TAMPA, Fla., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ConnectWise, developer of the leading service management software designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARS, ISVs and MSPs, today announced celebrated bestselling author and business consultant Jim Collins will be the keynote speaker at the 8th annual IT Nation Partner Summit, November 8-10 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.
Jim Collins has worked with senior executives and CEOs at over a hundred corporations. He is the author or coauthor of six books that have sold more than ten million copies combined, including the international bestseller Good to Great, translated into 35 languages; Built to Last, a fixture on the Businessweek bestseller list for more than six years; and How the Mighty Fall, a New York Times bestseller that examines how great companies self-destruct.
His most recent book is Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All, coauthored with Morten Hansen. Based on nine years of research, the book offers principles for building companies in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times
"Jim's books and research have added enormous insight to the question of how to build and run thriving businesses, and we hope attendees can translate his wealth of information into wealth," said Arnie Bellini, ConnectWise CEO. "Each year we take on the challenge of exceeding expectations for IT Nation keynote speakers and we strive to bring relevant and current content to those attending the event. By bringing speakers who offer great insights that our partners can apply in their businesses, we're doing just that."
"Every year, ConnectWise puts on a world-class event filled with the most valuable content," said Arlin Sorensen, CEO at Heartland Technology Solutions. "I always look forward to who's lined up for the keynote speaking spot. Jim Collins will be a great addition to the event and will bring some excellent takeaways for the entire IT Nation."
The event is expected to draw 2,000 members of the IT Nation and features an action-packed agenda with keynote speakers, more than 100 breakout sessions, a solutions pavilion and more. Considered by many to be the premier conference for the managed services industry, IT Nation provides attendees with the opportunity to connect with peers, learn about new solutions available in the marketplace and adopt go-to-market solutions that will improve their businesses today and well into the future. This year's platinum sponsors include CharTec, Cisco, Intronis, LabTech, Level Platforms, Quosal, Symantec, and Zenith. In addition to the three-day conference itself, IT Nation also features seven pre-conference workshops and the IT Nation Golf Tournament at the Waldorf Astoria Golf Course November 11.
To register visit http://www.theitnation.com/register.
Designed exclusively for the IT Channel, ConnectWise is the leading business management solution for service providers, MSPs, technology consultants, integrators, and developers. Today more than 62,000 IT professionals rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency and profitability. ConnectWise fully integrates CRM, sales, help desk ticket and tracking, project tracking, IT service management, SLAs, dispatch scheduling, mobile IT services, time and expenses into a singularIT management software to dramatically streamline IT companies. Over the last 29 years, ConnectWise has become the premier business operating system for IT solution providers. ConnectWise APIs are accessed by over 300 organizations, including ConnectWise partners and industry leaders of the IT Nation. For more information visit www.ConnectWise.com or call 800-671-6898.
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