, Senior Partner Manager – 8X8

Mark Phelps, Collaboration Product Manager – Node4

Kerri Hollis, Product Marketing Manager – Microsoft

12:45

Transitioning to a Hybrid Future

Ian Hunter – Comms Business

Craig Walker VP Cloud Services Europe North Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Avner Peleg, Director – hSo

Steve Denby, Head of Solution Sales – Node4

Mark Scaife, Director of Cloud Strategy – Daisy

Steve Ashley-Brian, Cloud IT Product Manager – Gamma

13:30

Keynote. IBM – AI and Security

Martin Borrett, CTO – IBM Security Europe

14:15

Building Wholesale Networks in a Digital World

Chris Pateman, CEO – FCS

Openreach
CityFibre

15:00

Keynote. Who is your competition? How to win in the Channel

Gerry O’Keeffe, MD UK&I – Exertis

 

Theatre 2

Time

Seminar

Host

Speakers

10:30

Keynote. Shadow Channels – Act now before you end up irrelevant

Jay McBain, Principle Analyst – Forrester

11:15

Keynote. Powerful analytics to transform your customer engagement

Tony Martino, MD – Tollring & James Marshall, Chief Technology Officer – Microsoft

12:00

Superfast Wholesale

Chris Pateman, CEO – FCS

Stephen Warburton, MD – Channel Partners – Zen Internet

James Hickman, CTO – Virtual1

Elsa Chen – CityFibre

Will Brooks, Channel Manager – M24Seven

13:30

Utilities – creating sticky customers

Ian Hunter – Comms Business

Sean Marsh – ebbsolutions

14:15

Keynote. How can the Channel develop the services that the mid-market needs?

Andrew Wilson, Director of Channel Sales – Node4

15:00

GDPR – Are you compliant?

Dr Lucy Green, MD – Larato

Justin Harling, MD – CAE Technologies

 

FACTS

Where: Hall 10, NEC, Birmingham
When: 12-13 September 2017
Register to attend at www.channel-live.co.uk
Cost: FREE
Exhibitor list:

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