FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Channel today announced the agenda for the third annual COMDEXvirtual event, designed to address the new growth drivers of IT. COMDEXvirtual will take place November 13th and 14th. The content rich agenda will address both key technologies and business issues in the global IT channel today including BYOD, cloud computing, data center, managed services, mobility, storage, unified communications & convergence, and virtualization.
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UBM Channel CEO and industry visionary, Robert Faletra will kick off the two day event with a compelling keynote to explore "The Future of the Channel." In this session, Faletra will provide insight into what forces are driving the channel's most significant transformation in decades and outline an actionable plan to prepare for 2013. Also of note, CRN Editorial Director and SVP, Kelley Damore, will reveal the annual "Best Companies to Partner With." The exclusive research is based on customer demand and brand awareness, best of breed technology, profitability, market strength and channel programs.
- "Winners & Losers in the Digital Economy" – Presented by Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of MIT Center for Digital Business & Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research
- "Selling in Turbulent Times" – Presented by James Alexander, Info-Tech's Vendor and Ecosystem Practice, Indaba
- "The Relentless Change Agent" – Presented by Jeffrey Hayzlett, Author of "Running the Gauntlet" and Marketing Guru, Elevator Pitch 2.0
- "Innovation in an Era of Accelerating Technologies" – Presented by Ray Kurzweil, Founder, Chairman, and CEO Kurzweil Technologies, Author and Inventor
The full agenda is available in the conference catalog online at http://www.comdexvirtual.com/.
"COMDEXvirtual provides an ideal venue for busy executives to stay connected to the IT channel community from the location and device that best fits their own schedule – and gain valuable insights into the best practices, industry trends and cutting edge technologies necessary to effectively compete in today's market," said Robert DeMarzo, COMDEXvirtual Chair and Senior Vice President of Strategic Content for UBM Channel. "This year, we are thrilled to feature several leading authors who will discuss new growth drivers for IT and arm the channel community with the tools necessary to succeed. We are also pleased to present the "Best Companies to Partner With" research to help channel executives navigate the overwhelming vendor landscape and make the best decision possible for their organization."
Featured sponsors of the event include APC, Autotask, CA Technologies, Cisco, Dell, D&H, Intel, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, N-Able, Oracle, SAP, StorageCraft, ViewSonic and Western Digital.
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