Day 1 - Agenda

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

7:00am–Close Exhibits Open Registration
7:30am–8:00am Opening Ceremonies – hosted by T.C, Doyle, Sr. Content Director at Penton Technology
Join our host, T.C. as he sets the stage for the event with opening remarks
BUFFET BREAKFAST SERVED IN MAIN CONFERENCE HALL
8:00am–8:45am #1 Keynote Address: 5 Future Channel Trends (That Channel Chiefs need to be planning for today) Jay McBain, CEO at channeleyes
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Sr. Content Director at Penton Technology
8:45am–9:30am #2 Special Keynote Address: “Reinventing Channel Experience” Vincent Brissot, Head of Channel Marketing, Demand & Content Services at HP, Inc.
Moderated by: Denise Sangster, CEO at Global Touch
9:30–10:00am Networking Coffee Break
10:00am - 10:45am #3 Keynote Address: Vincent M. Zandvliet, Worldwide Vice President IBM Software - Global Business Partners "Channel Leadership in a World Where Everything is Changing"
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Sr. Content Director at Penton Technology
10:45am–11:30am #4 Alfredo Grulich, Director Channel Marketing Solutions at TIE Kinetix “A Channel Exec’s Guide to Emerging Trends for Through Partner Marketing”
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Sr. Content Director at Penton Technology
#5 Gary Morris, CEO at Successful Channels "The Ultimate Channel Chief Success Scorecard”
Moderated by: Theresa Caragol – Penton Channel Chief/Caragol Consulting
#6 Denise Sangster, CEO at Global,Touch “Next Generation Partner Programs & Resources to Create Partner, Stickiness in the Cloud & Hybrid Worlds”
Moderated by: Kris Blackmon, Content Director, The VAR Guy
11:30am–12:15pm Interactive Round Tables – Sessions 1-10
12:15pm–12:45pm BUFFET LUNCH SERVED IN MAIN CONFERENCE HALL
12:30pm–1:15pm #7 Lunch keynote: Richard Flynn, Senior Principle at The Spur Group,“5 Essentials for Being a Channel Chief”
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Sr. Content Director at Penton Technology
1:15pm–2:00pm #8 Surinder Brar, President at Channel Strategy Services “Programs That Got You Here, Will Not Get You There”
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Sr. Content Director at Penton Technology
#9 Sue Galvanek, VP – AT&T Partner Exchange at AT&T “Breaking Glass to Drive Channel Leadership”
Moderated by: Theresa Caragol – Penton Channel Chief/Caragol Consulting
#10 Bill Lipsin, VP, Worldwide,Channels at NetApp NetApp “How to Succeed as a Channel Chief… Without going completely crazy”
Moderated by: Kris Blackmon, Content Director, The VAR Guy
2:00pm–2:45pm Interactive Round Tables – Sessions 11-20
2:45pm–3:30pm #11 Sanjoy Chatterji, Founder, President & CEO Entomo, Inc “Why Operationally Excellent Channel Chiefs Manage Their Channel on a Sell-Through Basis”
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Sr. Content Director at Penton Technology
#12 Dave R.Taylor, CMO at Impartner “Building Your Own Partner Portal? A Rackspace case study will "talk you off the ledge"
Moderated by: Theresa Caragol – Penton Channel Chief/Caragol Consulting
#13 Chanan Greenberg, Vice President & GM of High Tech at Model N “Turning Channel Data into Insight”
Moderated by: Kris Blackmon, Content Director, The VAR Guy
3:30pm–4:00pm Networking Coffee Break
4:00pm–4:45pm #14 Keynote Address: Ken Romley, CEO at Zift Solutions and Chad Reese, Director Partner, Digital Marketing at Cisco Systems “Destination ROMI: Making Connections to Make Your Channel Cha-Ching”
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Sr. Content Director at Penton Technology
4:45pm–5:30pm #15 SPECIAL KEYNOTE SESSION: Tim Harmon, Principle Analyst at Forrester Research – “Channel Change Management in an Increasingly Digital World”
Moderated by: T.C. Doyle, Sr. Content Director at Penton Technology
5:30pm–6:30pm Exhibitors Pub Crawl – Cocktail event at exhibitor booths
6:30pm–Onwards Networking Dinner Event and Entertainment