UBM Channel Announces Agenda for 2012 Best of Breed Conference Exclusive event brings top channel executives together with leading solution providers and innovative vendors to set the IT channel agenda

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Channel today revealed the agenda for the second annual Best of Breed (BoB) Conference, combining leading channel executives and the upper echelon of the solution provider community with industry luminaries, authors and marketers, all dedicated to setting the channel agenda for the coming year.   The exclusive 3-day conference, produced by the UBM Channel Vision Events team, was designed for leaders focused on achieving the highest levels of business performance and technical certifications in the IT channel.  Unlike anything else in the market today, at the BoB Conference, solution provider VIPs are afforded the opportunity to engage with an intimate group of their peers and hear from leading-edge, thought-provoking speakers to identify ways to grow or improve business.  In addition, the unique forum provides an opportunity to meet one on one with leading IT vendors and learn first-hand about the cutting edge technologies on the market today.  The BoB Conference audience is comprised of CRN's Tech Elite, Solution Provider 500, Fast Growth, and Next-Gen communities.

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Event Highlights:

+ Keynote from Robert Faletra, CEO, UBM Channel, "Channel Megatrends & How they Impact Today's SP Landscape," providing Faletra's insight into these megatrends based on his observations and discussions with today's most influential business leaders

+A panel discussion, "Cloud Integrators Forum: Lessons from the Best of Breed" moderated by Ron Dupler, CEO, GreenPages Technology Solutions, discussing the challenges, solutions, best practices and emerging business models around cloud integration

+ Business insights sessions including presentations from Cisco, Dell, EMC, Microsoft, Oracle, and VMware, among others

Confirmed speakers for the 2012 conference include:

+Ed Anderson, Chief Strategy Officer, Compucom, "Meet the New You – The CEO of Change"

+Jeffrey Hayzlett – Author/Change Agent, The Hayzlett Group, "The Relentless Change Agent"

+Sally Hogshead – Chief Fascination Officer, Fascinate, Inc. "How to Fascinate in 9 Seconds"

+Mike Strohl – CEO, Entisys Solutions & Agile360, "BYOD: Managing the Madness"  

+Mark Helow – CEO and Founder, CEO Project, "You—the CEO—10 Times Better"

+Peter Hinssen – Co-founder/CEO of Across Technology & Author of 'The New Normal'

+Curtis Hoagland – CEO, Attention USA, "Business Results from Social Media"

"In a time of turbulent change, the BoB Conference allows the channel community to come together and candidly discuss the challenges they've faced, the best practices that define success and the opportunities for the future as we navigate this new economy and set clear goals for the channel in the year to come," said Robert DeMarzo, Senior Vice President of Strategic Content for UBM Channel. "As the leading resource for this community, the event further extends our commitment to offering relevant and meaningful opportunities to engage with peers, exchange ideas and bring about the change necessary to improve the state of the IT channel."

This unique channel industry conference will take place on October 15-17th at the Grand Hyatt in Tampa, Florida. For more information or to view the full agenda please visit www.bobconference.com.

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About UBM Channel

UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmchannel.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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